Ireland’s Best Primary School Computing, Coding & Robotics Model.
Robo Done Ireland is led by Trevor Murphy Msc ITM. Trevor is the lead mentor and principal at KidsCoderClub.ie, Alignment.ie and Computingatschools.ie. These entities provide extra curriculum computing classes to primary and post-primary children, also specialise in aiding primary and post-primary school implement computer sciences in their classroom along with provide 21st century Website and Apps.
Our goal is to ensure every school in Ireland has a structured computer science syllabus which is continuously being updates and supported. Trevor’s MSc thesis was ‘An examination of the usage of computing to aid learning in Irish primary schools’. This study uncovered the complete lack of direction, guidance and long-term planning from our Government with respect to computer sciences, coding and computing implementation into our primary schools sector, but also allowed the author examine what and how other counties are doing. Trevor attended a number of UK Computing at Schools (cas.co.uk ) events and also recently visited Japan to explore the methods and best practises being used by leading countries. From all of Trevor’s research the best model he has come upon is the Robo Done Model.
Robo Done Model – is a progressive primary school computing, coding and robotics programme which provides:
- Full Computer Science Syllabus from 2nd to 6th
- Continuously updated work books.
- Progress learning usage of Lego elements.
- Online student learning and testing environment.
- Full teacher training & continuous support.
- Financial reward structure for progressive schools. (Schools have full autonomy as to how they use this money)
- Financial reward structure for progressive teachers.
Partnership with Robodone:
Robo Done is a Japanese innovative Robot Programming School Franchise with over 70 schools that brings a proper STEM education to more than 1300 students. Robo Done offers a full 5 years robot programming curriculum for elementary school students with continuous updates made by engineers and teaching professionals, textbooks and tests through its cloud based online application, pair teaching system that boosts teamwork and reduce the schools’ robot investment and international support for worldwide robot Championships such as WRO (World Robot Olimpiads).
5 Years Robodone Curriculum
Robo Done has an original 5 years curriculum adapted for Elementary School students where they learn the basic concepts of programming using Mindstorm © Visual programming GUI and start with Python programming at the 4th year.
LEGO © Mindstorm © EV3 Educational edition
We use the LEGO © Mindstorm © EV3 Educational edition in our classes. This robot kit provides of all the parts a student needs to build freely any kind of robot while having the security and support of a trustworthy mark such as LEGO ©.
In Robo Done we have engineers dedicated to create unique robots for every educational level, making the kids enjoy every class while they learn programming the robot they built.
This educational unit has its own visual programming GUI, ideal for beginners, and allows Python coding for advance students.
Examples of Robots
Online Textbooks and Exams
Robo Done uses the Handbook application (Android, iOS, Windows 10) so the students can access to the textbooks, quizzes and exams whenever they want and wherever they are. Once the students go back home they can review the lesson and doing the quizzes on their devices. Teachers and parents can check online if the kids are doing the tests, allowing a non-stop real following of the student’s progress. Also, thanks to the use of the Cloud system Robo Done can update all the educational content without incurring in any kind of additional printing costs.
- Team Building Introduction: The students work always in teams of two and the members of the teams change for every lesson. Robo Done wants to teach to the students how to work as a team, getting out from their comfort zone to prepare them for the future. Every team work with one robot unit and one computer provided by the school so they can avoid the extra cost of acquiring the Mindstorm © units while they schools are able to manage a reduce number of them at the classroom.
- Robot Building: The kids concentrate on building up the robot. Every student builds a part and they combine them once they have finished.
- Programming: After a brief break the students start programming on LEGO ©MINDSTORM © EV3 Software (First, Second and Third year) or Python (Fourth and Fifth year). One of the kids will be the “coder” and the other one the “checker”, exchanging roles every 10 minutes so every students can practice their coding skills.
- Presentation: At the end of the class every group makes a presentation about the process of building upand programming the robots so they can work on their presentation skills. Once they have finished they show the results running the program on the robot.
If you feel this model would benefit your school, please contact Trevor on 087-6873933 or email to email@example.com
Check out some clips to give you a feel of how it all works!
Line Tracing Example – Takazaki School
Escape from the Maze – Takazaki School
Gorilla Robot from Suwa School
Carrying Objects from Maebashi School
Line tracing while carrying objects by Matsuyama School
Cricket Robot by Takazaki School
Program about Robo Done in Buddhist temples
This model promotes collaborative learning – What is collaborative learning?
Collaborative learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product. https://robo-done.com/english/
Phone: 087-6873933 or 053-9156757