Remote Robotics: Developing Critical Thinking and Socioemotional Traits with STEAM
Listen and learn : Snapshot
Sunday, November 29, 10:15–11:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Presentation 1 of 2
Roger That! Drone Ready for Take Off
Robotics develops crucial critical thinking and socioemotional traits even in a remote or hybrid setting. Synchronous programming mini-lessons and student use of robotic simulation software as well as collaborative troubleshooting promote perseverance and computational thinking skills. Asynchronous, hands-on STEAM projects with recycled materials promote engineering skills and creativity.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||Session recorded for video-on-demand|
This presentation will address how to facilitate an engaging remote robotics program when the students do not have robots or resources available. Participants will feel empowered to teach a robotics class, camp, or club in a distance or hybrid environment without the students physically having robots. Emphasis will be placed on developing socioemotional skills such as perserverence and collaboration, as well as problem-solving. I have had success teaching robotics remotely to high schoolers in the spring and to early elementary through middle schoolers throughout the summer.
5 Minutes: Introduction to the benefits and challenges of teaching robotics remotely.
20 minutes: Detailed examples of activities to promote engagement and skill development
-suggestions for robotics simulation tools
-robotics STEAM projects using recycled and common household materials
-encouraging remote collaboration both synchronously and asynchronously
-differentiating for students of different ages and abilities, including ELLS
5 Minutes: Questions from the audience
What STEM Teachers Need to Know and Do for
English Language Learners (ELLs): Using Literacy
to Learn: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=jste