Roamer spent four days at the Big Bang Event at London’s ExCel Centre. Over 60,000 Students attended this STEM Interactive Spectacular. Primary and Secondary schools children were challenged to program Roamer to find a route through a matrix of numbers and operators. The school who got the best score on the day went into a draw to win a Roamer. Kate Hudson reports on a great four days and announces the winning schools.
We are not exhibiting at BETT this year. However, both I and Roamer will be there and we will be happy to meet anyone over coffee and doughnuts. To arrange a meeting time please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Catlin, D. Smith, J.L. Morrison, K. (2012) Using Educational Robots as Tools of Cultural Expression: A Report on a Project with Indigenous Communities
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What does Roamer bring to the teaching of mathematics? Is it just for young children?
The answer to the latter question is a simple no! The traditional view is that educational robots are for younger students. But according to Seymour Papert, founder of educational robotics: What is good for thinking is good for thinking, whatever the student’s age.
It is much tougher to answer the first question. The X-Factor, is a vital ingredient. You can’t quite define it, but you recognise it when you see it. It has this strange quality, you see it in one situation, then you see it in a different scenario and mysteriously, it is not it is not the same thing. But it does have the same effect. It makes you think, that was good; that was valuable. So what better way do describe it but through a few examples. Continue reading
Roamer Continues its Work at the Museum
According to Dan Noren Roamer has been one of the most successful parts of the interactive displays at Chaners Computer Place, Museum of Science Boston. Prototypes of the new Roamer took part in the inaugural National Robotics week, where visitor engaged in the Robot Rally Race Activity.