Kids These Days are Learning to Code with Wall Climbing-and-Drawing Robots
In this cute quick clip third graders tinker with an iPad and stream direction commands to a whiteboard-climbing Root robot! Read more about the Root and how it is being used in all grade levels of learning, here at The Hechinger Report.
Led by Raphael Cherney, research assistant at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Innovation, Emily Harmon and Sadie O’Connell (in the blue shirt), and other third graders at the Woodward School in Southborough, Massachusetts, helped test out Root, the code-teaching robot.
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