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Posted By christina On April 27, 2019

Wanderful Memories: Robot Fun – Exploring With KIBO

Wanderful Memories took the time over the holiday season to review KIBO and provided this blog and a series of videos their 3 children using the robot.

Their review concluded:

We LOVED it!! As creative as the boys are and something different for them to do, we highly recommend KIBO. It is so nice to see them build and explore something that is not centered around a tv or phone. And, it gets the boys to work together. A little bickering here and there on who gets to go next on coding a command, but in general they like to see what the other can create. If you are looking for something that is educational and FUN for a rainy day this summer or maybe you need a creative idea for a birthday gift…. invest in a KIBO!

See the full blog article, review and video!

Be sure to wait for the kitty chasing the ball from the Free Throw!

Wanderful memories

Posted By christina On March 28, 2019

THE Journal: Teaching STEAM without Screens

See the article entitled, “Teaching STEAM without Screens”, where Kitty Rea, from Ms. Kitty’s Harmony Road School, shares how she taught her K–4 students STEAM without using screens to learn about gray whale migration. Using KIBO, the lesson came alive! Kitty goes on to describe the planning on this research project during her STEAM camp, which covered Read More

Posted By christina On March 27, 2019

BBC: RoboLife Documentary

In this BBC World Programme Documentary, RoboLife, the reporter, Mariko Oi investigates the use of robotics with young children and the elderly in Singapore and Japan. She sets off to find out just what these machines are being used for, why we need them, and what they’re really capable of. The documentary follows Mariko to Read More

Posted By christina On March 26, 2019

The Edvocate: How to Help Teachers Conquer Their Fear of Robots

This article, from Steve Coxon from Maryville University, describes 3 ways to remove the fear of using robotics, including KIBO, with young learners: 1) Student-Included Professional Development (SIPD) 2) Using Expert Coaches In Class 3) Alleviating Common Fears Steve describes: “Teachers are also often afraid that they don’t know everything for which the robot can Read More

Posted By christina On March 25, 2019

eSchoolNews: Designing a K–5 Robotics Class from the Ground Up

The KIBO robot was included in an article from Mike Causey, from Desoto ISD in Texas, who describes the ways he was successful designing a K-5 robotics class. In the article, the educator describes a “sequence of tools” approach to providing robotics for every grade. KIBO in part of their robotic mix for their little Read More