The use of Blue-Bots in primary schools: CLILiG and Robotics/ Programming

AGTV Conference Workshop with Inken Steeb

Inken had me smitten with these little beetle shaped floor robots from the get-go. #BlueBots are programmable robots that can be coded with a series of instructions by pressing their buttons to move forwards or backwards and turn left or right. They differ slightly from their siblings Bee-Bots as they can also be programmed by remote control on a device via Bluetooth (hence Blue in their name).

Using floor mats that are set out in a grid compatible with the robots programmable movements, a variety of language learning opportunities can arise. Goethe has designed a German alphabet map and resources to help bring this type of coding into the language learning classroom.

Goethe-Institut Australien has swarms of bots available to borrow from different hubs around Australia – please contact Inken for more information.

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