Matatalab is a platform full of fun, excitement, and as an educator, potential. Throughout these game you will see how robotics can be used to teach your students not just coding but math, science, art, music, and language as well, and all in ways that are sure to inspire.
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.
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!
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.
During the pilot I as a teacher experienced cooperation with peers, happy faces, joy of learning new things and happiness when they figured out the solution. It was nice that we were able to boost creativity skills for my students. Robots were easy to use. There were tasks for all kinds of students, for them who just started coding and also for them who were at a more advanced level.
Students liked a lot working together with the bots and also learned a lot from their partner. Matatalab products were very engaging also for these older students and they enjoyed the possibility to choose their own level on doing. Also the labyrinth challenge was nice because they had the possibility to be creative.
Share your comments upon the class using Matatalab
Easy for teachers to use. Multiple creative ways to use the bots to learn new skills. Children are engaged and enthusiastic.
What skills did it develop?
Critical thinking skills
Problem solving skills
Higher order thinking skills
Students were very motivated to write once we had made a character together and they had seen my demonstration. That students could write only to recite their story and not to have all of the spelling mistakes corrected is also a motivator: let students read their own creative writing. It was good to have short stories because we quickly saw that the tiles could only allow so much movement on the board, ie. only four of each blue tile limited the length of a story.
After the class using Matatalab, students asked us when we are going to use them again. Probably, we will use them next year, to work not just computational thinking, or ICT topics. With the rest of ICT teachers, we are thinking about the possibility to use them to introduce the first steps in each subject or, even we are thinking about the chance to make some groups to bring teams to the MWRC- MatataWorld Robotics Competition.