Our fourth graders were ready to accept the challenge of programming our two new robots Dash and Dot with the Blockly App on ipad and Android (that’s what we tried). We had a group using a smartphone and another using an ipad. They pulled the blocks of code into the sequence, changed the variables and watched the results. It was totally amazing to see how engaged they were right from the start!
Here’s a video of the trial – start to finish in about 30 minutes! Click on the photo to view it.