$35 – $65

Beginning Coding Using Spheros

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"Brandon University, Education Building, Room 7 campus map: https://www.brandonu.ca/campus-map/"

270 - 18th Street

Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

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Please Note: the ManACE membership fee for 2017-2018 is included in the Member Pricing option. You do not need to be an existing ManACE member to select this option. The total SAGE cost is less than the Non-Members option.


Presenter: Eleni Galatsanou & Mike Nantais

Session Outline & Objectives:

This session is for anyone who is interested in learning about coding and Sphero robots, although early years and middle years teachers may benefit the most. Coding can be introduced to young children and using Sphero robots adds to the fun.

The session starts with a presentation and discussion about the recent “Teaching Kids How to Code” trend and why it is important to teach students coding and computer science. A few options and online resources (e.g. Scratch, Code.org, Code Academy) on how to teach coding will be explored. For the rest of the session the focus will be on Sphero robots (http://www.sphero.com/education). We will explore ideas on how Spheros can be used in the classroom and we will be doing some hands-on, beginner-friendly coding activities. By the end of the session, all participants will be able to program Sphero to navigate their own original maze!


Audience: Anyone who is interested in learning about coding and Sphero robots

Prerequisites:

No coding experience necessary. Only a basic level of computer skills is required.

Bring your device for hands on practice and to look at resources shared. If you have smartphone or tablet, bring it along to use with the Spheros (we will have only a few iPads available to use). Please download the "Sphero Edu - Coding for Sphero Robots" application to your phone or tablet (available for Apple and Android).


Enrolment Limit: 18

Location:

"Brandon University, Education Building, Room 7

campus map: https://www.brandonu.ca/campus-map/"

Requirements: see requirements above.

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"Brandon University, Education Building, Room 7 campus map: https://www.brandonu.ca/campus-map/"

270 - 18th Street

Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

Canada

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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