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Posted On March 3, 2020 in Blog

Making Lesson Plans More Engaging with Screenless Coding Options

Teachers struggle to teach in a way that captures kids’ attention. Young children have a naturally short attention span, but all children, regardless of age, seem to have a shorter attention span than they did twenty years ago before technology changed the way their brains process information. As such, classroom learning has also had to Read More

Posted On March 2, 2020 in Media Coverage

Noggin: Yes, Your Kid Can Code!

In this Noggin article, our co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Marina Umanschi Bers, describes that coding isn’t just a STEM skill; it’s about playgrounds and literacy.  The article reads in part: “Coding is like a playground because it’s the ability to create anything you want,” Dr. Bers said, adding that “playgrounds” support open-ended creative play, Read More

Posted On February 25, 2020 in Media Coverage

SmartBrief: Teaching a Maker Mindset through STEM

2 educators from the Park School in Brookline, MA, Megan Bounit and Kimberly Fogarty, share how to create a maker mindset in any environment. At the Park School, their makerspaces have evolved in many ways, but are driven by their shared philosophies around making, design thinking, engineering, coding, and robotics. Megan and Kimberly describe using Read More

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eSchoolNews: Using Robots to Bring Science to Life

In this eSchoolNews article, two elementary STEAM educators of young children, Katie Blagden, from Beverly MA Public Schools, and Barb Tennyson, from Needham MA Public Schools, share how, using the KIBO robot, they bring their earth and life science lessons to life to engage and enlighten young learners. The article reads in part: We have Read More

Posted On February 19, 2020 in Child's Play Newsletter

February 2020 Child’s Play Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the Child’s Play Newsletter! Whether you are a current customer or not, we hope the content in this newsletter is valuable as we share what’s new with KIBO – the screen-free STEAM robot, industry information, and resources for educators of young children. Below you will learn about our new Read More