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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

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I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? Classroom robots of today.

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. Josh Stumpenhorst got hooked on robotics three years ago when his son showed him the Sphero BB-8, a baseball-sized, self-propelled robot based on the Star Wars droid.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. We even had a grade 7 classroom (in which) this young girl was just so excited. That’s what these robots are. The students will type in the stuff to get the robot to here or to there, and it doesn’t work.

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

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.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with professional development to support state-of-the-art coding and robotics education.

Why we love our coding & robotics tools

eSchool News

For teachers who would like to bring computer science into their classrooms, there are several great resources to assist. Coding and robotics programs. Money, time, and skill are the obstacles teachers jump through to use new classroom tools.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. The game serves as an on-ramp for students, introducing technology into their educational journeys.

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. A fully-functioning, comprehensive robotics-to-math program that costs you and your school nothing.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

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This is what we currently have in our lab now that we are 3 years into the program: Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robots. These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. Wonder Workshop Cue Robots. Sphero Robots.

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

EdTech Magazine

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. Technology Services Coordinator Jim Branton. “We The classroom is now 24/7,” says Reyna. E-rate discounts free up funds for everything from coding in elementary schools to robotics programs. “It

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Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating that is applicable to many fields besides Computer Science.

When Robots Teach Kids Computational Thinking—and Kindness

Edsurge

We don't know what jobs today’s children are going to have when they become adults, but we do know that technology is going to play a major role in whatever jobs exist. It stands to reason that the more exposure children have to computer technology, coding, and robotics, the more prepared they will be for the future. Computational Skills and Collaboration One phrase we often use in our district is, “It’s not about the robot.”

A New School Makerspace

User Generated Education

I am beyond elated – our PreK-6 elementary school received monies, through our district’s Computer Science Resolution 2025, to create a STEAM (science, technology, arts, math) makerspace.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

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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.

What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

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A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. Shortly after a student on the team came to me asked, “Can we build some real robots? Can we build a robot that can go outside in the rain and take care of our chickens?”

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.

Elementary and high school students build Maze Runner-like challenge for Sphero

eSchool News

Naper Elementary School students could be the envy of their peers when it comes to a labyrinth for testing their robotic skills. The collaboration between the two schools started after Shambo had trouble finding a maze to complement the school’s technology.

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year. Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction.

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

What it takes to integrate robotics and coding into the classroom

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It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. The game serves as an on-ramp for students, introducing technology into their educational journeys. Uncategorized coding computer science robotics STEM

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

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For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. FIRST president and former tech executive Don Bossi spoke with EdSurge about why robotics are the ideal gateway sport for budding innovators and how educators can get their students involved.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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Schools often have to address issues of equality and funding to ensure that all students, regardless of economic status, have access to a mobile device in the classroom so no one is disadvantaged. 3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech.

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

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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.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” You’ll notice, however, that this article is not titled “Education Technology and the New Economy.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. Dash robot. Dot robot.

No Begging Required: Teachers Share 5 Creative Ways to Fund Classroom Technology

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She is not alone, as educators around the United States get ready to start the 2017-18 school year, supplies—particularly technology—can cost classrooms hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ellen Goodman Luckily for educators, there are ways to get tech tools into the classrooms that don’t involve panhandling. We interviewed a few creative teachers to get their advice on supplying classrooms without breaking the bank.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking with Micah Brown @mbrownedtech , an Instructional Technology Specialist in Kansas. We’re going to talk about Virtual Valentines and lots of other ways that you can connect and collaborate with other classrooms. He’s the robot there.

Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement. One of the main draws of technology integration is finding new ways to engage students. However, many educators struggle with finding creative ways to introduce new classroom tools. .

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

Imagine this classroom scenario. This is just a snapshot of what today’s science classroom can look like with thoughtful integration of digital tools. Many classrooms have access to devices that would allow students to collect data just like a scientist would in a modern-day laboratory setting. Whether you are just starting out in the classroom or have been teaching for decades, the question of when to use technology in the lab is often a debate.

Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials

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classrooms. as they build out more inclusive classrooms for diverse learners.” Wondwossen is a former elementary school ESL teacher, and when she was in the classroom, she used to tell her students they were “language superheroes.” “The

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The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

This is the progression of technology integration at CCS lower school since I came on staff in January of 2004 as a part-time related arts computer teacher. I graduated with a Masters in Instructional Technology in 2007.

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.

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

Cycles of Learning

In addition to my vocation as a High School Science teacher, this summer I spent three weeks facilitating science camps for elementary age students. In the past, although very rewarding, science camp was full of engaging activities that lacked meaning in the world outside of the classroom.