News item: “Kids learn computer coding as part of robotics program at summer camps”

News item: “Kids learn computer coding as part of robotics program at summer camps”

“By using robotics and computer coding to promote stronger numeracy skills in this year’s Summer Learning Program, students are tapping into the digital world they already inhabit,” reports the Windsor Star.

With the aim of “the promotion of important mathematical, literacy and social skills,” students work in pairs or teams to enhance collaboration and observe different learning styles and problem solving skills.

Being able to problem solve using iPads while building and programming robots enables the students to “quickly build confidence.” Students invited to participate in SLP sites as a means to reduce summer learning loss improve their self-confidence, says the report. And that “might be the most important thing they bring into the new school year.”

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