Robotics resources and ideas!

Recently on our of our CPD courses, we were tipped off about an interactive BBC webpage that lets you find out if your job will be taken over by robots in the future! Thanks David!

Visit this page, type in your job and find out how likely it is that your job could be automated in the next two decades.

“About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte.”

Phew – it turns out teachers are safe, for now!

If robotics is your thing, we have lots of resources available to download for free on our GCSE Design and Technology resources page. As well as some brilliant electronics resources, you’ll also find lesson ideas for using programmable systems such as micro:bit, crumble, VEX IQ, and LEGO EV3.

If you are interested in robotics training for D&T, we have a couple of options:

The National STEM Learning Centre is running a 2 day training event on the 6th and 7th of March in partnership with VEX IQ, teaching the basics of robotics through the VEX system. IQ is great for secondary students, using a simple programming system to control a robot. Each participant receives a free robot kit to take home and lots of ideas to get you’re started with a club or small group. Find out more here about the training, which is bursary funded for state schools and academies in the UK.

If you would like training for micro:bit or crumble robotics in your school, we are currently accepting expressions of interest for the spring term. The details of how to apply are here and for state funded schools and academies in the UK, the training may well be free of charge. Find out more here.


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