Bringing Robotics to a STEAM Elementary School

MIND Research Institute

So much so that the ultimate frisbee champion and class valedictorian mentioned it while delivering his graduation speech to the students of Amelia Earhart Options for Knowledge Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, last month. MIND Delivers Robotics Kits to STEAM Lab.

Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

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?” For their robotics hour each week, I am giving them the following choices with their goal of using five of the robotics to complete five of the tasks provided. My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot. Jimu Robot.

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World’s Largest Robotics Competition Returns: Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation to Host Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship

eSchool News

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation , a 501c3 nonprofit and VEX Robotics , is back to showcase the incredible talent and skill of a range of student competitors by hosting the first-ever Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship May 17-29, 2021.

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Two years ago, my school obtained a grant from the Sphero Robotics company that brought 10 Sphero Robots to our school. However, this year, we expanded our use of robotics and acquired Ozobots, SPRKS, bb8s, and BeeBots. My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Example #1 – Using Robots for Reading Comprehension.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates? Calculating those X and Y coordinates — which really kids of most ages can do — and then realizing that they can make the physical robot go here or there based upon their program. That’s what these robots are.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Let’s take a look at how robots are currently being used in classrooms and try answering the question of the hour: Do robots have the potential to teach students in the future? Classroom robots of today. Milo , or the Robot Kid, is an interactive robot for engaging and teaching children with autism.

CoderZ Launches Initiative to Engage Students in STEM with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge

eSchool News

18, 2021 – Starting August 1, CoderZ will once again bring a real-world industry perspective to computer science classrooms through the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge. For more information about the Amazon Cyber Robotics Back-to-School Challenge, go to [link]. DERRY, N.H. –

Robots in STEM

My Paperless Classroom

Chapter seven of my book exploring the instructional models most useful for robot-based learning in […]. The post What can we learn about STEM Education … FROM the Robotics? | This lesson is a great template for using robots as an experimental tool. Explore how consumer robots can support hand's on STEM learning with primary grade students. Sam shares his "Robot as Constant" approach to elementary science and STEM.

CoderZ Encouraging Title I Schools to Sign-up Students for the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge

eSchool News

The Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge has passed the halfway mark, but it’s not too late for teachers and students to sign up. They will also uncover how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer goods.

Using robots to bring science to life

eSchool News

As elementary STEAM educators, we have both learned that the best way to teach science is through hands-on exploration where lessons are both rigorous and relative to all of the students in the classroom. They also sometimes use the robot’s sound module to record their own windy day sounds.

Why we love our coding & robotics tools

eSchool News

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. Katie Blagden, K-4 STEAM educator and coach, Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School, Beverly, Mass. Our robot, Milo , has been a great addition to our school team. This is particularly beneficial for districts that have been unable to establish or expand their own robotics programs.”.

CoderZ & Amazon Cyber Robotics Back-to-School Challenge

eSchool News

This fall, CoderZ and Amazon Future Engineer are bringing real-world industry to classrooms with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Back-to-School Challenge. Aside from the sponsorships, students’ cyber robotics learning doesn’t have to stop once they have completed the Amazon Back-to-School Challenge.

Using Robots in your Elementary Makerspace

My Paperless Classroom

The school year is kicking off and I am excited to share a terrific series of podcasts with you about teaching with robots. Lesson Design in Three Dimensions, Learning with Robots. The idea of teaching young children by playing with robots seems both amazing and laughable. If it is funny or strange, that is only because it is difficult to imagine learning with a robot. Learning with robots through programming and group work is a very kinesthetic form of learning.

Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

I meet with two groups of gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th, for a full day each week. Robot Drawing. Yes, there are mounds of curricula students must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. This web-based scalable program is available for elementary through high school students and can last anywhere from four weeks to a year. Programs that run through the Studio are: Linkbot –students write a simple program to complete a function that is then uploaded to a robot–in this case, a Linkbot.

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. Josh Stumpenhorst got hooked on robotics three years ago when his son showed him the Sphero BB-8, a baseball-sized, self-propelled robot based on the Star Wars droid. Sphero , a programmable robot, can be found in more than 20,000 schools around the globe , including the math and science classrooms at Stumpenhorst’s school, about an hour west of Chicago. At Nathaniel Morton Elementary in Plymouth, Mass.,

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. Providing educators with training to teach coding and robotics is necessary for schools and districts to meet the growing demand for these skills from parents, teachers, and principals.

5 reasons to set up a coding program in your district

eSchool News

At Everett Public Schools, we’ve always had a robotics team at the elementary and secondary levels. Last year we were up to 50 robotics teams within the FIRST organization.

