Using Learning Intentions with Educational Robots
The presentation is Session “17A : Math, Programming, Robots” and will take place at 11 am Friday Feb 5th.
Scientific Study Shows the Effectiveness of Roamer
We always said you could get a PhD by doing a comprehensive study of almost any Roamer Activity. Well now someone has just done exactly that. Dr. Stephanie Holmquist has just been awarded a PhD from the University of South Florida for her dissertation entitled: A multi-case study of student interactions with educational robots and impact on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning and attitudes. This is an exciting development and makes a good contribution to the gathering evidence about the effectiveness of Educational Robotics. Continue reading
I presented this paper on Peer Assessment and Educational Robots at the PRASAE Workshop in Tallinn University, Estonia. It became clear that Roamer was doing things 30 years ago that educators are just now realising are important. The same thing happened in Padua, when I delivered the paper on Computational Thinking. Most of the audience were University Professors and their take on PASA (Peer and Self Assessment) was very formal they appreciated the perspective. In the Q & A one stunned professor from Denmark asked, “Why was this approach to education not happening everywhere?” What a good question! Continue reading