Posted By christina On September 14, 2020
In this District Administration article, Madhu Govind, one of the researchers behind KIBO, explores activities and lessons that help make STEAM education work in a virtual setting. These activities that were especially effective in conveying computer science concepts in a virtual atmosphere were proven out during a Tufts graduate certificate program.
The 3 ways are:
1) Reverse engineering
2) Communication and collaboration
3) Connecting the design process, the engineering process, and the writing process
“We know that school is going to look different this year, but lessons like these will help teachers create and nurture a culture of computational thinking, even if they’re doing it from their living room instead of their classroom”.
Read the full article.
Posted By christina On September 3, 2020
The KIBO robot is included in KnowTechie’s buying guide about the best STEM toys on the market today that combine both playing and learning…and because learning doesn’t have to be boring. “With home still being the safest place to be right now, you’re probably wondering how to keep your kids entertained without resorting to endless Read More
Posted By christina On August 27, 2020
In this article, 3 Ways to Teach STEAM in a Blended Learning Environment, Jason Innes, our Director of Curriculum, Training, and Product Management, describes the importance of continuing hands-in STEAM learning despite where students are physically located. With these 3 tips educators can incorporate hands-on manipulatives to promote playful STEAM learning in early childhood. The Read More
Posted By christina On August 4, 2020
In this review, Alpha Omega Family Adventures shares their experience playing with the KIBO robot, including their 4 boys! “KIBO truly is a one-of-a-kind screen-free toy! It is a fun way to teach kids to code and interact with robots.” Read on for full review or watch their video below!
Posted By christina On July 31, 2020
Journal of Research in STEM Education: How Parents Support Children’s Informal Learning Experiences with Robots
Our partners at Tufts University’s DevTech Research Group has had its newest research published. This study, “How Parents Support Children’s Informal Learning Experiences with Robots”, focuses on how parents support young children’s learning experiences during “KIBO Family Day” workshops. Read the full study.