Kitronik is to launch its first ‘Lesson in a Box’ product at this year’s ISTE EdTech Conference, held in Philadelphia on 23-26 June.
Kitronik is owned and managed by two electronics graduates Kevin Spurr and Geoff Hampson who believe that electronics should be accessible to everyone.
The ‘Lesson in a Box’ comes in a series and the first, the Simple Robotics Pack, contains a complete set of electronics and teaching resources.
The company said that the pack provides everything needed to successfully deliver a lesson on robotics to up to 30 children, making the task as manageable as possible for teachers, particularly the less experienced. It is aimed at students aged 11 to 16 and can be used for the range of STEM subjects, making it a cost-effective way to deliver the curriculum.
The product has been designed in consultation with teachers, with plans having been developed by Caroline Keep , Teacher and Director of Spark at Penketh High School in Warrington, UK, the first school with an embedded makerspace!
Kevin Spurr, Co-Founder and Director of Kitronik explained: “We are always keen to understand the barriers teachers have in successfully teaching electronics. Following feedback, many said that they wanted to ensure they were buying the right products and wanted the confidence to know that a particular product would work with another one. We all know how frustrating it is when you buy something and find, for example, you’ve got the wrong lead. Clearly busy teachers did not want to waste their valuable time and money on such issues.”
“With this in mind, we have created ‘Lesson in a Box’ so that teachers have everything they need in a box, making the process from purchasing to delivering the lessons as smooth as possible.”
Below is a video showing a previous product from Kitronik, the MeArm Robot Arm Kits.