Raspberry Pis, robots and foam drones – these are just some of the highlights Devika saw at the 2017 EduTECH expo.
Earlier this month Devika’s Brad and Ken attended the annual education expo to find out what’s new and exciting in the industry. For anyone unfamiliar with the expo, EduTECH is the largest education exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region with this year’s event attracting nearly 9000 visitors.
EduTECH 2017 included stalls from tech giants such as Google and Microsoft, as well as smaller local businesses. The expo also featured free seminars, teachmeets, events for parents as well as a treasure hunt and robocup competitions. Showcasing innovations in everything from augmented reality and big data to cyberbullying and special needs education, Devika was there to find inspiration for their learning program.
Our standout pick from this year’s EduTECH? Airblock’s modular, programmable drones. Using simple drag-and-drop programming, the Airblock drone is easy enough for primary-aged students to use. And because of its modular design it can be arranged into a number of shapes and easily fixed should it break apart. It’s an innovative (and fun) way to teach coding to kids.
Exhibitor and speaker applications are already open for EduTECH 2018. If you’re keen to be at the event next year head over to their website.