Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. It is changing the way we live, learn, work and play.
Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. It is one of the innovative technologies that is changing the world’s industrial scenario; robots are being used to perform various tasks in manufacturing, construction, health care, space exploration etc.
Realising the importance of robotics for 21st century learners, schools have begun to include robotics in their academic curriculum. One of the essential skills, robotics should be taught at the school level to help students thrive in a tech-driven world.
Here’s how teaching Robotics to school students benefits them
Develops coding skills
To build robots, students work on various combinations of computer programming codes. They write, test, run and fix the issues in their codes when an error occurs. It helps them learn from their mistakes, builds resilience, and strengthens coding skills they need to be successful today and in tomorrow’s workforce.
With robotics, students get the opportunity to tap into their imagination & creativity to design and create robots with coding. It allows them to explore, experiment and apply their creativity to build their own robots in a fun-learning environment. It develops their focus, organization, creative potential & confidence and motivates them to continue learning and improve their academic performance.
Strengthens problem-solving skills
In Robotics, students design and build robots that can perform tasks as per the given command/inputs. It requires them to think out of the box and use their problem-solving skills to design & create robots that overcome obstacles and perform their tasks as expected.
Promotes interdisciplinary learning
As per NEP, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) - an interdisciplinary form of education is essential for the development of employability and life skills like creative problem solving, flexibility, adaptability, and critical thinking. Robotics allows students to learn by doing rather than theoretical rote memorization. Students develop interest in STEM subjects and apply their knowledge and skills to build robots.
Prepares for a technological future
Students today need to have real-world skills to thrive in the future work environment. Most of the jobs that exist today will be taken up by Artificial Intelligence & Robots; automation is the future of work. Robotics prepares students for future job roles like Robotics Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Computer Scientist, Mechanical Engineer and Software Engineer.
Encourages participation in Robotics Competition
Exposure to robotics at an early age encourages students to participate in various Robotics Competitions. Students get the platform to demonstrate their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) skills by designing, building, and programming robots and compete to win the championship trophy and title. By participating in the competition, students develop essential skills like engineering & coding skills, leadership, problem-solving, perseverance, collaboration, project management, communication, and teamwork.
ICT 360 provides NEP aligned, STEM accredited ICT curriculum with ready-to-use content, design and computational thinking approach to projects as well as interdisciplinary learning material on an online platform that caters to today’s relevant technologies and future skills requirements. It is designed to help teachers improve their instructional practices with 21st century teaching skills through train-the-teacher program, build a strong foundation to empower students with the ability and skills to design & create amazing things on their own in a fun & engaging environment, excel in academics and prepare them to be industry- and career-ready.
With 50+ partner schools across India, it aims to empower students with creativity, problem-solving, design and advanced tech skills from an early age. These skills are essential for future job roles like AI & ML Specialist, Game Designer, Graphic Designer, Software & Applications Developer, Animator, Robotics Engineer, Data Analyst, and IOT Specialist.
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