Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. One of my gifted girls noted, “Where do all of these robots come from?” For their robotics hour each week, I am giving them the following choices with their goal of using five of the robotics to complete five of the tasks provided. My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot. Jimu Robot.

Herding Robots – the life and times of a robotics coach

CUE

We focused on the team identifying key requirements for the robot design by phase before they even laid hands on pieces. It wasn’t our robot, it wasn’t our design, it wasn’t ours to fail – it was theirs. The robots? Our robots were incredible anyway. As I mentioned, almost all of the kids of Team 10565 were new to the robotics program, and most had no or little experience with tools and/or power tools. I, for one, welcome our robot overlords.

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

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It was a challenging process, but in the end our selection panel managed to choose five Big Ideas to be represented at the CUE 2017 National Conference. and a eduawesome panel will watch each presentation and vote on which finalist will be awarded an additional $2000 and full rock star ISTE 2017 treatment including flight, hotel, transportation, and registration. The lab needs to be mobile so we would purchase 2 Stanley rolling tool carts. CUE is you, the educators.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

I think 2017 is going to be an exciting year, there’s going to be a lot more cloud based technology than there was before and when classes and content are delivered in the cloud and via browsers, it means kids can access the same experience and content at home as they can in the classroom. I also expect to see a lot more robotics and makerspaces in schools. Tagged: edtech , education , future , learning , reading , tech , tech tools , technology , writing.

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Robots and Related Tech Play a Role in Advancing Curricula

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Walter Some experts look to AI and robotics as the teaching tools of the future. Classroom Curriculum Game-based Learning Online Learning STEM

How Can We Use Robotics To Support All Curricular Topics? | @WonderWorkshop

My Paperless Classroom

Remote control toy or real learning tool? As a blue robot dressed as a teapot darts across the classroom and knows over a stack of cups, I realize that at first glance this looks just like the demolition tracks my brother and I would build in a basement on rainy days. The post How Can We Use Robotics To Support All Curricular Topics? | @WonderWorkshop appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

3 reasons to introduce kindergarteners to robots

eSchool News

In today’s world, saying that subjects like coding and robotics “are for ‘big kids’” is like saying “reading is for ‘big kids.’”. Robots bring this physical interaction to the potentially intimidating process of understanding engineering and programming. Lynne May Lim: To Transform Toys to Tools for Learning. One of my favorite parts of teaching is watching young students transform from using robots as toys to working with them to accomplish a task.

Can robotics teach problem solving to students?

eSchool News

This can be done using hands-on learning tools like robotics, which intuitively teaches students how to problem solve using critical thinking. The question is: how can teachers create a robotics curriculum that not only breaks students out of the “worksheet generation” mentality, but also shows them the possibilities of learning with trial and error? Here are four tips for teaching students how to problem solve using hands-on robotics as a tool: 1.

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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Playing against another human (not robots) inspires students to try harder to prove they know their stuff. Homeschool Math Parents Reviews Web Tools app reviewsZapzapmath is a free gamified ecosystem that teaches math skills aligned with many national and international standards. Its format is engaging, music lively, and layout colorful. The over 180 games spanning 900 difficulty levels are fast-paced and interactive and cover over 180 math topics.

EXCLUSIVE: They’re here–robots are teaching your children

eSchool News

Unbeknownst to parents, all first-grade classes in a suburban Los Angeles elementary school were successfully taught by teacher robots during the 2015-2016 school year. “We’ve been working on some super cool artificial intelligence (AI), and in lab tests, the AI robots demonstrated instructional capability,” Miller said. “I wanted to see if they could teach real students, because we’ve seen robots help children with social-emotional learning.”

28 can’t-miss edtech innovations from ISTE 2017

eSchool News

In all, ISTE 2017 produced 159,000 tweets from people across the U.S. The most popular topics, based on number of sessions, focused on creativity and productivity tools (113), innovative learning environments (108), online tools and resources (82), constructivist learning and the maker movement (77), and programming and robotics (70). Next page: 28 products from ISTE 2017).

