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.

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities , gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school.

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.

[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.

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.

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

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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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 –

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.

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 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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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.

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

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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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.

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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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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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.

Day 2: The Feeling of Greatness Has Returned

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We lost two of our matches today due to physical problems/changes on the robot and just because we were against a better alliance team. They had questions about our robot during the game and the second set was a larger number.if My face was drawn today by an NXT powered lego robot.

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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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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All Lessons Should Be Interdisciplinary

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I used to teach face-to-face elementary education classes to pre-service teachers. Some of my blog posts about my interdisciplinary lessons: Gingerbread House Making: A Fun and Engaging Cross-Curricular Lesson [link]. Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson [link].

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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Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

From articles to blog posts to books, that subject has been covered in great detail. Recently during a coaching visit at Sandshore Elementary School, a part of the Mt. I learned that the kids in school would often dress up the robotic device to add a more humanistic element to it.

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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.

How STEAM Camps Can Combat Summer Brain Drain

or, “You loved technology class so much, do you want to try robotics or coding?” Together they’re interchangeable in millions of different ways to empower kids to invent anything – from a sibling alarm, to a wireless robot, to a digital instrument.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)


In 2014 I wrote what would be my most popular blog post ever. For the most part, people tended to look at the infographic and pass judgement on whether or not these were things that teachers “should” do in the classroom without reading the blog at all.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

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While my main goal was always for our students to continue to improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy, I started asking the elementary teachers how I might support their curriculum with what I was doing in class.

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities

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I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week.

5 Ways to Maximize Hour of Code – From Courtney Pepe


At the Bradley Elementary School in Asbury Park New Jersey, coding enthusiasts Dr. Lamont Repollet and Principal Edwin Ruiz explored Hour of Code in their new after school STEAM academy. The elementary students in Toms River completed their lesson in Minecraft while the A.