Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality from @GoSphero - Amazing Robot Ball


Sphero is a robot ball which can be controlled using mobile apps through Apple and Android devices. Bluetooth - Sphero connects to mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, and Android phones through bluetooth connections. Sphero and Education Schools * Parents * Robots * Kids (SPRK) Sphero believes what you play with inspires who you become. Currently you can win a Sphero and an iPad for your classroom from Sphero for sharing your creative classroom.


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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?” 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.

The Best LEGO Robot Kits In 2021

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents What Makes The Best LEGO Robotics Kits and Why? LEGO Robot kits introduce and strengthen the skills of those interested in robotics and STEM-educational toys. However, parents may strengthen the interest in their children with robot kits at home.

Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom


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.

How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe


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. However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero is a robotic ball that can pair with an iPad, tablet, iPhone, or smartphone through Bluetooth, and getting started is relatively easy.

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics


This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations. They are both Westlake High School students and, for the past several years, taken their love of robotics and combined it with an altruistic desire to help educate youth all over the world in a low-cost way. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

9 Robotics Kits to Brilliantly Inspire Your Toddlers and Tweens

Fractus Learning

Robotics kits are a wonderful way to introduce and improve your child’s STEM skills. The coding and building challenges presented by these robotics kits will help your child forge new connections in the brain, from analytical thinking to technical skills. Best Robotics Kits for Young Engineers. Kit from Elenco brings robotics back-to-basics. Your child will find out what makes a robot “tick” by exploring circuitry and the foundations of electronics.

Connecting Coding to Robotics with Sphero


I love teaching robotics and coding! As a teacher, I wanted an easy-to-use robot I could incorporate into my classes and Makerspace that would help students see coding in action. I love the Sphero because coding the robot is easy, even for beginners. Simply connect the robot to your device via Bluetooth, and start coding with the free Lightning Lab app. Many students did not have experience with coding or robots in their schools.

Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA


Educational Games & Gamification Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Workshops & Conferences coding and robot apps coding tools for k-5 common core and programming ipad coding apps for young students robot coding apps ipad teach computer programming coding with common core teaching coding with common core

Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?

The Hechinger Report

Last month, a few hand-sized, hexagonal robots took over a third-grade classroom in Southborough, Massachusetts. Meet Root — a robot being beta-tested by its creators at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Root magnetically clings to whiteboards (most of which are metal-backed) where it acts out programs that students compose on iPads that are wirelessly linked to the robot. But then you have to keep buying new robots as the kids get older.

Cloud-Based 3D Printing Platform Supports New Classroom iPad


MakerBot announces that its cloud-based 3D printing platform My Makerbot is compatible with Apple's new classroom iPad. “As News Ed Tech Ticker Robotics edtechAs low-cost tablets push further into schools, helping enabling better 3D design and code learning, it’s critical that we connect those devices to the 3D printers that are already reshaping classrooms and makerspaces," said Makerbot Education Manager Mair Demarco. [ 3D Printing For Learning ].

Raspberry Pi + iPad = countless maker possibilities

eSchool News

Using an iPad to control the small Raspberry Pi is easier than you think. [ note : Mike Amante will deliver a related session on iPads and the Raspberry Pi at this year’s ISTE conference on Tues. Part of the magic of the magic of the iPad are all the great apps that can turn them into so much more than a tablet. June 30.].

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Everything is Coming Up Robots

My Paperless Classroom

This piece was originally published HERE on the Getting Smart Blog My Robot Life I will admit I sought out puppets; I worked to find them; I thought hard about how to best use them in my classroom, robots are another story. I was about to tell you that I don''t know how suddenly robots are everywhere in my life, but this wave has been building for decades, a connection driven home by a truly uncanny moment with a robot named Bo. Why Programming and Robots?

Robot Students? College Classrooms Try Letting Far-Away Students Attend Via Remote-Control Stand-In


It’s an age-old classroom scene, except for one space-age detail: More than half of the students are robots. Ok, to be more precise, nine of the fourteen students in the course are joining the class remotely by using a robot stand-in. Every day before class, McCaw will wake up the robots, a device by. Double Robotics that looks like a small segway with an iPad attached to the top, from their charging stations and arrange them before students arrive.

Reading, Robots, and Rockets with Raz Kids

My Paperless Classroom

The program is set up to allow students to access it from a regulatr desktop computer through the browser, or through an iPad app. As a teacher you can control the level each student is reading at as well as whether or not they have access to the rocket and robot builder. In addition to the assignments in book room, there are the rocket and robot builder modules.

Learning about Dot and Dash from @WonderWorkshops

My Paperless Classroom

Bryan Miller joins TeacherCast to talk about Dot and Dash from Wonder Workshop | By using free apps and an iPad or iPhone, you can make Dot and Dash sing, dance, and navigate around your classroom. Bryan Miller joins TeacherCast to talk about Dot and Dash from Wonder Workshop | By using free apps and an iPad or iPhone, you can make Dot and Dash sing, dance, and navigate around your classroom.

When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers


iPads were introduced when today’s first graders were still in the womb. It seems that every day we read about newer and better applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Smart appliances that order groceries? No problem. Cars that drive themselves? Need a good movie to watch? Better than your best friend’s last recommendation. Estimates now suggest that up to 47 percent of U.S. jobs may disappear in the coming decades due the rise of automation.

Robots in Rhode Island and Telescopes in Tennessee – What’s Your State Getting This Christmas?

