As educators, we know how important STEM learning is to ensure our students succeed not just in the classroom, but out in the real world as well. Students need to develop the critical skills that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom as tomorrow’s engineers and innovators.
Modern Robotics merged with Boxlight earlier this year, enabling us to introduce the Mimio MyBot educational robotics system. This system was conceived and developed to fulfill a need in robotics and coding in the classroom without the added complexity common in most systems. The MyBot system helps students engage in learning experiences, preparing them in emerging STEM fields including software, robotics, and technology.
With Mimio MyBot, students can learn without limits. This flexible, expandable system encourages creativity and exploration while enabling the construction of nearly anything a student can imagine. And since it’s built from rugged, aerospace-grade materials, it's made to survive the rigors of classroom use.
Here’s what Stephen Barker, Boxlight's VP of STEM Education, had to say about this exciting new technology:
What Is Mimio MyBot?
The Mimio MyBot is an innovative K-12 robotics system that helps students develop skills and a passion for coding and robotics. Through the cohesive software platform, educators receive a solution complete with a robust curriculum, STEM lessons, tutorials, and videos.
Why Are Coding and Robotics Important in Education?
There are several compelling reasons why it makes sense to teach all students coding, regardless of where their interests might lie. For one thing, exposing all students to coding as part of the school curriculum might change their minds about a career in computer science and open the door to new possibilities. Learning what it means to write code could help students overcome stereotypes about who coders are and what they do, perhaps putting them on a path to a promising career.
Why is this so important? Because the nation’s economy is going to need more computer programmers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for software developers overall will grow by 24 percent by 2026. Additionally, the need for application developers will grow by 31 percent.
What’s Next for Boxlight and Mimio MyBot?
We are excited about working with the Buzz Aldrin Family Foundation and ShareSpace Education Foundation in bringing Mimio MyBot to districts, schools, and community learning centers around the United States as early as this summer!
Want to learn more about our brand-new educational robotics system? Click here to discover Mimio MyBot!