So What’s New About Roamer?

We have waited patiently for Roamer ® . Now it’s starting to roll off the production line. GO took the opportunity to ask its designer Dave Catlin what is so special about it? (more…)

Take Advantage of the World Cup

Piggybacking on to Enthusiasms is Always a Good Idea

Once again four years have flown by and a new World Cup has started in Russia.  Even better, England won a game.  You may hate football, but you can’t deny the passions and emotions it creates for many people including your students.  Why not harness their enthusiasm with a set of Roamer challenges?  Roamer has a talent for connecting with student interests.

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How to Engage 14 Year-Old Students with Mathematics

Using Roamer to Explore Islamic Art

Turtle type Robots have always connected to mathematics education; this event with learners from the East London Science School showed why. Computer science teacher Vivita Sequeira invited Roamer to London’s East End to play with over eighty 14-year old students.  Although invented in London this is the story of Roamer’s day trip to another planet.

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How Did Roamer Do at Amazing Robot Exhibition?

Roamer Met Old Friends an Made New Ones

When the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry hosted the Robot Exhibition they invited Roamer to take part in their family active zone.   Find out why Roamer became a big hit and how it met some old friends among the visitors and awesome robots. (more…)

5 Things That Make Roamer a Terrific Dancer

How Students Loved Roamer’s Creative Coding Challenge

Dancing is one of Roamer’s favourite pastimes.  The Classic Roamer started it over twenty years ago and the EU Code Week gave her daughter the chance to follow in her wheel tracks.  Find out what happened at the University College London’s Code Event and how you can use this idea in your classroom. (more…)

Roamer in Emergency Life Saving Dash to the Hospital

Roamer Rescues a Student from West Elementary School, Arcadia, Florida

When a 4th Grade student started to choke on a chicken bone her friends programmed Roamer to make a dramatic life-saving dash to the hospital.  Teacher and Roamer enthusiast Michael Raby set this and other problems for his students to solve in a wonderfully playful lesson. (more…)