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Wednesday, September 20, 2017. We taught really accessible tools that everyday classroom teachers could use in their classroom, and so that would be one level of arts integration and using the arts as a part of their toolkit to teach in the class. Let’s line up by height,” or you know, it doesn’t have to be smaller visual, music, auditory tools that help students connect.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I believe it is inevitable that technological tools and services will become more integral to schools and schooling. How, for whom, and to what ends these tools will be employed, however, all deserve much deeper and critical investigations. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I believe it is inevitable that technological tools and services will become more integral to schools and schooling. How, for whom, and to what ends these tools will be employed, however, all deserve much deeper and critical investigations. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 and 29 Combined Edition). Tagged on: July 20, 2017 Are iPads and laptops improving students’ test scores? Tagged on: July 11, 2017 Does my site need HTTPS? Summer.

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10 Projects to Kickstart Hour of Code

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In my case, I used Ctrl+Alt+S to invoke the Windows Snipping Tool. Human Robot. Programming a human robot is an unplugged approach to teaching coding that is a great way to teach sequencing–a critical skill for coding. Ask a student (or several) to explain required steps using another teacher as the ‘robot’. If the student forgets to say ‘turn around’, the human robot won’t.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. Tools, toolbars , icons, images all represent something bigger. Kindergarten — Human Robot. Draw a Stickman is a web-based tool or app that turns a simple drawing into a story by asking questions of the creator. Right click on the desired program (either a program or a tool is fine).

This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

Digital Promise

From finding ideas and inspiration, to planning, producing, and presenting, he uses his mobile-connected tools to connect, create, teach, and lead. . Zaina: The Saturday Robotics Teacher. In addition to balancing a tough schedule with her regular studies and extracurricular activities, Zaina volunteers teaching a Saturday robotics and coding class for middle school girls at her local mosque. Last week, Digital Promise co-hosted the EdSurge Fusion conference.

Help Kids Learn to Code with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

We have 3d printing, robot making, and all kinds of building going on. But today, I’m writing about one of my favorite tools for teaching coding quickly, Dash and Dot. These Wonder Workshop robots make it easy to learn to code in my STEM lab. I said, “Here are two robots, Dash and Dot, there are apps on the store you can use and there are a lot of attachments and cool things, go for it. I believe these robots make an excellent addition to: Classroom maker space.

How a new model of autism treatment uses robots

eSchool News

Next page: Assistive therapy tools and a real classroom example). One in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As an occupational therapist, I’ve seen firsthand how ASD makes life-changing impacts on a child’s ability to succeed in life and school, builds barriers for teachers trying to provide instruction, and creates hardship for families.

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

So this is not a listing of product-by-product research, but rather an organization of research about categories of digital mathematics tools. Tools for this purpose are used both in and out of school, and include tools like calculators and spreadsheets. Such tools can handle distracting details for a learner and enable a learner to focus cognitive effort on mathematical actions that are closely related to their current learning objective.

Eight Areas to Consider as Part of Your Automation Strategy

Digital Promise

Verint’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) met earlier this month and the agenda included a session on automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. These tools can help you optimize cost, quality and service and regularly measure performance against goals. Leading Retail Firm: There are discussions around making sure security concerns are addressed —ensuring that automation processes and bots/robots can’t be breached from a security perspective.

At Louisville Summer Camps, Robots Meets Literacy to Support Vulnerable Students

Edsurge

video from California’s Salinas Valley , where giant robots roll through crops of lettuce and use high-pressure water knives to harvest vegetables. This kind of technology is changing the future of farming, and Spencer wants to make sure her students have a sense of what the robotics field is capable of achieving. Offered in two-week-long sections, the camps use literacy as a cornerstone for learning alongside other interests, including photography, yoga, hip hop and robotics.

