RobotLAB Launched STEMLab, an Online Platform That Aggregates Lessons, Apps and Resources for Multiple Robots Used in the Classroom.
RobotLAB Inc., the award-winning educational robotics company launched STEMLAB, an online platform that gathers relevant materials for multiple robots in one place, enabling centralized access for teachers and students.
RobotLAB is focused on providing comprehensive, interactive, standards-aligned content for STEM and coding classes for schools. The educational platform Engage! K12 has hundreds of courses, lessons and hands-on activities. With Engage! K12, teachers and students have access to comprehensive K-12 content on a classroom management platform. The new addition, STEMLAB, adds a set of apps and resources for each of the supported robots. It consolidates everything educators need in order to use their robots in one centralized location. Apps, support articles, links to courses, lessons and other resources are all categorized on designated robot pages. RobotLAB seeks to achieve and provide full and optimal use of the robots in the classroom with this tool.
“With STEMLAB we really wanted to make the use of robots easy and relevant for education,” said Natanel Dukan, who lead the development of the new tool. “Before STEMLAB, teachers and students needed to invest a large amount of time searching for relevant resources before they could actually use their robots. All that time spent looking for documentations, how-to-guides and apps is at best a waste of time. And it can be very frustrating, especially when you don’t find relevant information.”
The online platform supports a variety of robots that can be used in order to teach standards-aligned lessons (Common Core, NGSS, TEKS) and more. Within the platform, there are different apps for robot-dances, stories, pre-programmed moves and even apps for special education. Additionally, subscribers get access to the manuals of the robots, the software, technical documents and more – allowing teachers and users to get familiar with all the aspects of their robot friends.
“Robots owners and users like to see their robots do fun things,” added Mr. Dukan, “We all feel joy when we’re able to get our hands on a new smart phone and in a few clicks download an app for it. The same goes for robots. We want to find the right apps, the right software, or even a lesson to teach with it. That process is seamless with STEMLAB, and that’s a very satisfying experience. We hope everyone will enjoy this new tool as much as we do!”