Incorporate robotics into your class to increase students’ interest in computer science in order to motivate their learning.

  • Use Myro Scribbler Robots to introduce 2D arrays and nested for loops by having students manipulate images taken by the robots.
    • Myro Scribbler robots are fully programmable (in the language C) with multiple sensor systems, including object detection and line-following.
  • Computer science courses that include robotics have been shown to increase retention of female students.

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"A refined C-based infrastructure and curriculum to support robots in introductory CS" by Vasilisa Bashlovkina, Anita DeWitt, Anqing Liu, Nicolas Knoebber, and Henry Walker under "Images".