Welcome to Play Code Learn Dinosaur Commands!
This is the third in a series of STEM kits designed and developed for learners, approximately aged 8 years to 12 years of age. It can be used both at home with family and/or as an educational resource in a classroom setting.
Dinosaur Commands uses a play based approach to learning with a practical kit that introduces and develops understanding of algorithms and a fun, educational app that takes students to the next stage of Digital Technologies (DT) understanding and knowledge with programming & Augmented Reality (AR).
Can students solve problems by giving instructions to Explorer Ed the robot?
Can they escape the apex predator – the Irritator?
3 easy steps to use Dinosaur Commands:
Use the unplugged cards to write, test and debug algorithms telling Explorer Ed how to move around the lands of the dinosaurs,
Practice algorithmic thinking using the Mesozoic age maps and the dinosaurs and reptiles of the Cretaseous period in the ‘escape the Irritator’ game,
Scan the dinosaurs and lands with AR mode in the ByteEd App. Use programming to help Explorer Ed visit the dinosaurs and escape from the predator!
What Will You Learn?
- Teaching activities to help you learn HOW to teach
- Computational Thinking
- Logical Thinking
- Inputs and Outputs
- Pattern Recognition
- Abstraction and Iteration
- Augmented Reality
Challenge Activity Cards
Dinosaur Commands Challenge Activities for teachers00:00
Learning with Dice
Dinosaur Commands Learning with Dice00:00
How to Teach Computational Thinking with Dinosaur Commands
How to teach with Play Code Learn: Dinosaur Series00:00
Integrated teaching activities for different subjects00:00
Teaching Module for Dinosaur Commands
Lesson 1: Computational Thinking Concepts00:00
Lesson 2: Writing Clear & Precise Algorithms00:00
Lesson 3: Writing Efficient Algorithms00:00
Lesson 4: Functions & Variables in Algorithmic Thinking00:00
Lesson 5: Conditionals00:00
Lesson 6: Events & Event Handlers (Listeners)00:00
Lesson 7: Abstraction in Computer Science00:00
Lesson 8: Augmented Reality00:00
Lesson 9: Algorithms to Programming00:00
Lesson 10: Logical Reasoning & Computational Thinking00:00
Formative Assessments for Dinosaur Commands
3D Printing for Dinosaur Commands
STL files and 3D printing tips00:00
Creating 3D Models
Creating 3D Models using Computational Thinking00:00
Creating 3D Models using Algorithmic Thinking (sequential instructions)00:00
Creating 3D Models using Algorithmic Thinking (variables)00:00
Comparing Play Code learn to real life examples00:00