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Posted On September 19, 2017 in Media Coverage

IJCCI: The Seymour test: Powerful ideas in early childhood education

In this article, Marina Bers describes her introduction to Seymour Papert and what she learned from his mentorship. “…Seymour understood the importance of ‘objects to think with’. These objects can help us make ideas concrete, tangible and sharable. They also empower us to have new ideas or to see old ideas in new ways. Objects Read More

Posted On September 13, 2017 in Media Coverage

CBS News: KIBO Appears Live from Kids & Family Tech Expo

Check out KIBO and Mitch Rosenberg, CEO, on the CBS News live from the Kids & Family Tech Expo!

Posted On September 12, 2017 in Press Releases

New Book Explores Coding, Creating, and Play in Early Childhood

In Coding as a Playground, Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers offers research-based evidence for teaching kids STEAM topics and collaboration (Waltham, MA) September 12, 2017 — Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers is pleased to announce the immediate availability of her newest book focused on how and why to teach computational thinking in early childhood. Coding as a Read More

Posted On September 5, 2017 in Media Coverage

EdTech Digest: Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundamental Concepts

Read this EdTech Digest article featuring two educators who share how augmented reality and robots help them make lessons playful. In the article, Amanda​ ​Puerto​ ​​Thorne from the KID Museum in Bethesda, MD shares how KIBO is being used at the museum and states, “By allowing our kids to experiment, design, test, and even play Read More

Posted On August 31, 2017 in Media Coverage

Tinkercademy: Early Childhood Computer Science Education Observations from Working with Early Childhood Classrooms in the U.S. and Singapore

“Coding is the new literacy” Learn how Tinkercademy helps teachers empower students to be technologically engaged with products like KIBO. “Back at university, I took a class called “Tech Tools for Learning” with Dr. Bers. The class was very much rooted in experiential learning, and so we went into a couple of schools to deliver Read More