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July Educator of the Month: Kendra Jordan’s Social Emotional Approach to Tutoring

July’s Ozobot Educator of the Month, Kendra Jordan, is one of those educators who gets creative in challenging times. She saw significant pain points with distance learning–particularly for students with special needs and different learning styles–and designed and launched a totally unique tutoring solution this summer with My S.E.A.T.–My Social Emotional Approach to Tutoring.  After …

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May Educator of the Month: Rene Perry Inspires In Tough Times

On the heels of the strangest Memorial Day Weekend of the decade, districts, teachers, students, and parents are looking ahead to fall and wondering exactly what learning will look like. In times like these, teachers like Ozobot Certified Educator Rene Perry can be a huge source of inspiration.  Rene is our May Educator of the …

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The 4 Most Iconic High School Senior Moments: Reimagined During COVID-19

The Class of 2020 has had to give up a lot of traditional rites of passage, after schools across the country closed early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are certainly tough times for graduating high school seniors, who also face uncertainty about what college or work will look like next year. But there are …

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Meet the Teachers of Ozobot!

Teacher Appreciation Week is treated like a national holiday at Ozobot HQ. With schools closed across the country, we’re more eager than ever to connect with our educator community and find ways to celebrate everything they do for students. For a glimpse at that, check out our new Lesson Reaction YouTube series–where we share our …

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April Educators of the Month: Engaging Kids in Current Events

As the U.S. responds to the coronavirus crisis, millions of people find themselves out of work, concerned about at-risk family members, or struggling to adapt to safer at home measures. Social distancing can be difficult for adults to adapt to, not to mention children. In between moments of epic fort-building and sneaking snacks, their new …

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Spring Conference COVID-19 Update: Visit the Virtual Ozobot Dome!

With some schools closing and others restricting staff travel, COVID-19 is certainly affecting education in 2020. Ozobot is no exception: we’ve made the tough decision not to attend the Spring CUE 2020 Conference in Palm Springs for the health and safety of our community.  We’re sad to miss CUE’s many talented speakers, but we’re also …

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Introducing Our Core Coding Curriculum

You asked. Ozobot Classroom answered. We’re excited to announce our new, no-cost Core Coding Curriculum, available now as part of the Ozobot Classroom STEAM platform we launched at FETC 2020. The Core Coding Curriculum is made up of fully scoped-and-sequenced lesson tracks for grades K-5. Middle school and high school educators, developmentally-appropriate tracks for your …

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The Future of Education Technology Conference: What to See at FETC 2020

From January 14-17, STEAM educators, technology leaders, and curriculum specialists will head to Miami for the fortieth anniversary of the Future of Education Technology Conference. For four decades, FETC has introduced new education technology and organized panels and discussions around the most pressing issues in US K-12 education, including equity and inclusion in STEM and …

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Grants in the Garden State: New Jersey’s CS State Plan Sets Aside $2 Million

With Governor Phil Murphy’s recent announcement of the Computer Science State Plan, New Jersey became the thirteenth state to outline a concrete plan for computer science education implementation. Developed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) with guidance from the Computer Science Advisory Board, the plan’s goal is to provide equitable access to high-quality, …

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