Robotics4STEM Erasmus Project

General information for the Robotics4STEM Erasmus Project

Robotics4STEM Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Robotics4STEM

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Early School Leaving / combating failure in education; Enterprise, industry and SMEs (incl. entrepreneurship); Key Competences (incl. mathematics and literacy) – basic skills

Project Summary

The main purpose of using robots for education is to alleviate the effort and time that students will spend of learning subjects. Robots have the ability to get the attention of students making it easier for them to understand the lessons. Throughout the life span of this project, students have demonstrated an understanding of how to program robots and computers, with an emphasis on the team approach to problem solving utilizing various robotics for education equipment like Ozobot, Sphero, Lego EV3, Parrot Drone, Mbot, etc.

Number and profile of participating organisations;
The project has had 4 partners working together from UK (2x), ITA and TUR. The project coordinator school was St Brigid`s PS who had put STEM and ICT in particular in the forefront of their school development plan, starting with investing into new IT devices and actively seeking for sponsors to achieve their goals.

Description of undertaken main activities;
1. Cooperation between schools took place both at peers and teachers` level, mostly via Skype, but eTwinning (TwinSpace) proved to be a great platform as well as Paddlet and Facebook. Teachers used emails, messanger and Whatsup as well. The regular Skype meetings allowed our pupils to meet, socialise and work efficiently with their european peers and it proved to be a great success in each year with all KS classes we got involved.

2. In school activities: Robotics for Maths, Lego EV3, Sphero and Scratch for visual programming, while BBC Micro:bit for text based coding. Our Robotics to Mars was a great success which combined Maths, ICT, WAU subjects with almost endless material provided by ESA and NASA. Code week and Hour of Code (an EU initiative) made it possible for us to get further recognition for our work by obtaining certificates issued by HoC.

3. Other activities: Lego in School, Robotics Competition, Be an Engineer, Space & Astronomy, Webinars and trainings for teachers, Basic programming.

Results and impact attained;
A. For the first two years of this project, we have already obtained both the National eTwinning Quality Labels and the Europen eTwinning Quality Label, and for this year (final year) we have already received the National QL while waiting for the European one to be announced in October time.

B. All schools participated in the Code Week initiative and received Certificate of Achievement.

C. As promised in our application, all partners used different classes each year and aimed for different age-groups as well. Through eTwinning, teachers were asked to host webinars, partially for dissamination purpose, but also to attract more schools to join our project on a voluntary bases.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 59555 Eur

Project Coordinator

St. Brigid’s Primary School & Country: UK

Project Partners

  • CEIP GRACIANO ATIENZA
  • I.C.S.G. Bosco- Benedetto XIII Gravina-Poggiorsini
  • Ballysillan Primary School
  • MERSIN BILIM VE SANAT MERKEZI
  • LEONMAISTRIAU