Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A day with Dash

Today in class we had a special visitor. His name is Dash. Dash is a digital coded robot.
You have this special app to him with. You could make him dance, talk and move. We had to learn how he moves and talks. To make him do all these things, on that special app, it has these blocks that say what he does. When Whaea Sally showed us on the mat how it works, it was pretty cool he was dancing, talking and moving like a normal person.

The thing I liked the most was how he danced and said hello to us. But the thing I didn't like was how when Dash goes forward it is like he is running after you. The easy thing about this experience was putting the blocks together. The hard thing was choosing what to make him do. It was hard doing that because only allowed 4 moves. Thanks Whaea Sally for that limit it was very hard. 

Thank you to Mrs Henare for letting us use your iPad for the app to control, and thank you to Tania Courts for letting us use him. Without you my class and I wouldn't of been able to have this experience.


  1. You write very detailed learning stories Jacqueline. I can see you had a great time learning how to use Dash. Room 5 also enjoyed Dash and have had a lot of fun using other coding programs such as Scratch. Have you tried it?

  2. Hi there Nixon here from St Pats thanks for the nice comment on our couch for they yr8 Bye

  3. Hi Jacquelyn it's Sarah here from Saint Patricks school in Greymouth.
    I really like the descriptive laungauge you used and I also liked how you put alot of detail into your post. Funny that you had a robot visiter because our class, galilee, are exploring robots as well.

    Blog you later - Sarah