4th graders at SE were introduced to computer coding during their weekly comp tech period. The first lesson was ‘unplugged’ and required students to act as programmers to write a simple code for a robot (another student) to follow. Plastic cups were used to create a tower and ‘code’ was written for how to replicate their tower.
They then gave their code to the student acting as robot to try to replicate. This would tell them if their code was correct or if they needed to change it. The students did a great job both as programmers and robots!