Today we broke up into small groups to practice writing dialogue between robots. One of the writing prompts from the previous day involved having two robots talk about something that they enjoyed doing. One person wrote about watching the Hunger Games, and another person wrote a conversation where the robots talked about adopting a robot. The kids started programming those conversations on Day 3, and finished them up today.
After that activity, the kids collaborated on developing a new conversation and planning out the gestures to accompany the dialogue. The script was written and the gestures determined by the entire group. Then one person worked on coding the robot speeches while the others posed the robot and developed a library of gestures to be brought into the program. The two pieces were brought together and the programs were de-bugged. Developing just one small scene is time-consuming!