Activity Based Learning Through Robotronics Winter Camps

New Delhi, Delhi India (PressExposure) December 23, 2011 -- Activity-Based learning is the new call for educator in India. With CCE becoming a norm in all CBSE schools, all parents and teachers are looking for options where learning can be more than talk-and-chalk.

Robotics is a field of technology that combines 3 subjects together - Science, Mathematics and Computer Science. Robotics is a great way to implement Activity Based Learning in schools for the following reasons:

Work in Collaboration - "Relate": Robotics activities emphasize on team efforts that involve communication, planning, management and social skills.

Work on Projects - "Create" : Robotics projects make learning a creative and purposeful activity. Students have to define the project (problem domain) and focus their efforts on application of ideas to a specific context.

Work towards a change - "Donate": Robotics activates stresses on the value of making a useful contribution while learning. The idea that the project can be utilized in real-life situation makes the learning more meaningful.

Robotronics Workshops are being conducted from 3rd Jan and 7th Jan in differnt centers across Delhi NCR. Says Program Coordinator Swati Sharma "We have got great feedback from the parents and students after the Summer Camp conducted in May 2011."

Concepts Learnt During the Workshops

The Workshop has 2 levels:

Level 1: The focus of level 1 of the program is on the following:

1.Science: Designing Simple and Complex Machines, Motion, Force, Acceleration, Pulleys, Transfer of Motion etc.

2.Designing: How to design sweep, push, pull, lift and drop mechanisms in Robots?

Level 2: Level 2 brings in the concept of Autonomous Robotics

1.Technology: Mechanics of humanoids, Logic Building, Understanding of sensors

2.Designing: How to humanoid robots with motion through sensors?

Skills Imbibed:

1.Imagination & Creativity
2.Fine Motor Skills & Hand Eye Coordination
3.Problem Solving and Team Skills

The Robotronics Workshops are being conducted at 6 different centers in the Delhi-NCR region - Gurgaon (2 centers), South Delhi, Noida, Connaught Place, Pitampura, Dwarka.

About Building Blocks

Building Blocks has been the pioneers in bringing activity based learning to Indian Schools. The organization was founded by the alumni of University of Washington, Virginia Tech and XLRI Jamshedpur with a vision to make learning for Indian students a more engaging activity.

The organization has developed a range of Learning Systems for schools and colleges that focus on activity based learning. The Robotronics range of robotics kits have been used as a learning tool in more than 100 educational institutes across the country.

Building Blocks also conducts Activity Based Robotics programs in schools and colleges.

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