Media Coverage

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On April 4, 2017

Learning to Think Like a Computer

In an airy kindergarten classroom at Eliot-Pearson Children’s School, in the Tufts University Department of Child Study and Human Development, children program with actual blocks. Marina Umaschi Bers, a child development and computer science professor, created wooden blocks that bear bar codes with instructions such as “forward,” “spin” and “shake” that are used to program robots — small, wheeled carts with built-in scanners — by sequencing the blocks, then scanning them. Each “program” starts with a green “begin” block and finishes with a red “end.”

Read the full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/education/edlife/teaching-students-computer-code.html

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 30, 2017

In Rockland, Holy Family School students get with the programming

Eighth-grader Nicholas Gillespsie of Pembroke didn’t used to be sure about he wants to be when he grew up, but now he has a pretty good idea. “A robotics engineer” is his answer now… Read more at http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20170130/in-rockland-holy-family-school-students-get-with-programming

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 15, 2016

It’s never too early to teach kids about coding

“Last week, some of our 4-year-old students did something really fascinating: They programmed a robot using code. That’s right, preschoolers at Bessie Carmichael Elementary were given a set of instructions, and with a little time and a lot of puzzling things through, they made a small robot dance.” Read more at http://www.sfexaminer.com/never-early-teach-kids-coding/

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 14, 2016

Robots, Computers, Experts, and More!

KIBO was featured in the Boston Museum of Science’s CS Ed Week activities, and their Sparks! magazine covered the events. “Don’t be surprised to encounter robots throughout the Exhibit Halls. And no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you—they really are playing instruments and performing other activities you thought were limited to humans. You’ll be able to Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 8, 2016

Robotics and Rugrats: Incorporating Technology Into Early Childhood Curriculum

“The question, then, is not whether technology is having an impact on children growing up in the 21st century. Rather, it is whether this influence can be a positive one.” http://tuftsobserver.org/robotics-and-rugrats-incorporating-technology-into-early-childhood-curriculum/