Rootstown Second Graders Program Edison Toy Robots

Building from last week’s coding and programming with Ozobot Bits, this morning in the AT&T Classroom the Rootstown second graders were introduced to Edison programmable robots. Edisons have built-in sensors that respond to light and sound changes and can be programmed to travel lines and communicate with other  Edison robots. They are also compatible with LEGO bricks for adding design and building components to Edison projects. This morning the second graders were introduced to the robot’s components including the line tracking sensor and the light sensors and how those sensors interact with block codes to program the robot. The second graders are learning to program the Edisons using EdBlocks, a drag-and-drop block-based programming language for computers and tablets.