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  • Students at Saddle Rock have a variety of opportunities to engage in computer programming through hands-on experiences. Students learn coding and computational problem solving strategies while programming robots.  In addition, students are introduced to software programs that help kids refine their design, logic, and problem-solving abilities.  


    Dash Robots: Students in fourth grade learn fundamental coding concepts while completing programming challenges for Dash.

    Edison Robots:  Edison is a programmable robot designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for students.  Edisons are used by our third grade students. 

    Lego Mindstorm Robots:  All students in grade five have a year long robotics class.  During this experience students meet in the STEM Lab each cycle and work in groups to solve Real-World problems.  Students research, design, and program their robots to solve their problems.  This experience promote STEM learning and design thinking.

    Lego WeDo: Students in grades three and four use different WeDo kits to complete a variety of building and programming challenges.  Students work in teams to follow specific instructions to complete Lego models.  They then code those models to accomplish specific tasks.  

    Code-and-Go:  Students build mazes and then use coding cards to create step-by-step paths for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. 

    Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar:  This caterpillar robot encourages kids to experiment as they play, helping them to develop coding, sequencing and critical thinking skills.  Our kindergarteners are having a wonderful time programming this caterpillar.

    Code.Org: Students solve grade appropriate challenges while collaborating with others.

    ScratchJr: Students create their own interactive stories by snapping together programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.