Robotics and Computational Thinking
Rotherglen School offers a robotics after school program for students in grades 2-8 using Lego WeDo and Lego EV3. One of the key aspects of the program is for students to get their robots to do what they want them to do using programming and computational thinking. Computational thinking is a way for students to approach problem solving. While commonly associated with computers, computational thinking can also be used as a problem solving approach across many disciplines. This concept involves breaking down problem into parts, recognizing and finding patters, and developing instructions to solve a problem for a given task. A growing trend in education is to develop computational thinking in all students.