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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 focus on looking at plants and animals and reading about their environments, leaving out the integral hands-on experience. “As elementary STEAM educators, we have both developed tech-infused lessons, incorporating engineering and robotics, that increase student engagement and bring earth and life sciences to life. These projects are rigorous in teaching the subject at hand, and their playful side encourages collaboration both during and after the lesson.”

Barbara discusses her ‘Windy Day’ Project, where they design a sequence of actions for their KIBO to withstand a windy day. They design and construct their KIBO to look and act like a windy day.

Katie uses KIBO in her “How do animals survive in the winter?” teaching. In Katie’s first-grade life science lessons combines animal survival and coding the KIBO robot. Students research animals, esign their robot to look as the animal they researched, and program their ‘animal’ to act as it would in the wild.

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USA Today: 32 Incredible Coding Toys That Every Kid Will Want

This USA Today article contains a round up of 32 toys, games, and kits that are aimed at teaching children how to code. We are thrilled to be part of this great group of products! You can also view a full review of KIBO. During this time, more and more parents are looking for novel Read More

Posted By christina On March 10, 2020

3WTKR News: Virginia Beach Public Libraries Offer Free Classes on Computer Basics & Coding

3WTKR News went to the Virginia Beach Public Library to learn more about the computer and coding classes that they offer to the public. They invited AnthonySabella, a reporter from 3WTKR in to learn more about their offerings and to play and code with KIBO, where they are offering a KIBO class – Coding with Read More

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THE Journal: STEM Tools, Games and Products to Engage Girls in Pre-K Through Early Elementary School

In this article, Dr. Amanda Sullivan, Ph.D., a chief researcher of KIBO, provides educators with examples of tools, games and products that can be used with girls as early as preschool to practice foundational STEM skills. Amanda received her Master’s and Ph.D. in Child Development at Tufts University in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study Read More

Posted By christina On March 4, 2020

SmartBrief: Connecting STEM and Ethics

In this article, SmartBrief sat down with Mitch Rosenberg, KinderLab’s CEO to discuss STEM, technology and Ethics. The article reads in part: Schools around the country are expanding programs with the goal of providing their students the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics skills that will put them on the path to success in school Read More