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.

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.

Finch Robots are Coming to Our Library Makerspace in Fall 2015

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

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.

Bots in the Library? Colleges Try AI to Help Researchers (But With Caution)

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The newest librarian at the University of Oklahoma is a robot. It’s a chatbot, which library officials plan to add to the library’s website this summer to answer some of the most common questions students come in with, as well as to help them get started with their research.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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. OrchardVT Ss will be sharing #robotics w @jluss & @plemmonsa Ss.

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

In the library, we’re ready to let them talk about what has happened. This is not your grandmother’s library. It isn’t only books that greet our students here, but also two friendly, coding-proficient robots named Dot and Dash.

KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education

techlearning

(Waltham, MA) August 28, 2018 – KinderLab Robotics today expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by introducing KIBO Activity Center Guidebook : Activities and Setup Recommendations for a KIBO Activity Center. This KIBO Activity Center Guidebook helps teachers create a robotics center.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

You may want to begin your explorations of the Collection by identifying with one of five personas developed to help library staff connect with resources that reflect their own computational thinking (CT) experiences, communities, goals, and interests.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

At the Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, toddlers and kids gather weekly to work on creative projects. On those days the library morphs into a “makerspace,” overflowing with sewing supplies, circuitry, yarn, and electronics. For many, the library sites have become refuges.

Introducing the Teen Hangout at the Loveland Public Library

Educator Innovator

In the fall of 2018, the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network expanded to include the Teen Hangout youth program at the Loveland Public Library in Loveland Colorado. MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Loveland Public Library is the third institution to join the network under its new affiliate program. The Teen Hangout at the Loveland Public Library has been operating since February 2012. YOUmedia #connectedlearning afterschool libraries

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

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KinderLab Robotics seeks to increase STEM literacy and prepare young children for the demands of a 21-century society that will require them to learn sequencing, think computationally, problem-solve, and collaborate. To learn more about KIBO and KinderLab Robotics, click here.

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries

Edsurge

Today’s college students are spending more time than ever in public and campus libraries. According to a recent Pew Research Report , millennials are most likely to have visited a public library in the past year compared to any other generation. But what would make a generation that grew up with internet so reliant on libraries—spaces traditionally known to be filled with shelves upon shelves of books?

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

Computer scientist uses robots to draw students to STEM

eSchool News

Texas middle, high school students met weekly to learn about STEM concepts and create robots. A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist and his students are using assistive robots to spur the interest of local middle- and high-school students toward STEM.

Hitting the Library Circuit With Mobile Making

Educator Innovator

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers everything you would expect at a library: books, computers, story time for the little ones. Mobile maker workshops are held at libraries throughout New Mexico. Other libraries have launched traveling maker initiatives too.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. The library is popular again! How a maker space changes learning in the school library. Ollie robots [link]. Ozobot robots [link].

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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. Bo’s mimic of Twiki tapped into my robot schema.

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.

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

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NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Hummingbird Robotics Kit. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM TeachingEpisode 49 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

The New Librarian: How I created a makerspace

eSchool News

In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice. Daily activities include robot bowling, using robots to paint pictures, and filming and producing music videos staring (you guessed it) robots!

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

eSchool News

But at least four Shawnee Mission grade schools have hired “innovation specialists” to run their libraries when fall classes open. The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading. It’s like they’re avoiding people with library certification.”.

Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, both from New Canaan High School in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace.

HUBweek moments

Perry Hewitt

” – Andromeda Yelton , sharing big ideas and practical truths in Libraries: The Next Generation [ liveblog by David Weinberger ] [ video ]. Making robotics fly in Harvard Stadium with Hugo Van Vuuren. General berkman events harvard HUBweek mit privacy robotics

Are Little Bits the 21st Century Lego Blocks?

Kleinspiration

Little Bits are an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping and play. Getting Little Bits for your Kids : building blocks electronic blocks for kids engineering for kids legos little bits robotics for kids

The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017

eSchool News

There’s no denying that libraries today look a lot different than they did 20 years ago. This year was the second year that our library was a makerspace. We added new robotics, drones, and video game design, and engaged students using our new Lightspeed audio system.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

NeverEndingSearch

But, there is NOT just one right way to do library. But should a formal makerspace need to be a part of every school library? . The space case: Library spaces ARE changing and we need to do some thinking. Learners can visit our libraries through multiple portals.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 - October 8th + 9th. Is your library mobile friendly?

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Robot teachers. The idea of a robot teacher may seem like a too futuristic concept at the moment, but it’s really an ongoing project in many schools and colleges worldwide. Robot teachers are able to work 24/7 without taking a break and don’t need a salary. Digital libraries.

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Tinkering in Our Open Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

They often lead the work while I assist other students in the library or teach classes. 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.

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

eSchool News

In today’s digital world, the school library has evolved from a place to merely check out books to one that offers opportunities for collaboration, project-based learning, and online access,” said Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise.

How to transform your media centers into makerspaces

eSchool News

Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. Best Practices Community Relations How-to Innovation Corner School Libraries 3D printing K-12 libraries makerspaces media centers schools

Imagined futures 6: Home entertainment

Learning with 'e's

The 'electronic home library' in the illustration is reminiscent of any traditional library one might have walked into during the 20th century, with its organised shelves and rows of physical media. education knowledge learning library recording retrofuturism Technology video

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world. Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays.

Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy

Educator Innovator

For decades, visitors to a library were confined to a static collection of information. Librarians are natural allies for educators in helping students become critical news consumers,” he told the American Libraries Magazine. Librarians—whether at schools or in public libraries—provide access and support in welcoming settings. Libraries also can hold workshops for visitors on topics like online safety and digital literacy.

YOUmedia Spotlight: Kansas City Digital Media Lab

Educator Innovator

The Kansas City Digital Media Lab , part of the YOUmedia Learning Labs network , gives teens space, time, and support to “hang out, mess around, and geek out” (HOMAGO), in a newly remodeled public library branch. The lab also hosts a First Tech Challenge robotics team and the Pharobots.

B There! A Pining Robot's Plea

The Daring Librarian

or the sad tale of a lonely Clank who wants to go to the AASL conference in Charlotte: Part 1: Clank He can''t join in on the Bloggers'' Cafe.but YOU Can! Join us@the Unconference ! Part 2: Cecily & Clank b there! You’ve registered for the AASL 14th National Conference & Exhibition. Before you start your engines, be sure to take advantage of the b there – Your Virtual Track Pass Web site – the national conference offered in a virtual setting.

Kid-Centric Schools: When There's a Will There's a Way

A Principal's Reflections

Giant-sized Scrabble board on a wall in the library for kids to play the game. Marine robotics lab (M.A.T.E. Not only do the kids develop robots that have received national acclaim, but they also create marketing and branding for their creations.