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Little Red Robot
Lab 3 - Wolf Detecting Algorithm

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Active Share

  • Have students share their 'Wolf Detecting Algorithm' with the class by showing their Coder, and telling the story of what the Little Red Robot does while their project is run. 
  • Facilitate conversations as projects and stories are shared, by asking questions like: 
    • Which part of your project makes the Little Red Robot repeat the project and make the decision again? 
    • How did your group choose to scare the Wolf or let Grandmother know you arrived? Why? 
    • How would you explain how your 'Wolf Detecting Algorithm' works to a visitor in our class?
    • Is there only one way to create a 'Wolf Detecting Algorithm'? Why or why not?

Discussion Prompts

Digital Documentation

  • Take short videos, or images of students' 'Wolf Detecting Algorithm', and have students narrate the story of what the Little Red Robot is doing in the project. Pair the narration and imagery together to share your Little Red Robot stories. 

Student-Driven Visible Thinking

  • Have students create their own decision making diagrams (like the one in the Mid Play Break) to show the decision that their robot made in their algorithm projects. Students can take these diagrams home to share their projects with their families to help them talk about what they learned.

Metacognition-Reflecting Together

  • If someone came to our class, who did not know what an algorithm was, how would you explain it to them using your project? 
  • What if there were other objects on the Field besides the Wolf and Grandmother's (like a gray bunny, or a blue flower), would your 'Wolf Detecting Algorithm' still work? Why or why not? 
  • What is something that your group did today that helped you be good partners to each other?