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Robot Retriever

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This simple coding activity relies on a friend to play the role of "robot", and shows participants just how hard it is to make precise instructions!

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Hints for uses in your library While this activity is meant to do simply, with humans being the "robot", consider having humans be the prototype, and then using a Sphero, Code-a-pillar or other robotic toy to complete the actions!
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Originating Source PBS Kids
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Participants Enjoyed the Activity 
Participants Learned from This Activity 
Activity Instructions Were Clear and Easy to Follow 
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01/10/2018

Fun for all ages!

I did this activity at the CAL (Colorado Association of Libraries) Conference where StarNet gave a talk. It was a lot of fun and much harder than expected even though we were only navigating. We laughed a lot and I'm excited to do this program with kids soon!

Excellent conversation starter for lots of skills including writing, coding, and critical thinking.

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Robot Retriever

Robot Retriever

This simple coding activity relies on a friend to play the role of "robot", and shows participants just how hard it is to make precise instructions!