Computing with Year 6, @SpheroEDU and @TickleApp

I was delighted to spend two days at the successful values based, Ledbury Primary School this week.

My work there covered a number of areas including a digital parenting session for parents after school and some e-safety sessions, for Y1-5 but more on that in another post.

Another part of my work saw me working with the Computing lead in the school looking at ways in which they could develop their Computing curriculum. Part of this work saw me run two lessons with two different Year 6 classes.

As a fan of Sphero and Tickle I planned a challenge for the Year 6’s to complete.

To introduce the lesson, we explored ideas related to control. Firstly I used my mirrored iPad with the camera on to show how I could control them. Without prompting, as soon as I would show the image of the Year 6s on the screen, so they reacted. When I moved the camera away, they returned to their normal state. We repeated this and then discussed the effect.

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