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The curriculum

In the ROBOTIC section, teachers and students will go through a lot of fun and educative lessons, here are some examples:

“Robot one”

In this lesson, students will explore the phenomenon of robots and their impact on society. They will develop their visual-motor integration skills and learn to search for programs on their own computer or tablet. They will build their first robot model using LEGO pieces, a small electronic brain, and an electric motor, and connect it to their computer via Bluetooth. They will learn how Bluetooth technology works and program their robot to perform various tasks. By the end of the lesson, students will have gained knowledge about robots, built their first robot model, and learned programming skills.

“Twin robot”

In this lesson, students will learn how to work collaboratively to build a cooperative robot. They will learn to search for different programs on their computer, explore the features of the LEGO WeDo 2.0 software, build a robot, join the two robots together securely, learn techniques about engines, and program a double robot that can steer. The lesson will also support socio-emotional development by providing an opportunity for students to take initiative and try out their ideas without fear of evaluation or comparison.

“Stronger or faster”

In this lesson, students will learn about the physics of gears and how different configurations can produce different results. They will learn how to configure a powerful or strong car as well as a fast car. Additionally, they will carry out tests with their robot and learn how to program it using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 software. By the end of the lesson, students will have a better understanding of how gears work and how to apply this knowledge to building and programming their robot for different functions.

“Sensors!”

In this lesson, students will learn about sensors, what they are, how they work, and their role in robotics. They will build a new robot and install a motion sensor in it. They will learn how to send data to their robot's computer and use programming tricks to utilize the new sensor correctly. The students will test and adjust their robot and program to make it perform unique actions based on the input from the sensor.

“First approach to Micro:bit”

In this lesson, students will dive into the world of robotics and electronics by exploring microbits, circuits, and sensors. microbit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors, and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world. In this lesson, students will develop some games using this amazing electronic component and use visual block coding to program them. This lesson aims to introduce students to microbit and teach them how to develop games with it.

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By introducing children to robotics, programming, IT, and crucial problem-solving skills, you are furnishing them with a foundational skill set that could become essential to them in the future. Here is our list or reasons why learning robotics should be taught from an early age:

1. Robotics it's a fun introduction to programming

Rather than completing a line of code that produces a bland but practical function, your students in class will see the results of all their hard work moving right in front of them. It feels more tangible, more entertaining, and more rewarding.

Not only will this teach your students the basics of working with logic-based problems, which will come in useful for many IT, STEM, and mathematics-based careers in the future, but it will give them a good foundation for learning other programming languages.


2. Robotics is an excellent skill for future career development

Programming and other IT-based skills have become an integral part of our modern workforce. With more and more companies switching over to IT-based systems, by introducing your students to programming through robotics, you will be giving them an excellent chance to explore a skill that could potentially turn into a work career in the future.

Even if your child never goes into robotics, it will have the benefit of teaching them principles that can be foundational to many STEM fields.


3. Robotics teaches problem-solving skills

To succeed in robotics takes patience; the courage to work through mistakes; and problem-solving skills. By teaching your students robotics, you are giving them the perfect environment to learn all of these things.

In addition to this, it also gives them the ideal environment to learn how to handle making mistakes. In our increasingly fast-paced society, many children aren’t given the time or space they need to learn how to work through mistakes.


4. Robotics encourages curiosity and creativity

Robotics can also be an excellent activity for stimulating creativity and a curious mind.

With a basic understanding of robotics, there are so many avenues to explore and discover. It will give them the perfect environment to stretch their creative muscles, especially if they are already inclined to building things or show a great deal of curiosity in how things work.

5. Robotics prepares them for a technological future

Our society is becoming increasingly technologically driven. Although our generation could get away with learning the bare minimum when it came to technology, the same cannot be said for our children. Being computer literate is now mandatory in many fields, and increasingly we are seeing that 3D printing and advanced machinery are becoming more and more common in various working environments.

Being comfortable around computers and technology of any kind will not just be a boost for your students’ future, but a necessity.
 

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  • "A practical approach with a lot of creativity ..."

    My kids attended the galactIQ Academy for more than two years. During this period, Diego and Gabriel learned many cool things such as programming with Scratch, creating websites with Javascript and HTML, programming Lego based robots, among others. 

    The staff are kind, professional and always willing to help. The approach is hands on with a lot of creativity involved. It was a very pleasant and rewarding experience for my kids. I strongly recommended it for all kids (and adults) who want to develop programming and robotics skills while applying their creativity and enjoying an entertaining learning environment.

    Amina Omerovic
  • Impressive!

    "The video game development episodes are broken down into manageable steps, which allowed all the children in my class to develop a functioning, playable game. What really impressed me though, were the opportunities to experiment with the code; allowing my class to create a truly unique game. I can’t believe how quick we went from zero to hero!"

    Jack Barber
  • "...the lesson was so well scaffolded..."

    We used the first episode in the robotics series and our students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.  The instructions were comprehensive for both the students and the teachers and the children could follow them to build their individual rover and were thrilled to see that the commands they set made the rover move.  As teachers, we valued the fact that the lesson was so well scaffolded and it included opportunities for discussion as well as for practising digital skills.  We can see the potential of this educational solution and how it could complement a primary school’s curriculum.

    Lucy White and Ema Caires dos Santos
  • A fantastic tool for teachers

    "Galactiq is a fantastic tool for teachers. It helps manage the flow of the lesson, get an overview of how students are doing, encourages student participation and collaboration. It is very comfortable to teach using Galactiq!"

    Paulius Skaisgir
  • It's easy and fun

    "Galactiq is the perfect way to learn and teach coding and robotics to younger kids, even when having minimal to no coding experience yourself. Before each class, I go over today's lesson to gain an understanding of today's targets and goals. With hands-on information solely available for teachers, you can use Galactiq as a manual to learn everything needed to teach the class."

    Caro Cools
  • Simple and effective

    "The step by step construction and coding instructions on galatIQ were simple and effective, ensuring student success regardless of their ability.  Along with the instructions, the online tutorials kept students engaged and encouraged them to grow in confidence over the course of the week.  The students particularly were inspired to be ambitious with their designs; creating unique and innovative robots. Overall, it is a brilliant experience!"

    Michelle C.
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Media Literacy

Behaviour, safety and understanding
A 'must' for all kids in primary schools. Students will learn to recognise the complex mechanisms of the online environment they grow surrounded with. Through debating and investigating your class will fully understand the online world.

Game Development

Plan, design, develop and test
The video game creation process includes planning, designing, programming, testing, and launching a game. A complete digital creative process that reinforces the confidence and programming skills of your students.

Web Development

Programming languages ​​from an early age
Programming languages are part of a strong and smart education for the new generations. Javascript, CSS, HTML or Python are easy to teach and learn thanks to the galactIQ educational method.

Digital Creativity

Where they expand their creative horizons
We want our students not only to understand the rudiments and fundamentals of technology, at galactIQ we also aim at making primary school students creative with the tools we learn to use.