ABU DHABI, January 22, 2019: Kindergarten students from the Abu Dhabi campus have been learning reading, comprehension and fine motor skills with the help of Bee-Bot, a bee-shaped robot which has been introduced in the curriculum as part of GIIS initiative to teach Robotics from an early age.
Bee-Bot, which has a number of buttons on its back, allows students to program a desired sequence the robot could follow in a fun way. It can remember up to 40 commands for forward, backward, left and right movements to maneuvre around the floor. Students were excited to see the robot following instructions and doing as it was told. The simple instructions allows students to learn logic, problem solving, sequencing and experimentation.
The Bee-Bot robot has been created especially for students from age 2 years, with the idea of making it possible for students to visualise problems, experiment with concepts and learn through experience.
In today’s’ technology-driven world, it is important now more than ever to prepare students for the future. Teaching robotics to young students throughout their schooling can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers and more productive members of society. Robotics helps address the growing demand for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics in schools.
Teaching robotics in schools gives students the opportunity to address the growing demand of teaching STEM subjects while learning how science, engineering, math, and technology work together and interact and increase creativity.