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

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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.

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. The robot starts in about thirty pieces (there are so many, I didn’t really count them). You don’t use all of them in one robot, just pick those that will make your robot do what you want.

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A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home

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I thought, “Well, this isn’t too bad, we can do a few coding activities from Code.org or maybe put together some Google Slides presentations for when we return.” Related content: 3 key parts of a coding and robotics program.

Dancing With The Robots

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Meneghetti’s Lego Robots (photo by Danny Silva). He taught sixth grade science for most of his career, but four years ago, he decided he wanted to develop a new, exciting engineering and robotics course for students at Stanley Middle School. Mike wrote and presented a detailed proposal to the generous community organization, Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE), asking if he could obtain 30 Lego Mindstorms robots and some laptops for programming these complex gadgets.

How to teach coding and robotics from home

eSchool News

I thought, “Well, this isn’t too bad, we can do a few coding activities from Code.org or maybe put together some Google Slides presentations for when we return.” Related content: 3 key parts of a coding and robotics program.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc., 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. Robotics in other spheres.

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. Google+.

Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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Coding and robotics programs in classrooms reflect how integral technology is in our lives. In a recent edWebinar , Kalthoff and Bartel explain that they want to coach students and not just tell them what button to push or the correct sequences to move a robot across a mat. The best approach to introducing robots to K-8 students is as an exploratory program that will interestingly evolve into coding programs that challenge students with more complex projects.

SELF GRADING – Google Form

Teacher Tech

“If it is low critical thinking, a robot should grade it.” The post SELF GRADING – Google Form appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Intermediate google” Teaching critical thinking is hard and time consuming.

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LIVE: Students Are Being Engaged in Robotics and Coding thanks to WonderWorkshop | @WonderWorkshop

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I was instantly charmed by Dash and Dot, the cute blue robots from Wonderworkshop. I was lucky June came along with them because after saying hello the robot just glanced around awkwardly. Before this conversation I had almost no idea what you could teach with robots and I was amazed at all the great ideas June shared with me about using these really engaging robots to support computer science learning in the youngest grades.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. Dash and Dot are programmable robots that target students in grades K-8 with progression apps that are customizable for optimal learning in the classroom. Robotics fosters critical thinking skills at an early age, encourages creativity, and turns students into makers rather than consumers.

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.

Make a Generic Google Form

Teacher Tech

Create a Default Google Form The assignment was to answer the multiple choice questions at the end of the chapter. We can’t do everything, so I choose to give up grading things robots can grade. The post Make a Generic Google Form appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Robotics Showcase 2017! (Why taking risks is legit)

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When switching schools, from Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco to Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa CA, to be closer to my family in Petaluma CA, I was asked to teach Biology and Robotics in addition to Chemistry. Below is a video from the final showcase for our 2017 Robotics Showcase. Musallam is a Google Certified Teacher, a YouTube Star Teacher, and a Leading Edge Certified Teacher. TL Advisor Blog Robotics edtechI have always been only a chemistry teacher.

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. They even offer interesting extras like “How to choose a 3D printer”, “Connecting your Makerspace to your curriculum”, and “How to get funding for a robotics program” Curricula are aligned with NGSS, TEKS, and other states and many of the kits are officially licensed by Science Olympiad.

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How François Simard Co- Founder And CEO Of Omnirobotic Raised $5.8M To Build Self-Programming Robots For High-Mix Finishing?

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Register François Simard founded his first innovative company in the manufacturing sector in 2000, specialized in machine vision and robotic guidance. The inventor of 2 patents, his passion for artificial intelligence and robotics, lead him to co-found Omnirobotic in 2016.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. We have 12 Finch robots that we are using throughout the year for coding experiences for our students. Currently, a group of 2nd-5th graders are meeting every Friday for one hour to learn to code these robots and create projects with them. Jenny got the application in, setup the Google Hangout, and got everything up and running for us.

Ozobot launches new learning management system

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot Classroom will make it easy to integrate coding and computer science with Ozobot’s robots into lessons for any subject and any grade level—with features that include an interactive educator dashboard, single-click classroom setup, interdisciplinary lessons with live lesson insights, and more.

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

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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. Recently, Google DeepMind's AlphaGo computer program beat the world’s best player in a game of Go. What will face-to-face mean in a robot-filled world?

