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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

Update: At Ozobot, we’ve been working with districts, teachers, and our extended community to understand education’s new challenges with virtual learning, a new in-person classroom experience, and a hybrid of both. The result is our 1:1 Robotics Program, designed for teaching core subjects anywhere without sacrificing STEAM. For a remote-friendly curriculum of lessons for Math, ELA, …

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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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Ozobot Classroom STEAM LMS: Now in Beta

Think about the students in your classroom, school, or district. How often do they come to you to tell you they need help? Perhaps you have a widespread initiative to get students future-ready and teach STEM/STEAM and 21st century skills. How confident are you that you’re reaching all students–including traditionally marginalized populations like girls, minorities, …

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Pair Programming 101: From Two Ps to Four Cs

Have you heard of pair programming? If you work in K-12 education today, chances are you’ve come across the concept, especially if you’re a Tech TOSA or STEM Teacher.  You might even be vaguely familiar with the basics of pair programming. In a teaching strategy borrowed from professional engineers, two students pair up to program …

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How to Train Teachers in Our 2 Ways to Code

At Ozobot Edu, we’re hyper aware of the pressures schools are under to incorporate coding into their curricula. Ninety percent of parents want their kids to learn computer science and coding, yet only 35 percent of high schools currently teach it. Plus, there’s economic demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. will …

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Ozobot at CES: A Manifesto

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people head to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ready to be wow-ed by the next big thing in tech. But this year, in lieu of an oversized Ozobot booth, we decided to do something different. We’ve scaled things back and—right in the midst of the many sights and sounds …

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OzoDice Game: How to Play

Roll the dice and develop the coding and critical thinking skills of a master. Your challenge? Use the Color Codes on the dice to navigate your Ozobot from start to finish. Print Setup Instructions > Setup & Play Assemble 6 dice (found in anOzobot Bit Starter Pack). You should have 4 Color Code dice and …

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