article thumbnail

6 Must-have Skills for New Tech Teachers Plus Two Extra

Ask a Tech Teacher

You used to be a first grade teacher or the science expert or maybe even the librarian and suddenly found yourself the tech person, like the one down the hall you were always in awe of, the one responsible for classroom computers, programs, curriculum, and everything in between. Can you please-please-please fix my iPad?

iPad 308
article thumbnail

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. It is a build-a-robot kit designed to introduce children ages six and up to coding and robotics as well as the fun of problem-solving and creative thinking. If I were to rate myself with robotics, I might be closer to a 5 than a 10.

Robotics 185
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

10 Unusual Hour of Code Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten unusual projects (each, about one hour in length) you can use in your classroom to participate in this wildly popular event: Alt Codes. Human robot. IPads call these hotkeys. Human Robot. Pick an activity—say, taking your seat in the classroom or making a PB&J sandwich. Coding with pixel art.

Robotics 379
article thumbnail

6 Digital tools that encourage computational thinking

Neo LMS

Teachers all over the world have embraced the use of coding and programming in their classrooms, adapting the online materials for various subjects that stretch beyond the borders of STEM. The website offers guidelines, plans, activities, and strategies for successful use in the classroom.

Tools 366
article thumbnail

12 Tools to explore during Computer Science Week

Neo LMS

Read more: Getting started with STEM in your classroom! Possibilities might include lack of resources, student schedules are already full, or perhaps a perceived lack of knowledge by educators when it comes to bringing coding into our classrooms. CoderZ is a cloud-based option where students can code 3D robots.

Tools 540
article thumbnail

15 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten unusual projects (each, about one hour in length) you can use in your classroom to participate in this wildly popular event: Alt Codes. Human robot. IPads call these hotkeys. If you have IPads, try Stick Nodes. There are dozens of ways to incorporate QR Codes into your classroom. Human algorithm.

Robotics 360
article thumbnail

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Dr. Marina Umashchi Bers from Tufts University discusses her research findings about what works (and doesn’t) with young children in the classroom. Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom. We’re going to talk about coding in the early childhood classroom. #1 So robots have motors, they have sensors, they can move around.

Robotics 326