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Harold the Robot

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Children give directions to a "robot" (another person) and discover how the robot takes the instructions literally (usually with entertaining results). 

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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!
Originating Source CS Unplugged, https://classic.csunplugged.org/harold-the-robot-2/
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Technology: Cool Women Who Code Andi Diehn, Nomad Press, 2015, ISBN 978161303256 Profiles of women in technology bring computer-related fields to life for teens. Questions ask the reader to consider societal and personal implications of different career choices. QR codes link to online resources.

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Harold the Robot

Harold the Robot

Children give directions to a "robot" (another person) and discover how the robot takes the instructions literally (usually with entertaining results).