Students Learn to Write by Teaching This Robot

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Frank Smith A new robot-powered app exemplifies learning through teaching. Classroom Digital Content Mobile Apps Mobility STEM

How Can I bring Robotics Into My Curriculum? Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab #AskTheTechCoach


Lightning Lab will make it even easier to use the SPRK robot in the classroom because students can access te instructions and starter code inside of the app. Sphero makes app-enabled, teachable robots. To get started users download the mobile app to program their robot.

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How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe


As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. Robots in the Physics Classroom. Robots in the Language Arts Classroom.

Robots deliver multimedia lessons to teach STEM

eSchool News

Content platform turns content, including robot-delivered lessons, into custom learning challenges to promote play and learning. Its newest platform partner, Famulus Robots, offers step-by-step multimedia lessons using various robots to teach science and engineering concepts.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. In the coming years, computer science education will be critical for social mobility of underprivileged communities. Dash & Dot are robots with personality and capability.

Teachscape now works with the Swivl robot for PD

eSchool News

Swivl, recently named a “Cool Vendor” in education by Gartner, lets educators capture videos from anywhere, at any time using their own mobile devices. Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Professional Development (PD) Top News

Hands-On Clubs and Tech Challenges Nurture STEM Learning

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By Wylie Wong Schools nurture STEM skills by letting students build robots, NASA rovers and mobile apps. Classroom Curriculum STEM

#EdTechTidBIts of the Week (April 21, 2015)

Here's your #EdTechTidBits for the week of April 21, 2015. I found two new apps, a Disney article, a robotics competition to the moon, and a repository of maker projects! The task is to design, create, and program a robot that can rove & navigate on the moon's surface.

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility


Students will see how TRI is using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics to develop smarter automated vehicles.

In our own image

Learning with 'e's

In this week's edition of Time Magazine, an article entitled One Small Step traces the recent development of humanoid robots. Exactly what is behind this anthropomorphic desire to design robots that move and look like their makers? But robots that actually walk and behave like us?

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

They use smartphones and tablets to solve maths problems, blog to develop their creative writing skills, build robots and learn how to code. Teachers are wary of the darker side of mobile phones.

Friday 5 — 9.18.15

Perry Hewitt

Web platform solutions for website or mobile apps are notoriously hard to propagate in a world where people gravitate toward the bespoke. Check out a masterclass in Fenway Park , flying robotics in Harvard Stadium , all the Harvard events , or the full listing.

7 Arduino Kits For Young Programmers and Makers

Fractus Learning

Many kits include the pieces to build robots that can be controlled with an Arduino compatible controller and others have basic components to assemble various Arduino programmed devices. Makeblock Educational Starter Robot Build Kit. Makeblock mBot Educational Robot Kit for Kids.

What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

I think their trends fall into three categories: advances in artificial intelligence; growth of the Internet of Things; mobile intelligence, or the first two categories mashed together. 3: mobile intelligence, i.e., 1+2 mashed up. How will computing change over the next few years?

From MakerSpace to MakerFaire – Guest Post from Christine Boyer


This past year has helped to give our maker movement stronger momentum with the addition of school sponsored clubs (multi-grade makers club and Lego Robotics).

The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education

Bryan Alexander

I’ve been studying the mobile technology world for a while, ever since helping do some research for Howard Rheingold’s Smartmobs (2002). The mobile phone was the first major step in that direction, followed by PDAs, mp3 players, ereaders, then tablets.

Raspberry Pi + iPad = countless maker possibilities

eSchool News

With the maker movement in schools in full force across the country, it seems like students everywhere are excited and interested in learning about programming, electronics, robotics, and more. Using an iPad to control the small Raspberry Pi is easier than you think. [

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TechShop launches maker space workshops for educators

eSchool News

Selecting and planning equipment, including CAD, 3D printers, laser cutters, table top mills and electronics/robotics (e.g., Mobile outreach—taking your maker space on the road. Maker space workshop guides educators and librarians through the nuts and bolts.

Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

Robotics. The impact of the mobile revolution is still being felt, with ripples of change across campus spaces. What’s coming up for education and technology over the next five years?

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like


Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. They started incubating coding, robotics and other computational project classes in after-school programs and summer clubs.

Estella’s Brilliant Bus Edventure

Daily Edventures

A younger group, aged six to 11, will build their own robots before they get home.”. Estella originally created her mobile learning center outfitted with computers that ran Microsoft technology.

7 Awesome Slot Cars for Kids Who Like Fast-Paced Fun

Fractus Learning

Using smartphones, players control their robotic supercars as they fly around the track. Best for : Advanced Gameplay, AI, Battle Racing, Mobile Device, Expandable. Unlike the Anki, no mobile device is needed as all gameplay is through the custom designed remote controls.

5 Ways Video Can Increase Student Ownership of Learning

Shake Up Learning

The Swivl Robot, Swivl Capture App and Swivl Cloud offer the tools to support and make student ownership of learning possible in the classroom. The Swivl Capture app can be downloaded on any mobile device and connected with Swivl Cloud for easy video management and sharing.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Falling cost of mobile devices, which impacts what’s affordable, who shows up to school with what on their own, school budgets, etc. Robotics in the classroom. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else." - John W. Gardner

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Students with mobile devices flooding the streets and the world, conquering life. Now I watch commercial companies, foundations, and others use the same language and words that we once did, but almost in a robotic, methodical, marketing-speak way without any sense of revolution. As you might easily guess, I appreciate the sentiment of the first half of this quote, and the idea that all education should ultimately be self-education.

Friday 5 — 8.21.15

Perry Hewitt

A new report from Pew delves into mobile messaging for the first time, and updates social media trends. Mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat continue to grow, with 49% adoption among 18-29 year old internet users.

Friday 5 — 8.21.2015

Perry Hewitt

A new report from Pew delves into mobile messaging for the first time, and updates social media trends. Mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat continue to grow, with 49% adoption among 18-29 year old internet users.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology.

The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

With the acquisition of , LinkedIn propelled itself into the space of learning in 2015. Staples: Too often, the narrative around AI and automation is driven by a fear that robots will take our jobs.

Top Blog Posts of January 2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Our students are going to be designing apps together using the latest in mobile app development technology and compassion-based engineering concepts from Angela Maiers. The Top 15 Tweets of 2015 New in January! Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using Sphero!).

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?


Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. This means they know a K-12 where the promise of mobile 1:1 school computing is becoming a reality. The 15-year-old today is more a sibling of cloud computing, of apps that are available from any screen, of mobile devices in many sizes and form factors that go beyond last century’s laptops. percent of new mobile computing device shipments in U.S.

Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

From the cars we drive, our mobile phones, refrigerators and even tractors - they all run with code and the number of jobs in our marketplace for people who can write that code is staggering! Robots are cool.

K–12 Districts Prepare Students for Careers in the Tech-Dominated Economy

EdTech Magazine

In the tournament, middle school teams compete in 14 events, including Lego robotics, video production and the 3D Derby, where participants use a 3D printer to design and produce cars, and then race them. Start small with a robotics competition or a club,” he says. I’m in a rural area of Mississippi, and my middle school son is very involved in his robotics club.”. Programs range from early childhood education to applied robotics technology to web application development.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access


As girls who built robots, LED bracelets and tote bags, mobile apps, and websites said, “This is so much cooler than we thought.” ChickTech April 2018 Robotics Workshop held by CJ Reynolds, Grades 9–12.