Task 6: Algorithms & Programming

Option 2: Design an activity that explores sequences of instructions. In the early years, this could be an activity that encourages children to develop skills in putting things into a logical sequence. In the older years this could be more complex and involve students playing a game or doing an activity. If you are teaching remotely (online) describe an activity that students can participate in from home or in an online environment. 
One activity that could be used to teach sequence in the early years is the following:
In PDH we learn about healthy routines such as brushing your teeth in Kindergarten. I would begin the learning sequence by looking at some videos on brushing your teeth. We would then make an anchor chart outlining the steps involved and putting them in a logical order.
I would then create a beebot/robot mouse mat that has a mix of blank squares and the steps involved in brushing your teeth.
Students would then need to program the device to go to the different parts of the sequence in order. So, step one they would program the device to go to ‘pick up toothbrush’ then program it to go to ‘squeeze toothpaste on brush’ and so on.
I think this would really engage my kindies and allow for integration.

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