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.