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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On June 25, 2018

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

KIBO is included in the “Technology & Learning: Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018”.

The article describes products that are the perfect fit for making and makerspaces in schools. These products help extend the offerings in makerspaces and enable students to make connections between the curriculum and their lives.

The article continues:
What it Does: The KIBO Robot is a multi-functional robot that students can build, design, decorate, and code—screen-free and tool-free. This particular kit, KIBO 21, comes with assorted components including sensors for light, distance, and sound as well as sound recording and playback. Students add included wheels, motors, and unique building accessories such as a flagpole, whiteboard, building-brick modules, and two stages that can be used with all sorts of materials. With such limitless customization and personalization, KIBO is sure to appeal to all students and is perfect for STEAM programs. Code KIBO by placing wooden “function” blocks together to form a sequence. Students have a choice of 21 function blocks, with the ability to customize the “If” block and “Repeat” block with 12 included parameter cards. Starting with the beginning brick, scan the barcode on each brick with KIBO to place the sequence in memory. Push the triangle button and watch KIBO execute the program. All of the components and accessories in this kit are made well to withstand the sometimes not-so-gentle handling of younger students.

Compatibility: There are also additional accessories that allow the robot to be compatible with many of the building bricks on the market today.

Ease of Use: Components are shaped to mimic the function of the component (e.g., the sound component is shaped like an ear) for easy identification by young students. The KIBO Robot Kits have been created based on over 20 years of research by Dr. Marina Bers, professor at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and director of the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University, and the kits have been tested thousands of times with children.

Project Ideas: The website contains tutorials, activities, and videos of KIBO in action in the classroom. Sign up for their newsletter to receive new resources via email. Printed teacher and curriculum guides are available for purchase.

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Posted By christina On June 24, 2018

Boston Channel 7 (WHDH): Urban Update with Mitch Rosenberg

Watch KinderLab’s CEO, Mitch Rosenberg, being interviewed on Boston’s Channel 7 News as part of their Urban Update segment. Learn more about the history of KinderLab and our KIBO Robot, which offers playful educational STEAM learning for children ages 4-7. In the segment Mitch discusses the company and the importance of STEAM learning and coding Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On June 7, 2018

North Phoenix Family: Beating Summer Activity Blues

In this article, Nadine provides her list of 7 stimulating, screen-free ideas for summer play. These indoor activities keep kids entertained. The article reads in part: “KIBO is another option for young coders, encouraging problem solving, learning and building. The KIBO set lets users build, code and decorate their very own robot- and once the Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On May 22, 2018

Simba: KinderLab Introduces Robots at an Early Age

Our CEO, Mitch Rosenberg, was recently interviewed by Simba Information. The interview, entitled, “KinderLab Introduces Robots at an Early Age” is featured in their May Electronic Education Report. The article reads: Companies are offering, and schools are considering, more options for using robots in primary education as research indicates children are capable of STEM learning Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On May 20, 2018

Greenfield Recorder: Charlemont library gets grant for ‘Tyler Tech’

Tyler Memorial Library in Charlemont, MA gets grant from the Rural Technology Fund, where they have used funds for the purchase of KIBO for ‘Tyler Tech’, a summer program for elementary age children to participate in STEAM activities! The article reads in part: “The whole point for me is that, not only will the kids Read More