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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 some of the world’s most high-tech preschools, including those using KIBO robotics, and nursing homes to find out just how advanced the field of robotics is becoming, and whether machines will one day replace humans in the workplace, even in the kinds of roles we might think can only be performed by a human.

Listen in on the documentary to learn 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

Posted By christina On March 7, 2019

Atlanta CBS News: Children use building blocks to learn how to code

KIBO is featured in this segment, “Children use building blocks to learn how to code” on the metro Atlanta CBS News! You can see the screen-free, fun and educational KIBO robot in action in a classroom at the McKendree Elementary School in Lawrenceville, GA. Hear directly from Dr. Julie Wilkerson and her students on the Read More

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eSchoolNews: Why We Love Our Coding & Robotics Tools

Check out the eSchoolNews article, “Why we love our coding & robotics tools”, where educators discuss ways to “get your STEAM on”. Katie Blagden, a K-4 STEAM educator and coach from Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School, in Beverly, MA says of the KIBO: “Money, time, and skill are the obstacles teachers jump through to use Read More