Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

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I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. One of my gifted girls noted, “Where do all of these robots come from?” My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot.

Can freeing struggling schools from red tape help them improve?

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Students at Barwell Road Elementary School Photo: Alex Granados/EducationNC. Her school, Haw River Elementary in Alamance County, was offering students after-school clubs once a week. Her friends wanted to try robotics, so she tagged along. Walnut Creek Elementary (Wake County).

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior.

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Reinvigorate Creativity and Confidence with STEAM

Greg Kent, the technology coordinator at Kailua Elementary School and LEGO® Education Master Educator , uses a variety of LEGO® tools and other makerspace and team-building tools and lessons to bring “fun” to challenges while building STEAM skills.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

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They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. We must exercise the discipline to refrain from attaching too quickly to an idea just because it’s new.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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In the vein of VR, Lynch also notes that virtual laboratories, which allow students to try lab exercises with no pressure of getting it right, will likely start to emerge. 4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:48.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

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You can create exercises where students are allowed to perform experiments on their device screens. In many schools, AR technology is being used right from the elementary level to make learning more interesting and to explain basic concepts in an engaging and immersive manner. Engineering students can see and learn the functioning of a machine or robotics. What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


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Varying exercises are designed to support learning every step of the way, and the FingerPaths keyboard helps students intuitively visualize key locations and finger movements. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM (

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

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My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd.

Why Making and the Arts Need Each Other to Survive and Thrive in Schools


Some schools have welcomed aspects of the maker movement, whether by creating additional activities like robotics clubs that fall under the “enrichment” umbrella, integrating making into curriculum content for physical science or engineering classes, or bringing in “ Hour of Code ,” and subsequently creating coding courses. Making and editing short films, promoting community-wide challenges, and getting the word out are empowering exercises that build collaborative skills and confidence.

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” claims.

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How Failure and Solving Real Problems Helps This School Thrive


Designed and built by @STEMcha juniors for Spring Creek Elementary School In the future robots will entertain kids and help them exercise @STEMpythons #LatinFestival


The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

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Two teachers, seated at U-shaped tables on opposite ends of the classroom, were going through a reading exercise with four kids each, helping them sound out letters. Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher.

Re·Con·Figures: The Pigeons of Ed-tech

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Papert, who helped develop the first programming language for children, LOGO, and its beloved Turtle robot, and who passed away earlier this year, was a visionary thinker about computers as powerful “objects to think with.”