In the current scheme of things, while AI and Robotics have become the buzz word, our understanding of these paradigms is extremely superficial. They are narrowed to either driver-less cars or algorithm fueled stock market picks or ease of navigation during our morning commute. For as important these innovations are in our fast-paced daily lives, they pale in comparison to the benefits that robotic technologies will have on human capital as it heralds in a new era in our education system for the future generation particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
It is observed that edutainment help students learn and develop 21st century skills efficiently through these championships/competition formats. Robotics competitions strengthen various abilities and skills - both hard and soft - that are needed in the 21st century like computational thinking, self-directed learning, creative problem solving, time management, teamwork and more. Robotics competitions can have an extraordinary positive impact on students.
Robotics competitions are currently at the forefront of our ever-changing technological world. Competitions bring entertainment, coupled with education (Edutainment) which motivates, and encourage students of all ages to work together. Edutainment delivers required experience to students while learning through gamification and enables them to think intellectually and be innovative. In the modern day, it is important to learn relevant skills which will help students prepare for better future and help students navigate the shift from traditional, old-school technology to newer and more advanced tech.
To cultivate innovators in our youth today, robotics competitions allow school students to showcase their designs and engineering strategies at such an early age. More than that learning the required skills needed to build a robot, coding it, building strategies to solve various problems in a competition format, gain understanding, and investigate on new technologies. With automation across every industry, there will be a huge demand for STEAM graduates in India who can lead our nation with innovation in future. . Schools across the nation are shifting focus to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) as a New Age education system.
Bengaluru: With an aim to inculcate STEAM learning in the curriculum in India, Makebot – a leading EduTech company focused on creating paradigm shifts in the New Age STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Education system, has launched a first-of-its-kind Indian STEAM Premier League (ISPL) at DIDAC. The competition, is aimed at putting to test the robotics and AI skills of students from around the world.
Makebot, will be conducting several state and regional level competitions, so as to filter out and select the best teams that will represent India at the international arena. These include city specific competitions in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune, followed by a national championship to be held at Mumbai on November 9 2019. Through the competition, students are expected to devise creative solutions to difficult problems, work as a team, learn sportsmanship, communicate effectively and build leadership skills.The finals for MakeX 2019 are scheduled to be held in China, Guangzhou on November 29, 2019.
Mumbai: Makebot, Mumbai based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) Education provider, announced its partnership with the international MakeBlock to bring their international Robotics Championship, MakeX, to India. MakeX offers a competitive platform for students across the globe, who are passionate about innovation through collaboration. Further, MakeX aims to appreciate and encourage students to apply the multi-disciplinary learnings of STEAM principals.
5th September 2019, Mumbai: Makebot, Mumbai based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) Education provider, announced its partnership with the international MakeBlock to bring their international Robotics Championship, MakeX, to India. MakeX offers a competitive platform for students across the globe, who are passionate about innovation through collaboration. Further, MakeX aims to appreciate and encourage students to apply the multi-disciplinary learnings of STEAM principals.
Check out our advert in Times of India - dated 27 August 2019!!!" (pan India) "MakeX International Robotics Competition 2019" Try new things, step out of your comfort zone, take risks, do things in ways you’ve never done before and surrounded yourself with qualified mentors. REACH OUT NOW!!!!
The Indian education system, catering to the largest population of youth in the world, is currently at the most significant stage of development, with vast potential and a crucial task at hand. This is also the time when Education sector became most funded industry as per the recent survey, where startups are bringing in new age education for the ‘Gen-Z’ in form of app-based learning, smart classes, introduction of robotics, AI, IOT, VR, AR, Laser & 3D printing and various other forms of learning.
Vandana Lulla Principal Of Podar School gives some great insight into integrating Robotics as a subject in schools & tells us about MakeX World Robotics Championship powered by MakeBot
STEAM education build skills but also challenge students in every form of life. Students learn to build things which they can relate with real life and hence its gaining tractions. STEAM covers life-skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving as core and helps in overall development of child.
Podar International, a reputed IB/CAIE board school recently inaugurated its campus at Santacruz, Mumbai, and received rave reviews for its innovative STEAM laboratory, set up by Makebot. The campus was inaugurated by the Honourable Minster for Education, Mr. Vinod Tawade, with the help of a special Makebot robot, who was the bearer of the scissors for the auspicious ceremony. The event also saw the presence of prominent educationist, Ms. Indu Shahani, Dean of Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship and Mr. Vinayak Sudhakar, Head – West, & South India, International Baccalaureate.
Watch out for our Front page advert in Economic Times - Mumbai, dated 31st July 2019!!!" "MakeX International Robotics Competition 2019" Try new things, step out of your comfort zone, take risks, do things in ways you’ve never done before and surround yourself with qualified mentors. PARTICIPATE NOW !!!
MUMBAI: Giving students the lead in learning is the way ahead, Feel city principals and academic experts, who met on friday to discuss innovations, teacher education and safety in schools at Times of India and Maharashtra Times Principals Conclave, Mumbai edition.
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