365 Days of Glass - Day 78
1st grade students and I used Glass to record their work on a new project today - coding their way from home to school!
Since the Hour of Code, our K-2nd grade students have been using Kodable to learn some of the logic of computer programming. Today, instead of using the app to help Fuzzes reach the end of a maze, students used Lego people, who represented the students turned into robots, and wrote code to get them from their houses to school.
To do this, I created a map with a path from their home addresses to the school’s address and then layered a grid on top of it so there would be clear squares for their robots to follow. The students filled in the squares with codes but instead of using the regular up/down/right/left arrows, we switched them out for directional symbols (N/S/E/W).
It was a bit tricky at first but the students were able to make the translation from arrows to directional symbols with a little practice and soon they were busy coding. This video shows one student walking me through his completed code map that his Lego robot would follow to get to school!
I was moving around a lot during this lesson helping students and checking out their maps so it was nice to have Glass so I could easily document their work and record them explaining their maps without having to run and grab a camera.