Teaching Coding for Kids with KUBO Robot

Teaching Coding for Kids with KUBO Robot

KUBO is a simple, intuitive solution that teaches coding for kids without a computer. It consists of a small robot on two wheels and a set of thin puzzle pieces that fit together to create programming chains and evolve the robot. These puzzles contain symbols, letters, and numbers that also allow children to learn some language skills, mathematics concepts, and music.

 

KUBO comes with beautifully illustrated lesson plans and task cards, as well as video tutorials and quick start guides to help educators properly integrate it into their classrooms.

KUBO Coding for Kids

Choose from starter sets, add-on TagTile® sets, and kUBO bundles:

KUBO Coding

KUBO Coding introduces concepts of functions, loops, and subroutines.

KUBO Coding+

KUBO Coding+ adds dimensions of time, distance, speed, and direction.

KUBO coding++

KUBO Coding++ introduces events, variables, and conditions.

KUBO bundles

KUBO bundles for a full coding solution.

References:
KUBO
https://kubo.education/

YouTube
https://bit.ly/3dVGiiK

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Interesting AR Periodic Table

Interesting AR Periodic Table

ANSTO released the new AR periodic table where students learn more about its elements through the Augmented Reality technology. It reveals a world of protons, neutrons, and electrons and illustrates how useful they are to science and industry when students point their tablets at it.

This AR Periodic Table could be printed on A3 or A0 papers and displayed in labs or in classrooms where students use their devices with the related App to see new and engaging information about some of the most popular elements; including the arrangement of the atom and information on how the element is used in everyday life.

ANSTO AR Periodic Table

AR Periodic Table

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Download the A3 poster here

References:
ANSTO
https://www.ansto.gov.au/

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Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a specially-designed web browser for taking online exams. It prevents students from copying, pasting, taking screen captures, using instant messaging programs, accessing other applications, or accessing other websites (unless configured to allow access to specified external sites).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, several schools & universities turned to Respondus Lockdown Browser to manage their distance exams.

How LockDown Browser Works:

  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
  • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts, and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

References:
Wentworth
https://wit.edu/

Respondus
https://web.respondus.com/

YouTube
https://bit.ly/2z9jRbL

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Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams

Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will, unfortunately, miss out on the chance to celebrate their accomplishments with a traditional graduation ceremony this year. However, a virtual graduation ceremony can still go ahead with Microsoft Teams.

From early May through July 1st, holders of a Microsoft Office 365 A1, which is free for educational institutions, will have the ability to host online live graduation with up to 20,000 attendees. A pre-recorded graduation and a celebration with “photos & videos” are also available.

Plan your graduation here: https://bit.ly/2LFwgqx

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

How to create virtual graduation with Microsoft Teams Live Event?

References:
Microsoft
https://www.microsoft.com/

YouTube
https://bit.ly/2LCVRAf

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zSpace: Wonderful AR/VR Laptop

zSpace: Wonderful AR/VR Laptop

zSpace is an AR/VR laptop that provides students with a new way of learning by bringing together the augmented and virtual reality technologies. Its learning methodology consists of a combination of hardware, software and educational content where students are completely immersed in a learning experience that facilitates the building of a curriculum around it.

zSpace-laptop

zSpace: AR/VR laptop

zSpace applications offer a realistic study environment by providing virtual-holographic images that can be “lifted” from the screen and manipulated with the stylus. Some applications also provide multi-sensory feedback; for example, students working with a virtual heart can see it pumping, hear it, and feel it beating.

zSpace: AR/VR Laptop

zSpace: AR/VR Laptop

The AR/VR laptop comes with glasses that work in conjunction with its tracking system to provide users with an interactive AR/VR experience and a stylus that allows them to bring the objects out of the screen and into reality. It also offers interesting K-12 applications; some of them are listed below:

Franklin's Lab
Franklin’s Lab – guides students through electricity concepts and troubleshooting faulty circuits. Students can follow guided activities and repair broken switches and motors in Workbench mode.

Euclid's Shapes
Euclid’s Shapes – offers activities with math manipulatives and provides teachers with a guide to math learning. Students learn with Base-10 blocks, Square Tiles, Fraction Bars, and more!

Curies Elements
Curie’s Elements – allows students to explore a periodic table with Bohr and atomic models for each element. Students can also build elements by adding protons, neutrons, and electrons.

MEL Chemistry
MEL Chemistry – provides an engaging visualization and explanation of chemistry concepts – from atoms to molecules including the periodic table, gas laws, and isomerism.

Experiences
Experiences – include experiential-based simulations of Earth, Life, and Physical Science topics allowing students to manipulate content while learning abstract concepts.

Human Anatomy Atlas
Human Anatomy Atlas – is an award-winning human anatomy general reference. Students can explore human body systems, over 4,600 anatomical structures, and more!

Geogebra
Geogebra Classic – allows students to better engage in math concepts related to three-dimensional topics. Students can explore functions, geometry, algebra, calculus, and 3D math.

Newton's Park
Newton’s Park – allows students to run or create their own experiments to deepen their knowledge of Newtonian Mechanics. Students can build simulations while interacting with data.

References:
zSpace
https://zspace.com/

Digital Initiative
https://digital.hbs.edu/

Data Projections
https://www.dataprojections.com/

YouTube
https://bit.ly/2SqvHVq

 

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