Language: Oral Communication

- 2.1 identify a few purposes for speaking

Language: Media Literacy
- 2.2 identify, initially with support and direction, the conventions and techniques used in some familiar media forms

Mathematics: Geometry and Spatial Sense
- describe the relative locations of objects or people using positional language

Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra
- identify a rule for a repeating pattern represent a given repeating pattern in a variety of ways

Understanding of basic directions.
These lessons provide opportunities for teachers and students to gather evidence through teacher, peer, and self-assessments; and learning goals and success criteria. See Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, Chapter 4 for more information.
This is the minds on button.
Have students watch and participate in the video Cha Cha Slide to review the basic directions forward, back, left, right.
This is the action button.

As a whole group work through the challenge of getting the Blue Fuzz to the end of the maze. Have students use an iPad and load the app Kodable.

Students work through each maze individually or through collaboration with their peers. Allow for 10 minutes of exploration time.

Demonstrating Kodable


Student Collaboration


Repeat using Lightbot Hour of Code online version. Students must program Lightbot to light up all the blue squares. Work through the first challenge of the Basics as a group.

Have students use an iPad and load the app Lightbot Hour of Code.

Students work through each level individually with collaboration from their peers.

Allow for 10 minutes of exploration time.

Demonstrating Lightbot


This is the consolidation button.

Bring everyone back together whole group and have students reflect on different strategies when they experienced a challenge at a specific level.

Students should begin to notice that there are certain patterns in Lightbot Hour of Code that repeat themselves. When given only a certain amount of space in order to complete the program students will begin to use procedures. A group of instructions that is repeated within the program is represented by P1.

Devise a buddy system where students sit with a partner, each with his/her own iPad.

Additional Kodable Activity

Using Procedures in Lightbot