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ZEP Island Starter Kit - ZEP Island is a STEM learning program based on a scale-model sustainable community of ‘Zero Emissions People’ (“ZEPs”).

ZEP Island Starter Kit -

To avoid adverse consequences of climate change each one of us has to strive to get as close to ‘zero emissions’ as possible. This opens up a wealth of learning opportunities. ZEP Island is about using STEM to design and build a model ‘zero emissions’ environment. The core challenge is to model sustainable scenarios for supporting life, and the aim of the program is to maximise the number of ZEPs you can sustainably support using an A2 (420mm x 594mm) space. The more STEM and design thinking the students apply, the more water, food, energy and shelter they can provide, and the more ZEPs can live on their island.

Included. DIY R/C Hovercraft From Cardboard and Trash Bags. Just released Visuino version 7_8_2_259 with YahBoom BBC micro:bit robot support. Just released Visuino 7_8_2_259 Added YahBoom BBC micro:bit robot supportImproved BBC micro:bit supportImproved NeoPixels support for ESP32Reduced Memory Usage by most Motor Control componentsReduced Memory Usage by the WiFi, Ethernet, and GPRS componentsReduced memory usage by SPI SSD1306 DisplayImproved ST7735 Display implementation with reduced memory usageImproved PCA9685 PWM implementationImproved RGBW Ramp To Color componentA numbed of Visuino IDE improvements.

Just released Visuino version 7_8_2_259 with YahBoom BBC micro:bit robot support

OpenRoberta/robertalab: The programming environment »Open Roberta Lab« by Fraunhofer IAIS enables children and adolescents to program robots. A variety of different programming blocks are provided to program motors and sensors of the robot. Open. Pocketbeagles-for-your-classroom. 12 Surprising Things Your Child Can Learn from Minecraft. Video gaming has been seen by some detractors as a passive, mind-numbing activity that has an adverse effect on children’s social development.

12 Surprising Things Your Child Can Learn from Minecraft

In fact, research indicates the exact opposite. There are a number of benefits to playing video games, including cognitive development, motor skill development, and creative problem solving. In particular, games like Minecraft have been shown to affect cognitive skills in a variety of positive ways, and is now being used in schools across the globe for its surprising educational benefits. With this infographic we explore 12 Surprising Things Your Child Can Learn From Minecraft, and in doing so, unlock some of the most important reasons why the game is considered the greatest educational game of its generation.

Please include attribution to with this graphic. Links for 12 Surprising Things that Your Child Can Learn from Minecraft Are there any other academic concepts or learning lessons that kids can learn from playing Minecraft? Self-Driving Car — Quirkbot. Turn your Smartphone into a 3D Hologram. Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education. In December of last year, Old Navy was caught up in a controversy over a tee shirt design in which the word "Artist" was crossed out and replaced with either "Astronaut" or "President.

Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education

" The internet was full of artists and scientists sharing their stories about how art was actually an important part of their lives. There was even a photo of former President George Bush, now an aspiring artist, making its rounds. In fact, NASA even has a page dedicated to astronauts turned artists. An Obvious Connection In 2006, Georgette Yakman, a graduate student at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, developed a framework that took the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) acronym one step further.

The connection is also obvious for anyone who has ever worked in any traditional STEM career. STEM education is not merely a focus on four core classes or an increased focus on any individual letter in the acronym. Faire des ponts (et autres constructions) en spaghettis. Welcome to CodeBug Tether’s documentation! — CodeBug Tether 0.5.0 documentation. Cisco Little BIG Awards. BBC micro:bit unveiled. STEMNET is proud to be partnering with the BBC to raise awareness of the micro:bit with schools right across the whole of the UK.

BBC micro:bit unveiled

Teachers can now register to get micro:bits for 2015 Year 7 classes at: The BBC micro:bit is a codeable device that will do whatever the children who get one program it to do. Every child in the UK starting their first year of secondary school (or equivalent) this autumn will be given one for free. The micro:bit aims to introduce a generation of children to digital technology and coding in particular.

STEMNET is supporting this exciting programme in two main ways. Teachers have contributed to curriculum guidance on what works. In the trials, nine out of ten students said that they had learned something new, eight out of ten said that the micro:bit made them more interested in coding. A range of resources are planned to help adults supporting children to bring the micro:bit to life. Primary School Scratch Championer.

4tronix. The Crumble Controller. If you already have a Crumble, follow these links to download the free software and the “Getting Started” guide.

The Crumble Controller

Crumbles and accessories are available to purchase in our shop. Download Software Getting Started Guide What? The Crumble is an easy-to-use programmable controller. It can drive 2 motors forwards and backwards at variable speeds.