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The Team Neutrino First Robotics student helpers from Ames High were of great assistance. I spent this morning at the Maker Tech Camp at Edwards Elementary here in Ames.

Sphero SPRK Hard Fun, Learning with Robots by @SamPatue


In August my favorite robot maker relaunched Sphero SPRK, with a new app and a special SPRK edition robot, optimized for education. The Robot: This is the good old Sphero 2 with an “invisible jet” makeover.

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Tuesday at ISTE 2015, the Playground students who build and compete with robots were on the floor strutting their stuff. I talked to a couple of these young robotics experts about their projects, their robots, what they learned, and what they see going forward. The post CUE Goes to ISTE – ROBOTS! coding ISTE ISTE Conference iste2015 programming Robotics Robots stem Uncategorized

Get Kids into STEM by Starting a Robotics Program at Your School

Where Learning Clicks

The post Get Kids into STEM by Starting a Robotics Program at Your School appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason.

5 Reasons To Pursue a Career in Robotics | #STEAM


From designing prosthetic limbs to ensuring production plants run smoothly, robot engineers have every opportunity to enhance everyday lives. Friends of TeacherCast blog robotics

Programming Robots in 2nd Grade STEM by @SamPatue


This week Megan gave me my best robot lesson yet. The robots allowed us to quantify our exploration, as one of the students observed “We could go up that ramp at 30, but the other one we couldn’t do even at 100.”

LIVE: Students Are Being Engaged in Robotics and Coding thanks to WonderWorkshop | @WonderWorkshop


I was instantly charmed by Dash and Dot, the cute blue robots from Wonderworkshop. I was lucky June came along with them because after saying hello the robot just glanced around awkwardly. in robots to 37 countries including the U.S., ISTE broadcasting coding iste live robotic

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 That Teach: Using Sphero in Class

EdTech Magazine

By Sam Patterson The company that inspired Star Wars' BB-8 droid has already won the hearts and minds of K–12 students with a similar ball-shaped robot namedSphero.

Finch Robots are Coming to Our Library Makerspace in Fall 2015

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our library makerspace will feature 12 Finch Robots by BirdBrain Technologies during the 2015-2016 school year. The robots are on loan to us for the entire school year, and this loan comes with the possibility of these robots being a permanent donation to our space.

Students Learn to Write by Teaching This Robot

EdTech Magazine

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

Rise of the Robots: STEM-Fueled Competitions Gaining Traction Nationwide

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Robotics competitions have become official high school sports in two states, and two more may soon follow suit. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Management STEM

Meet Codie, a New Robot

My Paperless Classroom

The newest robot I know of is Codie. Checkout their I ndiegogo campaign and be the first to get your hands on the wood-trimmed robot! From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time. Everyday new tools come to market.

OzoBot, a Robot that Follows Written Commands

My Paperless Classroom

The robot uses 2 different programming modes, one follows just written lines on paper. There is also an app for ios and Android uses flashing dots to send programs to the robot through it''s optical sensors. Can I imagine how they might develop this robot overtime?

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.

Robots teach coping and programming

eSchool News

Students with special needs respond to interactive robots. One New Jersey school district here has a new member of its teaching staff: Nao, an interactive robot that works with students who have autism and those with language impairments.

In This Factory, Students Design Their Own Robots


Improve designs, collect favorites in robot creation sandbox. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

Educational Fun: 8 Build-Your-Own Robot Kits For Kids

Fractus Learning

Teaching basic robotics to kids is an excellent way to foster a love for science and engineering that will hopefully continue as they get older. Fun robot kits for kids are a way to introduce children to simple robotics engineering concepts. Build-Your-Own Robot Kits For Kids.

10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2015

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2015 for many of us in the United States and beyond… welcome to the future! I am almost booked through August and fall dates for 2015 are now over 3/4 full and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill.

Kickstarter campaign funds new programmable robots

eSchool News

Programmable robots for kids exceed Kickstarter goal. A new Kickstarter campaign has already exceeded its funding goal to produce programmable robots that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. Wonder Workshop will match one dollar for every dollar donated towards funding projects that bring the Dash & Dot robots to schools in need.

ProfHacker 2015 Holiday Gift Guide


Team put up a fight, but my favorite album of 2015 comes instead from Public Service Broadcasting. So after hunting around and doing comparison reviews I purchased the 2015 Roku 2 , which is standalone, plugs into Ethernet connections and is service agnostic, which I really appreciate.

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#FETC 2015 Recap

The Electric Educator

Here are my top take-aways from the 2015 conference: 1. The 2015 Keynotes included the COO of Makerbot, designers of one of the top 3D printers in schools today. Swivl is a rotating "robot" that follows you while capturing video and audio.

Computer scientist uses robots to draw students to STEM

eSchool News

Texas middle, high school students met weekly to learn about STEM concepts and create robots. A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist and his students are using assistive robots to spur the interest of local middle- and high-school students toward STEM.

Hour of Code 2015 is Here!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

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Full Sail launches new camps for coding, robotics, gaming, and more

eSchool News

Students can take one of 11 camp sessions focusing on topics such as gaming, robotics, or animation at its campus near Orlando. Full Sail Labs originally launched in May 2015 offering eleven 1-week Summer Camps.

Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level

Ask a Tech Teacher

How to train your robot –a lesson plan from Dr. Techniko. Program a human robot (unplugged). Robotics. Robotics. Robotics–using NXT and Lego Mindstorm.

The Top 10 Best Robots for Kids: Games, Fun and Learning

Fractus Learning

I’ve titled this post ‘The Best Robots for Kids’ I use the word ‘Kids’ quite loosely here. And I can say without any hint of shame or embarrassment, that I would love to own every single robot on this list. Best Robots for Kids. 4M Doodling Robot.

Conversations with my Son: Moving, Fresh Starts and Robotics

He wanted to learn as much as he could about computers and compete in robotics. I could not help but think about how different his life would be had he had the opportunity to explore coding and robotics in school. His new school works with engineers and competes in First Robotics.

Social robots could better engage children with autism, research says

eSchool News

Preliminary research indicates that students with autism might develop stronger social skills via interaction with social robots. He also happens to be a robot. Social robot developer RoboKind recently released preliminary research results regarding Milo and Robots4Autism that indicate children affected Autism Spectrum Disorders are more engaged in autism therapy when interacting with social robots than with other people.

Free Dash Robot App Makes Programming Logic Fun


Impressive intro to programming and robotics grows with students. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

Best Learning Apps of 2015

Graphite Blog

2015 was another great year for learning apps. The Robot Factory by Tinybop. This sandbox app lets students design robots, leveraging play to spark interest in engineering. Kids direct their own creation ideas and styles by choosing robot parts such as the torso, head, arms, legs, hands, facial features, and color scheme.

A PD model that creates experts, not robots

eSchool News

Why our ELA department dropped seminars in favor of real, ongoing professional development. During my forty plus years in education, I have spent countless hours sitting in professional development sessions.

Maker Education Activities

User Generated Education

Sweet Robotics: Make simple robotics using Popsicle sticks and LED lights; play with and build some robots with Makey Makey, littleBits, Hummingbird, and Modular Robotics.

Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA


Image Source Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She present the session “Coding for the Core: [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.