Robotics isn’t yet commonplace in K-12 classrooms, but it’s getting there. It might seem daunting, but don’t let that deter you from exploring what promises to be an incredibly engaging and rewarding teaching and learning experience.
Introducing students to robotics and other STEM concepts that go along with it, such as coding and engineering, gives them early exposure to STEM in general. This early exposure, according to research, is key to the future of the workforce.
Aside from the cool factor K-12 robotics offers, students who learn to program through robotics learn a number of skills they’ll take with them well into adulthood, including creativity, problem solving, and the ability to fail without quitting. These skills stick around even if students don’t pursue STEM-related study paths or careers later in their lives.
The eSchool News Robotics Guide is here! It features strategies to help you effectively integrate robotics into instruction, along with tips to find the right robotics resources to successfully teach key concepts. A new eSchool News Guide will launch each month–don’t miss a single one!
Following are some tips and resources to help you start teaching robotics.