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Saturday, November 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hands-On Fun Learning: Robots! LIMITED

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Session Objectives:
1. Hands-on fun learning
2. Ideas for teaching algorithms and computational thinking form Early Years through Elementary classes

Session Description: 
In recent years, interest in Computational Thinking has grown hugely, especially in the world of education. England was one of the first countries to embrace the idea of teaching Computational Thinking and in 2013 released a new curriculum for schools which specifically included Computing or a new computing curriculum. The new curriculum opens with the statement that: “A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”

Computational Thinking (CT) involves considering complex problems and developing solutions in such a way that a human or computer can understand. The key techniques used in CT are Logic, Algorithms, Decomposition, Patterns, Abstraction and Evaluation. Using Computational Thinking helps children approach problems in different ways. Not only can it help children as they learn to program or code, it can help them tackle problems across different subjects e.g. tackling mathematical problems.  Educators are developing a range of approaches to teach CT and embed it in learning. These approaches are both with and without technology.  Educators have found significant benefit in using educational floor robots to help children develop their understanding of Computational Thinking. Simple robots such as Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot allow children to have real world, concrete experiences. Using these robots children develop programming skills to solve simple problems in an accessible way.

Come and learn some more and have fun trying our robots to see how simple and versatile they are to cover all areas of the curriculum.

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Fiona Moring

Education Resources Manager for Early Years and Elementary
Fiona now works at TTS Group UK and is a qualified primary school teacher. She received her PGCE in Upper Primary from Swansea University.  Prior to joining TTS she has lived, travelled and taught in various countries including Japan.  There she learnt Japanese and got her Masters... Read More →

Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm KST
Secondary Library