No, Roamer is not going to become a BeeBot, but it is going become part of Liss Junior School’s Bee Project. Earlier this year Liss school was one of 12 finalists selected from 300 entries into the Guardian’s “School We’d Like” competition. Yesterday Roamer designer, Dave Catlin visited the school to discuss a project using Roamer Sensors with head teacher Andrew Burford. Andrew started to talk about the Liss bee project…
Research claiming that imagination and perception share the same neural networks adds support to the idea of “Playing Turtle”. In a report in Scientific American, Jason Goldman’s article on “Thought Control” reports on the latest psychological research. Continue reading
You can come and see Roamer at the 2014 Education Show, March 20th to 22nd NEC, Birmingham. Roamer will be displayed on the West Mercier Supplies Stand C49-B50. Take this opportunity to get up to date with the latest developments and preview the Computing Curriculum Activity Pack.
The Big Bang Fair is scheduled for Birmingham NEC between March 13th to 16th 2014. The organisers have listed Roamer ‘Rithmetic as a must see interactive event. The Big Bang attracts 30,000 plus students all eager to engage in hands on interactive, science, maths and technology activities. It will also provide teachers with a great opportunity to see the new Roamer’s many innovative capabilities. Continue reading
CAS (Computers At School) is charged with the task of training English Primary School Teachers to deliver the new Computing Curriculum from September 2014. In recognition of Roamer’s potential to support the new curriculum initiative with exciting examples of the key concepts Valiant have been asked to run free workshops at the 6 Regional Training events. Continue reading
Following the great success of Roamer at last year’s Big Bang Fair in London, the Institute of Mathematics has invited us to be part of these years STEM Interactive extravaganza. This year’s main event will be held in Birmingham will provide you with a Free fun day out and a chance to have hands on experience with Roamer. Continue reading
Kate Hudson and Roamer joined teachers, children and dignitaries at the launch of Islington’s computer strategy at the Assembly Halls. The cornerstone of the approach is the Code Clubs which are in all Islington Schools. Guest speaker TV Presenter Maggie Philbin, spoke of the importance of communities working together to help children gain crucial skills. Continue reading
Valiant are not exhibiting at BETT 2014, but you will still be able to see it and meet either Kate Hudson or Dave Catlin. Continue reading
Year 2 children from Laycock Primary School in Islington will demonstrate Roamer as part of the launch of the Computer Strategy developed by the Islington Council’s Children’s Services. Islington is one of several ICT Teams finding Roamer a useful part of the effort to meet England’s new Computer Curriculum.
The launch will take place on Wednesday 8th January at 1:30 pm at the Assembly Halls, Upper Street Islington.
Valiant continue their research programme on the use of Roamer and Educational Robots. Dave Catlin’s paper A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot has been accepted for the RiE 2013 The 4th International Robtics in Education Conference. The Conference will be held at the Lodz University of Technology, Poland 19th to 20th September 2013. Continue reading