The Benefits of a Robotics Education

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In a snippet, we explain why we think a robotics education rocks! Robotics is a very specialized field of study which encompasses a lot of learning with hands on activities. It is fun, engaging, complex and tests our patience to its limits, all in one breath. It makes us learn how to communicate and collaborate with others, builds our problem-solving … Read More

The Four C’s of Education

adminDigital Literacy, Educational Robotics, Reflections, Robotics, Robotics In The Classroom, STEAM Education, STEM Education

According to ISTE, the four C’s of education are Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Creativity. This is 2017 learning, where students will not just be passive consumers of technology but actually understand why and how things work and how to make effective use of technology and enhance one’s learning. These four C’s are more apparent in the academy than mentioned. … Read More

Encouraging Innovation and Other Skills

adminGeneral, Robotics In The Classroom, STEAM Education, STEM Education

The technology classroom is all very exciting and there is so much talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and getting students interested in STEM subjects. The STEM classroom is a place where students get to explore, create and learn new skills along the way. The STEM classroom does not just encourage and promote innovation and creativity but also … Read More

A year of robotics, coding, electronics, STEM and STEAM

adminGeneral, Holiday Programs in Melbourne, Kids engineering programs, littleBits Global Chapter Melbourne, Maker Days Melbourne, Robotics Club Events, Robotics In The Classroom, Robotics Incursions, STEAM Education, STEM Education, Vex IQ Robotics, Vex IQ Robotics Competition, Vex Robotics Competition Melbourne

We, Team Innovate, would like to thank all our students, parents, primary and high schools under our programs and supporters for such an incredible year. We’ve had 4 seasons of tech camps, weekly after school programs every term, launched Maker Days for kids, become the Official littleBits Melbourne Chapter, run 2 Vex IQ qualifier events, a Robo I Gather Challenge, … Read More

From The Student Journals Part 2

adminClassroom Projects, Coding, Coding for girls, Educational Robotics, General, Robotics In The Classroom, Robotics Incursions, STEM Education, Student Journals

In the past four weeks, I have learnt how to control robots with a controller and also the physical and virtual robot. The coding is difficult to start with but once you understand, you get your head around it and begin to understand how it all works. I have learnt to have patience when the robot won't do what I … Read More

From The Student Journals Part 1

adminClassroom Projects, Coding, Coding for girls, Educational Robotics, General, Robotics In The Classroom, Robotics Incursions, Student Journals

Robotics is very enjoyable and nothing like what I thought it was going to be, which was interesting. It was great to see what people do in the world championships. I think robotics is not scary but it was very hard and challenging, but that was one of the good things about doing robotics – you challenge yourself. I am … Read More