We equip teachers with the pedagogy, technological skills, and physical tools they need to embed computational thinking and coding into their classrooms. Our engaging, age-appropriate activities are linked to Saskatchewan curricula and use robotics that students love to learn with.

PROVINCIAL OUTREACH PROGRAM

  • Virtual Professional Development offered provincially
  • Grade Specific Teacher Coding and Robotics Kits delivered to use with PD
  • Online support to help deliver your program efficiently and effectively
  • Live support available
  • Contact SaskCode to:
    • Access PD
    • Access resources
    • Purchase additional components
    • Purchase SaskCode Coding and Robotics Kits



2020 VIRTUAL PD SESSIONS

  • Grade specific coding and robotics sessions are now available to register for Regina and Saskatoon area teachers.
  • Teachers will receive an individual robotics and coding kit prior to the PD session to use.  WE ARE STILL HANDS ON!!
  • Sessions include:
    • K-2 Robot Mouse
    • 3-4 Ozobot
    • 5- 6 Edison
    • 7-12 Arduino
    • 7-12 Arduino Robot Cars
    • Click on the PD Registration tab above to register!



COVID RESPONSE

KIT ORGANIZATION AND INSTRUCTION

  • Individual Student Kits  (one per student plus one teacher kit)
  • Prescribed lesson plans geared towards independent learning in addition to our lessons found on saskcode.ca
  • Teacher assistance via video conferencing plus email support
  • All kits will be cleaned and disinfected between rotations
  • MICROBITS coming soon!

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Meet the 'bots

Robot Mouse

Robot Mouse

Site: Learning Resources

Grade range: K-2

How it works: Students use coding cards to create a set of instructions for Robot Mouse to get around. It sounds easy enough, but this mouse needs to find its way through mazes and to solve puzzles along the way.

Ozobot

Ozobot

Site: Ozobot

Grade range: 3-4

How it works: Ozobot is a line-tracking robot that is programmed using colour codes and to complete a broad range of tasks. It can either scan codes off of paper or be programmed using a block-based coding language.

Edison

Edison

Site: Meet Edison

Grade range: 5-6

How it works: Edison can be programmed to complete tasks using one of three coding languages (block-based, a Python variant, or a hybrid language) or scannable barcodes. It comes equipped with a variety of sensors such as sound, infrared tracking, and light tracking. Part of what makes Edison so engaging is that it is covered with pegs that allow it to connect to Lego and other similar building blocks to create elaborate projects.

LilyPad Arduino

LilyPad Arduino

Site: Sparkfun

Grade range: 7-8

How it works: LilyPad is small in size, but comes with an Arduino microcontroller that can run off of a watch battery. Combined with buttons, sensors, and LEDs, LilyPad can be used to create a variety of programmable wearables that are integrated into clothing and other textiles. As it features an Arduino chip, it can be programmed using BlocklyDuino or through a command line interface.

Arduino Uno

Arduino

Site: Arduino

Grade range: 7-8

How it works: The Arduino Uno is an expandable control board that features an Arduino microcontroller and a whole bunch of ways to interact with it. The Uno can be used to create autonomous cars, manage home automation, and just about anything else you can think of. It can be programmed using BlocklyDuino or through a command line interface.

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Saskatoon, SK  S7L 3M6

Phone: (306) 683-7773
Fax: (306) 657-3999
Email: admin@saskatooniec.ca

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