Students see the future through robots

eSchool News

Robotics programs drive interest and teach critical thinking. Brittany Lopez held the remote with care, keeping her eyes on the small robot in front of her. Soon the robot’s mechanical arm had picked up the Lego, which was supposed to represent a miniature solar panel, and placed it on top of a small structure. It’s fun to play with the robots.” ” eClassroom News STEM collaboration critical thinking first robotics robots

The coolest K-12 robotics programs we saw at ISTE

eSchool News

At ISTE 2019, that push to learn coding was clear as new K-12 robotics solutions emerged. Aside from the cool factor K-12 robotics offers, students who learn to program through robotics learn a number of skills they’ll take with them well into adulthood, including creativity, problem solving, and the ability to fail without quitting. We’ve rounded up some of the best K-12 robotics solutions and programs we saw during the conference.

Using Robots to Teach Young Elementary Students to Code

Graphite Blog

At my school, we've been teaching coding to our lower-elementary students for the past few years, and have incorporated robots from Wonder Workshop into the activities. The students in Pre-K through 2nd grade love it when I bring the robots to class. Their enthusiasm is palpable, and the Pre-K students show a particular attachment to our robots, Dash and Dot. This involves discovery-based play using the Wonder Workshop robots (Dash and Dot) and apps.

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. Aside from the excitement students muster when they see a robotics kit morph into a controllable arm or a tiny programmable vehicle, coding and robotics offer a little bit more than a fun classroom experience. Related Content: eSchool News Robotics Guide. The eSchool News Robotics Guide is here!

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. 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. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We

Robots teach coping and programming

eSchool News

Students with special needs respond to interactive robots. One New Jersey school district here has a new member of its teaching staff: Nao, an interactive robot that works with students who have autism and those with language impairments. The robot, which cost about $8,000 and was obtained with federal funds, was created by a company called Alderbran and was initially researched by Wayne’s Pines Lake Elementary School Principal Jose Celis.

Slooh Launches New Grant to Help One Million Students Explore Space Using Its Robotic Telescopes

eSchool News

With Slooh, students can view phenomena such as lunar changes, solar flares, asteroids, living and dying stars, and a variety of nebulae in real-time using Slooh’s patented Mission Interface and user-controlled network of robotic telescopes in the Canary Islands and Chile.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

This is what we currently have in our lab now that we are 3 years into the program: Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robots. These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. Wonder Workshop Cue Robots. These robots even allow students to toggle between block coding a javascript. Sphero Robots. Small cubes that connect magnetically to create a larger simple robot. Allows students to build, program and command these LEGO based robots.

Elementary and high school students build Maze Runner-like challenge for Sphero

eSchool News

Naper Elementary School students could be the envy of their peers when it comes to a labyrinth for testing their robotic skills. With technical assistance from Naperville North High School, Naper fourth-graders will be rolling robotic Sphero balls through what one elementary student likened to the always-changing maze in “Maze Runner,” a literary reference that brought a smile to the face of Ryan Shambo, Naper’s learning commons director and lead teacher.

Year Two - Elementary Tech Team Plan

Tech Helpful

Our elementary school creates an opportunity for our fourth and fifth-grade students to take part in Friday afternoon electives where they choose from about 7- 8 choices that teachers lead from their passions. For me, it finally gave me the opportunity to create an elementary tech support team. Recently, I asked our elementary teachers what they needed the most in terms of technology professional development.

Why we should teach coding in elementary school

eSchool News

There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school. Additionally, children can express themselves through code and find it cool to create games, apps, and websites and to even control robots. According to Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”. We live in a digital age in which computers are everywhere and have become an essential part of our lives.

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! I admit it. I am not a coder.

Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts

Edsurge

Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. One of my best friends in high school was on the robotics team with me. Robotics Competition team.

Social robots could better engage children with autism, research says

eSchool News

Preliminary research indicates that students with autism might develop stronger social skills via interaction with social robots. Milo visits elementary and middle school-aged children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in order to teach research-based behavior and responses. He also happens to be a robot. Next page: What experts say about robots’ ability to engage students on the autism spectrum.

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.”

EXCLUSIVE: They’re here–robots are teaching your children

eSchool News

Unbeknownst to parents, all first-grade classes in a suburban Los Angeles elementary school were successfully taught by teacher robots during the 2015-2016 school year. “We’ve been working on some super cool artificial intelligence (AI), and in lab tests, the AI robots demonstrated instructional capability,” Miller said. “I wanted to see if they could teach real students, because we’ve seen robots help children with social-emotional learning.”

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

Root I just got one of these coding robots, and it may already be my favorite. I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. I see many folks buying coding robots to fit specific needs, and I think this robot eliminates much of that. Root's functionality for late elementary starts with the app. What you can do with the robot adds to the experience. Let's talk about computer science.