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Lightbot

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 17:25 -- rprice

Reminds me of the Richard Garfield game called RoboRally. Lightbot is great fun and does a surprisingly thorough job of introducing some pretty complex principles of programming. Lightbot offers an easy way for kids to learn concepts like loops, if-then statements, and the like without typing or coding.

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:53 -- rprice

Actively Building a Robot while learning math, science and engineering. Being on the front lines of technology education, and using that technology to learn the math,science and engineering which is so hard to pick up in a passive chalk talk. Being involved on a competitive robotics team. Whether it's VEX, USFIRST, MATE or LEGO, robotics competitions provide an academic benchmark with a sports like competition. Kids are really motivated to excel because they are involved in something that is real to them.

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:53 -- rprice

Actively Building a Robot while learning math, science and engineering. Being on the front lines of technology education, and using that technology to learn the math,science and engineering which is so hard to pick up in a passive chalk talk. Being involved on a competitive robotics team. Whether it's VEX, USFIRST, MATE or LEGO, robotics competitions provide an academic benchmark with a sports like competition. Kids are really motivated to excel because they are involved in something that is real to them.

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What's wrong with DIY/Maker Faire/hacking/tinkering for kids — and how we can make it better | Project Based Homeschooling

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:04 -- rprice

Are the adults doing all the teaching? Is peer-to-peer teaching happening? (Are kids teaching other kids?) Do kids have the opportunity to turn around and mentor someone else? Do they get to grow in their role from beginner to expert? Is all the learning happening unidirectionally, with kids absorbing what adults are teaching? Are skills being learned from a variety of people of different ages and backgrounds, or do all of the “experts” look alike? Are kids encouraged to create learning tools for other kids? Do adults have all the power positions?

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community

Parramore Kidz Zone gets youths on track - Orlando Sentinel

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 13:13 -- rprice

"I've seen them start with D's and F's, and these kids now have A's," said Phil Zoshak, programs coordinator for Page 15, a nonprofit that runs the Homework Room at the Downtown Recreation Complex. "We've seen their grades improve; we've seen their attendance improve. We've really seen growth in these kids."

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Mozilla Webmaker

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:41 -- rprice

Mozilla Webmaker wants to help you make something amazing with the web. We’ve got new tools for you to use, projects to help you get started, and a global community of creators — educators, filmmakers, journalists, developers, youth — all making and learning together.

The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. As part of Mozilla’s non-profit mission, we want to help the world increase their understanding of the web, take greater control of their online lives, and create a more web literate planet.

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Modular Robotics | Cubelets

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 15:38 -- rprice

Cubelets are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots with no programming and no wires. You can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light, sound, and temperature, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior. But instead of programming that behavior, you snap the cubelets together and watch the behavior emerge like with a flock of birds or a swarm of bees.

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kids
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iBrick Academy

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:48 -- rprice

iBRICK ACADEMY uses LEGO® bricks, Mindstorms® and other Lego® products (not affiliated with the LEGO Company – please see disclaimer) to create learning and fun. Students of all ages can learn S.T.E.M. (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) while having fun with LEGO® bricks. iBrick Academy incorporates state and national standards along with learning experience that combines FCAT skills, such as problem solving with hands on activities that captivate minds.

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