DOBOT – Multi-functional Robot Arm for Education

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Providing students with unprecedented learning opportunities is essential – especially as we are constantly on the verge of technological revelations. One industry that is consistently unveiling new ways to be put to good use is robotics. 

Traditionally, robots are heavy, bulky, and can limit effectiveness in the classroom. DOBOT, however, is anything but heavy and bulky. It’s an affordable, all-perspective lightweight robot for educators in schools K-12. 

The DOBOT magician is a multi-functional tool that is an industrial grade robotic arm for education. This includes 5 different end effectors, one being the suction cup and pneumatic gripper, the pen holder, the 3D printer and the laser engraver. 

All five of these help teach students in the classroom robotics, engineering, manufacturing and so much more. It’s currently being incorporated in classrooms with the assistance of Stem Education Works and their partnership with Purdue University.

Certain schools have developed a curriculum that goes together with the DOBOT magician that allows teachers to have lessons that are designed for the robotics and the manufacturing.

If you’re interested in learning more about DOBOT, head to dobot.cc today.

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Polyup – Making Math a Thinking Playground

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Math is at the center of everything we do. It’s imperative to understand the fundamentals of math for lifelong success, but it’s one of those subjects that can be daunting and challenging for young minds.

Polyup’s mission is to make math a fun learning experience, especially for its biggest naysayers.

Originally, Polyup was created by a professor and student in order to make math a fun learning process, where students from grades 3-12 can solve interactive math problems.

There are three different levels to bring math to life. The first is for students from grades 3 to 5. These students play games that will help them with subjects such as the order of operations and problem-solving.

The next level is for students from grades 6 to 8. These games are a bit more complex with games involving sequences, algorithmic thinking, and more.

Lastly, there’s a level for high school students, teaching subjects such as numerical methods, calculus, and even algorithms.

But as we said, this a fun learning experience. Polyup’s gorgeous design and interactive atmosphere lets students see the true beauty of math.

Polyup is available for free from any web device. Learn more at polyup.com today.

Puzzles for Children with Autism

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It is often said that children who have autism do not see the forest for the trees. They simply pay too much attention to the little details and unfortunately miss the whole picture. Research also shows that once a child develops the ability to mentally integrate multiple features, there is a breakthrough in the general learning ability of the child. Well, ImagiRation has developed a computerized early-intervention therapy application – Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism or MITA.

ImagiRation was created by a group of scientists, educators, artists and developers who are passionate about making the best educational games for early childhood development. MITA consists of interactive puzzles designed to help children learn how to mentally integrate multiple features of an object. These fun exercises are disguised as interactive games for kids, and work as a really great therapy tool to use for children with autism. The MITA app follows a systematic approach where kids start with very simple, easy exercises that require attending to only one feature  – such as color, size, or shape. Then the exercises move on to requiring simultaneous attention to two features, such as color and shape, or shape and size. Then the exercise requires attending to three features such as shape, or size and color. The exercises continue on until the child can integrate multiple features into one Gestalt. The three pilot studies of MITA have demonstrated that it can be successfully administered by parents at home to their children that are as young as two years of age. This innovative, educational app is already being used by thousands of kids with autism.

If you are ready to help your child with autism, this app is available to download. Right now, the ImagiRation app is completely free and is available on iPad, Android and Amazon Kindle Fire.

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Learn The Technique of Playing An Instrument

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but thought it would be too difficult? I personally love listening to music, but my instrument playing abilities begin and end with recorder in elementary. KnowNote helps you learn the technique of playing instruments by letting you practice the discipline of timing and switching keys all while playing an awesome song you picked!

KnowNote takes your basic typing skills on a QWERTY keyboard and turns them into the notes in popular songs. You pick the instrument you want to play, then start the song and follow along pressing the right key at the right time on your computer keyboard. After playing for a while, you just might find switching to a real instrument easier. Great for music lovers of all ages, and all you need to know is where the keys are on your keyboard. KnowNote is a free app  available for the iPad and to play on http://www.knownote.com/.

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Get Excited for Learning with Glogster

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Glogster is a exciting educational resource for teachers and students. It’s basically an all in one digital canvas that lets you fully immerse yourself in any subject. You can explore the 12,000 glogs (Glogster blogs) that exist or they can create their own with a drag-and-drop editor, building multimedia posters from videos, audio, photos, articles, and more. Learn more about this interactive app by watching our video review below and heading to Glogster.com.

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DuckyDo – Learn Animal Sounds

The DuckyDo app helps improve your child’s language development by teaching them animal sounds. They say the art of imitation is one the easiest ways to learn a language. The app features six different animals and over 30 different sounds! There are also three different ways to play! DuckyDoAuto play mode will fascinate your infants with bright, bold colors and stimulating animal noises. Learning mode is steered toward an older group, ages one to three, to help them develop their language skills. An animal will appear on the screen and the user will be challenged to imitate the sound. After, the animal will provide a score based on how well the impersonation was using voice recognition. Once your child has excelled in this area, they are in free-play mode! Here they can choose any animal and continue to improve their imitations. Also, scores are given in ‘stars’ and are a great way to boost you child’s confidence!

To learn more search ‘DuckyDo’ in your app store today!

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Learn Chinese with Miaomiao Review

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English and Chinese are two completely different languages, yet they’re the two most popular languages in the entire world. There are so many advantages to knowing more than one language, and it only makes sense that parents help their children learn English and Chinese.
Learn with Miaomiao: Chinese is a kid-friendly way to learn a new Chinese. The game has two interactive sections for children learn how to read and write in the different language. The reading section guides the children through people, animals, and nature themes. And the writing section allows the children to practice their symbols right on the app! Learn with Miaomiao: Chinese is only $2.99! Head to learnwithmiaomiao.com today.

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