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!
What Will You Learn?
- Teaching activities to help you learn HOW to teach
- Computational Thinking
- Algorithms & Programming
- Pattern Recognition
- Logical Thinking
Challenge Activity Cards
Dinosaur Steps Challenge Activities for teachers00:00
How to Teach Computational Thinking with Dinosaur Steps
How to teach with Play Code Learn: Dinosaur Series00:00
Integrated teaching activities for different subject00:00
Teaching Module for Dinosaur Steps
Lesson 1: What is Computational Thinking?00:00
Lesson 2: Sequential Instructions and Algorithms00:00
Lesson 3: Debugging00:00
Lesson 4: Decomposition00:00
Lesson 5: Pattern Recognition00:00
Lesson 6: Abstraction00:00
Lesson 7: Logical Thinking00:00
Lesson 8: Augmented Reality (AR)00:00
Lesson 9: Algorithms to Programming00:00
Lesson 10: Computational Thinking00:00
Formative Assessments for Dinosaur Steps
Resources for ECE or Absolute Beginners
Fact Cards for Dinosaur Steps
Downloadable Fact Cards00:00
Teaching Video Tutorials for Dinosaur Steps
Teaching Absolute Beginners to Computational Thinking16:37
How to Teach Computational Thinking Through Stories22:33
3D Printing for Dinosaur Steps
STL files and 3D printing tips00:00