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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. 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.

Robots deliver multimedia lessons to teach STEM

eSchool News

Content platform turns content, including robot-delivered lessons, into custom learning challenges to promote play and learning. CWIST, a web platform supporting learning projects for students from 3 to 103, is making its content platform and education experts available to companies who want to turn their content into custom incentivized lessons. Famulus offers multiple robots designed for education and special needs, as well as head mounted displays.

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

EdTechTeacher

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. However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero is a robotic ball that can pair with an iPad, tablet, iPhone, or smartphone through Bluetooth, and getting started is relatively easy.

Georgia Power Learning Power Mobile App

eSchool News

The recently launched mobile game app supports Learning Power’s STEM-based classroom energy lessons, all aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. Robotics and Digital Tools Engage Students on a New Level . MORE FROM EDTECH: Here's what it takes to introduce robots into the classroom.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

This first guide, the eSchool News Robotics Guide , offers expert insight on why robotics is quickly becoming a cornerstone of classroom instruction. In the guide, we take a look at resources to make robotics instruction a bit more manageable. Plus, we’re giving you robotics grants and funding tips, showing you how real teachers incorporate robotics into their classrooms, and linking you to robotics learning apps.

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! coding programming Robo Wunderkind STEMI admit it.

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

techlearning

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. They are both Westlake High School students and, for the past several years, taken their love of robotics and combined it with an altruistic desire to help educate youth all over the world in a low-cost way. Show them some love my fellow educators!

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. In the coming years, computer science education will be critical for social mobility of underprivileged communities. Wonder Workshop will match one dollar for every dollar donated towards funding projects that bring the Dash & Dot robots to schools in need. Dash & Dot are robots with personality and capability. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top News

Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division Sponsors 2018-2019 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions

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23, 2018 – The Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation has announced that Intelitek partner, Yasakawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman), has committed to being a major sponsor of the 2018-2019 Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), happening in 14 states across the United States. The need for skilled labor in coding, robotics and automation is on the rise - and is not being fulfilled. Motoman Robotics Division. “We

eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

The November Guide, the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide , offers expert insight on the reasons digital and mobile learning support students’ academic achievement and build the skills they’ll carry with them into the global economy. In the guide, we take a look at the various factors present in successful digital and mobile learning initiatives. We explore this issue, which is vital to digital and mobile learning.

How Can LEGO Bricks Be Used To Teach Our Youngest Learners About STEM Education?

TeacherCast

At the end of last year, I found out that I was accepted into the first cohort of the LEGO Master Educator Program and would have the opportunity to attend a pretty awesome Meetup in Chicago during the ISTE conference. During the conference, I learned about LEGO Education and their mission not just to provide amazing resources to teachers and students, but also to bring advanced STEM topics into the PreK classrooms. — LEGO Education (@LEGO_Education) August 28, 2018.

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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. Every day, classrooms around the world demonstrate the collaboration and hands-on learning that the Wonder Workshop robots–Dash, Dot, and Cue–inspire in students. Robotics Competition.

Roboticist and engineer Dr. Ayanna Howard to give STEM keynote at 2018 Future of Education Technology Conference

FETC Converge

The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) announced today that Dr. Ayanna Howard, an educator, researcher, and innovator noted for her ability to make STEM fun and accessible for children with disabilities, will deliver the closing keynote address on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the 38th annual event. Uncategorized artificial intelligence edtech trends FETC mobile learning devices robotics STEM

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. 21st Century Skills STEM inquiry labs pasco scientific PBL probeware sensors

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

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Students can use the mBot robot and Vernier-created activities to master introductory coding and programming skills through hands-on, standards-aligned learning. “To To help students compete in today’s digital world, it is increasingly important that coding is an integral part of STEM curriculum,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds. Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history.

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

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Toyota and Discovery Education Hosts Virtual Field Trip on Cars of the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Automated Vehicles Immersive Educational Experience to Explore STEM Concepts set for Oct. Tuesday, October 23, 2018) – Rather than take a bus on a field trip, this October, Toyota and Discovery Education will bring the latest in automotive technology to students in their classrooms. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

11 of the Best Educational Space Toys – Space Toys For Kids and Toddlers

Fractus Learning

Educational space toys are a fantastic way to encourage children to learn about space and the planets and help them develop an appreciation for a much larger universe than just our world. Educational Space Toys. Best For STEM Card Games And Quiz: Qurious Space STEM Flash Card Game.

