22 May 2017 | General Interest
What a versatile space the Kieran Room is. A few weeks ago it was set up to be a sacred space where classes solemnly reflected upon the Scriptures of Holy Week and the Resurrection. During the normal school week it becomes a Music and Italian classroom.
On Fridays the Kieran Room is transformed into a ROBOTICS classroom. Students from K – 6 learn basic coding before downloading their programs to robots. Students are challenged to program their robots to perform different actions. Year 4K relished the Robotics program last Friday. Working in pairs they problem solved, adjusted lines of code and negotiated a series of challenges.
Science, Technology and Mathematics outcomes are covered in the Robotics course as the students use appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent mathematical ideas. Using ‘blocks’ of code, students sequence and design programs to make their robots move through a series of challenges.