Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

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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?” My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot.

Why we love our coding & robotics tools

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And even though 15 states have adopted a policy to give all high school students access to computer science courses, universities prepare way fewer computer science teachers than we need. It’s more abysmal in the younger grades, with only six states giving all K-12 students access.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with professional development to support state-of-the-art coding and robotics education.

STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible

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These kits range from user-friendly—such as Makey Makey and Littlebits—to the more advanced, such as Labdisc and robotics programming. At this event, teachers will have access to some of the best education technology has to offer. Photo by Danny Silva – www.iteachag.org.

Using Robots to Teach Young Elementary Students to Code

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At my school, we've been teaching coding to our lower-elementary students for the past few years, and have incorporated robots from Wonder Workshop into the activities. The students in Pre-K through 2nd grade love it when I bring the robots to class. Their enthusiasm is palpable, and the Pre-K students show a particular attachment to our robots, Dash and Dot. This involves discovery-based play using the Wonder Workshop robots (Dash and Dot) and apps.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

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What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary.

All-Girls Team Wins International Robotics Competition

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Wonder Workshop , maker of the award-winning robots now used in over 20,000 elementary and middle schools globally, today announced the winners of the 2017-2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

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Coding, robotics, and experimentation–integral pieces of STEM–give students the best start possible to the rest of their lives. To give you an example of the types of products offered by Ward’s Science, I evaluated two: Botley the Coding Robot. Botley the Coding Robot.

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Why we should teach coding in elementary school

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Every student should have access to technology, whether it be computers, smartphones, or tablets because almost everything we do requires some form of programming. There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Catherine: And… I’m driving, three months later, hearing that they made robots like this.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

Finch Robots are Coming to Our Library Makerspace in Fall 2015

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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.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

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Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. However, access to tools and opportunities for schools in these communities is a matter of the right financial support. Dash & Dot are robots with personality and capability.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

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It can be basically anything from learning to play piano to engineering a robot. Other than that, students can have access to ipads, stationary, as well as classroom library to research their ideas. edtech elementary classroom genius hour

CS for All: Teaching CS in Elementary Schools #SXSWedu #CSForAll

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CS for All: Teaching CS in Elementary Schools SXSWedu 2017 Workshop As the Computer Science for All initiative jump starts around the world, more students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to take computer science courses. Program Robot Mouse to navigate a map of your community.

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

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For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. FIRST president and former tech executive Don Bossi spoke with EdSurge about why robotics are the ideal gateway sport for budding innovators and how educators can get their students involved. Watch a video: This isn't a robot.

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A Humanoid Robot Inspires All Students to Explore STEM, Coding, and Programming

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Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

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This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

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To ensure access to high-quality educational experiences at the high school level, students enrolled in Grades 9-12 were provided tuition to attend one of two neighboring high schools.

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

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Thousands of students in Plymouth public elementary schools participate in Hour of Code, a lynchpin in our technology curriculum for the past three years. Related: COLUMN: Kids teaching robots: Is this the future of education? K-12 Opinion STEM Technology access

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. K-12 News Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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Tinkering in Our Open Makerspace

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I can think about management pieces to make the process more accessible to students. I love hearing how the elementary students and college students talk to one another. We opened the basic version of Snap, and student tinkered with programming these robots with simple block coding.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

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Robot teachers. The idea of a robot teacher may seem like a too futuristic concept at the moment, but it’s really an ongoing project in many schools and colleges worldwide. Robot teachers are able to work 24/7 without taking a break and don’t need a salary.

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My #ISTE17 Takeaways

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Big news from Wonder Workshop: Challenge Cards- Dash and Dot are some of our favorite robots to introduce robotics to preschool and elementary students. ISTE17 applied digital skills dash and dot digital skills google pd robotics social media

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

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Bonner Elementary in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Bonner Elementary. Dash Robots. The post Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for our very first student interview? This is it!

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Come for the computers, stay for the books

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For example, Tressa Norris, a library media specialist at Joppa View Elementary School, recently worked with second-graders on multimedia presentations about American symbols to bolster a unit about patriotism being taught by their classroom teacher.

An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

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North Star is part of the Uncommon Schools network, which has elementary, middle and high schools in Newark. Steven Hightower, who graduated from North Star this spring, works on his robotic car; Hightower will attend Brandeis University in the fall, where he plans to study computer science.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology access

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

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K–12 schools now have much more flexibility to fund projects, thanks to the Federal Communications Commission ’s recent announcement to make internet access a priority, combined with an increase to the annual E-rate cap from $2.4

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What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

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VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

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Bodo recognized the vast number of refugee children (and girls in particular) who have no access to the school system of the country from which they have fled. So then we thought that maybe we could pool our money and buy a Sphero robot to do random acts of kindness for others.

The iPad as a Window.

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The app allows you to customize families in a multicultural manner, and when tapped, each object in the scene or scene menu is named aloud, though this feature -my one constructive criticism- is a bit robotic and could be improved (though certainly, you''ll be doing much of the talking).

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My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

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I think we are living in amazing times whereby we can access and view high quality videos for free! This inspiring talk covers his journey with disability, the importance of access and the role of technology for all learners.

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12 Projects for your STEAM program

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If you have another platform, try Draw a Stickman (well-suited for elementary school ages). Robotics. Robotics integrates all STEAM fields in a way no other subject can. According to STEM Center USA , robotics: makes learning fun, engaging, and inspiring.