The final Sveti Ivan primary school project of 2012 was a two week project concerning robots.
We began our first session with a look at the distinction between real and make-believe robots by watching some wall-e shorts and the Honda Asimo commercial. Then we started working with some humanoid robotic worksheets to learn the names of humanoid body parts. We began by looking at the head, then we continued to the basic body nouns, and finished off with naming our main movable joints.
At the end of our first session we got funky, and got up from our chairs to dance robotic Gangnam style. It was fantastic.
The second session of the project was also ‘Christmas week’, so we had a robotic Christmas session. I first attempted to amaze the young learners with a look at icub.
It worked! So, as a class we took the opportunity to translate the video’s key verbs into Italian and Slovenian.
We next looked at some Christmas vocabulary with the help of some internet generated worksheets and then got robotically funky again with Electronic Santa Claus.
The kids loved that one! We finished up the lesson with a little creativity, as the children drew their own Electronic Santas.