Coding robots delight San Francisco kids

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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These San Francisco elementary school kids are happier than a robot with feelings after they tore through boxes containing educational robots.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A gift of inspiration was given to a San Francisco school Tuesday.

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Students at Dr. Charles Drew Elementary school were thrilled to see a box covered in green wrapping.

Students and their teacher opened up the boxes they received after applying for a grant.

Robots named Dash and Dot help children learn how to code.

Their teacher Michelle Liwanag has been at the school for 13 years, and became emotional when talking about what the grant means.

"I think its so important for my students, and students in the Bayview to be exposed to computer science," she said. "And love science, and learn how to code so they can achieve their dreams too."

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This school is one of just five in the country to receive a donation. The robots will help improve the students' STEM education.

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