Posted By KinderLab Robotics On November 22, 2017
KIBO From KinderLab Robotics Gets Tatum’s Seal of Approval!
Tatum, a 10 year old reviewer at Nibletz provided a great review of KIBO. “What makes KIBO even more fun is there’s no wrong way to set him up. There’s also no wrong way to program him and all the while children using KIBO learn the fundamentals of programming…” Tatum checked out KIBO, a robotics kit designed to encompass all aspects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) for children aged 4 and up.
“Programming is a cinch. KIBO comes with programming blocks and each block clearly says what it does, for example forward and backwards. Each block also has a barcode. When programming kids start with a begin block, scan it’s barcode and then move through the program. When they are done programming, they simply scan an end block and they’re in business.”
Read more here and watch Tatum play with KIBO in the below video!
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On November 17, 2017
In this book review, Tech Age Kids read and reviewed Marina Umashci Bers’ book Coding as a Playground. Coding as a Playgrounds represents the idea that the act of learning to code should become a new literacy for modern children. Bers argues that learning to code is as important as learning your ABCs and 123s. Read More
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Three teachers share their thoughts and experiences on implementing coding and robotics in early education. The young children they teach were born with technology as a part of their lives. They don’t know a world without touchscreen phones and computers in every room. In today’s world, saying that subjects like coding and robotics “are for Read More
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On November 15, 2017
The First Time Father Project discusses the timeline of how toys have grown through the ages. With today’s integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in all aspects of education, interest in robotic toys is at all-time high. The US Department of Commerce reports that STEM-related occupations are growing at nearly 20% annually, compared Read More
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On November 10, 2017
Chani Lichtiger, Director of Technology at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ, shares how her school uses robot-based lessons to inspire collaboration and creativity among her youngest learners. Using KIBO, Chani describes teaching her 1st grade students the importance of collaboration, problem-solving through critical thinking, and that making mistakes is OK — all while introducing them Read More