Between the 22nd and the 24th of November 2021, the C2 Blended mobility of school learners was conducted online for the Erasmus+ project: ” Robotics through sign language: Ensuring access and engagement of students with disabilities (deaf or with hearing impairment) to the digital world of coding and robotics”.
The #ROBOTICS4DEAF project aims to introduce ‘coding and robotics’ to primary and secondary school students with deafness or hearing impairments (aged 10-21) by ensuring access and participation of hearing impaired in learning and creating synergies between schools and various stakeholders such as ICT professionals, educational centers, providers, NGOs, enterprises etc.
On the first day, Emphasys Centre went through Scratch Coding with explanations and examples. Then the students had the opportunity to create their own code on Scratch by completing exercises, working in groups, and taking part in competitions.
On the second day, Lego Boost and its different robot versions (guitar, cat) were introduced by the ISTITUTO DEI SORDI DI TORINO. Following the introduction, some Lego Boost coding examples were presented to the students. After that, DEMOKRITOS CENTRE, presented some more advanced Lego Boost constructions like Gears and Catapult. The students had the opportunity to build those 2 constructions and complete challenges with the catapult at the end of the session as well.
On the 3rd and final day, an induction to Lego Mindstorm took place which includes quizzes related to Lego Mindstorm commands that were given to the students. Finally, SPOLECZNA AKADEMIA guided a discussion on the impact of robots and computers on the lives of people and the new generation.
We would like to thank our coordinator SPOLECZNA AKADEMIA NAUK (Poland), as well as ISTITUTO DEI SORDI DI TORINO (Italy), NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEMOKRITOS. (Greece), DEAF STUDIO (Slovakia), REZEKNES TEHNOLOGIJU AKADEMIA (Latvia), and POLSKI ZWIAZEK GLUCHYCH ODDZIAL LODSKI (Poland) for their contribution and collaboration.
For more information about our project visit our website at https://robotics4deaf.eu/