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How to Incorporate Computational Thinking in Any Subject with Jorge Valenzuela – Easy EdTech Podcast 066

In this episode, you’ll hear from Jorge Valenzuela as he shares the what, why and how of computational thinking in classrooms. Jorge describes how to use the foundations of computational thinking in any subject area. We’ll talk about our favorite EdTech tools and strategies, and Jorge shares his book Rev Up Robotics. Listen to the […]

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A Robotics Kit (and Lessons) for Your STEM Program

With just a few days to go, I’m excited today to tell you about a new Kickstarter campaign. It features a low-cost learning platform perfect for STEM programs. The TechLabs TL1 SWARM Robotics Kit includes everything you’ll need for bringing robots into a STEM Program.  The team at TechLabs reached out to me this spring […]

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Teach Coding to Elementary Students with an Adventure Course

How can you teach coding to elementary school students? This question might feel like a mighty one, but there is a new resource designed to tackle this challenge. If you’ve thought about introducing elementary school-aged students to coding and robotics, CoderZ Adventure is a fantastic resource! If you follow along with the blog, you may […]

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Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding

This spring, the creators of a special guide reached out to me. Their popular resource for students has millions of copies in print. I’m excited to share it with you in today’s blog post. Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook is a study guide for middle schoolers. You can now […]

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From Screen to Robot: Engaging Students with Interactive STEM Education

Have you used robots in your classroom? A few years ago, I had the chance to connect with the team at Robokind, and today I have some significant updates to share with you. If you’re looking to bring interactive STEM experiences into your classroom, you’ll want to meet Robon! Just last week, I had the […]

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Cyber Robotics Curriculum for Coding and STEM Skill-building

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to visit schools and talk with teachers who use robotics with students. Although this type of technology is definitely fun, using a robotics curriculum with students helps introduce foundational coding and STEM skills strategically. But how can you make sure that you are addressing all of […]

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7 New EdTech Tools Worth Exploring

Where do you go when you want to learn about new EdTech tools? From checking out new blog posts (like this one!) to searching hashtags on social media, there are lots of ways to learn about new EdTech tools. When I attend a conference, I also stay on the lookout for companies that have just […]

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KOOV Trial Kit for Hands-On Classroom Coding, Robotics, and Design

Are you getting ready to bring coding to your classroom? Last year, Sony launched the KOOV Educator Kit for STEAM classrooms. Now, they have a new KOOV Trial Kit for hands-on classroom coding, robotics, and design. With the KOOV Trial Kit, students can now access materials to bring STEAM concepts to life this school year. […]

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Sphero Robots in the Classroom: Back-to-School Special

A few years ago I was introduced to the amazing Sphero robots… and my wheels started turning. From the minute I held one of the early iterations in my hand, I could tell that there was great potential for teaching and learning with these little robots.  Fast forward to today. Sphero now has lesson plans, […]

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Learn to Code STEAM Lesson Plans for Every Teacher

What STEAM resources do you use at your school? If you’re on the hunt for lesson plans perfect for a STEAM program, SAM Labs has a new resource you’ll want to check out! Learn to Code from SAM Labs is designed for fourth through eighth graders and is perfect for helping students develop computational thinking […]

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