Ozobots for block and text based programming

Jordan Graham, Meadowdale Academy

Description

The session will take a practical look at the use of Ozobots (a fun programmable device) and the progression of programming physical devices through KS1 to KS3. Activities will include programming using coloured blocks and lines to creating programs to navigate puzzles using a block based programming language. The session will also look at how students can be introduced to text based programming languages.

Jordan Graham's biography

Jordan is currently the head of computing in a middle school. He studied BCs Honours Informatics and has a background in programming in a range of programming languages. He enjoys teaching programming with use of devices such as 'Lego we do' and 'sphero'. Jordan is a CAS Master Teacher, a CEOP Ambassador and a Raspberry Pi educator.

Relevant Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3

Room: BSTC Side - PC cluster, ground floor Barbara Strang Teaching Centre


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