Hitting the Library Circuit With Mobile Making

Educator Innovator

Mobile maker workshops are held at libraries throughout New Mexico. At the Rockwood Library in Oregon , for example, kids can come after school and on weekends to noodle around with robotics equipment and animation software. In an effort to bring hands-on learning and professional development to as many people as possible, libraries like CLP are going mobile with their “maker” programming. A new mobile program allows YOUmedia staff to share their equipment and skills.

New STEM academy targets teachers and adult learners

eSchool News

University of Denver, Silicon STEM Academy launch ‘STEM for Grown-Ups’ The University of Denver’s Center for Professional Development and Silicon STEM Academy (SSA) have partnered to provide “STEM for Grown-Ups”, a new curriculum of interactive STEM-Intensive CEU courses and pathways for teachers and other professionals. STEM for Grown-Ups offers everyone the opportunity to come back to school and learn the latest in the STEM sciences.

Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs Contest is officially open for submissions! Win a dream STEM Lab.

Educational Technology Guy

The contest is designed to drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – otherwise known as STEM - by giving public middle schools the opportunity to create the STEM lab of their dreams, made possible by a grant of up to $100,000 for each. Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally.

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Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if their teacher can’t)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

STEM has become easier to explore in the classroom thanks to makerspaces and Genius Hour –more and more kids are learning how to engineer, create, and experiment with new technology and engineering. However, one aspect of STEM can be a little more daunting for teachers to incorporate, and that’s coding and robotics. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands. Education Trends Sponsors & Supporters

In a City Marked By Low Economic Mobility, One University Hopes to Build a ‘Tech Pipeline’

Edsurge

For Terik Tidwell, teaching kids to code is not just about algorithms or apps—it’s about economic mobility. Tidwell is director of STEM innovation at Johnson C. But a recent analysis scored Charlotte worst for economic mobility in a survey of the nation’s 50 largest cities, with pockets of concentrated poverty cut off from the rich opportunities just around the corner. Why focus on computer science, STEM and entrepreneurship?

A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Learning Undefeated offers four different kinds of STEM labs.

Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if YOU don’t know how yet)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

STEM has become easier to explore in the classroom thanks to makerspaces and Genius Hour –more and more kids are learning how to engineer, create, and experiment with new technology and engineering. However, one aspect of STEM can be a little more daunting for teachers to incorporate, and that’s coding and robotics. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands. Education Trends Sponsors & Supporters

The Best Engineering Toys For Kids

Fractus Learning

What to Look for in STEM Toys Engineering Toys Compared Best Engineering Kits For Kids Reviewed Building Sets Circuits and Electronic Games Robot Toys. What to Look for in STEM Toys. STEM-engineering toys are suited for toddlers to older kids. Types of STEM Toys.

Oklahoma district boasts ‘best in state’ STEM innovation labs

eSchool News

Maker spaces, science labs, and touch screens help students conduct real-world STEM. The addition of these labs is helping to shape Bartlesville High School as one of premier educational facilities in the state of Oklahoma. million contribution to the Bartlesville Public School District to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) labs at Bartlesville’s three secondary schools. McClatchy STEM

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE

CUE is you, the educators. Big Idea: STEM Buddies is designed to bring together 8th grade students with K-2 students to do STEM projects together. We (my 8th grade STEM class and I) want to create a mobile STEM Lab that we can bring to classes. Teachers would choose from a list of STEM activities, depending on the standard they want to cover, and we would take the STEM lab to them and do the activity with their students.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: And I just want to stress — also as a fellow technology educator — that sandboxing is so important. Like our mobile devices, especially in science, is using that camera feature and having the students like capture a photo and annotate over the top of it. Use the camera feature on any mobile device. We have so many awesome mobile devices, and so many short cycle apps that allow us to capture video and capture images and work with them.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

2 Mobile Devices —Mobile devices in education can be controversial. Some benefits of mobile devices include the ability to view textbooks, research, participate in Internet-based class assignments, and create media-rich projects. 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.

5 Practical applications of IoT in the classroom

Neo LMS

While the education sector is not particularly known as an early adopter of modern technology, we have seen definite improvements in this respect. Standalone VR headsets don’t require additional mobile devices and offer a fully immersive VR experience.

LEGO’s WeDo 2.0 teaches science, coding

eSchool News

New wireless, tablet-ready robot-based learning system for elementary science curriculum teaches science and coding in a hands-on way. At the International Consumer Electronics Show, LEGO Education launched LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system. This also enables educators to tailor lessons to meet all students’ needs, no matter their abilities.

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

Edsurge

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds. Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history.