The change of teaching and learning practices is especially required in subjects that see low levels of learner interest and motivation, for example in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) subjects.
One of the ways of increasing interest towards subjects is using educational robots, designed especially for younger students and being used in classroom for the purposes of increasing learner interest towards the learning process.
It is assumed that the integration of robots also supports the change of teachers’ teaching and learning approach.
In this practical hands-on course, the participants will collaboratively create, test and share robot supported lesson plans, for a subject they have chosen, using for that widely used educational robotics platforms LEGO EV3, LEGO WeDo 2.0 and Edison.
No previous knowledge of robotics nor programming is needed to take part in the course. The crash course for programming the robots is included in the introductory part.
Take a look at example robomathematics worksheets:
LEGO EV3 for the grade 6: https://ggbm.at/yrSVdBVS
LEGO WeDo 2.0 for the grade 3: https://ggbm.at/te3xMzdk
Edison for the grade 3: https://ggbm.at/VysRxn2u
PS: This course can be taken as stand-alone course or as the second course in a two week robotics focused two-course-combo, with the first being “Educational Robotics in Preschool and Primary Education”, which takes place during the previous week to the current course (15.07-19.07.2019).