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Preschool education: why kids liken robots to teachers and guardians

Young learners are gradually pitching their tents with robots interaction, whether as toys or a classroom friend, they are finding it more comfortable to learn with these machines. A new study reveals that kids not only love playing with robots, but they also engage these young learners in the classroom. The study, implemented by Latitude, a professional consultancy organization in conjunction with LEGO Learning Institute and project synthesis, was titled “Robot @ school.” The study examined 350 students across Europe, America, Australia, and South Africa. The survey asked the students to answer simple questions centered around: What will happen if robots were part of their everyday life? Thirty-eight percent just wanted to play with a robot while another thirty-eight percent want...

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How Educational Robots are Better Preparing Children for the Future

For a child today to have a successful career in the future – cognitive ability is paramount. 200 years ago, 90% of people in the US workforce were farmers. 100 years ago, this figure was down to 27%. In 2018, farmers now make up less than 2% of the job market. Why is this? Are the farmers working harder? Doing longer hours? Are they planting magical crops? No – the answer is continual improvement in science and technology. Advancements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) fields, AI (Artificial Intelligence), smartphone apps and even Nano-technology all indicate one thing – if you can’t effectively use a computer, you’re going to be left behind. “If you can use a computer, you’re at least...

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Building Self-Efficacy in Young Learners with Robotics

Robotics continues to add academic quality to lessons designed for early learners aged 3 to 7. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) programs, educational robots help to enhance curriculum and instruction, providing children with hands-on opportunities to excel in everything from learning languages to doing math and science. For example, ROYBI is an AI robot that is revolutionizing preschool education as it teaches many languages, while interacting with children emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Through educational robotics, children are learning positive thinking, goal-setting, and perseverance, three abilities that increase self-efficacy. Positive Thinking Robots help children conquer their learning quests at home and in school. By thinking positively about their abilities to perform academic tasks, children show greater self-efficacy, the belief that they can achieve a...

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3 Ways Educational Robotics can Benefit Learning Outcomes

It’s no secret, the world has changed drastically since the days in which the use of technology in schools involved just a simple board or projector. Indeed, given that children are beginning to use devices such as Smartphones and computers at much earlier ages, the way in which most of the younger generation learns and takes in information is drastically different than their elders. In particular, educational robotics, or the use of robots to help teach and reinforce lessons, is a revolutionary method of instructing children for many reasons. That said, the following is an overview of 3 ways educational robotics can benefit learning outcomes in young children. Promotes Creative Problem-Solving One of the top ways educational robotics can benefit...

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Robots Develop Language, Communication, and Autonomy in Early Learners

In an age in which technology is becoming increasingly intertwined into our everyday lives, using robots to teach children is just a natural progression. Indeed, given that many children use various types of technology on the daily basis, utilizing robots to help teach them can be a fun and exciting way to inspire learning. That said, the following is an overview of some of the benefits of using robots to help teach younger children. Language Learning Robot teachers help younger children learn a language in an array of ways. For instance, robots are exciting and refreshing to kids, therefore, they are often more enthusiastic to learn and thus, more likely to pay attention and provide feedback on the lessons. Moreover, given that...

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