Archive for the ‘Classic Roamer’ Category

Introducing Roamer Sensors

  • Published November 6, 2014
  • By Marcus Topham and Dave Catlin

Make Roamer Come Alive

This feature was first published in April 1991.  In it teacher Marcus Topham explains how sensors transform the capabilities of a robot.  In the original article Marcus explained what sensors mean to a robot and how where you find sensors in the animal world and in machines and some suggestions of how to introduce sensors to children.  Of course things since those days the “connected world” has arrived and sensors are everywhere.  However, the basic ideas behind sensors has not changed, so we have taken the opportunity to update the article.


Going to School in Disneyland

  • Published November 24, 2008
  • By Kenton Morrison

Roamer in Disney Imagineerium

Evergreen  Elementary  School  is  on  the  US  Fort  Lewis  US  Army  in Washington State.  In 2004 one of their Kindergarten teachers Jeffrey Thompson  won  the Disney  Foundation  Teacher  of  the  Year  Award.   This  brought  the  Army  and  Disney  together  to  build a  very  unique school.    Evergreen  teacher  Kenton  Morrison  describes  his  school  and how Roamer helps solve its unique problems.


Wandering Star Part 1

Using Roamer in Special Needs Classrooms

Maggie Wagstaff is an Advisory Teacher for Information Technology (IT)and Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Warwickshire. She says, “I’ve got the good fortune to be working in all the MLD (mild learning difficulties)and SLD (severe learning difficulties) schools in in the county.” In this the first of two GO Articles, she describes her experience using Roamer.


Roamer with Hearing Impaired Children 1

Bernagh Young teaches deaf children at Cheriton Hearing Impaired Unit, Folkestone.  She has found that Roamer stimulates the children to respond and actively engage in communication.


Roamer Control Box Applications

  • Published May 18, 1993
  • By Desi Donnely

Desi Donnelly, Advisory Teacher for the South Eastern Education and Library Board, Northern Ireland, is a great exponent of the Roamer and Roamer control. Here he passes on some ideas that he has developed through his work with teachers and pupils. (more…)