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  • QS Bee Bot Maze
  • Ozobots at Home
  • Bee Bots at Home
  • Bee Bot Maze

Brandon, Queen's Square | November 1, 2020

Log on and join us for a fun and interactive virtual version of our popular Code Masters program. Teach a Bee Bot the Hokey Pokey. Learn how to code a Sphero Square Dance. Create your own video game character pixel by pixel. Catch Pokémon with Ozobots. Code Masters at Home is a weekly, half-hour of fun with robots and video games on Zoom.

Participants will check out five different kits from our Queen’s Square location to use at home over the course of six weeks. We meet together online once a week for tips ‘n’ tricks and show ‘n’ tell, but for the rest of the week, you’re free to explore the resources on your own or together as a family.

Kits include:

  • Charging kit
  • Bee Bot kit
  • Pokémon/Ozobot/Cubelet kit
  • Bloxels kit
  • Sphero kit

Your first kit also includes an iPad that you’ll use for the duration of the program. It has all the software that you’ll need to operate the resources in each kit, plus some additional apps and games to teach basic coding skills.

In addition to the kits, there are also extra take-home family games and resources that you can sign out from our Queen’s Square Youth Services desk. What’s it like to code a Robot Turtle? How does a digital clock display its numbers? Find out!

In Code Masters we learn by doing and playing, emphasizing the following skills:

  • Pattern recognition
  • Pattern (re)construction
  • Conditional logic
  • Basic syntax
  • Basic mathematics
  • Using digital interfaces
  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Collaboration & teamwork

For those of you already participating in the program, here are links to some of the resources we've mentioned and used in our program...

See you in cyberspace!

Yours,

Brandon

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Brandon Kidd
Youth Services Librarian
Idea Exchange, Queen's Square
T: 519.621.0460 x161