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Link2ICT Robot Days

A Link2ICT Robot Day brings programming alive in the classroom. Schools are enjoying an engaging day of robotics and computing with NOA and the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots.

Robotics is a growth area in ICT and Link2ICT offers the chance to see the latest technological innovations in your classroom — motivating and inspiring pupils. Classes can explore the interaction possible with this exciting humanoid robot before writing their own program for the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots and seeing it in action. It’s an ideal opportunity to learn about computing, sensors and control in a challenging and fun way AND meet a humanoid robot called NAO!

 

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Buying and maintaining sufficient kit to address the physical computing aspects of the curriculum can be expensive, particularly if you are trying to show progression and need a range of kit. Therefore, Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robots are perfect for years 4, 5 and 6 with plenty of extension work available to take you into secondary school territory.

Why?
A whole host of skills are covered – numeracy skills of estimation in time and distance; it consolidates the use of decimals, angles and length. Whilst in science it links really well with an Earth and Space unit of work and reiterates the concept of fair testing procedures. The challenge, the success, the frustration, the trial and error, the desire to get the program ‘spot on’ and the teamwork are all good reasons why the teachers and pupils love the experience. Program the robot, place it on the floor and press go, wait and watch with great anticipation and excitement to see if the program runs as expected.

Why not enrich your curriculum with an inspiring day based around robotics? Meet NAO, the humanoid robot—build and program robots to tackle challenges and win robotic races. These days are developed to meet the individual needs of your school, catering for multiple classes at multiple key stages across the day or a more intensive whole day event. We can help your school with the new computing curriculum in an affordable way.

 

Bring exciting and challenging learning days to your school - book your robot experience day today!

 

 
What do schools think?


Hillstone Primary School pupils were enthusiastic about their learning experience:

“At times it was easy, and at other times it was hard. Things went wrong, but it made us want to try again”
“We had to work together to program the robot and tell it what to do each time”
“It made a sound to let us know when we had got it right!”
“It was fun working things out!”

 

 

Case Study - Robotics and Computing at Hillstone Primary School

 

EV3 rotatedYarnfield Primary spent an engaging day of robotics and computing with NOA and the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots.

“The Link2ICT Robot Day tied in with the computing programmes of study. The children were engaged and enthusiastic. Plus the staff were amazed by the robot, NAO. It was a very successful day and I would thoroughly recommend this unique experience to other schools.”
  Adrian Thompson, Computing Coordinator at Yarnfield Primary

 

Case Study - Robot Day at Yarnfield Primary

 

 

 

If you are interested in a Robotic Wow Day, please contact us.