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Eduporium Experiment | Thames & Kosmos Robotics Smart Machines

  • Posted on: November 30, 2016 - 5:46am
  • By: Conversations

Thames and Kosmos makes and distributes over 100 hands-on science kits designed to engage students in high-quliaty STEM learning with real-life experiemnts. For today’s Eduporium Experiment, I looked at one kit in particular: the Robotics Smart Machines set - a 230-piece toolbox designed to...

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Eduporium Weekly | Making Makers Make...With MaKey MaKey

  • Posted on: November 19, 2016 - 1:06am
  • By: Conversations

For educators, especially those who may be new to technology and STEM in general, the MaKey MaKey is an excellent starting point. Besides immediately recognizing its catchy name, the MaKey MaKey is an extremely appealing teaching tool that boosts student engagement and maximizes in-class...

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Eduporium Experiment | littleBits Arduino Coding Kit

  • Posted on: November 16, 2016 - 1:24am
  • By: Conversations

To some, the term ‘Arduino’ can be a bit overwhelming. Generally, when maker-minded teachers and learners hear ‘Arduino,’ they tend to think of high-level devices you build yourself, write the code for and then program it to execute whatever function it is designed to...

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Eduporium Weekly | Professionally Speaking...Everyone Needs Development

  • Posted on: November 12, 2016 - 1:03am
  • By: Conversations

Education is changing. Learning in the classroom has undergone a tremendous shift in more than one phase. And, on top of that, teacher professional development is…remaining the same? Okay, it’s not exactly the same as it has always been, but has teacher PD been keeping up with the...

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Eduporium Experiment | Sphero SPRK

  • Posted on: November 9, 2016 - 2:00am
  • By: Conversations

Thinking about the hottest and most useful skills that today’s students will, more than likely, need to know, the first thing that always comes to my mind is coding. Coding is everywhere in the workforce in 2016. For students in first and second grade now, however, coding will be in even more...

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Eduporium Weekly | Robotics: A Competition and a Stepping Stone

  • Posted on: November 5, 2016 - 1:22am
  • By: Conversations

Plenty of kids love playing and experimenting with anything that has a technology component. A great deal of them even enjoy tinkering with robotics. Lately, with the Maker Movment gaining so much steam and the fact that there is an increased interest in learning with technology, robotics and...