This upcoming Wednesday, February 21 will mark Session Five in this semester's Bits & Bots program. While we had to cancel our Session Two on January 31, volunteers have been making great progress through our coding curriculum with a total of three sessions completed since January. Upon our return to the Grove Hall Site of the Boston Public Library this year B&B volunteers were greeted by both old and new faces. Our volunteers this semester include some newer B&B members who were super excited to interact with the students. Averaging about ten students a week, this semester's program has been going smoothly with students successfully completing Lessons 1-3.
Using the curriculum plan we formed in Fall 2017 B&B volunteers guided students through the introductory lessons on how to move their robots. Lessons 1 and 2 focused on using the steering block to move robots around with the ultimate goal of making the bot draw a shape. Lesson 3, taught last Wednesday (happy belated Valentine's Day!), introduced students to the concept of 'looping.' Students were asked to build a program using sound and wait blocks to create a sound pattern that the robots would be able to repeat.
As B&B continues moving through the semester we'll be updating the blog, so come back soon!