Tech&Learning: What is KIBO and How Can it Be Used to Teach? Tips & Tricks
Tech&Learning came by to meet KIBO at the ISTELive 22 Conference to learn more about its benefits for educators. Review their experience with KIBO in their Tips & Tricks segment.
The article reads in part:
“KIBO is a robotics and coding specialist that is ideal for education.
KIBO, from KinderLab Robotics, is a STEAM learning platform that’s based on more than 20 years of early child development research. The end result is a set of block-based robots that help teach coding and more.
Aimed at younger students (aged 4 to 7), this is a simple robotic system that can be used in STEM education as well as at home. Curriculum-aligned learning is also available, making it an ideal tool for in-class use.
The idea is to offer a creative coding and robotics system that engages younger children for physical manipulation of objects while also learning the basics of how coding works, all in an open-ended play way.
What are the best KIBO features?
KIBO is very intuitive to use making it ideal for younger students, but it also offers enough variation in options to remain challenging for older children too – all while being screen-free.
Educators benefit from more than160 hours of standards-aligned STEAM curriculum and teaching materials that are freely available to be used with the kits. This is backed by plenty of materials to aid in cross-curricular teaching, from literacy and science to dance and community.
KinderLab Robotics also offers an educator-focused training development and support system to help make sure you’re getting the most out of the offerings as a teacher.
The nature of these robust blocks allows for less careful play so this system fits well with younger children as well as those with physical learning challenges in which education tools need to be a bit more rugged.”
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