Typing, Coding & Teamwork

This year in technology class, the third grade boys focused on three goals. Learning to type was the first goal. Using a program called Learn to Type, we started this section by identifying parts of the keyboard and computer. The second goal was learning to code. We used the website, code.org, which further introduced the students to object/drag and drop base coding. The students’ final goal is to become comfortable working on Lego Mindstorm's EV3 robots. To encourage teamwork, the boys work in groups of three. Currently, the teams are designing, building and programming their robots to perform certain tasks.