Next week's TechTalk for Teachers will explore the issue of robots playing music.

Nigel Stanford is a composer from New Zealand. He is behind Automatica, a video project in which he programmed robotic arms (used in factories around the world) to play instruments: strum a guitar, play piano and even scratch like a DJ.

About TechTalk for Teachers

TechTalk for Teachers is an online course which provides primary school teachers with examples of technology (video, photo or article) and suggested questions to discuss with students ages eight to 12. Technology examples are taken from a variety of fields, including health, transportation, agriculture, energy, the environment, retail, entertainment, sports and consumer goods.

A new TechTalk for Teachers topic will be posted every week during the school year (September 2018 - July 2019).

Teachers are invited to make TechTalk for Teacher a regular feature in their classrooms and share feedback from their discussions with students. Let's bring critical thinking about technology into primary school classrooms!