Month: October 2018

Root

Meet Root WHY? Made by Harvard, this little robot aims to teach young children how to code! Designed with magnets and over 50 sensors, Root’s favorite games are to follow lines, avoid certain colors, solve mazes or race along a track. These functions are all programed by the users through an interfaces called Square that allows children who can’t read yet even program....

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George Couros

Meet George Couros WHY? George is a teacher, learner and the writer of The Innovator’s Mindset. His book drives to inspire leaders and innovators to go beyond what they know. As a teacher, he believes that his classrooms should have a distributed leadership system in place to cultivate a collaborative environment....

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Dash and Dot

Meet Dash & Dot WHY? Two witty robots are always better than one. Dash and Dot are two robot “friends” designed to interact with children in classrooms. Based on the student’s learning level, Dash and Dot can be programed by multiple different applications, some more difficult than others. Dash and Dot are perfect for encouraging creativity and education in the younger generation!...

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SmartEd

Meet SmartEd WHY? SmartEd’s Classroom specific platform is changing the way teachers educate children K-12. A teacher is able to grade and plan a workspace specifically for each child, based on a database of proven-effective technicals. For example, if a student needs to learn through repetition, teachers can use game style teaching methods to encourage memorization. It’s not only for kids, it ensures more effective teaching....

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Norman Bier

Meet Norman Bier WHY? Imagine a space where educational excellence and technology intersect. Norman Bier likes to call this space OLI, or Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative. He is the director of this online learning and teaching space, bringing high quality university level education online. He has created an environment where anyone can learn openly and...

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