Nurturing Young Minds: A Journey through the Makeblock Education Range

by The STEAM Team

14 February 2024

Educators are constantly on the lookout for innovative tools and technologies to engage our students in the world of coding and robotics. Makeblock offer a comprehensive range of solutions designed to cater to the diverse needs of students at different educational levels. In this blog post, we will explore the progression through the Makeblock education range, from early years through to secondary education.

mTiny: An Early Introduction to Coding (Early Years)

Makeblock's mTiny is specifically crafted for the early years of education, providing a gentle introduction to coding concepts through play. This adorable robot introduces children to the basics of programming using interactive storytelling and engaging activities. With its easy-to-use design and screen-free coding cards, mTiny allows even the youngest learners to explore the world of coding in a hands-on and intuitive manner.

Key Features:
Screen-free coding with coding cards.
Interactive storytelling for a playful learning experience.
Colorful design and friendly character to capture young imaginations.

Age Range: 3+ years

Codey Rocky: Bridging the Gap (Primary Education)

Moving into primary education, Makeblock's Codey Rocky serves as the ideal bridge between the early years and more advanced coding concepts. This versatile robot offers a wide range of features, combining both hardware and software elements to provide a holistic coding experience. Students can progress from block-based programming to Python, gradually enhancing their coding skills.

Key Features:

Dual programming interfaces: block-based and Python.

Built-in AI and IoT functionalities for real-world applications.

Interactive learning with sensors and expansion capabilities.

Age Range: 6+

mBot2: Empowering Students for Secondary Education

As students enter secondary education, Makeblock's mBot2 becomes the perfect platform to delve deeper into robotics and programming. mBot2 builds upon the foundation laid by Codey Rocky, offering more advanced features and customisation options. With its modular design and compatibility with various sensors and actuators, students can explore complex projects and gain a deeper understanding of robotics and coding principles.

Key Features:

Advanced programming in both block-based and text-based languages.

Modular design for customisation and expansion.

Integration with various sensors, enabling a wide range of project possibilities.

Age Range: 12+

Makeblock's education range provides a seamless progression for students, offering age-appropriate robotics and coding experiences from the early years through primary and into secondary education. By incorporating these innovative tools into the classroom, UK teachers can inspire a new generation of creative thinkers, problem solvers, and technology enthusiasts, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Find out more or speak to our STEAM Team now.