|Ms. Wilson's Class Learning the Commands|
After working on a whole-group program, students were divided into coding partners. The students were given a specific set of commands they were allowed to use in their programs, and began to write code that would enable a "robot" (really just a teacher!) to create a specifically-designed stack of cups.
Partners then had a robot execute their program to check their code. This involved a lot of debugging at first, but they soon became quite proficient at writing accurate code!
|The Debugging Process|
The students had to work together to solve problems and communicate their ideas, think critically and logically about how to get their code working, and then evaluate their work and make changes. Lots of good learning was taking place!
Check out this video for one example of the many good conversations students were having:
Way to go, first graders!