Category Archives: coding

Cubelets

by Jennifer Robb  During my most recent foray into our equipment room, looking for something new and innovative to use with our various student groups, I stumbled across these wonderful robotic cubes called Cubelets. We had used them a couple of … Continue reading

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Move the Turtle

by Maya Staresinic Possessing the ability to code opens up so many doors and exposes our students to many opportunities. This is something we have said before, and something that we will continue to preach (because it’s true!). It has … Continue reading

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Erase All Kittens

by Lauren Fridman I don’t know about you, but when I started working for the STEAM Makerlab and the idea of learning to code came up, I was totally unsure about it. Not in the sense that coding isn’t important, … Continue reading

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Arduino UNO

by Laura Dobos My most recent tech tool exploration was with a tool made by Arduino, called the Arduino UNO. Within the lab, we have the project kit, which comes with the Ardunio UNO, a breadboard (the part with the … Continue reading

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Lightbot

by Maya Staresinic With all of the talk surrounding coding, it seems as if teaching our students how to code has recently become viewed as good teaching practice. Although today’s modern students are more advanced in technology than students ever … Continue reading

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Ozobots

by Brendan Oldman So cool!! Okay… we say this about all the gadgets and devices we get into the lab, but this one we truly mean it. From portraits drawn on paper with markers, to digital portraits on mobile devices, … Continue reading

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Lego Robotics

by Laura Dobos A few years ago when I was introduced to LEGO robotics I was blown away by the idea that, for a reasonable cost, someone could actually own a transformable, customizable and programmable robot. Initially, I used NXT, … Continue reading

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Tickle

by Lauren Fridman & Maya Staresinic Tickle is an app that runs on Apple devices and allows users to create block codes for their programmable robots. The app functions with a multitude of robots including Sphero, BB8, Ollie, Dash and Dot. The … Continue reading

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