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Robotics enters K-12 classrooms

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
October 15th, 2014

These six robotics resources can help educators introduce the subject into their classrooms

robotics-resourcesThe lesser-known elements of STEM are enjoying the limelight right now, with computer science and coding moving to the top of educators’ priority lists. Robotics, too, is following suit—the subject is quickly catching on in schools across the nation as programming emerges as a way to introduce project-based learning, problem solving, and critical thinking into classrooms.

When students have fun participating in STEM subjects in the early grades, that enthusiasm remains, and keeps students engaged as the subjects get tougher in high school and college.

A number of advocacy groups and universities offer resources to help educators weave robotics into teaching and learning.

(Next page: Robotics resources for K-12 teachers and students)