Christmas is just around the corner and we’re pretty sure the schools have already started to dedicate special classes for preparing Christmas activities. Let’s skip the dull Christmas workshops this year and instead let’s involve Fable and reshape the way we think about creativity and learning!
You’re still not sure why you should start working with robots in education?
Take a look at these 5 reasons for which you should start teaching robotics in school:
- Creative thinking
Studies have shown that robotics is one of the fields of knowledge that incorporate creativity and fun simultaneously. Students love to partake in activities in which they have full control and immediate feedback, something that is possible with robotics.
Hands-on learning activities enhance concentration and attention levels, because students are involved in these activities directly and they learn physical skills that also increase their motivation and interest in a certain topic.
With advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, driverless cars, and IoT technologies taking shape more vividly every day, the present generation of students needs better tech skills than before.
Building and programming robots is challenging. However, working with them helps students develop a never-give-up attitude. It helps improve determination, which is crucial for any technological or scientific undertaking.
Robotics help increase a range of skills, and thus promote a learning environment for people with different approaches. If properly harnessed, it also promotes a culture of teamwork. It can even be used to help students who might struggle to learn in traditional classroom environments.
If you’re eager to start with robotics now, we have some Christmas robots ready to serve as an inspiration for your classroom. After checking these out, sky’s the limit for what students and teachers can achieve while working with robotics.
Christmas robots inspired by Shape Robotics’ team
- Storytelling Fable
Build a humanoid Fable and program it to tell one of your favorite Christmas stories.
Download the Storytelling Fable pack that includes images you need to place in “My Fable Pictures” folder and .fab code you can load as an example!
- Santa Fable
Build a humanoid Fable, get creative with its Christmas costume and press play after uploading this .fab file with our example! You can program it to welcome students and teachers, do a little Christmas dance while playing different songs or just driving around and greeting everyone!
- Rudolf Fable
Telling the story of Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer in an updated version, or maybe just any other Christmas tale. Check out how you can use all the benefits of coding into one funny activity!
- Pick a Candy Fable
How about one last challenge for the final example of a Christmas Fable?
Build a tiny box made out of paper, secure it with tape on top of the castor wheel and program Fable to go around the classroom and offer candies to the students.
Keep in mind that if you want to place the plow in front of Fable, you’ll have to think about controlling the Spin Module backwards.
Take a look at our .fab code for inspiration and build your own Christmas Fable!
Merry Christmas everyone and don’t forget to share with us your Christmas robots!