Robotics education is gaining STEAM (pun intended) in classrooms across the nation, and for good reason–it’s engaging, hands-on, and students learn real-world concepts as they solve challenges.
And as K-12 robotics education grows, so do resources for teachers to strengthen their own robotics skills and transfer that knowledge to students.
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If your K-12 robotics program is in its early stages, you may feel you don’t have enough resources to support the program as it progresses. If that’s the case, or if you’re simply looking for some new K-12 robotics resources, explore the following list to find something new to use in your classroom.
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8 resources for robotics education
[Editor’s note: Many of these resources come from companies selling robots. We have not tested these robots, but the sites offer teaching tools, many of which are created by teachers, to help integrate robotics into your instruction.]
1. Seek out robotics professionals in your school community. Spread the word that you’re seeking to boost your K-12 robotics education and you want to bring in professionals with real-world robotics experiences. These professionals can help students connect what they learn in the classroom with what they can do in the real world.