So that I could inspire our teachers I asked on Twitter if there are any Bee-Bot resources out there. @ianaddison recommended @simonhaughton and @bevevans22.
These are blog posts written by Simon - real practical ideas for using the robots.
An amazing demonstration of how Bee-Bots can grip children's imagination.
How Bee-Bots can be used in the classroom
An excellent post about how Bee-Bots have transformed Key Stage One.
There are excellent Bee-Bot resources here - these particularly enthused the staff.
Bee-Bots seem to be primarily used in Foundation and Key Stage One but I believe they have a use in Year Three too. Here are some ideas that we will be trying:
- Creating a map of the local area for Bee-Bots to navigate
- Exploring compass directions and making a course for Bee-Bots to explore
- Investigating negative numbers
Here are some other Bee-Bot links:
There is software available from Focus Educational which allows children to programme an on-screen robot.
Does anyone else use Bee-Bots in Year Three? What sorts of activities do you do?