Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Classroom robots of today. Milo , or the Robot Kid, is an interactive robot for engaging and teaching children with autism.

Robot-Enhanced Creative Writing and Storytelling (featuring Ozobot and Wonder’s Dot)

User Generated Education

There have been complaints leveraged against out of the box robots like Dash and Dot, Ozobot, Hummingbird, Sphero. I personally love the excitement my learners have using these robots. How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing ).

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Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Here are five ways I’m hoping the K-12 education innovation agenda moves forward in 2018: (1) Unpack “just-in-time supports.”. Commentators are stuck arguing whether tech is good or bad, whether personalized learning is synonymous with robot teachers or high-touch teaching, whether technology is under-researched or offers a high payoff.

Top Posts of 2018

A Principal's Reflections

Here are my top posts of 2018. Get up and write! Well, this isn’t the saying that I abide by, but making the time to reflect and hammer away at the keyboard is something that I still consistently commit to doing.

My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

User Generated Education

I have selected some of my favorites from 2018. Not from 2018, but that’s when I first viewed it, and it has such great connections to maker education.). Adam Savage gives his annual “Sunday sermon” at the 2018 Bay Area Maker Faire.

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Pilot Program Offers Free Robotic Teaching Resources


KOOV is a robotics and coding educational kit for ages 8 and up, made up of blocks, sensors, motors, actuators, and a companion app. Coding Robotics Ed Tech Ticker News App

Three key trends in robotics education

eSchool News

Robots are hugely popular with kids. Four of the 20 best-selling toys on Amazon during the 2018 holiday season were robots, robotics kits, or other electronic circuitry kits. Why is the K-12 robotics market exploding? Related Content: eSchool News Robotics Guide.

Implementing a Robotics Competition in your Classroom


Robotics competitions are currently at the forefront of our ever-changing technological world. Robotics competitions can have an extraordinary positive impact on students. It doesn’t have to be expensive: Robotics should promote inclusivity!

Making Robotics Accessible to all Students with the Edison Robot from @MeetEdison


On today's episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Kat Kennewell and Phil Grigonis on the program to showcase the amazing Edison Robot from Microbric. About Edison Robots In 2014, with only a tiny team based in South Australia, Microbric launched the Edison robot with a bang.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

The Hechinger Report

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence.

Physical Computing Is Heading to Education: What You Need to Know

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Physical computing means using creating or using devices, like robots, and getting them to interact in with the world around them. The Startup Blog Bambi Brewer Coding microcontroller Physical Computing robotics robots Startup Tom Lauwers

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

Roberts (@DoctorDRoberts) July 17, 2018. — Frank Bonsal III (@FrankBonsal) July 17, 2018. — The ExCITe Center (@excitecenter) July 17, 2018. — Carly Croman (@carly_croman) July 17, 2018. — Sunanna T Chand (@SunannaC) July 17, 2018.

Misty Robotics Launches Educator Program for New Misty II Programmable Robot


Misty Robotics announces the Misty II robot, a programmable and affordable personal robot made for developers, makers and STEM educators/students. edtech News Ed Tech Ticker Robotics

Veative at India Skills Competition Bihar 2018


Veative showcased its K-12 VR solution to various ITI representatives, academicians, school children as well as parents at India Skills Competition Bihar 2018. About India Skills Event – Bihar 2018. The post Veative at India Skills Competition Bihar 2018 appeared first on Veative.

KinderLab Robotics Joins STEMworks Database


KinderLab Robotics , the creators of KIBO™ , a robot kit designed to teach children ages 4–7 to build, program, decorate, and bring their own robot to life without requiring any screen-time, today announced its acceptance to STEMworks , an online honor roll of STEM education programs.

KinderLab Robotics Introduces ‘Free Throw’ Extension Set for KIBO Robot


KinderLab Robotics , the creators of the KIBO™ robot kit, today announced Free Throw™ , a throwing-arm attachment that lets the KIBO robot toss ping pong-sized balls. It serves as an open platform on which students can imagine and create their own robot.

