A teacher reached out the other day to inquire as to whether EmergingEdTech sells STEM robots. We don't. But this made me curious to search out some quality resources to learn more about using the many fun looking small, programmable STEM robot kits I've seen in web articles. So I started poking around the interwebs and seeing what I could learn and share here!
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Here are some good sites and posts I came across that dig into using these types of resources in the STEM classroom.
Best Robotics Apps and Websites for STEM Classroom
8+ WAYS TO BRING ROBOTICS TO YOUR CLASSROOM
Robotics and STEM Education from TheSTEMpedia.com: https://thestempedia.com/blog/robotics-and-stem-education/
These STEM coding toys will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics
STEM Robotics under $100:
Programmable STEM Robots Vendors:
Quite a few of these I have across multiple times in my regular reading and via social media. Prices for offerings for these products vary widely (from as little as $20 to $25 a kit up to several hundred dollars each). Hopefully there are some discounts programs available for schools, and school purchasing consortiums will arrange for discounts with some vendors.
- Sphero: https://www.sphero.com/education/
- Ozobot: https://ozobot.com/
- Cubelet: https://www.modrobotics.com/
- Robobloq: https://www.robobloq.com/
- Circuit Cubes: https://circuitcubes.com/
- Dash: https://www.makewonder.com/robots/dash/
- Makeblock: https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/mbot
- Botley: https://teachyourkidscode.com/botley-coding-robot/ (this is a review – couldn't find a parent site for makers of this one – they can be purchased via Amazon).
We would love to hear more from teachers using these types of kits in their classrooms! What are your experiences, recommendations, etc.?
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