Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: FREE MATH RESOURCE The US Matific Games are coming this February. Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. 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.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

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Coding, robotics, and experimentation–integral pieces of STEM–give students the best start possible to the rest of their lives. Ward’s Science makes it easy to find engaging, age-appropriate STEM resources, even if you aren’t quite sure what you want.

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Robot alligators

Dangerously Irrelevant

I spent this morning at the Maker Tech Camp at Edwards Elementary here in Ames. Teresa Green is an innovative teacher who received a grant from the district last year to purchase various ‘maker’ resources. I spent this morning at the Maker Tech Camp at Edwards Elementary here in Ames.

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. KinderLab’s KIBO robot not only brings coding to life—it inspires creativity in a hands-on, playful way that doesn’t involve screens.

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

techlearning

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.

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. RoboBlockly –a web-based robot simulation using a drag-and-drop interface to program virtual Linkbot and Lego robots.

5 real examples of coding and robotics in the classroom

eSchool News

Coding and robotics go hand-in-hand, and they’re becoming a more integral part of classrooms across the country. Different schools teach coding and robotics in different ways, depending on the availability of funding, knowledgeable teachers or classroom volunteers, and time.

When Robots Teach Kids Computational Thinking—and Kindness

Edsurge

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. In my role as an instructional science coach for the Redwood City School District, I lead the district’s STEAM program at John Gill Elementary School, a Title 1 school located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Computational Skills and Collaboration One phrase we often use in our district is, “It’s not about the robot.”

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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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.

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

EdTech Magazine

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. Recent updates to E-rate, which put more focus on funding high-speed internet and network protection tools , have helped K–12 schools reallocate resources to improve other focus areas. .

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Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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Finally, she made it to the charging station and her shift at the learning resource center (LRC) officially started. 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. As Maggie opened the door, a pair of first graders yelled “duck!” and luckily she did.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. Wonder Workshop will match one dollar for every dollar donated towards funding projects that bring the Dash & Dot robots to schools in need.

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

Edsurge

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. Watch a video: This isn't a robot.

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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.

What it takes to integrate robotics and coding into the classroom

FETC Converge

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. Uncategorized coding computer science robotics STEMto teach kindergarteners the basics of coding. “It

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom. The 25 Resources. Whether your students design robots with PenPals in Asia, write poetry with PenPals in Europe, or create environmental solutions with PenPals in Africa.

Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. Part 2: Computational Thinking: A Goldmine of Resources – Michael Gorman. For this reason I provide to you some resources I hope you will find valuable. Google CT Resources.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

See Epic Sketchnoting Resources. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics? In my class, we use the Sphero robot quite a bit. See Top Tips for Teaching with Robots Using Sphero. So that’s my Go To robot.

Part 2… 34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 2… 34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series. PBS Learning Media – Check Out all of these other basketball resources that are free from PBS Learning Media. Robot Basketball – This lesson comes from Try Engineering. image CC.

Notes from the "Makerspace for Elementary Schools" Session @ #edcampsteam

Saving Socrates

Electronic with robots, goal is use to do it yourself concept. In elementary school, a little more guided. Laura Hollis suggests- Ikea has kitchen carts that are movable, making them movable shared resources in kids space, feels like more organic idea. link] You tube is a tremendous resource for what a makerspace is and how to implement it. Michele Sarrides @ferrbrook Makerspace- lot of philosophy, people make things, as broad or general as that.

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. Part 2: Computational Thinking: A Goldmine of Resources – Michael Gorman. For thsi reason I provide to you some resources I hope you will find valuable. Google CT Resources.

A World of PBL: 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

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The 25 Resources Roots and Shoots – Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people as they connect knowledge and service with the real world.

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

Shake Up Learning

Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. Links and Resources Mentioned in the Episode.

Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum, Part 2

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15 Strategies To Help You With A New PBL Idea, Part 1 ] For this reason I provide to you some resources I hope you will find valuable. Keep in mind that Computational Thinking can use devices, robots, and computers to support learning. Enjoy the quote and resources that follow.

Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

PBS Learning Media – Check Out all of these other basketball resources that are free from PBS Learning Media. Robot Basketball – This lesson comes from Try Engineering. Welcome to a second post containing 15 more amazing links to use during the NCAA Basket Ball Tournament.

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Screen-free Coding Now Available in the US for K-2 students

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KUBO Robotics, a screen-free coding solution for emergent readers, is now available in the US exclusively from Pitsco Education. Learn more about KUBO Robotics at www.pitsco.com/KUBO. edtech Coding News Ed Tech Ticker Robotics

Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

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PBS Learning Media – Check Out all of these other basketball resources that are free from PBS Learning Media. Robot Basketball – This lesson comes from Try Engineering. This is a lesson plan aimed at lower elementary allowing student prediction of where a ball will go when bounced.

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Maker Education Activities

User Generated Education

This coming summer I am getting the opportunity to teach a maker education camp for three weeks, half-days at a local elementary school.

HughesNet® and 4-H Introduce STEM Lab

techlearning

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students ] STEM Lab features easy, hands-on STEM activities organized by age group for youth ages 4 to 16. Activities available now include: Can-Can Robot: Introduces kids to mechanical engineering. Robotics Ed Tech Ticker STEM

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Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Now serving Grades Pre-K through six, the administration and faculty of Duquesne Elementary, the district’s sole remaining school, are determined to provide each student with the best educational experience possible.

How AI is changing special education

Neo LMS

This brings us to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the novel ways in which responsive, social robots have started playing a role in teaching ASD children social skills. Pronounced “now”, Nao is a programmable, social robot and is the only autonomous robot on our list.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Robot teachers. The idea of a robot teacher may seem like a too futuristic concept at the moment, but it’s really an ongoing project in many schools and colleges worldwide. Robot teachers are able to work 24/7 without taking a break and don’t need a salary.

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