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.

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.

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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.

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.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. With a maker mindset and some of the strategies outlined above, any classroom or library can become a makerspace.

A Makerspace, Teaching Studio or Wellness Center? The Role of Libraries in College Innovation

Edsurge

Libraries have long been central to college campuses. In fact, one way colleges have measured their greatness has been to boast about the size of their library collections. But now that so many materials are digital, is a book count the best way to measure a library’s impact?

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.

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.

A New School Makerspace

User Generated Education

A few of use spent the past few weeks rearranging our library so that one side contains our books and the other our STEAM materials.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

techlearning

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

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.

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.

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

techlearning

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.

Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

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Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 She is the organizer of the Library 2.0

Register for the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - Plus, Some Accepted Sessions Are Online!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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.”.

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

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.

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.

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.

KOOV: The STEAM solution that’s turning heads

EdTech4Beginners

Using standard-correlated educational content, KOOV gets your students building and coding original robotic creations. The KOOV Educator Kit is a tool for educators who are seeking a comprehensive all-in-one solution for coding, robotics and design that combines digital coding with physical building to help cultivate students’ collaboration and problem-solving skills. The Trial Kit contains up to 12 pre-coded and pre-designed “Robot Recipes” and 6 Quick Lessons.

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