Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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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. The robot starts in about thirty pieces (there are so many, I didn’t really count them). You don’t use all of them in one robot, just pick those that will make your robot do what you want.

Why Robotics Benefits Early Education

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The rampant digitalization of our society has touched and fundamentally altered all domains of our lives, including education. One of these new developments is the increased use of robots in everyday life––from vending machines to your automatic vacuum cleaner, all the way through to artificial intelligence and heavy machinery. But the field of robotics has more benefits for children than just teaching them about robots. . By Anna Larotska.

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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. As Calvin Chen, Assistant Director of the UC Davis Center for Computing and STEM Education who offers this program, states simply: “O ur goal is to get kids interested in math and robotics.” The C-STEM Studio software is stimulating and scalable for all grade levels. browse the robotics offerings.

Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

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Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12. Root comes to us from our friends at Sunburst Digital – who provide engaging STEAM and SafeSchools programs for schools. Coding & Robotics Solutions (Grades K-12).

How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

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See what you think: We live in a digital era where the kids are in contact in all sorts of technological solutions that help them learn, connect, and have fun. One of these writing assistants is Robot Don, an AI-driven software which we are going to discuss in this article. What does Robot Don bring to the table? Robot Don compares the imported text with virtually every bit of textual content available online to let you know if the words in front of you are your own.

Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

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Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12. Root comes to us from our friends at Sunburst Digital – who provide engaging STEAM and SafeSchools programs for schools. Coding & Robotics Solutions (Grades K-12).

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

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Students will use the coding software Scratch to bring their story to life. As students collaborate globally (ISTE Standard 7), the center provides a safe space for students to learn and demonstrate digital citizenship (ISTE Standard 2). Chromebit and chromecast are used to facilitate digital display to promote student creativity and collaboration. CUE is you, the educators. CUE is big ideas and steps forward and risk-taking.

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Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

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Stencyl –build games without coding with downloaded software. BeeBop –based on the Beebop floor robot–free. C-STEM Studio –download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

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How to train your robot –a lesson plan from Dr. Techniko. Program a human robot (unplugged). How do you program a robot –BBC’s version of this topic; includes a video, game, and more. Robotics. Squeakland –build etoys with downloaded software. Lego Digital Designer. Robotics. Squeakland –build etoys with downloaded software. Lego Digital Designer. RoboMind –downloaded software.

Should Coding be a Part of the Modern School’s Curriculum?

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Coding basically refers to giving instructions to the computer to obtain certain results, such as video games, apps, websites, and computer software. Looking for a Class Robot?

Coding Websites/Webtools by Grade

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BeeBop –based on the Beebop floor robot–free. C-STEM Studio –download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics. Hummingbird Robotics. Stencyl –build games without coding with downloaded software. Robotics. Robot Don.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. While you’re waiting, download the free software to your phone or laptop (or iPad).

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you.

How to enhance students’ work-ready skills

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Some of the most common jobs that exist today are doctors, engineers, software developers, lawyers, teachers, and so on. Robotic or holographic avatar designer. Digital currency advisor. Robot operator. Digital literacy. Digital literacy. Today’s students are digital natives, and in some cases they are more comfortable adapting to new technologies than their teachers. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you.

Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective

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Greg Beutler is the Director of Techscool.org , a school devoted to teaching kids this fundamental skill through the lens of robotics, coding, competitions, and more. CS teaches the student how to present that failure or success of that operation to the user via a GUI, and how the GUI should look and what the next outcome should be of the interactions between the user, the software and the computing device.

Positive focus; Positive behaviors

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We have customized the software with specific behaviors, incentives, and interventions. About the Author: Karessa Parish is currently a Robotics Teacher & Campus PBIS Coordinator at Cedar Creek Middle School in Cedar Creek, Texas. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

How Do You Backup Your Data

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There are many options, but a new one I just met is Windows-based Cloud Backup Robot (when they responded to my donation request). Considered by some as one of the best data backup software , it’s easy to use, intuitive,, backs up everything from files to SQL databases, and can zip and/or encrypt files. You create an account, download a bit of software, configure the back-up schedule for automatic or manual, and then push the button to get started.

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3 Technology Benefits for Homeschoolers

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In this digital age, parents want their kids to know as much about technology as possible. Coding is considered a literacy skill that kids should learn to prepare for the job market that now demands web designers, software developers, and robotics engineers. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective

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Greg Beutler is the Director of Techscool.org , a school devoted to teaching kids this fundamental skill through the lens of robotics, coding, competitions, and more. CS teaches the student how to present that failure or success of that operation to the user via a GUI, and how the GUI should look and what the next outcome should be of the interactions between the user, the software and the computing device.

FETC 2019: Day One

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During these sessions, presenters and attendees discussed concerns, best practices, and implementation strategies on data privacy, digital citizenship and understanding the new generation of learners. Not surprising is the continued focus on STEAM, STEM, coding, and robotics. Not the driving rain or 50-degree temperatures could keep edtech enthusiasts from the opening day of FETC 2019 in Orlando.

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education

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We are also bringing them robotics kits and tools to learn about the Internet of Things. EDTECH: Some educators and parents have voiced concern over the harmful effects of using technology without teaching responsible use and good digital citizenship. NIXON-SAINTIL: We rely on tools developed by Common Sense Media , a nonprofit digital literacy curriculum provider. . Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education.

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10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

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There are endless examples, from games to robots to programming. If your primary digital device is a desktop, use a downloaded software tool like the free Code Two. Let students scan these with their iPads or another digital device to find out more about their new classmates. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

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Even if the sub is knowledgeable in the subject matter, s/he doesn’t have intimate knowledge of what this particular student group knows about software, websites, problem solving, and more, which can be scaffolded for the current lesson. The Digital Citizen. Draw a student on the Smartscreen and have students add all the digital devices they use on a daily basis. Your prep: Provide access to classroom Smartscreen so sub can draw and label the digital student.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online ACHIEVE3000 & ICIVIC ( www.achieve3000.com ) & ( www.icivics.org ) Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics lessons designed so that students can learn the fundamentals of American democracy at their own individual reading levels. Bubble Bot features a bubble-blowing robot or a Fan of Fortune, a prediction game.

12 Projects for your STEAM program

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Digital music. Some of the webtools are compatible with all popular digital devices; others with only a few. Digital art. KidPix (software download or app). Photoshop (software download or online subscription). TuxPaint (free software download). Like the digital music sites above, with these sites, students can communicate their knowledge as suits their learning style. Robotics. More on STEAM projects: Robotics lesson plan.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. CENTRALREACH PK-12 ( www.centralreach.com/industry/pk-12-education ) CentralReach launches CentralReach PK-12, a collaborative and data-driven software for special education. STUDYSYNC ( www.studysync.com ) StudySync now offers over 100 Spanish titles in its digital library.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher | The New York Times → Why is educational technology such a disappointment?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher | The New York Times → Why is educational technology such a disappointment?

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8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. What's special : There are a lot of new tools that aim to combat bullying or just handle behavioral and digital citizenship issues. While this all sounds great, there's a serious investment to get all the robots, sensors, maps, and cameras.

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AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. Yet participating in the digital world is essential for learning, career, and life.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. What's special: There are a lot of new tools that aim to combat bullying or just handle behavioral and digital citizenship issues. While this all sounds great, there's a serious investment to get all the robots, sensors, maps, and cameras.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. What's special: There are a lot of new tools that aim to combat bullying or just handle behavioral and digital citizenship issues. While this all sounds great, there's a serious investment to get all the robots, sensors, maps, and cameras.