Greasy Hands and Safety Glasses: The Adventures of a High School Robotics Team

Where Learning Clicks

A science instructor shares the adventures of her robotics team, which helps students develop important skills and explore STEM subjects in a fun way. The post Greasy Hands and Safety Glasses: The Adventures of a High School Robotics Team appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

3 ways to tell stories with robots

eSchool News

Though coding and robotics is new to almost all of the students coming into my workshops and classes, storytelling is something they’re familiar with. Introducing programming concepts using storylines and characters flips the mindset around robotics and technology from consuming to creating.

STEM Education: Can We Really Bring Robotics into the General Education Classroom? | @MeetEdison


In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss how any teacher, no matter what subject or grade level can bring robotics into their curriculum. Our guests tonight are from Microbric, the creators of the Edison Robots and from Sphero, the creators of the Sphero and BB-8 Robot.

UBTECH Announces Yanshee Programmable Robot


Today, UBTECH Robotics introduces a new member of its family to the US Education market. For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, visit edtech Ed Tech Ticker Robotics News

KOOV Robotics: An All-In-One Solution For Teaching Robotics In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post KOOV Robotics: An All-In-One Solution For Teaching Robotics In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

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Lego Robotics Day 5: Sumo Championship!

Cycles of Learning

See video from the championship Sumo Wrestling battle below: Robotics STEM

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming. What Should We Teach?

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The Startup Blog ai Artificial Intelligence robots Startup StartupsThe rise of artificial intelligence and its application to education means educators and startups needs to rethink how it can be applied in the classroom. The post Artificial Intelligence Is Coming. What Should We Teach?

Lego Robotics Day 3: Gearing Down!

Cycles of Learning

Campers learned about "Gearing Down" by beginning the process of building a "King of the Hill" robot. See pictures of today's work below: Robotics Science CampClick here to learn more about competition specifics.

KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook


KinderLab Robotics today expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by introducing KIBO Activity Center Guidebook : Activities and Setup Recommendations for a KIBO Activity Center. Customers who purchase two or more KIBO robot kits will receive the Activity Center Guidebook for free.

The Barboza Space Center’s Robotics Showcase Comes to SoCal this Summer


Why not check out some robots? The post The Barboza Space Center’s Robotics Showcase Comes to SoCal this Summer appeared first on OnCUE. Looking for something to do with the kids this summer, or maybe something super cool just for you?

Lego Robotics Camp Day 1: Gearing Up!

Cycles of Learning

Campers then applied their knowledge of gear ratios to a race begin the construction of a Drag Racing Robot. See pictures of today's work below: Robotics Science Camp STEMCampers learned about "Gearing Up" by building a device to shoot a plastic lego ball.

Pitsco Education Brings Robotics to K-2 Classrooms


Pitsco Education announced today an exclusive partnership with KUBO Robotics to bring KUBO , a simple, intuitive, plug-and-learn robot, to K-2 classrooms across the U.S. Ed Tech Ticker edtech Robotics

Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab


The post Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab appeared first on TeacherCast. Sphero has just rolled out their new programming platform and community center, Lightning Lab. With this app Sphero positions SPRK programming alongside Scratch and other web-enabled platform.

Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo


Cozmo A little robot with big personality brings code to life Pros: Cozmo encourages play and collaboration while challenging students to experiment with code. App Resources edtech Robotics Classoom App of the Day News

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics


This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human


At a recent EmTech Next conference on the future of work at the MIT Media Lab, I was amazed by how roboticist after roboticist kept describing just how difficult it is to teach a robot how to grasp an object and simply adjust its grip. Each scientist touted the new technologies they were building, but each also tempered their projections for the work ahead because of huge constraints like a robot’s inability to grasp. Over the next few months, Michelle R.

UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT


UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, visit

Strategies for Bringing Robotics and STEM Education into Every Classroom


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with Dr. Ayanna Howard, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology about Robotics, STEM Education, and her upcoming Keynote at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC).