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.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Steve Floyd on episode 249 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. That’s what these robots are. Blog: [link].

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe


Two years ago, my school obtained a grant from the Sphero Robotics company that brought 10 Sphero Robots to our school. However, this year, we expanded our use of robotics and acquired Ozobots, SPRKS, bb8s, and BeeBots. Example #1 – Using Robots for Reading Comprehension.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

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C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. RoboBlockly –a web-based robot simulation using a drag-and-drop interface to program virtual Linkbot and Lego robots.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students


Root I just got one of these coding robots, and it may already be my favorite. I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. I see many folks buying coding robots to fit specific needs, and I think this robot eliminates much of that.

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.

Finch Robots are Coming to Our Library Makerspace in Fall 2015

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

It is officially summer in the Barrow Media Center, so things will be a bit more quiet here on the blog for a few weeks. Our library makerspace will feature 12 Finch Robots by BirdBrain Technologies during the 2015-2016 school year. These robots will of course be a part of that as well.

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


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.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Catherine Davis-Hayes on episode 153 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Catherine: I have a blog on WordPress. Catherine: And… I’m driving, three months later, hearing that they made robots like this.

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

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How kids can explore and create in STEM with ease From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We have 3d printing, robot making, and all kinds of building going on. These Wonder Workshop robots make it easy to learn to code in my STEM lab.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

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This blog post is the second in a series where participating districts share why they are committed to providing maker learning opportunities to their students. Today, step into any of Duquesne Elementary’s shared learning spaces and you will see students immersed in hands-on design work.

16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – ??

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We’re working towards the end of the school year, teachers! Kindergarten – lower elementary 4. Upper Elementary – Middle School 7.

A Few Weeks with Root


One of my biggest takeaways from the FETC conference in January was seeing the Root robot live. Basically, Root is everything I was looking for in a coding robot, and I could not wait to try it out. What you want to know is my first impressions of the robot, right?

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

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Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics? In my class, we use the Sphero robot quite a bit. So that’s my Go To robot.

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

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Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. Dash robot. Dot robot. Cue robot.

3-Bullet Thursday [Showlio. Lego Wedo. Basecamp]


Looking an engaging way of connecting Robotics and Coding with elementary age students? In Robotics, often we use code to create a function on a physical robot. Watch his TED talk here and read his blog at

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He’s the robot there. in Elementary Education.

My new friend, Cue!

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I have had the chance to use Wonder Workshop's Dot, Dash, and Cue robots at various conference sessions. But these sessions were always guided by the presenter, so I never really got a chance to explore how to code with the robots. coding CUE robot Wonder Workshop

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. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators League of Innovative Schools

CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists


Amy Downs and Julie Cates – 6th grade, Annie R Mitchell Elementary- Central Valley CUE. Jesus Huerta – 5th grade, Brawley Elementary School District- Inland Area CUE. The post CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists appeared first on CUE Blog.

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Are Little Bits the 21st Century Lego Blocks?


Using Little Bits to Develop Elementary Engineers Little Bits: a little bit of geeky fun! One recent TED Talk captured my attention so much that I had to blog about it. On my 70 minute car rides home each day, I have a lot of time to listen to podcasts and TED Talks.

STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible


These kits range from user-friendly—such as Makey Makey and Littlebits—to the more advanced, such as Labdisc and robotics programming. Jesus Huerta is a sixth-grade teacher at Margaret Hedrick Elementary School in El Centro, California. Photo by Danny Silva –

How AI is changing special education


This brings us to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the novel ways in which responsive, social robots have started playing a role in teaching ASD children social skills. Pronounced “now”, Nao is a programmable, social robot and is the only autonomous robot on our list.

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


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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Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer #gafe

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A conversation with Alice Keeler on episode 97 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: [link]. ” Alice has a popular EdTech blog [link] and her Google Classroom posts can be found at [link].

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Sony’s KOOV Educator Kit for STEAM Learning


With the rapid evolution of hardware and software technology there is now a huge shift towards artificial intelligence and robotics in every industry. As an educator, I am always thrilled to test new STEAM learning tools and solutions to implement in my elementary classrooms.

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Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends


6 RoboticsRobots will likely continue trending in the K–12 environment. From Nao robots down to Cubetto and Ozobots, there are many ways to integrate robotics at varying price points. This provides diverse possibilities for robotics in K–12 education.

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Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

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Bonner Elementary in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Bonner Elementary. Dash Robots. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions


I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. In our district, we try different unplugged activities with the elementary students, such as give simple instructions to your partner who is acting like your robot.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

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10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: [link]. Ollie robots [link]. Ozobot robots [link]. These students are programming Ollie robots.

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Why do TEACHERS start public charter schools?


When a former Montessori teacher and community members recognized that the rural county of Sussex did not have any Montessori elementary schools, they decided to found Sussex Montessori School in Seaford, Delaware.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


Upper elementary students receive formal golf instruction by a PGA-certified golf pro at the country club, creating a great opportunity to learn etiquette and social graces in addition to a lifelong sport they might not otherwise have access to. TL Advisor Blog

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access


Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary. As girls who built robots, LED bracelets and tote bags, mobile apps, and websites said, “This is so much cooler than we thought.” ChickTech April 2018 Robotics Workshop held by CJ Reynolds, Grades 9–12.

A World of PBL: 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom


Whether your students design robots with PenPals in Asia, write poetry with PenPals in Europe, or create environmental solutions with PenPals in Africa. Biblionasium – Explore this site that is the fun, reading-focused social network for kids in elementary and middle school.

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


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.