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Posted By christina On May 12, 2020

TechRepublic: The Top 10 STEM and Tech Gadgets to Keep Kids Entertained this Summer

In this TechRepublic article, “The top 10 STEM and tech gadgets to keep kids entertained this summer”, they discuss STEM and tech gadets that engage and entertain kids at home, all while learning. About KIBO, “They code with KIBO and learn skills to jump-start success in STEAM. Through play, young learners discover concepts by coding with wooden building blocks, creating sequences, and learning design processes.”

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EdTech Digest: A Closer Look at Learning with A Great STEAM Tool

In this EdTech Digest, Mark Gura discusses his recent meeting with Jason Innes, our Curriculum and Training Manger, where Jason visited Mark’s graduate level, EdTech Leadership students at Touro College in New York City. The course is ‘Technology Integration for School Leaders’, where his students and in-service teachers are preparing to become certified as school Read More

Posted By christina On May 4, 2020

Wall Street Journal: The Best Robot Toys for Building Kids’ STEM Skills

In this article, the author discusses how robot toys and kits help “teach children problem-solving skills—ones they’ll need as they grow into adults in a world run by machines”. The article reads in part: “There are still reasons to buy robot kits for these worldly kids. Building a friendly bot-toy helps children adapt even more Read More

Posted By christina On April 15, 2020

MIT Technology Review: A Robot to Teach Coding – And Build Character

In this article, Dr. Marina Bers, an MIT alumni, describes her career journey, starting with working with Seymour Papert at MIT to today, as a leading researcher in children’s development and learning. The article reads in part: Now at Tufts University, Bers leads the DevTech Research Group, examining the role new technologies can play in Read More

Posted By christina On March 27, 2020

Getting Smart: How Hands-On Robotics Brings Science Lessons to Life

In this article, two creative educators from Massachusetts, Barbara Tennyson from Needham Public Schools, and Katie Blagden from Beverly Public Schools, share their use of KIBO in bringing their life sciences instructions to life. They describe that is is sometimes difficult to incorporate hands-on learning into earth and life science units. Many life science units Read More