Teaching Robotics to Young Learners: A Training Workshop at Notre Dame of Banga

Robotics is one of the most fascinating fields of study in today’s world, and with the advent of technology, it has become more accessible than ever before. As a trainer, I had the privilege of demonstrating to school children robotics by Makeblock, mBot, and Codey Rocky. The training workshop was sponsored by EduLearn Technologies and was held at Notre Dame of Banga in South Cotabato, Philippines. It was an incredible experience to witness the curiosity and enthusiasm of the young learners as they delved into the world of robotics.

Codey Rocky

The students were then introduced to the Codey Rocky, a robot designed to teach children coding. The Codey Rocky is a versatile robot that can be programmed using Scratch, a visual programming language developed by MIT. I allowed students to try out and operate Codey Rockey and control it using mobile application software.

Introducing mBot

I also introduced basic robotics concepts like sensors, motors, and programming using mBot – a programmable robot controlled using a smartphone app. The mBot is designed to be easy to assemble and program, making it an ideal tool for teaching robotics to young learners.. The students were taught how to build and program a robot using Makeblock, an open-source platform for building robots. I also have the opportunity to demonstrate it with the parents in the afternoon.

Overall, the workshop was a huge success. The students were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the training and learned valuable skills they can apply in their future studies and careers. Working with EduLearn Technologies and Notre Dame of Banga was a pleasure, and I look forward to more opportunities to teach robotics to young learners.


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