Fractus Learning

Robots. Between new Star Wars characters , excitement over machine learning and driverless cars, robots are taking over this Christmas… From the numbers it seems that there are two mechatronic-mad pockets of the country. Topping the list is robotic Rhode Island, closely followed by neighboring Connecticut. We can also see robots dominating what should now be known as the BB-8 band of Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Top 5 Robot Rabid States. iPads.

4 tech skills every middle-schooler needs

eSchool News

The grant allowed us to invest in 30 new MacBook Airs to supplement our existing iPads and Chromebooks. Robotics and coding. Like many schools, we’ve expanded our robotics and coding programs. For the past year, we’ve been using the Sphero SPRK+ and Dash and Dot to introduce robotics and support inquiry-based learning. This year, students will also be using Ozobot’s Bit and Evo robots, as well as Lego WeDo and Mindstorms robotic kits.

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing


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. Her students used class iPads and an introductory manually guided app to steer their Spheros through the maze.

The iPad as a Window.


Actually working with the kids is at once a reminder of why we do this work, and also sort of scary.that many kids at that many different grade levels and developmental zones- I have found my iPad to be a huge help. This iPad-only app is activated by tapping and dragging items into the scene, and will operate without WiFi connection once installed. Picking up a caseload of, say, 35 kiddos can be a bit daunting.

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6 Riveting Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Not only can you use robots, green screens, and iPads to excite kids, but you can use some more traditional ideas in new ways. Do robots have a place in a library? (And Every Classroom Matters Podcast iPads Teaching Tech Tips Tools WritingCreative Literacy Lessons with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Therapy dogs. Lunch bunch. Reading groups.

Help Kids Learn to Code with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

We have 3d printing, robot making, and all kinds of building going on. These Wonder Workshop robots make it easy to learn to code in my STEM lab. I said, “Here are two robots, Dash and Dot, there are apps on the store you can use and there are a lot of attachments and cool things, go for it. In moments they were driving the robots, adding attachments and playing the xylophone. I believe these robots make an excellent addition to: Classroom maker space.

Keep It Simple

iTeach with iPads

Lesson planning can become rote and robotic if we aren’t careful. I went to work with the early childhood teachers at the American School in utilizing iPads in the classroom. The wonderful staff there was particularly interested in making the best use out of a few iPads per classroom. I taught math and reading lessons in their classrooms and watched the thrill of the young children interacting with their iPads.

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How Can I Get my Child to Put Down the iPad?

My Paperless Classroom

The question put to me was "How do you get students to put down an iPad when it is time?" They hope out loud for robots. I know it also helps when you focus iPad time on on creating rather than consuming. In my case I bring out the puppet, and Wokka tells the students to pack up the iPads. As I searched for an appropriate response to this parent I thought about how much our questions reveal about us. This one revealed more than I was comfortable with.

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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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

So we use the Paper 53 app on our iPads. 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. We do use LEGO Mindstorms with like a couple kids here and there will LOVE to work with LEGO Mindstorms, and I have a robotics club that will use those. So that’s my Go To robot.

Pilot a New iPad Game from GlassLab and the National Writing Project

Educator Innovator

GlassLab is looking for ELA and STEM educators and summer program leaders to pilot and provide feedback on a brand new iPad game to teach argumentation and reasoned thinking. Can robots really understand human emotion and meaning? Players have to build sound arguments for every choice they make – but in this city on Mars, people settle their differences by equipping robot assistants called argubots with claims and evidence for battles of the wits.

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. 5 iPads.

The 4 tech skills all middle schoolers should develop

eSchool News

The grant allowed us to invest in 30 new MacBook Airs to supplement our existing iPads and Chromebooks. Robotics and coding. Like many schools, we’ve expanded our robotics and coding programs. Robots encourage kids to collaborate and to drive lessons with their creativity.

All middle schoolers need these key tech skills

eSchool News

The grant allowed us to invest in 30 new MacBook Airs to supplement our existing iPads and Chromebooks. Robotics and coding. Like many schools, we’ve expanded our robotics and coding programs. Robots encourage kids to collaborate and to drive lessons with their creativity.

Making a MakerSpace


Supplies start rolling in- Spheros, iPads, LEGO, arts and crafts supplies, a green screen, old sewing machines, and more. Connected Educator Creativity and Imagination MakerSpace Robotics Technology in Education budget making PTO sewing sphero twitter“Rise up, it’s time to take a shot.” ” – My Shot from HAMILTON. That’s all Michael Stephens and I had to go on when we gathered in his 4th grade classroom to hatch a plan to build a MakerSpace.

Roombas, refrigerators and other unexpected tech that teachers actually ask for

FETC Converge

“When you think of tech in the classroom, everyone thinks of iPads and SMART boards,” said Andy Yung, a pre-K teacher in New York City. Uncategorized edtech Robots Roombas surveyBut with younger ages, they’re often too exposed to screens, so I had to figure out how tech would look different in a Pre-K classroom.” The verdict: a Roomba. Read more at EdSurge.

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Tinkering in Our Open Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For example, students might get to make a figure out of pipe cleaners, clay, or Playdoh as the craft and then use that figure to create a stop motion video with the iPad. While the UGA students supported the stop motion, I pulled out our Finch robots, which are on loan to us this year from Birdbrain Technologies. We opened the basic version of Snap, and student tinkered with programming these robots with simple block coding.

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