The Matatalab Coding Set is a block-based, screenless and tangible programming tool that allows students to move a robot through a nature map by way of a Bluetooth-enabled command tower and board.
What skills did it develop?
Integrated activities: Robotics, language and speech, me and the environment, mathematics, music, Estonian as a second language, movement, art.
The aim is to support the areas in the curriculum (general skills, language and speech, mathematics, me and the environment, movement, music, art, robotics).
Integrating robotics with other areas of learning and education: General skills Using robotics equipment:
Now that the Pro Sets have arrived I am excited to have the Grade one students start exploring with the music add-on and the artist add-on. Can't wait to see what these students will create with purpose and passion!.
We will continue to explore how we can use MatataLab to support the curriculum in our school, using it with our youngest (grade Primary) to our oldest (Grade 6). With the pro set we also have the music add-on that we are working on figuring it out.
In the case of a one-year course, it is important to allocate so as not to take too many classes early. By slowly solving the concept of coding and teaching with Matatalab, you can continue to keep your children interested.
The Matatalab could promote the children’s understanding and motivation in learning the basic coding in NSM, Thailand. Most of the children who participated in this activity had the enjoyment to learn, paid attention, and were interested in the activity particularly, upon learning through the Matatalab.
Now that the Pro Sets have arrived I am excited to have the Grade one students start exploring with the music add-on and the artist add-on. Can't wait to see what these students will create with purpose and passion!
For the primary school, an important element of learning is the study of the outside world.
We offer a set “4 Seasons “ for Integrated training, which consists of a special field and a set of cards.
The field is designed to work with two Matatalab Coding Set or Pro Set simultaneously.
The classroom activity is now livened up with an alternative activity which can cultivate teamwork and promote virtues such as patience. Teachers have to be well equipped with classroom management and asking the right questions to trigger response in children. The teacher must also know how to modify the challenges to make it relevant, interesting yet sufficiently challenging for children to learn.
Matatalab Robot is a very effective and versatile way to teach computational thinking to young children. There are a million ways to integrate coding instruction into the preschool curriculum using a screen-free robot like Matatalab!
When I think back to the workshop, the children really liked how matatalab was controlled from the lighthouse and moved over the map. The puppet in the cart and the lighthouse was also a wow-efffect for them. The teachers found it a pleasant tool to get to know.
I find it a good advantage that it is possible to organize group activities with a large number of children using a small number of sets. And also high quality of the manufacture of the kit. The set will work for a long time. Of course, it’s great that there is no need for computers. Teacher can perfectly combine physical activity, mental and creative work in accordance with the principles of STEAM education. Recommendation: to come up with a more convenient box for storing parts, which could be used in the lesson as an organizer, and not transfer blocks to other containers.