Tools that make up the world around us and have strong foothold in the future of tomorrow. Robots are a great way to introduce kids to the technology around them. Robots can also be used as a learning tool for students with special needs and a teaching tool to help educators identify student learning styles. Pique interest and student participation while developing critical thinking skills, applying logic, working on fine motor skills, and spark creativity in the classroom. Engage students with their future by starting them early.
As evidenced by the growing number of grants and ever-increasing budgets provided by the government, more and more elementary schools are integrating robotics into their programs.
Robotics programs are awesome because they virtually have no limitations when it comes to learning. It can make your teaching even more time-effective by reducing the amount of time needed to assess how each of your students learn best. Have a need for special needs education? We’ve got multiple robots AND programs for that! Got kinesthetic learners? We’ve got plug-and-play robots – and all our robots can be hands-on. Visual learners in the classroom? Have your students try robots that navigate through their custom maze using markers!
At RobotLAB, we have dedicated sales specialists for every grade level which will help you find a solution that works for you. We specialize in making your program uniquely yours. Whether you are looking to start your own program, add to a pre-existing STEM program, or take your program to the next level, we’re here to help!
With hands-on experience, students are able to explore their interests and bring their creations to life using robotics. Paired with the Chroregraphe software, the NAO robot can be made to dance, do tai-chi, and do almost anything they can think of.
The Elementary Robotic Camp Kit allows your students to build to their hearts desire using simple plastic pieces, battery, and remotes. It even comes with example builds to get their creative juices flowing! Robots can be controlled in a multitude of ways – you and your students can experiment to find the one that they like the most.
Every teacher has taught a student that has to be doing something at any time. With robots, students can learn with you, follow along as you teach, and keep themselves occupied. Although our robot offerings do come with lesson plans, you can make the most of interactive play and the students don’t have to learn from a printed sheet.
Unlike other learning methods, robotics let the students apply the skills that they’ve learned in the classroom to another item they can visualize and interact with – all while keeping their hands to themselves!
As teachers know, you will be surprised by the things that you can learn from your own students – allow them to express their creativity while you observe. You can even set limitations, boundaries, and goals to fit your curriculum and purpose. Students can create their own mazes with Ozobots, create their own open and closed circuits with Makey Makey, or build their own light-up spaceship that moves based on distance with Cubelets.
As teachers and educators, we know that having a curriculum and achieving pre-set academic goals can sometimes be difficult and challenging. Relieve some of that stress and definitively state what each lesson with teach your students with our preconfigured curriculum.
You’ll have lessons for any grade level and age; some robots even come with specialized curriculum for hours of instruction! For example, RobotLAB’s Engage!K12 program kickstarts the lesson plans for you, CoDrones come with access to +120 hours of drone programming lessons online, and teachers can even control student devices, customize lesson content, and engage the whole class through a tablet with Wonder Workshop’s Class Connect!
Getting a set of robots for your robotics program encourages your students to work as a team to collaborate, solve problems, and work on projects as a group. Whether you have a limited or extensive budget, there a solution that fits into your robotics program. All of our robots allow for more than student to work on it at the same time, meaning that students will learn how to share, better communicate their ideas to their peers, and learn order of operations. Mobile robots like the Kai’s Clan sets, Ozobots, or Dash and Dot can also be used to set up theoretical problems for students to creatively solve.
Robots have a virtual and a physical component to them – a robotics program in elementary will help your students build the foundation and prepare them for understanding abstract concepts in the future. What they can envision mentally or on their virtual robots can be brought to life with the physical robots. By transferring their ideas to a tangible item, they can easily make the correlation between the abstract concept and apply it to real-life.
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Cubelets are robot blocks that help teach important problem-solving skills – like collaboration, engineering, design, and computational thinking.
A revolutionary and interactive educational solution that brings Science to life with fully interactive and dynamic hands-on activities using virtual 3D worlds
Bring Coding to life with Marty, the walking robot your students can build and program to move around, play songs and interact with humans. Marty comes in a kit or pre-built.
A place where the physical and the virtual worlds merge to become an interactive learning playground. Students code their robots to navigate the mat in real life, in real time, wherever they are in the world. At the same time their 3D characters collaborate in a virtual environment.