Review of Robo™ Wunderkind Robotics Kit

Kathy Schrock

Pete Birkinshaw, Used Punchcard, [link] So, when Robo ™ Wunderkind asked me to review their Education Robotics Kit for elementary students, ages 6 to 12, they were happy to hear I was no expert, since the kit was so easy to use! I admit it. I am not a coder.

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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Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

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Students can use the mBot robot and Vernier-created activities to master introductory coding and programming skills through hands-on, standards-aligned learning. “To Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts.

Wonder Workshop Introduces New Applied Robotics Curriculum for Middle Schools that Gives Students Voice and Choice in STEM Learning

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Wonder Workshop, creators of Dash & Dot robots used in over 20,000 elementary schools worldwide, has released a new applied robotics curriculum to help students discover their own pathways of STEM learning.

Robot Maker Wonder Workshop Raises a $20M Series B to Expand Internationally

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The company’s flagship products are two round blue robots aimed at introducing students six to 12 to computational thinking. Students use an iOS or Android app to code commands for the robots. Wonder Workshop claims that more than 4,000 elementary schools in the US and 2,000 across the rest of the world have incorporated Dash and Dot into their curricula already. Wonder Workshop has shipped almost 150,000 robots in the past year and a half.

Acer Announces Alliance With Wonder Workshop

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Acer America today announced an alliance with Wonder Workshop to deliver STEAM bundles in the United States that teach K-8 students coding, robotics and computer science as part of their STEAM initiatives. Coding News Robotics Steam Ed Tech Ticker

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot). Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math.

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Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Coding for Elementary School. is available on iOS, Chrome, and Android and can be used to teach students the basics of problem-solving and computational thinking. Many people think it is not possible to code on a Chromebook. This post sets out to prove this thought wrong.

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

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At Dayton Hall Elementary School in Charleston, South Carolina, kindergarten teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, Kristi Meeuwse, chose to pilot Tangible Play by Osmo because it is hands on and manipulative in nature. Game #4 – Sphero the Robot.

Google+ Hangout with QR Codes!

The Daring Librarian

Mensing''s class from Sonoran Sky Elementary in Scottsdale, Arizona! QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom View more presentations from gwyneth jones Say What!? You get a QR Code that when scanned reads out in a robotic voice your message!

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. I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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Drones Take Flight as Latest K–12 Learning Tool

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It regularly participates in several different competitions, including ones for robotics and solar cars. He created DroneBlocks, a drag-and-drop block programming app that’s available for free for both iOS and Android devices. . “We Drones Take Flight as Latest K–12 Learning Tool.

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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.

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Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

With code.org and other resources, block coding is an excellent place to start, especially with Elementary students - check it out! Students at Karly’s school, Sun Terrace Elementary, program all year long and they know how important it is to learn programming. Robots are cool.

The Ultimate Teacher Gift Guide 2017

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From Spiderman and R2-D2 Sphero robots to adult coloring books to those dream items like drones! Straight Outta Pencils: Funny Notebook for Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers (Composition Book Journal) (7 x 10 Large). . Bit Starter Pack, the Smart Robot Toy.

CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools

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At about half the price of Mindstorms Kits , you can build and code interactive, motorized robots, models and creations with distance, color and tilt sensor technologies with this new kit. This pedal-to-play bike is compatible with Android, iOS and Amazon Fire devices.

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Code With Kids and See What Happens - written with Karly Moura!

Adam Welcome

With code.org and other resources, block coding is an excellent place to start, especially with Elementary students - check it out! Students at Karly’s school, Sun Terrace Elementary, program all year long and they know how important it is to learn programming. Robots are cool.

Best Learning Apps of 2015

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Price: $2.99; Platform: Android, iOS; Grades: Pre-K–2 MarcoPolo Weather is a digital sandbox tool that emphasizes exploration and open play with colorful characters, fun sound effects, and lots of interactivity. The Robot Factory by Tinybop. This sandbox app lets students design robots, leveraging play to spark interest in engineering. Price: Free; Platform: Android, iOS, Chrome; Grades: K–5. 2015 was another great year for learning apps.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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KinderLab Robotics ( kinderlabrobotics.com ) announced Free Throw , a throwing-arm attachment that lets the KIBO robot toss ping pong-sized balls. The bundles pair Wonder Workshop’s Cue, Dash and Dot robots with Acer Chromebooks, Chrome tablets, Window notebook PCs and Android tablets.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The contest invites elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate” for a chance to win $10,000 for their local school – plus an additional $1,000 for the charity of their choice.

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Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

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The simplest and easiest tool to incorporate into any science classroom, including the elementary level, is a USB microscope with an integrated camera. The interface connects to a computer, Chromebook, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Teachers have designed labs that incorporate SCRATCH coding, robotics, and engineering design to create an experience that can be used by upper elementary students all the way through higher level engineering design or physics classes.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Coding in the Classroom

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They include everything from operating systems, like iOS, Windows, or Android, to robust applications like Office or Photoshop, to web-based programs like Netflix or Instagram, to games like Minecraft or Candy Crush. Our Best Coding Tools lists for elementary , middle , and high school include the most highly rated options and detailed reviews. What is coding? Why teach coding? Is coding relevant to non-STEM subjects? At what age can students learn coding?

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. More PR from Techcrunch : “ Nintendo is bringing Labo kits to elementary schools.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Education Dive: “Fifth graders from Tennessee ’s Nolan Elementary have created a campaign to convince the Tennessee Department of Education and Gov. ” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.," " Tagged on: March 17, 2017 770 Apple iPad Air Coming To Cullman County Elementary Schools | Cullman Today → At $340,000, kindergarten, first & second-grade students get 'ultra-modern' tablets.

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