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.

Books to Inspire Coding & Robotics

Fractus Learning

I have been running a Coding and Robotics Club at my school, St Aidan’s AGS Junior School, Brisbane, for a couple of years now. Books Classroom Educators Parents Primary Resources Science STEM books coding lego maker makerspace reviews robotics stem

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Teaching Language Arts with Robots

My Paperless Classroom

Chapter seven of my book exploring the instructional models most useful for robot-based ELA learning in the primary grades. Robot as Actor A robot in the classroom can be a simple programmable puppet. The post How can we use Robots to Teach Language Arts in our primary grades? Robots can be useful tools in English class in the primary grades.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Robots in STEM

My Paperless Classroom

Chapter seven of my book exploring the instructional models most useful for robot-based learning in […]. The post What can we learn about STEM Education … FROM the Robotics? | This lesson is a great template for using robots as an experimental tool. Explore how consumer robots can support hand's on STEM learning with primary grade students. Sam shares his "Robot as Constant" approach to elementary science and STEM.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots.

3 ways to tell stories with robots

eSchool News

Though coding and robotics is new to almost all of the students coming into my workshops and classes, storytelling is something they’re familiar with. Introducing programming concepts using storylines and characters flips the mindset around robotics and technology from consuming to creating.

Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!


(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe


As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. Robots in the Physics Classroom. Robots in the Language Arts Classroom.

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

The Hechinger Report

There’s a lot of anxiety out there about robots gobbling up our jobs. Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, has written the book on this question. It’s called “ Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”.

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! The darker blue Motors helps a student's robot to move around.

UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT


UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, visit

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics


This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

Can robotics teach problem solving to students?

eSchool News

In this environment, students are accustomed to a very structured style of learning, where they are handed a worksheet, then asked to turn to page five in their math book and solve problems one through 15. Next page: Robotics for problem solving tips 2-4).

OPINION: Can the liberal arts navigate poverty, diminished opportunity and robots?

The Hechinger Report

Related: How colleges can help their students out-compete robots . The fundamental message of the report is how students can make themselves “robot-proof.” The theme is surely inspired by a book of that title by Joseph E. Related: Ten jobs that are safe from robots.

3 ways robots can help students tell stories

eSchool News

Though coding and robotics is new to almost all of the students coming into my workshops and classes, storytelling is something they’re familiar with. Introducing programming concepts using storylines and characters flips the mindset around robotics and technology from consuming to creating.

A New School Makerspace

User Generated Education

A few of use spent the past few weeks rearranging our library so that one side contains our books and the other our STEAM materials.

3 reasons to introduce kindergarteners to robots

eSchool News

In today’s world, saying that subjects like coding and robotics “are for ‘big kids’” is like saying “reading is for ‘big kids.’”. Robots bring this physical interaction to the potentially intimidating process of understanding engineering and programming.

Educational Fun: 8 Build-Your-Own Robot Kits For Kids

Fractus Learning

Teaching basic robotics to kids is an excellent way to foster a love for science and engineering that will hopefully continue as they get older. Fun robot kits for kids are a way to introduce children to simple robotics engineering concepts. Build-Your-Own Robot Kits For Kids.

KinderLab Robotics Launches Four New Curriculum Guides


(Waltham, MA) February 28, 2018 — KinderLab Robotics has expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by announcing four new Curriculum Guides. With the KIBO Sound Record/Playback Module , students record their own voice and KIBO plays back their recording to give their robot sound. They can create and program robotic pets, build dream houses, and invent their own solutions to problems in favorite storybooks. About KinderLab Robotics, Inc.

Where Would a Robot Fit in my Curriculum?

My Paperless Classroom

I will admit that when I see something interesting like a robot, a puppet, or a quadricopter, I begin to wonder “How could I use that as a teaching tool?” I am still up in the air about what I can teach using a quadricopter, but I am inviting you to think about robots in your curriculum.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

At Louisville Summer Camps, Robots Meets Literacy to Support Vulnerable Students


video from California’s Salinas Valley , where giant robots roll through crops of lettuce and use high-pressure water knives to harvest vegetables. This kind of technology is changing the future of farming, and Spencer wants to make sure her students have a sense of what the robotics field is capable of achieving. Offered in two-week-long sections, the camps use literacy as a cornerstone for learning alongside other interests, including photography, yoga, hip hop and robotics.

Google’s new Talk to Books: Semantic search for book and idea discovery


This week TED curator Chri s Anderson and futurist Ray Kurzweil introduced Talk to Books. What is Talk to Books? Talk to Books results are retrieved from Google Books’ collection of 100,000 titles or 600 million sentences. an entirely new way to explore books.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

The importance of thinking about education through the lens of “the new economy” was best demonstrated this year by Tressie McMillan Cottom in her book on for-profit education, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. Read The New York Times review of her book. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

But the librarians insist that their commitment to books and reading is as strong as ever. The idea is to create an inviting space where kids can come in to work and explore the cool stuff we have in here,” including the books, said Lent.

Reading, Robots, and Rockets with Raz Kids

My Paperless Classroom

As a teacher you can control the level each student is reading at as well as whether or not they have access to the rocket and robot builder. Eack book has a read to me mode. ??In The student can even record their own reading of the book if you would like. (I

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

The Hechinger Report

As conversation starters, we have a number of books that help inform children about the crisis. But what about those times when children don’t pay attention to flat, motionless books? Related: COLUMN: Come for the computers, stay for the books.

The Teaching Machine Imaginary (And an Update on the Book)

Hack Education

Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve read a handful of books on writing and editing – Benjamin Dreyer’s Dreyer’s English , Stephen King’s On Writing , and Susan Bell’s The Artful Edit – but this week I turn my attention to revising the book.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

Perhaps we might recognize, as we wait to see if Mattel’s or Clayton Christensen’s predictions about the future come true, that this fantasy of the robot companion or caretaker has its own, long history – stories that elicit fear as often as comfort. Robots don’t care.

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing


Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or math classroom or is being built by an after-school robotics club.

10 Books to Spark a Love of Math in Kids of All Ages


Books connect with that sense of wonder and imagination and creativity.” . To spotlight such books, MSRI created the Mathical Book Prize in 2015. If it’s a bad book, it’s not going to interest kids.”. That’s a sign of a real winning book,” says Wilson.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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For Middle School, they are designed for the grading period time frame typical of those grade levels, with topics like programming, robotics, and community service with tech. Screenshots from the K-8 books: Click to view slideshow.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney


This is why she has written the book Achieving Gender Equity in Teaching Coding. The goal of her book is to positively impact the way in which educators teach coding in an environment that promotes gender equity. “In Blended Learning Education Technology Future Ready Robotics STEAMpun

The People Vs. Coloring Books: The Verdict Is In

NPR Learning and Tech

Every time, this takes me back to rainy childhood days on the living room floor: A robot. Clearly, I've stumbled upon the national craze for adult coloring books. There are thousands of titles now for every adult coloring book you could imagine, and then some. LA Johnson/NPR.