Visual Programming is one of the most exciting digital technology lessons for many students as these lessons are fun, practical, interactive and engaging. If your school has sphero’s, I highly recommend utilizing them in your visual programming lessons. Please find a lesson plan for Sphero’s below:
Part 1 – Working in pairs, ask students to connect their sphero to their iPad
Part 2 – Ask students to play around, creating various directions with various speed limits, carful not to go faster than 60kms per hour
Part 3 – Ask students to experiment with colour and sound on their sphero’s
Part 4 – Ask students to make a small track out of masking tape on the floor and have a go at programming their sphero to drive this track, concentrating on staying inside the lines!
Hope you all have fun with this one!