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What is the role of robotics in Computer Science classrooms in 2019?

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Add to Calendar 2019-02-19 12:30:00 2019-02-19 12:30:00 What is the role of robotics in Computer Science classrooms in 2019? We were excited to explore the state of robotics education in the K-12 classroom. What is available for robotics hardware? Programming language support? Professional development for teachers? Curricula and grade-level appropriate materials? On Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 pm ET, our webinar host Neil Plotnick talked with the following guests to learn more on where we are with robotics in the CS classroom: Elizabeth Kiken of Dexter Industries [They feature robots based on the Raspberry Pi and micro:bit controller] Bambi Brewer of Birdbrain Technologies [Their robots include the Finch and Hummingbird kit]. Click here to access the recording. See slides below.   In addition, we would like to share this list of useful resources from our presenters: Dexter Industries Curriculum: Mars Rover 3D Printing and Design Really Cool Things: GiggleBot: Jousting robots GoPiGo: an animated Camel for a school play Click here to watch a video of a group of elementary students using the GiggleBot as a pacer for a student who has prosthetic legs, trying to pace him to increase his speed. Lessons: Stories from Code Coding Nonfiction Text Structures Character Traits Robot Zoo Integer Operations on a Number Line Integer Operations GiggleBot Explorers GoPiGo Mars Rovers Westward Expansion Game Free Teacher Trial: Click here to subscribe to the teacher trial. It is the best way for teachers to try the robot out in their classroom.   BirdBrain Technologies Device Portal: Find out which programming languages and learning materials are available for the Hummingbird and Finch for every combination of device and operating system. Click here. Hummingbird Projects: Click here to see applications of the Hummingbird across the curriculum. Professional Development: Find out about upcoming workshops here. Finch Loan Program: Borrow a flock of Finches for free! Click here. For a 30-day loan to evaluate the Hummingbird or Finch, please contact us here! Location CS for All Teachers csforallteachers@air.org America/New_York private
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We were excited to explore the state of robotics education in the K-12 classroom. What is available for robotics hardware? Programming language support? Professional development for teachers? Curricula and grade-level appropriate materials? On Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 pm ET, our webinar host Neil Plotnick talked with the following guests to learn more on where we are with robotics in the CS classroom:

  • Elizabeth Kiken of Dexter Industries [They feature robots based on the Raspberry Pi and micro:bit controller]
  • Bambi Brewer of Birdbrain Technologies [Their robots include the Finch and Hummingbird kit].

Click here to access the recording. See slides below.

 

In addition, we would like to share this list of useful resources from our presenters:

Dexter Industries Curriculum:

Really Cool Things:

  • GiggleBot: Jousting robots
  • GoPiGo: an animated Camel for a school play
  • Click here to watch a video of a group of elementary students using the GiggleBot as a pacer for a student who has prosthetic legs, trying to pace him to increase his speed.

Lessons:

Free Teacher Trial:

Click here to subscribe to the teacher trial. It is the best way for teachers to try the robot out in their classroom.

 

BirdBrain Technologies

Device Portal:

Find out which programming languages and learning materials are available for the Hummingbird and Finch for every combination of device and operating system. Click here.

Hummingbird Projects:

Click here to see applications of the Hummingbird across the curriculum.

Professional Development:

Find out about upcoming workshops here.

Finch Loan Program:

Borrow a flock of Finches for free! Click here.

For a 30-day loan to evaluate the Hummingbird or Finch, please contact us here!