Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. It is a build-a-robot kit designed to introduce children ages six and up to coding and robotics as well as the fun of problem-solving and creative thinking. Who will love this robot.

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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Education has many disruptors–3D Printing, AR and VR, 1:1 technology, STEM, and STEAM–but a recent and wildly popular one is robotics. One I discovered this summer is Wonder Workshop’s collection of three robots — Cue, Dash, and Dot. Robotics Competition.

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Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

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BeeBop –based on the Beebop floor robot–free. App Inventor –build Android apps on a smartphones; from MIT. C-STEM Studio –download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

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A new programming app for the iPad, an educational game to teach Digital Citizenship, a Google Glass update, a lesson in reading the fine print, and a new Chrome extension. The goal of Digital Compass is to teach students about the consequences of their online decisions.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

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A new programming app for the iPad, an educational game to teach Digital Citizenship, a Google Glass update, a lesson in reading the fine print, and a new Chrome extension. The goal of Digital Compass is to teach students about the consequences of their online decisions.

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities.

Positive focus; Positive behaviors

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Using any web browser or an Android or iOS device, teachers and administrators can capture student behavior where and when it happens, keep accurate attendance records, and assign warnings and consequences (or rewards for positive behavior) automatically.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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How Stuff Works, available on the web, iPads, and Android, is an award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. a link to your library’s digital site.

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3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

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In our rapidly changing digital world, I see no need for schools to be constantly consuming ream after ream of paper. Availability: 5/5 (iOS, Android). The reading voice is a bit robotic for me. Availability: 5/5 (iOS, Android, Web).

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10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

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There are endless examples, from games to robots to programming. To find one for mobile devices, check the Android or App store. If your primary digital device is a desktop, use a downloaded software tool like the free Code Two.

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Live Broadcasts from ISTE 2016

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Remember, if you join live in the Periscope iOS or Android app, you too can ask questions in the broadcast's comments! The International Society for Technology in Education's annual conference is June 26-27, 2016.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.