Firstly, we played around with the BeeBot to get a feel for how it works
It manœuvres by using the buttons on top of it
Directions of use
We placed our BeeBot on a map and programmed it to travel along the road
This is very helpful to show students a sense of direction
To further discover the capabilities of our BeeBots, we placed it on a letter square
We showed what letter we were on by programming it to do a 360 degree turn when on that letter
We programmed it to spell the word APPLE
We also had to assist the BeeBot to make sure it stayed on track!
I believe BeeBots are fantastic tools to use in the classroom. They are engaging, fun and offer something different to books and copies.
BeeBots would be ideal for literacy and maths education. They can help children to spell various different words on a letter map and to move from number to number on the 100 square for example