There is much anecdotal evidence to support the use of robots in classrooms as an educational tool. However, there are few quantitative, published reports on the subject. Can robots help a diverse population of students learn the basic concepts of math and science? If so, does the knowledge and excitement generated by robotic enhanced education motivate young people into the fields of science and engineering?
Jefferson Elementary School in Charleston, IL is helping Iguana to answer these questions. Preliminary studies conducted in RET teachers’ classrooms are exploring the nature of kids, education and robots. This work also received funding from a Telefund grant for research from the College of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Illinois University
RET teacher Deb Landsaw
Landsaw’s 6th grade class