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Design a Coding Unit for the Classroom

STEM learning objectives are being included in many school, district, and national curriculum standards. As a result, educators are challenged with creating engaging and challenging instructional materials to teach computer science skills. But most teachers don’t have a technology background, much less knowledge of programming. Here’s some help. Whether you’re using ScratchJr, Scratch, HTML and …

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Robotics and Coding in the Classroom: A 10 Point Checklist for Choosing a Robotics Kit

This checklist is for teachers investing in kits to teach robotics and coding in the classroom. It’s a follow-up to my previous posts where I listed some tips on how to pick robotics kits. Here’s a quick summary to check before making a choice. ☑ Does the kit specify age or grade suitability? ☑ How …

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Tips for Choosing Robotics Kits for the Classroom Part 1

So, you want to invest in robotics kits for the classroom. Here are some observations we made while recently trying out some kits for a STEM program. What’s the Intention? To start, think about how you plan to use robotics kits for the classroom. In what type of setting will you use the kit? In …

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