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GBSIoT working in partnership with  Creative Hut has arrange of exciting STEM education resources to being your STEM engagement and teaching to life.

Further information can be found below:

By Key Stage Suitability:

There is actually overlap on all of the resources in terms of which education level each can be used for but the main aims for each are as below – all are suitable for delivery of Computing & STEM as a whole.

Primary Resources:

  • LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 (KS2)
  • Robo Wunderkind (KS1-KS2
  • KUBO Coding (EYFS-KS2)

Secondary Resources (also suitable for KS4+):

  • LEGO Education SPIKE Prime (KS3)
  • Ultimate Robot (KS3-KS4+)
  • Sphero RVR (KS3-KS4+)

Primary / Secondary:

  • mBot Explorer (KS2-KS3)
  • Sphero BOLT (KS1-KS3)
  • LittleBits (KS2-KS3)
  • Ozobot (KS1-KS3)
  • irobot Root (EYFS-KS2)

Primary / Secondary / HE/FE Resources:

  • Laserbox Pro
  • mCreate 3D Printer

Brief Summaries of Resources with supporting links to further information:

Primary Resources:

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0:

Designed for primary school classrooms, the WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on solution that enhances pupils’ curiosity and skills in computing and science. The set is delivered in a storage bin along with sorting trays, labels, a Smarthub, a Medium Motor, Motion Sensor, a Tilt Sensor, and enough building elements for two pupils.

The accompanying desktop and tablet supported software provides an easy-to-use programming environment and includes the WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Pack, which covers life, physical, earth, and  space sciences, as well as engineering. The accompanying eLearning program helps teachers to become confident users of the WeDo 2.0 Core Set.

Key learning values:

  • Investigating, modelling and designing solutions
  • Engage pupils in science by making it real and relevant
  • Basic computing skills
  • Collaboration and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving

https://shop.creative-hut.com/collections/all/products/lego%C2%AE-education-wedo-2-0-core-set

 

Robo Wunderkind:

The Robo Wunderkind Education Kit is an award-winning modular robotics kit that introduces children 5-14 to the essentials of programming and robotics. Build your robots from easy to complex with the help of color-coded, tactile, LEGO®-compatible building blocks. Program and remote control your inventions with the help of movements, sounds, light effects, various sensors. Countless ways to program – set triggers, loops, and conditions, create functions, routines, and variables. Easy-to-use, resilient and durable. One kit is perfect for 2-3 students. Comes with three intuitive apps and a comprehensive curriculum. Ideal for all educators that want to introduce their students to coding, be it in a Computer Science or interdisciplinary lessons.

https://www.creative-hut.com/robo-wunderkind/

 

KUBO Coding:

This KUBO Coding Starter Set is the ideal starting point for introducing coding and computational thinking to students from four years. Teach functions, subroutines and loops in simple, logical steps. KUBO comes with comprehensive lesson plans and teacher guides to make it easy for teachers to deliver cross-curricular challenges in a hands-on, playful way.

https://www.creative-hut.com/kubo/

 

iRobot Root:

Root® is a little robot with lots of possibilities. Root® helps you learn, play, and explore using your imagination. Root® is the only coding companion that grows with you from pre-readers all the way through high school. Coders of any age or skill level can use Root® as their creative tool in defying gravity and climbing walls, moving about on smooth surfaces to draw artwork, playing music, responding to touch and colour or using many of its other unique abilities. Compatible only with iPad and iPhone running iOS 10 or later. Recommended for ages 4+

https://www.creative-hut.com/irobot/

Secondary Resources

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime:

The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set is the go-to STEAM learning tool for Key Stage 3. Combining colourful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. From easy-entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, SPIKE Prime helps students learn the essential STEAM and 21st-century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow, whilst having fun!

https://www.creative-hut.com/lego-education-spike-prime/

 

Ultimate Robot:

Ultimate 2.0 is a flagship robot kit based on Makeblock platform with rich features and strong compatibility. Whether you are an enthusiast of Raspberry Pi or Arduino, a mechanical or electronics engineer, a teacher, or a student, it helps you learn the knowledge of mechanical structures, electronic modules and programming.

https://shop.creative-hut.com/collections/all/products/ultimate-robot-kit-v2-0

 

Sphero RVR:

Sphero’s RVR is a unique programmable robot- immediately drivable, includes a variety of sensors, and completely customizable. By connecting third-party hardware like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, Raspberry Pi, or Sphero’s own littleBits, you can grow RVR’s potential even further. RVR is your blank slate on the go. Grow it, programme and hack the robot of your dreams- then take it anywhere.

https://www.creative-hut.com/sphero/

Primary / Secondary

mBot Explorer:

mBot is an all-in-one solution to enjoy the hands-on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics. Working with mBlock inspired by Scratch 2.0, connecting with computers or smart devices via Bluetooth, this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for you to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

https://shop.creative-hut.com/collections/all/products/explorer-kits

 

Sphero BOLT:

Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning. Program with the Sphero Edu app from nearly any mobile or desktop device, discover awesome community-created activities, or just drive and play. BOLT was built to shine with a brilliant 8×8 LED Matrix that animates and displays real-time data. Create and customize games and learn to code by drawing on your screen, using Scratch™ blocks, or writing JavaScript text programs.

