This blog comes from Kevin Nolten, NICERC’s Outreach Director.
When I say Robotics, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a reminder of your class winning a robotics competition? Is it watching your students program a device to perform certain tasks? Or is it the song by Styx, Mr. Roboto?
This week, we celebrate National Robotics Week – an excellent opportunity to bring robotics into the classroom and to spotlight your robotics club to the entire school and to your community. It is also a great opportunity to garner inspiration to start a robotics club or class! Robotics activities provide a variety of benefits for kids, from team-building to technical skills.
Here are 5 reasons you should be using robotics in your classroom or school:
NICERC has a wide range of resources that teachers can use within a robotics club as well as ideas on how to integrate robotics projects into the classrooms. Visit www.nicerc.org or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for resources and guidance as you begin your own robotics program.