Connecting Coding to Robotics with Sphero

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I love teaching robotics and coding! As a teacher, I wanted an easy-to-use robot I could incorporate into my classes and Makerspace that would help students see coding in action. I love the Sphero because coding the robot is easy, even for beginners. Simply connect the robot to your device via Bluetooth, and start coding with the free Lightning Lab app. Many students did not have experience with coding or robots in their schools.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Ollie robots [link]. Ozobot robots [link]. These students are programming Ollie robots. Innovation Libraries News & Trends STEM Tools10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Guess what? Great maker spaces often have arts and crafts too!

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How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

She also has students play a partner game where one person is a programmer and one is a robot. The programmer must draw a program for their robot using different symbols, like move forward, jump, or squat. Kelly provides students with access to a variety of tools and multiple forms of technology so that they have the opportunity to develop diverse skill sets.

7 of the Coolest Humanoid Robot Toys You Need Right Now

Fractus Learning

In case you were unsure, a humanoid robot resembles a human, however basic or abstract. There is also a humanoid robot with a ‘face’, ‘eyes’ and a ‘mouth’, and there are male and female ones: the males are called Androids and the females are known as Gynoids. Young children who are exposed to robot toys that have lights, play music and have sound effects can have their sensory skills enhanced. 7 of the Coolest Humanoid Robot Toys.

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Edsurge

The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named Pris and Pepper. So how do we equip ourselves with better tools? What will face-to-face mean in a robot-filled world? Even though her “brain” was turned off when I met Pris, she was still able to sit on the floor, c**k her head, blink, and follow my words and my body with her head.

Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

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You can discuss edtech implementation strategies, hear about favorite tools, and get to know those practices that teachers are excited to bring back to their students. Blanca Herrera Just Because It’s Digital Doesn’t Mean It’s Better A contingent of educators expressed frustration over a collection of edtech tools that merely turn something fairly problematic, like a worksheet or a constant streams of quizzes, into a digital format (same item, just on a computer).

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?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017

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It’s no small feat making Forbes “30 Under 30” roundup, which in 2017 boasts an acceptance rate of less than 4 percent. Though their talents, projects and backgrounds span wide, we’ve grouped them into several buckets to help you get to know the 2017 cohort: The Nonprofits Nonprofits again made up a hefty portion of the highlighted work being done to make education more accessible to all students.

App of the Week: Program a robot buddy

eSchool News

note : App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. SPRK Lightening Lab-Programming for Sphero Robots. SPRK Lightning Lab is an app that lets kids program their Sphero robots from a tablet or phone.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

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Foreshadowing a future full of big data, he called for educators to change their current practices if they want their students to be prepared for a world filled with AI robots. How do we take smart tools and use them to attack that dataset?” Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy , danced around the same theme in a provocatively titled talk, “Will Robots Eat Your Job?”

?Are False Connections with AI Robots Putting Your Student’s Emotional Health at Risk?

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She is a remotely controlled robot. Though social robots, like Saya, have been greeted with enthusiasm by students, researchers are taking a more critical stance regarding the ethics of introducing them as teachers. Sharkey focuses on the use of robots in social settings, looking into various social areas, including elderly care, home child care, and most recently as classroom teachers. In addition, robots can store data and information about children.

App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

She loves STEAM, PBL, coding, robotics, green screen, app smashing and more. All Subjects Assessment Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tools Wonderful Classroom WednesdayA conversation with Carrie Willis on episode 83 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Carrie Willis @carriewillis18 talks about how kindergarteners in her STEAM lab use their iPads.

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8 Cool Tools You May Have Missed at ISTE 2017

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Still, smaller developers are innovating at a rapid pace and are creating some truly exciting tools. But scouring the expo hall floor, I couldn't help but notice how much there was to see, and how many tools were confusingly similar in what they offered. Now that the conference is over, we've done some of that work for you: Check out these tools that you may have missed at ISTE this year.