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.
Workshop Path For Primary Students
- Watch the Getting Started with Thymio Intro
- Watch Sensors Video
- Watch and Participate with Pre-Programmed Modes
- Fill out the Worksheet
- Do the Thymio Group Activities
- Watch and Participate with Building Video
- Pick a Preprogrammed mode as a behavior and Build an Animal!
- If desired, can branch into programming robot with specific behaviors
- Now, Together, let’s write down a story with each of our robots as characters of our movie
- Practice Acting out story and record the video with the kids!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
|Getting Started with Thymio Intro|
|Visual Programming Language|
|Green Screen with iPad|
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.
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.
- Construction Paper
- Blue Tape
Thymio Animal Story Movie with iPad & Green Screen
Additional Materials Required: iPad and Green Screen by DoInk App
Suggested additional items for Thymio:
Makey Makey Project Suggested Materials:
May or may not be conductive: (test before using)
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)