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The Usefulness of Educational Robotics

The Usefulness of Educational Robotics

Last Friday, 31/ 3/ 2017, the University of Thessaly and more specifically the team of instructors and coordinating supervisors of the self-financed project “TALOS 1: Creative workshops of robotics, programming and original creation for children”, participated in the great technology fest “Athens Science Festival” that was once more at the Technopolis of Athens, in Gazi. The University of Thessaly exhibited its own booth where students, educators and parents had the opportunity to get familiar with the use of educational robotics for all ages and also to experiment with programmable games, such as Lego WeDo 2.0 and EV3, within the framework of the suggested educational script “Robomars” with the subject: “planet Mars”. More than 500 people of all ages conversed with the instructors of the team, were informed about the new trends and the use of innovative tools in the modern classroom, and were briefed on how to operate constructions through visual programming environments. It is noteworthy that with the presence of TALOS in Athens Science Festival 2017, several visitors were also informed in detail about the educational activities of the team and the University of Thessaly in general, on the field of the educational utilisation of ICT, and expressed their awe for the achievements of our young programmers in the European Space Agency (ESA) competition titled Astro Pi.

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