Educator of the Month

March Educator of the Month: Girls with Grit A-Maze Bit!

Women’s History Month reminds us to honor #girlswhocode and women in STEAM everywhere. Enter our March Educator of the Month, Lauren Jones a.k.a. @LibrarianJonesy. We love her Twitter handle almost as much as we love what she’s doing with Ozobot Bit in her library. Read on to learn about a fun maze activity you can try too, …

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January Educator of the Month: Our Very Own Educator Turned Engineer (and OzoBlockly Expert!)

We have a special place in our hearts for our Ozobot employees. Here at HQ, we’re not just co-workers; we’re a family with a like-minded mission to create and inspire with code. Every team member has been thoughtfully plucked from their previous roles to put their unique skills to work at Ozobot. It’s safe to …

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December Educator of the Month: Games with Bit-Elf on the Shelf

We kicked off December with our Evo-Elf on the Shelf creative prompt, and have been very excited to see Bit-Elves get some love as they get into their own mischief! One Bit-Elf led us to an awesome librarian going beyond a single Hour of Code to spend many hours of learning, collaborating, and creating with …

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November Educators of the Month: Coding The Great Turkey Race

There are all sorts of wonderful holiday traditions out there, but if there’s one constant amongst everyone’s unique ways of celebrating, it’s reading. Reading books about holiday traditions remains a great family and school activity. We love any opportunity to tie literature in with learning to code, and it appears the upcoming Thanksgiving feast is …

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October Educator of the Month: Coding Plant and Animal Cells for Science

Earlier this month, we talked about how family ancestry, DNA, and genetic code can tie creativity and coding together with a Día de los Muertos activity. Today, we learn about another form of code in our bodies’ systems: cells! Cells are so small, it can prove difficult to conceptualize what goes on at the cellular …

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September Educator of the Month: Literature Plus Coding in the Library

We’ve seen how creating mystery stories can teach STEAM, how programming can learn from literature, and how writing literature is like writing code. We love seeing language arts work with with science and technology, especially in this back-to-school season where the more you learn in a single lesson, the better! Join us in congratulating our …

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August Educators of the Month: How to Get a Clue About Coding with Board Games

We love that our little Ozobots Evo and Bit don’t just teach coding – they inspire creativity too! One way we’ve seen kids use them is as smart board game pieces. An activity providing fun for the whole family, board games bring all ages together and actually do their own great job of combining creativity …

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July’s Educator of the Month Visits National Parks from the Comfort of Color Codes

We’re celebrating a #SummerofSTEAM here at Ozobot, and for many, summer vacation means trips to see new and exciting parts of the country. For me personally, this is especially true. I wanted to take a brief moment to introduce myself, as this is my first post to the OzoBlog! My name’s Danielle. In June, my …

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Educator of the Month: Ipswich Libraries’ Future Farm Game

In days past, a library card was a declaration of love for one thing: books. Today, libraries are so much more, offering an unexpected mash-up of old and new information technology. In many, shelves and shelves of books surround rows of computers, STEAM makerspaces, and even–you guessed it–robots! No matter your age or income, the …

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