Loma Vista students have begun a six week robotics class that teaches them how to code and program Dash and Dot robots to maneuver through mazes.
The robotics class that students are participating in, is taught by Mrs. Garcia and Miss Sanpascual who will work with sixth grade mentors and K-1 students to code through small groups.
“Learning programming teaches problem solving, pattern recognition, and data analysis,” Loma Vista principal, Kristine Carreon, stated. “Playing with these cool robots can help kids learn basic programming skills.”
The robots that the students use are called Dash and Dot and are responsive robots with capabilities that allow them to interact with their environment, students, and one another. Their abilities are thanks to their sensors, multiple built-in motors, LEDs and audio capabilities.
The robots come with various applications that teach students basic coding and computer science skills. Through this program students can learn design thinking, spatial awareness, scientific thinking, mathematical reasoning, creative storytelling, and computational thinking.