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.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Classroom robots of today.

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.

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? That’s what these robots are.

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. Example #1 – Using Robots for Reading Comprehension.

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.

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. A fully-functioning, comprehensive robotics-to-math program that costs you and your school nothing.

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. Sphero Robots.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science?

Year Two - Elementary Tech Team Plan

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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.

When Robots Teach Kids Computational Thinking—and Kindness

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We don't know what jobs today’s children are going to have when they become adults, but we do know that technology is going to play a major role in whatever jobs exist. 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. Computational Skills and Collaboration One phrase we often use in our district is, “It’s not about the robot.”

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

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts.

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. It’s fun to play with the robots.”

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. The game serves as an on-ramp for students, introducing technology into their educational journeys.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

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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.

What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Edsurge

A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. Shortly after a student on the team came to me asked, “Can we build some real robots? Can we build a robot that can go outside in the rain and take care of our chickens?”

A New School Makerspace

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I am beyond elated – our PreK-6 elementary school received monies, through our district’s Computer Science Resolution 2025, to create a STEAM (science, technology, arts, math) makerspace.

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. The collaboration between the two schools started after Shambo had trouble finding a maze to complement the school’s technology.

All-Girls Team Wins International Robotics Competition

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Wonder Workshop , maker of the award-winning robots now used in over 20,000 elementary and middle schools globally, today announced the winners of the 2017-2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition.

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating that is applicable to many fields besides Computer Science.

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year. Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction.

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.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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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. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

Finch Robots are Coming to Our Library Makerspace in Fall 2015

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Our library makerspace will feature 12 Finch Robots by BirdBrain Technologies during the 2015-2016 school year. The robots are on loan to us for the entire school year, and this loan comes with the possibility of these robots being a permanent donation to our space.

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

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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.

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Why we should teach coding in elementary school

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Every student should have access to technology, whether it be computers, smartphones, or tablets because almost everything we do requires some form of programming. There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school.

STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible

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Finding technology online is easy, but where can teachers get opportunities to try the technology out first hand? The STEAMpunk Playground provides a wonderful opportunity for teachers to get hands-on experience with the technology they have only read about.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. Wearable technology covers a wide range of items—from assistive technology for students with disabilities to devices to encourage motivation and participation.

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

EdTech Magazine

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. Technology Services Coordinator Jim Branton. “We E-rate discounts free up funds for everything from coding in elementary schools to robotics programs. “It

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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.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” You’ll notice, however, that this article is not titled “Education Technology and the New Economy.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Jobs said in his final Apple keynote introducing the iPad 2, “It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”. Catherine: And… I’m driving, three months later, hearing that they made robots like this.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. Dash robot. Dot robot.

A Humanoid Robot Inspires All Students to Explore STEM, Coding, and Programming

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Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming.