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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On August 24, 2017

The Edvocate: What Robots Can Teach Kindergarteners

Hear from Hannah DeRusha from the Acera Elementary School of Science, Creativity and Leadership in Winchester, Massachusetts, where she describes how she worked with her kindergartners and first graders to think about concepts like: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be a robot?

Using KIBO, she introduced young learners to a new way of thinking:

  • STEM instruction and critical thinking;
  • Storytelling and creative thinking; and
  • The philosophy behind robotics, to help students better understand robots and the science and thought behind them.

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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On August 23, 2017

Education Week: How Singapore Is Introducing Coding to Early Learners

Learn how educators in Singapore are educating their young students using technology, including KIBO robotics. “For children, this [technological competency] is especially important, as the skills they gain now will help them keep pace with the rapid pace of technology growth they will undoubtedly experience. The last thing we want is for our dream of Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On August 10, 2017

5 Reasons to Include Robotics in Early STEM Education

“During the foundational years of early childhood, children need a playful and tangible way to engage with the technology and engineering concepts of their STEM development. Robotics and computer programming initiatives are rapidly growing in popularity among early childhood researchers and educators as an appropriate way to meet this demand.” Read the full article at Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On August 8, 2017

Should Children Be Taught to Think Like Computers?

“In a kindergarten classroom at the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School, in Medford, Mass., pupils arrange wooden blocks imprinted with bar codes into a sequence that instructs a robot to spin, shake, or perform another action…” Read more at http://theinstitute.ieee.org/ieee-roundup/blogs/blog/should-children-be-taught-to-think-like-computers.

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On July 31, 2017

How to Prepare Preschoolers for an Automated Economy

Great article about KIBO in the New York Times today, exploring Dr. Marina Bers’ work into the importance of social-emotional learning in early tech experiences. KIBO’s screen-free design emphasizes group work, creativity, and collaboration. …“We don’t want all these young kids sitting in front of a computer,” said Marina Umaschi Bers, a professor of computer Read More