Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter - Digital Technologies

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Period11 Oct 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleEarly Childhood Resource Hub newsletter - Digital Technologies
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 page
    DescriptionGetting started with Bee-Bots
    Monash University lecturer Dr Sarika Kewalramani
    has an ongoing interest in coding and robotics
    in early childhood education. She recommends
    some of the following activities in an article titled
    ‘Why pre-school is the best time to spark an
    interest in STEM’:
    ● Using trial and error, children program the
    Bee-Bot to perform different tasks. It’s a great
    opportunity for children to estimate things.
    For example, how many times will your Bee-Bot
    need to go forward to reach the farm and beach
    in their city?
    ● Ask children to design their own story for
    the Bee-Bot’s adventures to encourage
    creativity. Children can draw a story map,
    and use images to illustrate it.

    ● Promote group work and set up problem-
    solving challenges. For example, robots

    can dive into the ocean to find the treasure
    or climb up a mountain without going into
    a volcanic area.
    Producer/AuthorEarly Childhood Resource Hub newsletter
    PersonsSarika Kewalramani