Educator of the Month

July Educators of the Month: Curriculum Collaborators on a Mission

This July, we are once again celebrating a Summer of STEAM. Want to know one of our favorite parts of STEAM curriculum? The collaboration and camaraderie that results from both students and educators working together to teach and learn it! Allow us to introduce our two Educators of the Month for July: Matt Schachtel and …

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June Educator of the Month: Roll to the Coding Coast this Summer

With Father’s Day coming up and the school year coming to an end, families everywhere are looking for fun activities to do together. One such popular summer pastime is going to an amusement park! Roller coasters, in particular, aim to impress with their death-defying feats of STEAM engineering. Ozobot HQ is based in California, so …

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May Educator of the Month: Stories for Self-eSTEAM

May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, and we’re turning this into a month of promoting self-eSTEAM for all! Did you know that telling stories increases self-esteem? It makes sense when you think about it: through storytelling, we increase vocabulary and therefore communication skills. We improve our memory for retaining knowledge and lessons learned through the …

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April Educator of the Month: eARth to OzoMoon!

“Hellooo… Earth to Ozobot!” Have you ever said something similar out loud, while trying to communicate with your Evo or Bit via code? We know we have, especially when Ozobot takes on the role of the Moon orbiting around an augmented reality (AR) Earth! We came across this awe-inspiring, app-smashing project on Twitter and just …

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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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