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Helping parents and guardians have the “EdTech talk”

Google Blog – 6.26.19

It’s crucial for us, and at the heart of our mission, to provide teachers with effective classroom technology that lets them create supportive learning environments. This includes giving educators tools to communicate with parents and guardians, and work with them as partners—because we know learning isn’t limited to the classroom. This year at ISTE, we’re showcasing our digital citizenship and online safety platforms. These products can help parents and guardians aid students’ digital wellbeing, enable parents and guardians to have visibility and participation in the classroom and strengthen the connection between the home and the classroom.

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Interventions and Extensions with Cubelets

Modular Robotics Blog – 6.24.19 (6.20.19)

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Cubelets are at their most effective when all students are engaged and continuing to build their skill sets. However, as with any tool, some students will pick it up quickly, and others may need extra help. When teaching with Cubelets, it’s helpful to use the following rules of thumb about interventions and extensions for your robot challenges.

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UBTECH Education Launches Early Innovator Grant to Expand High-Quality Robotics and Coding Opportunities to K–12 Students Nationwide

UBTECH Newsroom – 6.24.19 (6.21.19)

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As part of UBTECH Education’s commitment to equity in robotics and engineering instruction, the organization today launched a competitive grant to provide two years of free robotics kits, curriculum, and professional development to K–12 schools systems interested in integrating robotics instruction into STEM programs.

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5 Hands-On STEM Activities For Kids

Hack Blog – 6.20.19 (6.18.19)

The official start of summer is right around the corner and if you’re looking to keep the kids out of the heat, we have five STEM activities that’ll entertain the entire family. If you haven’t seen our previous post, we list out 10 more STEM activities that are fun and inspirational.

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Any student can be inspired by the possibilities of computer science

Google YouTube Channel – 6.18.19 (6.13.19)

 

Google and 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, are working together to provide young Americans the opportunity to learn computer science through hands-on activities in their own communities.

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