Play Code Learn – Dinosaur Steps

Categories: STEM kits

About Course

Welcome to Play Code Learn Dinosaur Steps!

This is the first in a series of STEM kits designed and developed for learners, approximately aged 4 years to 8 years of age. It can be used both at home with family and/or as an educational resource in a classroom setting.

Dinosaur Steps 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 get Explorer Ed to visit the Dinosaurs in the Jurassic land?

3 easy steps to use Dinosaur Steps:

Use the jigsaw to make a jurassic land,

Use the unplugged cards to write, test and debug algorithms telling Explorer Ed how to move around the land of the dinosaurs,

Scan the dinosaur lands and jigsaw with AR mode in the ByteEd App. Use programming to help Explorer Ed visit the dinosaurs!


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What Will You Learn?

  • Teaching activities to help you learn HOW to teach
  • Computational Thinking
  • Algorithms & Programming
  • Debugging
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Abstraction
  • Decomposition
  • Logical Thinking

Course Content

Challenge Activity Cards
Download and print the Challenge Activity Cards for Computational Thinking

  • Dinosaur Steps Challenge Activities for teachers

How to Teach Computational Thinking with Dinosaur Steps
A range of teaching activities to be used in the classroom, integrated with a wide range of subjects.

Teaching Module for Dinosaur Steps
Lesson units of work exploring Computational Thinking and other Digital Technologies concepts with teaching slides and handouts.

Formative Assessments for Dinosaur Steps
Here you will find formative assessments you can download and print to use with your students.

Here you'll find themed fun E-Books to read along for Dinosaur Steps!

Resources for ECE or Absolute Beginners
Here you will find some resources that will be a great starting place for use in ECE or students that are absolute beginners to programming and computational thinking.

Fact Cards for Dinosaur Steps
Includes downloadable fact cards about dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Steps kit to use with students. An additional blank card allows students to create their own informational fact cards about other dinosaurs they are studying.

Teaching Video Tutorials for Dinosaur Steps
Video tutorials for educators exploring the teaching of computational thinking and digital technologies alongside the Play Code Learn - Dinosaur Steps Kit and ByteEd App.

3D Printing for Dinosaur Steps
Here you will find the resources needed to 3D print your own Explorer Ed, and dinosaurs from the Dinosaur Steps kit.

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