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

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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. Participants in VEX Robotics World Championship 2019 (Source: REC Foundation) Girls in STEM: the Landscape The strategy seems simple: Include more female students in STEM subject areas like engineering and computer science, and positive changes will happen naturally over time, right?

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Komal Singh Bio as Submitted Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, and creator of kids’ STEM bestseller ‘Ara The Star Engineer’. She currently works at Google as an Eng. code a robot to count stars).

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Google Doodle contest for students - be creative, win a scholarship

Educational Technology Guy

Doodle 4 Google is a great project for students. Here''s information from the official release: Creating the best doodle comes with major perks: this year—for the first time ever—the winner of the competition will become an honorary Google Doodler for a day and animate his or her Doodle for the homepage with the Doodle team. The winning Doodle will then be featured on the Google homepage for a day for millions to see. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

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Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth. The Vector Robot app provides a simple status screen with helpful recommendations of voice commands to use. Amazon Alexa The Vector Robot was updated to support Amazon Alexa that can be activated from the main app launch screen.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth. The Vector Robot app provides a simple status screen with helpful recommendations of voice commands to use. Amazon Alexa The Vector Robot was updated to support Amazon Alexa that can be activated from the main app launch screen.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. Once students have started interacting with their robots, Ozobot Classroom will then provide lesson recommendations and build a curriculum based on the individualized student data. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. learning management system robotics STEM

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Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. Cathy Rubin in her Global Search for Education has posed these questions in my inbox for this month’s global search for education column: “ What should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything?” There’s a reason why this Invention project is a Google-free zone. Today’s students have come to depend upon Google as an external brain of sorts.

December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ). We are very excited by the commitment that the University of New Hampshire is making to the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition,” said Edelblut.

Google Announces 90 regional finalists of Google Science Fair 2012

Educational Technology Guy

Today Google has announced the 90 regional finalists of the Google Science Fair 2012. You can view the finalists and their projects here: [link] From the Google Official Blog: Congratulations to the regional finalists of the second Google Science Fair ! We had thousands of entries from more than 100 countries, and topics ranging from improving recycling using LEGO robots to treating cancer with a substance created by bees to tackling meth abuse.

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Amazing Ways The Google Car Will Change the World

Kevin Corbett

The post Amazing Ways The Google Car Will Change the World appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more. Infographic Robotics Technology or, then again…it could be like this: What do you think?

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

Hack Education

Perhaps we might recognize, as we wait to see if Mattel’s or Clayton Christensen’s predictions about the future come true, that this fantasy of the robot companion or caretaker has its own, long history – stories that elicit fear as often as comfort. The robot, or rather a seemingly living automaton in “The Sandman,” veers towards “das unheimlich.” Maybe they’ll change how we think about robots. We will be raised by robots.

Google Expands Support for Girls in STEM

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Girl Powered workshops allow girls and boys to explore their interests and build robots alongside mentors in a comfortable, supportive environment while building their confidence, teamwork and communication skills

Mass Group Google Doc Editing During Class

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embracethemess Robotics Showcase 2017! cross posted at www.cyclesoflearning.com Ramsey Musallam teaches science and robotics at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California, with the aim of fostering inquiry-based learning environments fueled by student curiosity. Musallam is a Google Certified Teacher, a YouTube Star Teacher, and a Leading Edge Certified Teacher. Google Apps TL Advisor Blog App edtech

Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer #gafe

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alice Keeler @alicekeeler shares the must-try new features of Google Classroom. She also teaches us how we can learn Google Classroom features and hacks over the summer (even without students.) A must listen for people using Chromebooks or Google Classroom. In today’s show, Alice Keeler talks about essential features to try this summer in Google Classroom: Some little dots and arrows that you should find right now. Google Classroom. Google Classroom.

Georgia Power Learning Power Mobile App

eSchool News

Students can repair “Goldibot” in a robot circuitry experiment, harness solar power for a cell phone battery boost, or solve “Electri-City’s” smart power grid puzzle. “We The free app is available for download from the Apple Store and Google Play.

Amazing Ways The Google Car Will Change the World

Kevin Corbett

Infographic Robotics Technologyor, then again…it could be like this: What do you think?