Year 1 students had a go with Sphero, a spherical robot toy controlled by a mobile device or tablet. The students had a chance to freely explore and play supporting their pushes and pulls unit. Later, the students raced Sphero through a path and obstacle course. It was a bit tricky getting Sphero over a ramp to finish the race!
Year 2 students learned how to use Comics Head Lite, a comic strip generator, among other apps used for story telling. The students worked in groups. They learned to take turns. The students also learned basics of comics strips, for example, using the same background if people had a conversation in the same room and consistency in characters in the story.
Below is an example of an unedited version of the comic strips created as we were learning. The students told a story of what they learned during After School Activities in school. This is a skill students will transfer and use in their classrooms.
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