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Training Tue 20 & Wed 21

Author:marjo @ May 21st, 2008 Leave a Comment

ECEC
Tuesday May 20
9-11:30 am
Marjo, Micah, Javier

- 8 children interected with Rubi
- Malfunctions: 1) problems with connection, 2) long delays in playing sounds , 3) full-screen pictures, 4) wrong picture (bottle)
- BBC radio interview
- Children repeated many Finnish words
- One child repeated also a two-word sentence (“Give me…”)

ECEC
Tuesday May 20
3:15-4:30 pm
Marjo

- 7 children interacted with Rubi
- Children played a new game (names game) approx. 10 min. in the beginning. After that only few interactions with Rubi.
- Dancing while Rubi played songs, giving items (soft blocks)
- One child repeated Finnish word pallo during the item game
- Children read books next to Rubi without paying attention to her. Rubi catched the attention by saying “no-no” and shaking the head.
- Malfunction: Rubi played “no-no” and shaked the head during nap time

ECEC
Wednesday May 21
9-10 am
Micah, Marjo

- 3 children interacted with Rubi
- Wrong object changed and problems with full-screen pictures fixed
- Major problems with connection –> training cancelled

Comments

Author:marjo @ May 19th, 2008 Leave a Comment

Using different instructional material based on

1) children’s age: more songs and one word per training for younger children, songs and educational games for older children
2) the state of training: at first songs to get familiar with new words, then educational games

Training 11 & 12

Author:marjo @ May 19th, 2008 Leave a Comment

ECEC
Friday May 16, 2008
3-5pm
Marjo

- no malfunctions in the autonoumous mode
- 5 children interacted with Rubi
- less interaction with Rubi than earlier

ECEC
Monday May 19, 2008
9-10 am
Marjo, Micah

- 8 children interacted with Rubi
- malfunctions: 1) connection lost several times, 2) full-screen picture
- some of the children repeated Finnish words
- one child chose right object without looking at the screen

Training 9 & 10

Author:marjo @ May 16th, 2008 Leave a Comment

ECEC
Thursday May 15, 2008
3:15-4:30 pm
Marjo

- 9 children trained with Rubi (no teacher)
- No malfunctions in the autonomous mode
- The children gave soft blocks to Rubi, not the test items
- Children played with Rubi several times, alone or in the group
- At least one child repeated Finnish words, “kenkä” (shoe)

ECEC
Friday May 16, 2008
9:00-10:45 pm
Marjo, Micah

- 6 children trained with Rubi
- Teacher guided 2 of the children by saying e.g. Rubi wants something. This kind of instruction seemed to work.
- Some minor malfunctionsin the control mode: losing connection and showing an item on full screen a couple of times
- Children hadn’t played with Rubi in the morning –> didn’t change their interest in Rubi.
- Some of the children repeated Finnish words, “ei” (no), “juna” (train)
- Teacher suggested different variations on interaction, e.g. 1 item/day, 1item/child (if two child are playing–>2 trains etc.)

Training 7 & 8

Author:marjo @ May 15th, 2008 Leave a Comment

ECEC
Wednesday May 14, 2008
3:20-4:30 pm
Marjo

- 8 children (no teacher)
- autonomous mode ok
- no malfunctions in games or robot
- giving items to RUBI is still difficult to the children
- cover removed from the cup

ECEC
Thursday May 15, 2008
9:00-10:15 am
Marjo, Micah

- children played outside in the morning instead of playing with Rubi (8-9am) –> no influence on the controlled training session, e.g. the children didn’t show more interest in Rubi
- 8 children (no teacher)
- Some of the children played with Rubi several times
- 3 or more children with Rubi at the time was too much (this happened at the end of the session)
- minor malfunctions: 1) connection between Rubi and control panel was lost a couple of times, 2) one item was shown once on full screen

Training 5 & 6

Author:marjo @ May 14th, 2008 Leave a Comment

ECEC
Tuesday May 13, 2008
3:45-5:00 pm
Marjo

- 6 children (no teacher)
- item game and songs were not running
- autonomous mode ok after restarting RUBI
- parents in the classroom at the end of the session

ECEC
Wednesday May 14, 2008
9:30-10:30 am
Marjo, Micah

- 6 children (no teacher)
- control mode (names, song, item game, song)
- no malfunctions, also hands were working well
- 2 children played with Rubi at the same time
- approx. 10 min./session
- children had already played with Rubi in the morning from 8 to 9 –> some of the children didn’t want to play again

Training 3 & 4

Author:marjo @ May 13th, 2008 Leave a Comment

Monday May 12, 2008
3:30-5:00 pm
Marjo

- 5 children (no teacher)
- autonomous mode (songs, object game, hands)
- no malfunctions in RUBI
- suggestions from the teacher:
1) repeating a word e.g. for 5 minutes?
2) playing music autonomously (without touching the screen)?

Tuesday May 13, 2008
9:20-10:00 am
Micah, Marjo

- 6 children (no teacher)
- 2 children played with RUBI at the same time
- approx. 8-10 min. / 2 children
- control mode
- automatic hands
- structure: names, song, items, song
- object game in the control panel didn’t work
- automatic hands stopped working
- connection between control panel and RUBI was lost several times, but managed to connect again

Training 1 & 2

Author:marjo @ May 12th, 2008 Leave a Comment

ECEC
Friday May 9, 2008
10-11 am
Marjo, Micah

- 4 children (+1 teacher)
- control mode
- no malfuntions while playing with RUBI
- videotaping ok (3 children)
- position of RUBI is problematic (difficulties in seeing especially RUBI’s hands from the observation room –> difficulties in right timing i.e. closing hands)
- teacher used English and Finnish while training
- add Finnish game to the control panel
- more cameras needed
- 2 arms to work at the same time
- do not reject an item, but play a new sound
- do structured playing: name, song, Finnish game, bye-bye

Friday May 9, 2008
3:30-> pm
- installing 4 cameras

ECEC
Monday May 12, 2008
9:30-10:30 am
Marjo, Micah, Javier

- 4 children (+ 1 teacher)
- control mode
- videotaping ok (4 children)
- connection between RUBI and control panel lost several times
- finnish game in the control panel didn’t work
- dance is too long
- need to close hand faster
- finish a RUBI session by playing a song
- more child-centered than teacher-directed activities with RUBI
- give new instructions to teachers

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