Students love to practice with KUBO and coding and designing robot scenarios. Robotics has many benefits and there are no limits to the situations or scenarios that can be imagined and the tasks that KUBO can be asked to execute.
KUBO is designed so that students learn about coding by practicing storytelling. They build their stories by sequencing actions and navigating objects.
Amazing isn't it? They plan and build their code in terms of the order of what happens before, next, or until another action.
Benefits of robotics
- Robotics can be a launching pad for students to realize their passions:
By going through the process of building and controlling a robot, children explore many different learning pathways. It’s amazing to watch a kid’s passion grow in subjects that they never knew they would love.
- Robotics can teach students how to communicate across different technology platforms:
Social media has become a part of our everyday lives and using it is as innate for students today as using the telephone was many years ago. There are plenty of good things about social media and robotics has a global language.
- Robotics teaches essential teamwork skills:
The STEM skills that robotics teach are great for inspiring tomorrow’s engineers. When students work in groups on a project with a robot, they quickly see that technical skills, such as coding, are very important. Through robotics in the classroom, students learn how to express themselves and listen and relate to others, honing in valuable life skills.
So, for example, if KUBO is in a hurry or must run because of danger, students will need to plan sequences that use distance – or speed control tiles, because then the robot can go faster.
By asking students to present their work in terms of robot-situations or stories, defining one sequence or function at a time, you provide a fun and engaging way for them to explain and grasp their choices of coding sequences.