Monday, 28 April 2008

Session 3 - Recording our ideas

So this week we started by recaping our last sessions work.

By the end of the session last time, most of the children had managed to get the Robosapien to wave.

Today we continued this but with an important addition - we had to record our instructions so that we can use this information to programme using the computer in the next session.

The session work a lot better than previous weeks nearly all the groups now had more confidence with the robot and only one group still couldn't mange to control the robot well.

This raises issues with groupings - the children have to work in groups - I let my children choose there groups. You need a range of ability in a group, those groups who where not working as well, where the lower ability children or very little interest in ICT. One of my all girl groups was the worst overall.

Again the most powerful teacher tool and assessment tool was to talk to the groups and listen to what they where saying. The task is also a postive group work task. It was important to make sure that the groups did record what they where doing - this was dfficult at times (as you can see from the videos) as the children wanted to keep on working with the robot.

Check out the videos and photos.

Next Time (hopefully) - into the ICT suite to use the Go-Robo software.

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