Technology

Highly Recommended: 15 Must-Hear Speakers at Spring CUE 2020 in March

From March 19-21, 2020, more than 5,000 education-minded and edtech loving professionals will convene in Palm Springs, California to learn and share their institutional knowledge. There will be more than 450 sessions and several 90-minute workshops at Spring CUE 2020 to help educators bring technology to the classroom.  There are some outstanding speakers this year, …

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How to Teach ELA with Ozobot (10 Free Lessons!)

Over the years, educators have seen the ways that Ozobot can be used beyond coding and Computer Science to bring STEAM to any subject. However, educators are still often surprised at how seamlessly Ozobot can be incorporated into English Language Arts (or ELA) classrooms! We get quite a few recommendation requests for ELA lessons, so …

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10 Ways Seattle Schools are Engaging Students in STEAM

At Ozobot, we love discovering new ways for teachers to engage students in STEAM subjects. Educators come up with seemingly endless ideas to make the material they teach in science, technology, and math classes memorable and engaging. In particular, the educators in Seattle Public Schools, King County, and the surrounding areas do an exceptional job …

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Can’t-Miss STEAM Sessions and Speakers at the 2020 TCEA Convention

Educators, librarians, technology directors, principals, and other education professionals will be heading to the 2020 Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention and Exposition at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas on February 3-7. There, they will have access to over 1,000 workshops and presentations where they can discover new ideas and insights for improving …

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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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Educational Resource or Student Distraction? Tablets in the Classroom

One of the themes that we have focused on this year is the connected classroom, or the intersection of technology with the fundamentals of teaching. One sticking point for educators has been the use of tablets. Are these valuable learning tools, or do they serve only as a distraction? Are they worth the investment? Let’s …

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19 Grants for Teachers to Fund STEAM Classrooms and Projects

As an educator, you have dozens of exciting ideas and projects that you would love to introduce to your classroom. However, your budget might only account for a fraction of your dreams. Student fundraisers can only go so far and you can’t cover all of these expenses out of your own pocket. Fortunately, there are …

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Why Learning to Code Needs to Be Your New Year’s Resolution

The importance of kids learning coding and computer science in school is catching on worldwide. They ensure kids are ready for a future where these skills will be more and more vital.  But what about grown-ups? Learning basic coding and programming concepts can enrich our lives, too! Whether it’s opening up career options, practicing critical …

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STEAM After School: 9 Exciting Programs for Los Angeles Students

Whether it’s shooting hoops or playing video games, there are a million ways kids everywhere spend time after school. Children in Los Angeles have another option, as well. After-school STEAM programs are a great way to keep kids entertained and engaged while preparing them for future careers.  Here’s a roundup of the leading after-school STEAM …

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Music to Our Ears: An Interview With Singer And QA Director Stewart Wilson-Turner

If genuineness had a face, it would be Stewart Wilson-Turner’s. Our very own Ozobot Quality Assurance Director, Stewart, is one of the nicest, warmest people out there. This is a man who brings roses to all of us at Ozobot HQ on Valentine’s Day every year. Not only are we thrilled that he is a …

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