Moyvane children in the know how with Bee-Bots!

The building blocks of learning taking shape at Murhur NS in Moyvane with Ger Mulvihill, Ella Farrell, Sarah O’Connell and Nathan Roche . Photo by Domnick Walsh
The building blocks of learning taking shape at Murhur NS in Moyvane with Ger Mulvihill, Ella Farrell, Sarah O’Connell and Nathan Roche . Photo by Domnick Walsh

Fergus Dennehy

It's far from educational robots that this writer was taught but for the kids at Murhur NS in Moyvane, items such as the Bee-Bot have become the norm - such is how far modern technology has come in the classroom.

Programming has long been touted as the job of the future and the toy has been described as the perfect entry level toy for kids.  

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The Bee-Bot is tool that helps students to learn control, directional language along with getting a starting foundation in the area of programming. Bee-Bot can accurately move in steps of 15cm, can turn in 90 degree turns and  can remember up to 40 steps.

It can interacts with other Bee Bots and Blue Bots, it can record audio  and can playback commands to students, has up to 200 step memory and has been a staple of the modern Irish classroom for the last number of years.

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