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Vidareutveckla en Beebot med en pennhållare och en 3D-printer - Väsby Lärlabb Då förskolorna är igång med sitt utvecklingsarbete kring lärmiljöer har Väsby Lärlabb investerat i lite olika prylar som kan förstärka lärandet inom ett par områden t ex datalogiskt tänkande och en sådan produkt är BeeBot. Ett litet bi på hjul som du enkelt kan programmera instruktioner till med knapparna på ryggen, och sedan åker den runt i enlighet med den sekvens som barnet knappat in. Precis när jag håller på att bekanta mig med BeeBot så dyker en tweet upp med en prototyp på en pennhållare till biet. Sagt och gjort.

5 Alternatives to Padlet For the last 24 hours the Twittersphere has been buzzing about the recent changes to Padlet. While none of the following tools have as many features as Padlet, they all provide the core element of a digital wall to which you apply digital sticky notes. Here are five alternatives to Padlet. Linda Mannila är en amerikansk ideell organisation som inledde sin verksamhet 2013. Målsättningen är att avdramatisera programmering och göra det möjligt för så många som möjligt att själva pröva på att programmera. I december 2013 släppte sitt första kodtimmematerial. Därefter har utbudet utökats med nytt kodtimmematerial varje år, men även fullständiga kurser för olika åldrar. Kodtimmen

A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know I know the feeling. I have been there. You have studied English really hard this year. Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself Margaret Hamilton wasn’t supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon. It was 1960, not a time when women were encouraged to seek out high-powered technical work. Hamilton, a 24-year-old with an undergrad degree in mathematics, had gotten a job as a programmer at MIT, and the plan was for her to support her husband through his three-year stint at Harvard Law. After that, it would be her turn—she wanted a graduate degree in math. But the Apollo space program came along. And Hamilton stayed in the lab to lead an epic feat of engineering that would help change the future of what was humanly—and digitally—possible.

cambridge Cambridge English combines the experience and expertise of two world-leading departments of the University of Cambridge - Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Together, we deliver real-life English language learning, teaching and assessment through world-class research and a profound commitment to delivering educational value for the benefit of society as a whole. I'm a teacher News in the English Language Classroom Whether it's fake news, real news, world news or just news to you, navigating and understanding the news in a second language can be a really useful way to gain some valuable and authentic insights into the culture of the language. In this article I'm sharing a collection of resources that you can use with your students to help them understand news stories in English. News in levels This is a really useful site that has news stories that students can read according to their level.

The Three Best Free Coding Websites for Kids The Three Best Free Coding Websites for Kids. From 2012 to 2022, the field of computer science is projected to grow 22%, which is much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer software is a growing field and allows for a great job outlook as well as entrepreneurial potential. As such, coding skills are incredibly useful for today’s students to learn — but it’s not just due to job prospects. Since today’s most interesting tools and platforms can all be manipulated by coding, having coding skills is also a great jumping off point for greater independence creativity. Today there are many resources for people to learn code.

5 Tips for STEM Learning with Sphero Robotics — Vivify All my middle school students came back to school this year bragging about their newest Christmas gift - a Sphero robot! Since we have spent the last couple months programming SPRK+ robots in our afterschool Space Club program, I will take this as a positive sign of success! Students love how quickly they can learn to program, never get bored with the endless games and challenges, and have fun showing off their dancing, flashing, spinning robot. Read on for more tips and tricks on teaching with Sphero robots in your classroom, home, or program. As a STEM Director for an afterschool program, I spent countless hours researching the best investment for adding a robotics component to our program. Serving over 200 students, I needed something easy to teach, portable, unbreakable, and fun.

Teaching Kids to Code Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code. We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We are teaching coding to help our kids craft their future.

Stencyl Build Worlds If you're used to graphics editors like Photoshop, you'll feel right at home in the Scene Designer. Familiar features, such as a selection tool, zooming, grid-snapping and flood fill, will help you quickly craft complex worlds out of Actors, Tiles and Terrain. Create Actors Drop in graphics from your computer to create Actors on the fly.