Our Block, Our Dance – Using KIBOs Advanced Blocks

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Our Block, Our Dance – Using KIBOs Advanced Blocks

In this activity, Our Block, Our Dance, let’s teach KIBO some dance moves! Using KIBO’s Advanced Coding Extension set, Groups can create a dance step subroutine and create an icon on their programming block of their own to represent it. Groups will share their subroutines to teach their moves to different KIBOs.

Dancers often repeat patterns of movement when they dance. But they don’t just repeat the same movement over and over, like a repeat loop. They change it up, then bring that move back at different times in the dance. The moves are like subroutines in the program of the dance. Think of a Cha-cha-cha dance.

Have the kids dance along to a fun dance video with named moves. You might share square dance videos, where the caller names specific steps like the do-si-do; or dance-focused pop song videos like “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó. Have fun!

{This lesson is an excerpt from Ask and Imagine” Curriculum Guide for the Advanced Coding Extension Set.)

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