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. Who will love this robot.

Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

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Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12. Wonder Workshop.

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Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12. Wonder Workshop.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Carrie Willis, Technology Director for Valley Preparatory School and Strategic Outreach Manager for Wonder Workshop, and Caitlin Arakawa, Kindergarten Teacher at Valley Preparatory School, dispel these misconceptions, during a recent edWebinar.

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?’

7 of the Coolest Humanoid Robot Toys You Need Right Now

Fractus Learning

In case you were unsure, a humanoid robot resembles a human, however basic or abstract. Young children who are exposed to robot toys that have lights, play music and have sound effects can have their sensory skills enhanced. 7 of the Coolest Humanoid Robot Toys.

My new friend, Cue!

Kathy Schrock

I have had the chance to use Wonder Workshop's Dot, Dash, and Cue robots at various conference sessions. But these sessions were always guided by the presenter, so I never really got a chance to explore how to code with the robots. coding CUE robot Wonder Workshop

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

He has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, across Canada, and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America. So some teachers will do 70-30 or even 80-20, because they don’t want to lose control of, frankly, catching kids who haven’t studied.

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Digital Promise will award up to ten school or district leaders who submit a response by March 27 with a $1,000 stipend for a trip to San Francisco, including workshops with leading software companies, in partnership with the Education Technology Industry Network.

Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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Parents Don't Need to Be Coding Experts, Just Willing to Learn With Their Children

Edsurge

They were at a family coding event and had been working together to brainstorm an idea for a story, draw it on paper and try out different ways to recreate it using KIBO , a tangible robotics platform programmed using interlocking wooden blocks.

Students Create a Pop-Up Makerspace at a Domestic Violence Shelter

Edsurge

Sewing machines, robotics, circuitry and virtual reality were among the stations designed and operated by our students. Pagan led our students in a workshop in which they learned about domestic violence and, especially, how to respect confidentiality.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior.

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FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I will be providing five workshop and one FETC Featured Presentation. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I can provide any of the workshops listed below in your location.

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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The creations, born in cluttered local workshops and bedroom offices, stir the imaginations of consumers numbed by generic, mass-produced, made-in–China merchandise. ( Originally published at [link].

Bridging the Science and Coding Gap

edWeb.net

Then, after those days, they didn’t have any other use for the technology or use for coding outside of maybe LEGO Robotics that they might do at a camp,” said van Nood.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

People saw problems stemming from parents, problems stemming from students, as well as problems stemming from teaching style,” Cary Funk, director of science and society research at Pew and the study’s lead author told The Hechinger Repor t. Google Offers Digital Skills Workshops and Coaches.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Although we often talk about digital equity in terms of trying to fill deficits, says Sean Wybrant, digital media studies teacher at William J.

Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

techlearning

Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Compatibility: The pieces are perfectly sized for small vehicles, robots, figurines, or balls to navigate the maze. A Physics Workshop Quiz and answer key is provided as well.

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The creations, born in cluttered local workshops and bedroom offices, stir the imaginations of consumers numbed by generic, mass-produced, made-in–China merchandise. ( Originally published at [link]. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/575147870160683008.

7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

Students had to study the US map, come up with questions, and use their critical thinking skills to try and guess where in the US the other school was from. Schuylerville uses the Units of Study Writer’s Workshop program and our students creating digital storybooks based on their narrative writing. Our fifth grade used the Wonder Workshop robots for a variety of lessons across the curriculum.

Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. First Robotics – This involves teams of professional and high school students to solve engineering problems.

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Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace

edWeb.net

At end of year three, still finding that coding, robotic and circuitry workshops were a little bit elusive, they started experimenting with augmented and virtual reality and robotics.

Integrating Coding with SpheroEdu

EdTechTeam

These little ball robots have opened up so many possibilities. And the beauty is you can use this little robot in any lesson, in any subject, and with any age. Our thought was to use the robot to create recycling videos for our school. Students then coded the robot through their challenges. Character Traits – Sphero Hero, Megan Lowe’s class studied character traits with Sphero. I love walking into a classroom with Spheros in my hands.

The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

Bryan Alexander

I’ve led many presentations and workshops on Horizon, including for NERCOMP. I’ve used Horizon as an example of the Delphi forecasting method in my scholarship and workshops about futures work. Further along (4-5 years) are mixed reality and robotics.

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.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Children ages 7-12 can use the Be a Maker app to create customized programs for their Jibo robot to perform, including speech and expressions.

What the research says about the best way to engage parents

The Hechinger Report

In January, adults could attend two 30-minute workshops on everything from how to set limits to understanding trauma — topics the parents had suggested themselves. “I Edmondson’s strategies are consistent with the latest data: A new study from the Washington, D.C.-based

Yes, You Can Embrace STEAM in Pre-K Classrooms!

Graphite Blog

We settled on robotics as a way to create an interdisciplinary project that would allow the students to express and share what they had been learning about a specific country in the Putumayo program. Can pre-K students fully participate in STEAM activities?

Yes, You Can Embrace STEAM in Pre-K Classrooms!

Graphite Blog

We settled on robotics as a way to create an interdisciplinary project that would allow the students to express and share what they had been learning about a specific country in the Putumayo program. Can pre-K students fully participate in STEAM activities?

Part Four: Beyond SAMR… Technology, Deeper Learning, and Rigor

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I have three pre-conference workshops that you may want to register for. Students in robotics studying gear ratio program a car to go through maze.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

Skye Morishita working on the robot she programmed at a recent CoderDojo session in Boston. On a recent Saturday, a squad of Lego robots fitted with markers limped, hopped and spun dizzily across the table.

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

MindShift

He runs workshops for teachers designed to give them the experience of learning through making and inquiry, so they understand how the framework can help their students. Six years ago, Vanderwerff was the robotics class teacher.

How Districts Can Inspire Lifelong Learning

eSpark

Rather than discouraging students from focussing on extracurricular interests or academic obsessions, educators should be working to ensure that all students have the opportunity to find an area of play or study that they have an affinity for. When you were a kid, what did you geek out on?