This is a hardware-based program that will focus on robotics and coding, using Raspberry pi, Robo-bird, Dash and Dot, Arduino, Makey-Makey and Sphero, as well as using used computers with Linux installations.
Robotic challenges offer students exciting opportunities to build and express their imagination. That is why we find robotics an important angle in teaching code. Robots like Dash and Dot from the Wonder Workshop encourage students to touch, build, measure, follow, run, and skip beside Dash. Students are then both emotionally and physically engaged, making increased neural connections that result in active learning and enhanced long-term experiential recall.
Raspberry-pi is an inexpensive, credit-card sized computer with which children can make projects and games. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/tag/kids/ Kids who learn to make projects with this computer could also enter into competitions.