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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 26, 2018

Getting Smart: At FETC, Early Learning is Central to the Future of EdTech

Erin Grohl wrote this recap of the FETC Conference last week and described her experience at the show and the focus on early learners. She included KIBO as an emerging technology tool for early learners that were highlighted at FETC.

She states, “KIBO from KinderLab Robotics: Young learners often love to play “pretend”, role play, and direct productions with friends and adults. KIBO is a robot partner students can direct by coding via the use of tangible, wooden pictogram blocks to provide directions. Digital technology without screen time for kids aged 4-7 years, this robot kit and its extensions are based on research of language and cognitive development.

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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 25, 2018

Nibletz Video: 10 Year Old EdTech Reporter Talks With KinderLab Robotics, Jason Innes at FETC 2018

Niblet’z 10 year old reporter, Tatum, interviews our own Jason Innes about KIBO and coding for younger students, which was one of the big themes during this year’s FETC 2018. Nibletz described KIBO as “…a literal form of block programming also means that Kibo is completely independent of mobile devices and computers. It frees kids Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 24, 2018

Little Explorer Big World: Top 15 STEM Toys for 2018

Kike Calvo produces a blog and visual journey with his daughter. Kike is also a National Geographic creative photographer. He includes KIBO as a part of his Top 15 STEM Toys for 2018. The article reads: “As parents, how can we find toys for our little ones that educate as well as engage? The world Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 23, 2018

Nibletz: No Preschool Isn’t Too Young To Start Coding

Nibletz checked out our booth at FETC 2018 this year and described their experience with KIBO. “With Kibo kids assemble the robot themselves with colorful wheels, bases, parts and coding blocks. Kids than use a barcode scanner built into Kibo to program him. He can draw, move around, carry things and more. With Kibo there’s Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 22, 2018

The Tufts Daily: More Than Just Code: DevTech Researches New Approaches to STEM Education

Learn more about Professor Marina Umachi Bers, our co-founder and lead at Tufts’ DevTech Group, and her team, who are researching the way young children are taught. As part of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, DevTech’s research sits at the intersection of technology and early childhood development. Their research findings show Read More