CodeBot Nano: Robot Coding Adventures with Cozmo
R620 – R790
1 day / 7 – 8 hours
2 – 4
Sequencing of Thought
Learning to code is fun. Learning to code with Cozmo is Awesome! Cozmo is a sneaky robot who always seems to be getting up to mischief. But don’t let his charming AI fool you – he is a powerful force for teaching code!
In this Think Camp, we learn to control Cozmo’s every movement through code – putting our thinking caps on and working with Cozmo to help him find his favourite food (colourful buttons!) and avoid his mortal enemy Zyphoid the boxing-duck.
Code Cozmo to celebrate his successful missions with celebrations, giggles and fist pumps – or get him to react with disappointment and dejection when things don’t work out.
What students will learn
- Computational Thinking – solving spatial problems that require programming the robot to move around a 2 dimensional grid in a specific order.
- Sequencing of Thought – Activating the robot’s functions in specific sequences via code.
- Debugging – Following specified procedures to identify and eliminate errors that have crept into code.
What Students Take Home
- A signed Think Camp certificate
- An understanding of coding fundamentals
- New tech skills
- New approaches to problem solving
What Camp Includes
- Two passionate, professional instructors per camp
- Small class sizes (16 – 24 students)
- 1 Cozmo robot & tablet between two participants
- Friendly, supportive environment
- Outdoor breaks and activities
- No prior coding experience is required
- Must be able to work well with a partner
- Experience working with a touch-screen tablet is recommended
- Must be in Grade 2 – 4 and should be able to cope at academic grade level
- Grade 4s with extensive coding experience can begin with our CodeBot camp
- Please bring own lunch and snacks
About the day
Drop Off: Rolling drop-off occurs from 7:30am to 8:00am. Students who arrive during this time can explore “unplugged” games and activities.
Day Start: At 8:00am sharp the day starts with a bang. Introductions are made and an overview of the day is given.
Core Learning Periods: Four core learning periods, each between one and two hours, make up the bulk of the day. Short whole group instruction periods are followed by carefully constructed challenges, projects and competitions – depending on the nature of the camp.
Breaks: Two outdoor break periods are held at 10:00am and 12:15pm.
Off screen learning: Screen-time is interspersed with short group activities which promote critical thinking and teamwork.
End of the day: At 3:00pm all parents are encouraged to attend the certificate ceremony. The instructors give a short presentation of the day and certificates are handed out. Thereafter, students have time to show their parents the awesome work they have done. At 3:30pm, the camp officially draws to a close and all students must be collected.