Technology offers inspiring ways to teach children 21st century skills. During our trainings, we challenge them to explore, collaborate, solve problems, be creative and communicate. Using technology that is new to them triggers curiosity and enthusiasm.
Last week we introduced littleBits, a modular set of magnetic input-output devices. By putting them in a logical chain, the children can build their own devices. In this case, they build a vehicle. While doing this they learned about the working of the different parts they could use. Some measure sound, react on light and darkness, measure temperature, regulate current or show values on a display. By putting them together, they can trigger events and use them to create a reaction.
Additional to learning about physics it teaches them to “programme” with physical elements using logic and creativity, while enjoying learning!