Computer Programming Adventures @ Oakwoood

Oakwood speech teacher Mrs. O’Dougherty (right), works with Mrs. Farkas’ students in small groups to complete missions and answer critical thinking questions about space exploration and the Solar System.
Oakwood speech teacher Mrs. O’Dougherty (right), works with Mrs. Farkas’ students in small groups to complete missions and answer critical thinking questions about space exploration and the Solar System.
Cubetto brings together the beginnings of coding paradigms in a tangible form that’s easy to grasp for our primary school students.
Cubetto brings together the beginnings of coding paradigms in a tangible form that’s easy to grasp for our primary school students.
Cubetto is the friendly wooden robot that teaches our students the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.
Cubetto is the friendly wooden robot that teaches our students the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.
Our second-graders take Cubetto on a coding journey through space and time.
Our second-graders take Cubetto on a coding journey through space and time.

Second grade students in Mrs. Farkas’ class at Oakwood teamed up with Speech Teacher Mrs. O’Dougherty to explore the Solar System with Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches children the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play. Students programmed Cubetto using Coding Blocks- a coding language you can touch and manipulate. Each block is an action. Students combined blocks to create programs. Oakwood’s second graders helped Cubetto travel to the moon and Mars, through asteroids, to Neptune and eventually back home. Students worked in small groups to complete missions and answer critical thinking questions about space exploration and the Solar System. Students had to collaborate and problem-solve to determine Cubetto’s best path through space using a limited number of blocks. As a bonus mission, students were given the task of creating a jet pack for Cubetto to wear on his next space adventure!