Junior school students at Blockhouse Bay Primary are learning skills in a really fun way using small, programmable robots called Beebots.
Recently, The Honorable Nikki Kaye, Minister of Education, has launched a new draft curriculum for schools - ‘Digital Technologies’. One key aspect of this is that students learn to change instructions into a code that can be followed by a machine – just what using the beebots teaches children to do.
The children learn through mistakes and much laughter as beebots often veer off course and need to be reprogrammed to do as they’re told! This leads to powerful learning through play.