What is this one skill to rule them all and why?
What Bill Gates has to say
When asked about the project based learning method: "What I love is...that its vision of success is bigger than getting students to master skills in reading, writing, and mathematics... There are also other, very necessary skills that will serve them their entire lives, such as self-confidence 😎, the ability to learn 🧠, ability to manage their time ⏳, and a sense of direction to help them determine what they want to do with their lives." (Source: GatesNotes.com on "Prepared" book review)
What employers has to say
According to the World Economic Forum "Future of Work" report, the most wanted skills by employers are Problem solving 🔎, Critical thinking & Creativity 💡. What if if told you that, beside developing these 3 skills, there is one thing kids can learn that will change the way we do just about everything?
TO SUM IT UP
“I strongly believe every child has to have the opportunity to learn this critical skill,” said ex president Obama. He was referring to coding, or computer science 💻. Why? Because it is usually project based, it is problem solving oriented in nature and, combined with the right tools, can make creativity flourish. This is an all-in-one skill, easier to learn than Mandarin, which combines the soft skills that both Bill Gates was talking about and the most wanted skills by employers. It puts kids in control of technology and not the other way around.
How to start learning this critical skill?
From 5 to 16 years old
The key here is to find one flexible and adaptive tool that can get preschoolers and teenagers alike to learn coding according to their capacities.
It must be fun, else it will fail
Making algorithms in front of the screen that will make a "hello world" text appear is not the way. Getting the kids to learn from solving real life problems and challenges, out of the box, is the only effective way. This why robotics is the best tool to learn coding, thanks to its motors, sensors and computer interface that will make the process a lot of fun.
Do not break the bank
Getting one adaptive robotics kit without spending too much can be hard. For example, did you know that the LEGO basic robotic kit costs more than 215 USD? We think you should not spend more than 120 USD on a complete set.
Meet the one robot your kids will need to learn coding
After years of testing and selling STEM Toys, we came to the conclusion that this robot is the BEST value available out there. We love many other products, but this one is just the best balance between flexibility, simplicity, features and price.
Lego compatible for infinite creations
Bring your own LEGO to start building your own original creations.
All the sensors you need
Start interacting with the real world out of the box thanks to its built in sensors including light, sound, Infrared emitter and receiver and line tracking.
Resistant to the most extreme conditions
A car can even roll over this robot and it will be unscattered. It will probably survive your kids!
Easily expansible powers
By combining more than one robot, you can take on an infinite number of challenges as each robot can communicate between one another trhough Infrared.
4 Programming Languages for free
Windows, iOS, Linux, Android, Chromebook compatible
Thanks to its Edcomm cable, Edison Robots connects to any computer or tablet that has an audio jack available.
You are not alone: lessons plan
This robot comes with a full lessons plan for hundred of hours of fun and engaged learning. The lessons plans are progressive and divided by age groups. Depending on the age, the kids can advance autonomously through the lessons.