Who says learning must involve books and equations? Not anymore! Code-a-pillar is a real-deal, robotic tool that introduces kids as young as 3 years old to what it means to be a coder! Its replaceable sections - just like the ones on a real caterpillar - represent different actions and kids customize their makeup until they've coded the movements of this educational insect! No other early learning tool provides a better balance of programming and play than what kids get with the Code-a-pillar!
Searching for a 3D printing pen that can do it all? The 3D SIMO Mini has four functionalities, including 3D printing, soldering, burning, and foam-cutting, making it an ideal addition for any makerspace! Just change the tip and you have a whole new tool. It can connect via Bluetooth to a device outfitted with the 3D SIMO app, where students can create material profiles, watch instructional videos, and find templates.
We’re constantly venting about the need for an updated education and curricula in our schools and educators are finally starting to take notice. Unfortunately, we can’t take all the credit, but we’d like to think that we play a small role in helping usher teachers into the 21st century. Now that most schools in the country and in the world are focusing a lot more on STEM education, upgrades need to be made to that as well. What’s the saying? Most of what you learn is obsolete two years from now? Well, it’s something like that.
Another week and another list of high-profile conferences and shows for us at Eduporium. Did you catch us in Boston this past Friday? Or were you lucky enough to be at AASL 2017 in Arizon last weekend? If you were, hopefully you stopped by to visit us. If not, don't worry. There will be plenty more opportunities to see our booth in person the rest of the year. More on that later, but first let's tell you about our latest events.
Have you ever wanted to go somewhere you couldn’t? Like the Great Wall of China, or the stomach of a whale, or any other place not suitable for a school field trip? Well, now students can experience lifelike content from afar with virtual reality! VR is making its way into the educational sphere, empowering students to explore previously unreachable destinations and interact directly with virtual objects. A few weeks ago, I experimented with the Oculus Rift virtual reality system, and this time I got to try out the HTC Vive – just another perk of working at Eduporium!