Use advanced sensors to keep tabs on BOLT’s speed, acceleration, and direction, or orient and drive BOLT with the built-in compass. BOLT also features infrared communication, allowing your robot to “communicate” with other BOLTs, enabling brand new games and advanced coding tactics. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a durable, waterproof shell, Sphero BOLT establishes a striking new way to learn and play.

https://www.creative-hut.com/sphero/

 

LittleBits:

littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that snap together with magnets to make learning about circuitry and electronics exciting and engaging. Connect them together to create complex circuits in seconds. With littleBits, you can bring your imagination to life

https://www.creative-hut.com/littlebits/

 

Ozobot:

Teach yourself to code Evo two ways: online with OzoBlockly and screen-free with Color Codes. OzoBlockly, powered by Google’s Blockly, has five skill levels for beginner to master coding. Color Codes, made with markers on paper, teach basic STEAM skills, critical thinking, and debugging.

 

Includes: 1 Evo robot, Educator Bot Camp, 1 charging cable, 4 Color Code markers, access to 150+ free STEAM lessons

https://www.creative-hut.com/ozobot/

Primary / Secondary / HE/FE Resources

Laserbox Pro:

LaserBox is a smart desktop laser cutter that’s specially designed for education and creation purposes. The high-resolution ultra-wide-angle lense, accompanied by AI computer vision, gives LaserBox the ability to “see” things. So, the machine can auto-identify any official material and then set up parameters accordingly. Besides, it boasts visual operation and auto focus features. As a pioneer, LaserBox redefines smart laser cutters by enabling users to easily bring what they draw into tangible items. It makes laser engraving accessible to more people and encourages everyone to bring their designs to life.

https://shop.creative-hut.com/collections/all/products/copy-of-makeblock-laserbox-pro

 

mCreate 3D Printer:

mCreate is a versatile desktop 3D printer featuring the innovative Genius smart levelling technology for accurate printing. The patented smart nozzle, flexible magnetic build plate and the ability to resume working even after a power outage, enable mCreate to deliver a remarkable print success rate and quality. Built for materializing creativity

https://shop.creative-hut.com/collections/all/products/mcreate_3dprinter_gb

Useful Links by Resource

Please see links to useful pages for each resource such as software, lesson plans, video content, and more detailed overview – some of which could be suitable for you to signpost to  via your own website.

 

Primary Resources

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 (KS2)

Software – https://education.lego.com/en-gb/downloads/wedo-2/software

Lesson Plans – https://education.lego.com/en-gb/lessons?products=WeDo+2.0+Core+Set

Robo Wunderkind (KS1-KS2

Software – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/robo-wunderkind/id1546887179

Lesson Plans & Support – https://www.robowunderkind.com/educational-materials

KUBO Coding (EYFS-KS2)

Lesson Plans & Support – https://kubo.education/

 

Secondary Resources (also suitable for KS4+)

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime (KS3)

Software – https://education.lego.com/en-gb/downloads/spike-app/software

Lesson Plans – https://education.lego.com/en-gb/lessons?products=SPIKE%E2%84%A2+Prime+Set

Ultimate Robot (KS3-KS4+)

Software – https://mblock.makeblock.com/en-us/download/

Sphero RVR (KS3-KS4+)

Software, Lesson Plans & Support – https://edu.sphero.com/

 

Primary / Secondary

mBot Explorer (KS2-KS3)

Software – https://mblock.makeblock.com/en-us/download/

Sphero BOLT (KS1-KS3)

Software, Lesson Plans & Support – https://edu.sphero.com/

LittleBits (KS2-KS3)

Lessons & Support – https://classroom.littlebits.com/explore/search

Ozobot (KS1-KS3)

Software – https://ozobot.com/create/ozoblockly

Lesson Plans & Support – https://ozobot.com/educate/classroom

iRobot Root (EYFS-KS2)

Software – https://edu.irobot.com/what-we-offer/irobot-coding

 

Primary / Secondary / HE/FE Resources

Laserbox Pro

Software & Support – https://www.xtool.com/software

mCreate 3D Printer

Ultimaker Cura Software – https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura

mCreate Plug-in Download – https://www.makeblock.com/mcreate-2

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In addition to the above we have virtual reality headsets a groundbreaking technology designed to help raise engagement & increase knowledge retention for students of all ages. Everything your school needs…– want to know more  ClassVR Headsets 

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