For Primary Teachers

Thymio is a very dynamic robot to use in your classrooms! Thymio is being currently used in education from Kindergarten through College level classes! Below is some content especially curated for Primary school teaching with Thymio.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Online Lessons:

Getting Started with Thymio Intro
Pre-programmed modes
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Building Basics
Visual Programming Language

Preprogrammed Modes Worksheet

Teacher Instructions: Hand robot to each pair of students, and hand them back their worksheet.  Have them continue exploring with the robot and filling out the worksheet.  Students will ask how to spell words, you can write them on the board to help them with the spelling.  Encourage them to explore the different modes and describe how the robot is acting and which sensors it is using.

Materials: Thymio Robots

Goals: Gaining confidence and understanding using the robot, understanding the sensors and behaviors.

worksheet kinder

Thymio Animal Story Movie

Teacher Instructions: Hand to each pair of students robot, and hand them back their worksheet.  Have them continue exploring with the robot and filling out the worksheet.  Students will ask how to spell words, you can write them on the board to help them with the spelling.  Encourage them to explore the different modes and describe how the robot is acting and which sensors it is using.

Goals:  Strengthening understanding of robots sensors and programming through play, building, transforming the robot to be an animal which characteristics, cooperation, and storytelling.

Materials:

  • Thymios
  • Construction Paper
  • Blue Tape
  • Markers
  • LEGOS

Thymio Animal Story Movie with iPad & Green Screen

Additional Materials Required: iPad and Green Screen by DoInk App

Suggested additional items:

Makey Makey Project Suggested Materials:

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May or may not be conductive: (test before using)
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6 USB Charger Hub – to quickly charge multiple USB devices simulantiously (example: Thymio)
Thin Markers – that are the right diameter for Thymio to draw with
Headphone splitter – so multiple kids can listen to sound from laptop simulataneously

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Non Reflective Gaffers Tape- Tape with low reflectivity to easily create lines that Thymio can follow. Gaffers tape leaves no marks upon removal from the floor.
Makey Makey – For Makey Makey Projects (see Makey Makey Projects on Techykids.com)

 

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