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Kubo, the robot that teaches kids to code, is now available for preorder | #Coding #MakerED #MakerSpaces

Kubo, the robot that teaches kids to code, is now available for preorder | #Coding #MakerED #MakerSpaces | Communication design | Scoop.it
We saw tons of new stuff at CES this year. But one thing that particularly caught our eye was Kubo, the robot that teaches kids how to code.

Kubo is a pretty simple robot – it’s about the size of a can of soda and has two wheels that allow it to roll around a desk or table. But what it lacks in advanced physical ability it makes up for in brains.

Kubo comes with its own programming language called TagTile. The language consists of puzzle pieces that fit together to give Kubo instructions. For example, you could connect three pieces together – forward, turn, then another forward. Kubo then drives over these pieces oncer to “learn” the command, then can remember and perform it without needing the pieces.

Kubo reads the puzzle pieces using an RFID technology – each piece has an individual embedded RFID tag, and Kubo itself has a reader built in.

While it sounds simple, it’s a pretty good way to teach kids the basics of programming without having them stare at a screen.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 18, 5:22 AM
We saw tons of new stuff at CES this year. But one thing that particularly caught our eye was Kubo, the robot that teaches kids how to code.

Kubo is a pretty simple robot – it’s about the size of a can of soda and has two wheels that allow it to roll around a desk or table. But what it lacks in advanced physical ability it makes up for in brains.

Kubo comes with its own programming language called TagTile. The language consists of puzzle pieces that fit together to give Kubo instructions. For example, you could connect three pieces together – forward, turn, then another forward. Kubo then drives over these pieces oncer to “learn” the command, then can remember and perform it without needing the pieces.

Kubo reads the puzzle pieces using an RFID technology – each piece has an individual embedded RFID tag, and Kubo itself has a reader built in.

While it sounds simple, it’s a pretty good way to teach kids the basics of programming without having them stare at a screen.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

RESENTICE's curator insight, January 19, 6:07 AM

Kubo le robot qui permet d'apprendre à coder

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MoMA acquires DIY electronics kits to show tech's design significance

MoMA acquires DIY electronics kits to show tech's design significance | Communication design | Scoop.it

New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acquired a kit for building a simple games console for the museum's "humble masterpieces" collection.


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A Curated Guide About The Best Places Where To Learn How To Code: Bento

A Curated Guide About The Best Places Where To Learn How To Code: Bento | Communication design | Scoop.it

Everything you need to know about web development. Neatly packaged. Learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Rails, Node, and more in each box with a set of links.


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 27, 2014 2:28 PM



Bento is a website that, thanks to its author Jon Chan and the many user contributions, has gathered, organized and curated the very best resources available online where you can learn how to code.


From html to javascript, ruby, php, Java, perl, Bento offers learning guidance for over 80 different technologies and coding languages. 


Here is how Jon Chan, a 23 years old who launched this project in September of 2013, describes Bento: 

"Bento is what I would have liked to have when I was learning to code.


I started learning to code when I was very young - about ten years old. Then, the only things I had available were what I could find online and through a few dense books.


Now, people have the exact opposite problem: how do you break through the noise and find what's actually valuable to learn?


This site is here to help you figure that out."

 

Bento is a perfect example of effective content curation as it does not simply collect and list all of the resources available to learn each language but it only suggests the very best ones, organizing them in easy, medium and hard and providing also "best of" / direct solutions that save readers lots of valuable time.


Free to use. 


Useful, simple and immediate to use. Well organized. 9/10


Bento: http://www.bentobox.io/ 


More info: http://www.bentobox.io/about 


Submit new links here: https://github.com/JonHMChan/bento/




Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:24 AM

Excelente para dar un "barniz técnico" a los capítulos 2, 9 y 10. Muy interesante!!

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Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO]

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO] | Communication design | Scoop.it
Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:48 AM

 

A MUST CHECK!!! The kit, which costs $119, is scheduled to ship worldwide in July 2014.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make

 

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 26, 2013 1:52 PM

I see this being a great option for students interested in learning more about computers and the key components that allow them to work. 

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The Hour of Code is coming | Coding

The Hour of Code is coming | Coding | Communication design | Scoop.it
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 30 languages. Ages 4 to 104.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


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Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code

Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code | Communication design | Scoop.it
Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 2014 8:03 AM

Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/



Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, June 20, 2016 10:45 AM
Kids in control of their toys, a great idea!
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Website Design Projects Timeline From Research To Testing [infographic]

Website Design Projects Timeline From Research To Testing  [infographic] | Communication design | Scoop.it
This great infographic takes you through the initial engagement stages for new website design work, through research, landing page design, coding, validation onto final launch and search engine optimi

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:06 AM

Cool way to visualize web design process and true to my experience of creating more than 100 websites.

Katja Tschimmel's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:35 PM

Design Thinking applied to Web Sites. Very nice graphic!