VET students prepare video tutorials to present unboxing the Edison robot (the different parts of the robot), the EdMat (an A1 size robot activity mat) and use barcodes to demonstrate how the robot’s sensors function and they post the tutorials on the TwinBoard. They design a task e.g. “Think of everyday applications which use sensors and post it on a Padlet wall”. The Primary School students watch the videos, interact with the VET students, do the tasks and post their work on the Padlet wall. The VET students provide feedback.
Tools: Windows Live Movie Maker, Padlet
Partners use the functionality of the robot’s sensors and create a learning scenario together. They meet online and work in transnational groups (TGs). They discuss the number and type of sensors and the relevant barcodes they will include in the scenario. The VET students become tutors for the Primary School students in their TG and guide them on how to set the Edison robot on the EdMat and follow the steps described in the scenario. The students record the result with Quik. They post their videos on QuizMaker also that all project members can vote for the best scenario.
Tools: Adobe Connect, Quik, Quiz Maker Activity 2
Partners use the ThingLink platform. VET students prepare video tutorials to present the environment of EdScratch and demonstrate how a programme can be built in EdScratch. They post the videos on the ThingLink platform. They also design a task with specific instructions for the Primary School students to do e.g. “Programme the Edison robot in EdScratch to move forward for two minutes at speed eight” and “turn right for one minute at speed two”. They post the instructions and invite the Primary School students to complete the task, record the robot’s movements and post the video on the ThingLink. The VET students provide verbal feedback & post the audio files.
Tool: ThingLink, EdScratchapp
Partners work in TGs. Each TG uses a Google doc and compiles a list of actions (in terms of drive, sound, data, events, control, sensing) they wish their Edison robot to be able to perform. The members of each TG meet online. The VET students use the Google doc and guide the Primary School students to build the programme in EdScratch. The Primary School students execute the programme using the robot and record its movements on camera. They upload the videos on YouTube and then to the Materials section of the TwinSpace. The VET students embed the videos on a collective Piktochart poster.
Tools: EdScratch app, Google doc, Skype, InShot video editor, Piktochart Activity 3
VET students use short video tutorials to present different topics related to engineering such as gears, meshing of different gears (different number of teeth), gear ratio, building a simple robotic mechanism and programming in EdScratch. They collect all the videos on a Stormboard and post questions to check the Primary School students’ comprehension. They also post one or two simple hands-on tasks. The Primary School students use stickies to post replies, ask any questions or comment on any potential concerns. They do the tasks and post photos or videos of their work for the VET students to provide feedback.
Partners use Colorillo to draw in real time a simple robotic mechanism consisting of Edison robot, Lego gears and wheels. They use MeetingsWords to co-write a series of actions (in terms of drive, sound, data, events, control, sensing) they wish their robot to be able to perform. They meet online in TGs. Each TG checks the Colorillo drawing and builds the robot. They programme the robot in EdScratch using the MeetingWords text. They take photos of the programme and record the robot doing the movements. They post drawings, texts, photos, videos on a Genial.ly.
Tools: Colorillo, MeetingWords, Genial.ly
Teacher-Facilitators: Mechanical Engineers, Science Teachers, FL Teachers, ICT Teachers