Introduction to Computer Coding, Advanced
This class meets on
Each student will need a computer or tablet. The Sphero devices can be programmed using phones, Fire tablets, Android tablets, and iPads. The apps do not work on computers. The micro:bits microcontroller can be programmed on both computers and tablets. Please contact me if you have questions about your device. Both Sphero and Micro:bits require a free app to be installed on the device if used on a tablet / phone. In summary, an iPad or Android tablet should work for both.
For this high school level course students will also need a Python IDE.(Integrated Development Environment) There are several options. Python is free on computers and there are apps under $20 that work on tablets. This won’t be needed until several weeks into the course. I will provide information and options to students based on their devices.
For more information about Sphero Products - https://sphero.com/pages/sphero-coding-robots
BBC Micro:bit - https://microbit.org/