Robots

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Thomas Mitchell has commenced the exciting journey of implementing Robots into the classroom.

Children find Robots fun.  Robots are an effective way of introducing programming to students in the classroom setting. Students soon learn the importance of precise instructions to control the robots because they will not operate effectively.  Asking children to build a robot from a Lego set and then running a race to see which robots moves the fastest  is an exciting and challenging classroom project.  There are also competitions for a range of age groups that channel competitive instincts in a positive way. 

Robotics help address the growing demand for teaching Science, Engineering and Maths and get an understanding of how these subjects link together.

Robots provide skills useful in future employment. There's no doubt that there will be a need for people to be involved in programming mechanical devices in the foreseeable future.  The drone industry has taken off.  According to The Economist, more than 15,000 drones are being sold in the US each month.   By programming robots, students can discover if they have aptitude and interest in a job market of the future.               

                                   

Bee Bot Robots                   
Lego Mindstorm EV3-1 Robot
Dash & Dot Robot
We Do Robot