Computer Science

  • Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    Consumer robot company iRobot Corp. recently acquired Root Robotics, which caters primarily to K-12. The latter's educational "Root" coding robot grew out of a summer research project in 2011 at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

  • KIBO Adds Advanced Coding Extension Set Using Wooden Blocks

    KIBO Adds Advanced Coding Extension Set Using Wooden Blocks

    KinderLab Robotics has debuted an Advanced Coding Extension Set and curriculum for its KIBO robots.

  • Florida School Houses STEAM Labs in Shipping Containers

    Florida School Houses STEAM Labs in Shipping Containers

    A college preparatory school in Florida has opened a new STEAM center on its campus using refurbished shipping containers. Maclay School in Tallahassee introduced three student lab centers, each with a different focus.

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    Humanoid Robot Teaches Coding at Public Library

    A public library is using a robot to teach kids and adults coding, among other job duties. Pepper, a new member of the crew at Carroll County Public Library in Maryland, is a "humanoid," a human-like robot, who can strike up a conversation, dance or tell a story.

  • "Learn Coding with Robots" workshop

    Teaching Young Kids to Code with Mini Robots

    A traveling college workshop is teaching kids (and their adults) to program with robots in Illinois. Rock Valley College's "Learn Coding with Robots" workshop teaches attendees how to use colored lines and drag-and-drop coding to control inch-high robots named Bit, from Ozobot.

  • The Panasonic Foundation and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation are collaborating to launch four academies to teach code as a second language to middle school and high school students.

    Coding as a Second Language

    The Panasonic Foundation and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation are collaborating to launch four academies to teach code as a second language to middle school and high school students.

  • U.S. College Seniors Beat Peers from China, India, Russia on CS Exam

    U.S. College Seniors Beat Peers from China, India, Russia on CS Exam

    Undergraduate seniors in the United States showed much higher levels of skill in computer science than their peers in China, India and Russia. A research project led by Stanford University's Prashant Loyalka in the Graduate School of Education made the discovery after testing students on a two-hour standardized exam given in the same languages their classes were delivered in.

  • Michigan School Opens Robotics Center

    Michigan School Opens Robotics Center

    The new center features fabrication equipment and a full-sized FIRST Robotics field for practice. Among the users will be regional robotics teams, the high school's own robotics club (the "Tractor Technicians"), the middle school robotics club ("Tractor Technicians in Training") and various elementary-level groups.

  • NY District Invests in Woz U STEAM Lessons

    Content covers coding, engineering design, drones, cybersecurity and mobile app development. In the future, according to the company, curriculum will also cover animation, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The company said the lessons adhere to Next Generation Science Standards.

  • Nintendo is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week. Nintendo Labo VR KIT provides an introduction to virtual reality.

    Nintendo to Begin Shipping VR Labo Kit for Switch

    Nintendo is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week. Nintendo Labo VR KIT provides an introduction to virtual reality.

  • Inside the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

    Inside the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

    Coding competitions drive critical thinking and help students develop workforce skills. Here’s a look inside the recent state finals for the New Hampshire Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, held at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham.

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    Florida University's Hackathon Adds Crash Courses in Tech

    Stetson University's HackerSpace recently hosted both college students and high schoolers, who convened on the DeLand campus to participate in computer science challenges, a gaming tournament and workshops.