Here at Restech, we are welcoming a change in education. A change where children have more time to play and freedom in their learning.
Using a theory and test based curriculum is becoming a thing of the past. Fostering creativity in children and developing their emotional IQ as well as showing them how to learn, as opposed to learning facts for exams, is becoming more and more important.
Many teachers, parents and schools, want to include more practical activities in their child's education. One enjoyable way to do this, is to use Robot Workshops or Robotics STEM kits.
Robotics is hugely relevant right now. This new technology is having an impact which will continue to increase as time goes on.
Restech stands for Robotic Educational Systems and Technologies.
Our mission is to create an online platform that will help teachers, parents and students to find the best robotics kits and resources that will meet their needs. We want to help you to begin learning robotics or to further increase your knowledge.
We are unique because we have been teaching robotics in schools for the past decade. We have seen the change and challenges that the computing curriculum has brought about, and have helped thousands of students and teachers to overcome these challenges and develop their skills. Our knowledge, experience and expertise is unrivalled.
Now we want to use this expertise to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing robotics and STEM kits or organising robotics based enrichment activities.
We hope that you will find our website useful and please do get in touch to say hi or sign up to our newsletter.
Here are a few of my recommendations on what to look out for and some questions to ask:
1. How long has the company or product been around and how long will they offer support for a product that gets outdated? It can be very fustrating - and I know a number of teachers in this predicament - when you purchase kit only to find that...
Robot kits are amazing but choosing one can be overwhelming.
On this page we will be looking at a range of programmable robot kits. We will look at their ease of use and how much scope they offer in terms of learning and progression. This will hopefully be useful to you if you are deciding what to buy.
The kit comes with a couple of nicely laid out user manuals, with clear instructions on how to assemble a small robot. Its easy to follow, but will take some time. Best done with a group of students over a few lunchtimes.
Here I talk you through the process to get started on building a robot - What you need and how to choose the right equipment and resources.
If you don't yet have your own robotics kit in school or at home, or perhaps you have some kit and are unsure how to best utilise it, a robot workshop is a brilliant way to get started.
Workshops are usually filled with hands on robot programming activities, robot demos and sometimes assemblies too.
During the workshops your students will learn how to make a robot and how to program them to complete fun challenges.
The challenges range from robot wars, robot football, first lego league style challenges and much much more.
Below are our recommended robot workshop providers, click on the links to visit their website, or fill in the contact form and your enquiry will be passed on to them.
We have included some useful information such as which ages groups they cover and types of workshops offered, to help you compare and save you some time.
We have selected the best robotics kits for the classroom. These are easy to use, set up and give students a chance to learn by doing. We are currently writing reviews for them which will be completed soon. Please do sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date.
Our most recommended kit.
This kit has everything you need in order to bring robotics to your classsroom and make it part of your curriculum.
Read the full review here
This is a very low cost controller board, we recommend it for ages 12+
It is harder to get started with, as it requires some electronics, but definitely worth the investment.
Read the full review here
Qobo is a cute snail that is programmed using cards. We love this, because the programming can be done without a screen, getting kids physically involved in their learning.
Review coming soon
These guys are absolute geniuses! Their kits teach a range of skills that include sewing, electronics and coding.
Review coming soon