Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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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. Who will love this robot.

Why Robotics Benefits Early Education

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One of these new developments is the increased use of robots in everyday life––from vending machines to your automatic vacuum cleaner, all the way through to artificial intelligence and heavy machinery. Furthermore, the use of robotics in lessons encourages independent thinking in students.

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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?” My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot. Jimu Robot.

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.

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality from @GoSphero - Amazing Robot Ball

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Sphero is a robot ball which can be controlled using mobile apps through Apple and Android devices. Sphero and Education Schools * Parents * Robots * Kids (SPRK) Sphero believes what you play with inspires who you become.

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.

How Can I bring Robotics Into My Curriculum? Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab #AskTheTechCoach

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Lightning Lab will make it even easier to use the SPRK robot in the classroom because students can access te instructions and starter code inside of the app. Sphero makes app-enabled, teachable robots. To get started users download the mobile app to program their robot. Download.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

The Hechinger Report

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence.

Using robots to bring science to life

eSchool News

Incorporating robotics, coding, and engineering into these lessons is a great way to engage students and inspire them to apply their learning. One example is the “Windy Day” project. They also sometimes use the robot’s sound module to record their own windy day sounds.

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. Robots in the Physics Classroom. Robots in the Language Arts Classroom.

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

The Hechinger Report

There’s a lot of anxiety out there about robots gobbling up our jobs. It’s called “ Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”. To give young people this robot-proof mix of skills, Northeastern offers majors that integrate very different fields.

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. Here are four examples of how A.

The push to put robotics in rural schools

eSchool News

For example, access to challenging and engaging STEM courses such as robotics and coding is not as prevalent in rural schools as it is in larger districts. But one district is aiming to make it easier for students to access robotics in rural schools. “

From AM to AI -- or Why Teachers Should Embrace the Robot Revolution

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The robots are coming. I heard today on the radio that robots can examine 24 potatoes a second to check their quality, and that is just one example of how robots and AI have become part of our lives. The question is: will robots or AI ever replace teachers?

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.

More than robots: Inspiring STEM education and life skills via robotics

eSchool News

This was the scene in Houston and Detroit in late April—not for a football game or rally, but rather the premier sport for the mind: the world’s largest youth robotics competition, FIRST® Championship. eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News STEAM robotics STEM

Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition

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Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its educational features. This Roybi promo video shows how kids interact with the robot.

Structured Space: littleBits-NXT Smash & the Robot Flamethrower.

Cycles of Learning

On to a more tangible example of what I am referring to. This year is my first teaching a Robotics class in the curriculum, rather than as a team, club or after school workshop. Click here for an example of a similar invention cycle template.

We need to put robotics in rural schools

eSchool News

For example, access to challenging and engaging STEM courses such as robotics and coding is not as prevalent in rural schools as it is in larger districts. But one district is aiming to make it easier for students to access robotics in rural schools. “

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., Within HWS and District 36’s other four schools, this is the first step of a journey that will touch on coding and robotics at each grade level. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We Ask ‘What can you make the robot do?’

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples.

3 reasons to introduce kindergarteners to robots

eSchool News

In today’s world, saying that subjects like coding and robotics “are for ‘big kids’” is like saying “reading is for ‘big kids.’”. Robots bring this physical interaction to the potentially intimidating process of understanding engineering and programming.

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. To give you an example of the types of products offered by Ward’s Science, I evaluated two: Botley the Coding Robot.

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Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include

Edsurge

At a morning session on Sunday, Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab , shared how a robot his company has developed is helping people with disabilities connect with friends, family and teachers when it’s difficult or near impossible for them to be physically present with peers. Robots don’t generally elicit warm, friendly emotions. And Ory Lab’s robots are operated by a human—not pre-programmed commands.

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Edsurge

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation , organizer of the world’s largest robotics competition and leader in STEM education, is doing a careful examination of gender diversity. Fortunately, we’ve found that participation in robotics competitions can boost confidence.

KinderLab Robotics Launches Four New Curriculum Guides

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(Waltham, MA) February 28, 2018 — KinderLab Robotics has expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by announcing four new Curriculum Guides. With the KIBO Sound Record/Playback Module , students record their own voice and KIBO plays back their recording to give their robot sound. Curriculum examples include programming KIBO to draw shapes and letters, create abstract artworks, and estimate distances by measuring the lines KIBO draws as it explores a cardboard town.

Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE.

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Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE. Robotic teaching assistants are being deployed into autism centres in the UAE to help children learn faster and better. Robotic teaching assistants are changing the way the kids are taught.

'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.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college. Robots are much more ideal as workers, because of course they cannot unionize.

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.

How a new model of autism treatment uses robots

eSchool News

Next page: Assistive therapy tools and a real classroom example). One in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Edsurge

The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named Pris and Pepper. As a discrete example, think about our growing gig economy. One striking example that the folks at SU mentioned was the work on gene editing that our laws in the U.S. What will face-to-face mean in a robot-filled world?

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

The Hechinger Report

It isn’t only books that greet our students here, but also two friendly, coding-proficient robots named Dot and Dash. Albeit daunting at first, the introduction of robotics has helped to connect the seemingly intangible skill of coding with the very tangible action of physical movement.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

Mattel has cancelled its integration with Amazon Alexa, for example, which was supposed to power the speaker and facilitate the parts of “parent mode” that involved shopping for baby supplies. Maybe they’ll change how we think about robots. We will be raised by robots.

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

MindShift

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or math classroom or is being built by an after-school robotics club.