This course aims to help teachers understand the potential of using Robotics in education in order to engage their young students more. General information and pedagogical methods will be coupled with hands on practical sessions using "Dash and Dot" - a set of robots that are built with young children in mind but that have all the required sensors and programmable capabilities of more complex robots. Best practices and case studies will be given and online educational resources on how to use robotics in class for a variety of subjects.
This course aims to help teachers, parents and schools understand the potential of using technology based tools when dealing with the teaching of special needs students. Particular emphasis will be given to students with dyslexia and dyscalculia, however other issues including ADHD, mild Autistic Spectrum Disorders and also physical disabilities like deaf and blind students will be also discussed. General information and pedagogical methods will be coupled with hands on practical sessions using apps, software, hardware and other online or offline technology based tools. The course will go into different approaches for different age groups and subjects, whilst also delivering best practices and case studies. Online educational resources on additional teaching materials and methods for special needs education will be also an integral part of this course.