Ozobot: Code through Colors & Blocks (Age 4-5)

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CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

This course introduces the fundamentals of logic and coding using Ozobot.  An award-winning robot, Ozobot is equipped with proximity sensors, optical sensors, bluetooth and a microcontroller. These facilitate the transition from screen-free coding to blocks-based coding.

Using color code, a free-form language that can program Ozobot, students will control Ozobot’s movement by drawing with color markers or using color-bar stickers. Through engaging with Ozobot, students will unleash their creativity and develop logical thinking skills through various hands-on tasks, including making a maze and directing Ozobot to reach different targets.

After getting familiar with color-code, students will transition to block-based coding using OzoBlockly, a web-based platform to code Ozobot. Expanding beyond the color code, students will practice and explore how to program movement, lights, and sound effects, as well as learn about loops, variables and functions. Understanding these concepts will give students a solid foundation for diving deeper into blocks-based coding.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

PREREQUISITE

  • AJ Level 1 course(s)

WHAT TO BRING

  • iPads


TOPICS COVERED

 

Session 1 - 2 : Introduction to Ozobot: Sensors and Obstacles

  • Introduction to Ozobot

  • Interact with Ozobot I: Proximity Sensor

  • Interact with Ozobot II: Light Sensor

 

Session 3 - 6 : Coding with colors: Speed, Direction and Logic

  • Lesson 3:

    • Introduction to color-code language

    • Introduction to speed

    • Project: Racing with Ozobot

  • Lesson 4:

    • Transportation

    • Travelling

    • Hands-on: Travelling with Ozobot on an MTR map

    • Project: Travelling with Ozobot (Ref: “Mission to Mars”)
      (e.g. travelling in a city, travelling on a treasure island)

  • Lesson 5:

    • Storytelling

    • Obstacles

    • Project: Storytelling with Ozobot

  • Lesson 6:

    • A topic that children are generally interested in (e.g. different types of animals)

    • Hands-on: Spell out your name (Ref: “Write Your Name”)

    • Project: Animal Quiz (turn left: “Yes”; turn right: “No” // turn left: “true”; turn right: “false”)

 

Sessions 7 - 10 : Blocks-based coding

  • Introduction to blocks-based language

  • Revision on Ozobot’s movement using blocks

  • Introduction to line navigation

  • Hands-on: Interact with your peers - Character quiz with Ozobot

  • Introduction to variables

  • Introduction to functions

  • Hands-on: Projects that involve variables and functions

 

Sessions 11: Final project presentation


CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

8:1 Ratio Guarantee

We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.

Personalized Learning

Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.

Hands-on Project-based Learning

First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.

Follow on Curriculum for Immersed Learning

What happens after this holiday? Like learning any other language, learning to code is best done through an immersive, continual commitment. We offer a multi-year curriculum that allows students to deepen and broaden their interests in computer science and software development.

REGISTRATION

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

3-5 days each week for 1 week, Monday to Friday


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