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Title of the Experience
Educational robotics
Name of the teacher
Alexander Angelov (center for creative education)
Country where it took place
School typology
High Secondary School
Thematic Area
Maths, Physics, Technology, Science
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Aims: learning about robotics is important not only for those students who want
to become robotics engineers and scientists, but for every student,
because it provides a strong method of reasoning and a powerful tool for
grappling with the world. The use of educational robotics aims to improve
the learning of science and technology, using problem solving
methodology. It has proved particularly significant in promoting girls'
interest in practical learning of science subjects.
Key competences
 communication in the mother tongue;
 communication in foreign languages;
 mathematical competence and basic competences in science and
 digital competence;
 learning to learn;
 spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship;
Short description of the activity
First of all an introduction to robotics and roboetics to obtain a
brainstorming about the topics and understand the fields in which they are
involved. This fact will drive students to understand interdisciplinary links
between robotics and all the subjects they study. Second step is to teach
methodologies at the basis of educational robotics, the way of building
and programming a robot. To obtain these targets they will be driven in
several case they will have to resolve. Third step regards the use of
language and students are stimulated to tell the procedures they used to 49 KeyTTT
gain results, using open source tools for communication and
Materials / Resources
Kit Lego® WeDo and Kit Lego® Mindstorms, computer, IWB, web-sites,
webconferencing, wiki, blogs, videoclips, podcasts, books, IT platforms
(network of schools).

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Date: 2014.09.25

Posted by Anna Gemma Sanchis Perales (Spain)

The use of new technologies, especially robotics, is one of the most motivating tool for students, regardless of educational level of the students. By its very design, the application of robotics in the classroom involves knowledge sharing technology, computer science, mathematics, making in particular contexts is difficult to implement in the classroom. In case of getting used robotics in our classes, knowledge of the different areas are strengthened further with theoretical learning. Although I have not personally used robots, some teachers in my school use them with good results academically.

Date: 2014.09.16

Posted by Veronica Del Bene (Italy)

I think teaching math using robotics is an interesting and exciting experience. Educational robotics can easily get students engaged and excited in learning science, technology, engineering, and math concepts with fun. Robots can surely fascinate, intrigue and then motivate students to learn. In addition, a similar experience can help students improve creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills. Personally I have no experience nor adequate knowledge regarding the use of robotics in the classroom but I hope I’ll be able to experience this powerful teaching tool as soon as possible with my students.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.