Last week I shared some circuitry activities that I did with 4th graders after receiving a DonorsChoose project. This week we continued the fun with some coding. The coding resources that I received were Botley the Coding Robot and Ozobots.
When I came in to the room (my STEM on a cart), the kids were instantly intrigued about what I had in my containers. Some guessed Botley was baby toys I was bringing for them to play with (lol) or if we were playing video games. I know Botley has the potential to reach many young children, but I didn't expect how engaged 4th graders would be with him! They were also equally as intrigued with the Ozobots. It was great to have 2 very different coding resources that provided different thinking opportunities, but still helped them develop critical thinking and coding skills. I love a good "if this, then that" learning experience!