With many people doing work from home including students and kids learning remotely because of covid19, I chose to make an article with alternatives for STEM exercises and advanced Robotics projects for at-home learning or remote learning.
Regardless of whether you’re exhausted and are searching for your next task or you have a course to complete and require a little assistance, this post is planned as an all in one resource for everything Robotics technology and STEM to keep kids engaged.
STEM Activities & Robotics Classes for At-Home Learning
iRobot Education: iRobot™ Education brings together all of iRobot’s educational robots, resources and programming to provide educators, students and communities with a repository of tools to support 21st-century learning.
iRobot™ Education’s multi-faceted STEM Outreach program is a resource for schools, educational groups and communities to inspire students in the opportunities STEM provides. Dedicated to using education, technology and volunteerism, the program promotes access to STEM education and the enhancement of STEM curriculum and gives students an inside look at what we do as a company.
Ozobot Bot Simulator: Ozobot is a robotic platform that empowers coding & STEAM education for K–12. We make STEAM simple with 2 Ways to Code: with and without screens.
The Link provides 30 levels of this simulated robotics game for free. Also virtual students can even create a program and send it to the students at school to watch the actual robot perform!
Wonder Workshop Dash: Robot For Every Learner. Same Dash but on your screen
Now every student can program their favorite robot online. Dash’s Neighborhood reimagines the delightful, award winning Dash in a brand new 3D environment.
Students will love creating and exploring with their own Dash while building coding literacy.
BeeBot Emulator: Meet Blue-Bot, the Bee-Bot robot with a Bluetooth connection! Use the buttons on the back to program Blue-Bot just like Bee-Bot. Connect Blue-Bot to your tablet or PC via Bluetooth, using free apps, and program Blue-Bot remotely. Blue-Bot offers all the features of Bee-Bot while also introducing remote control!
The new See & Say option gives Blue-Bot a voice and perception! Record each of the arrow keys to play back when entering a program or when Blue-Bot is following one. Blue-Bot See & Say can also detect and respond with either a beep or a pre-recorded message when encountering another See & Say Bee-Bot or Blue-Bot.
VEX Robotics: VEX Robotics is educational robotics for everyone. VEX solutions span all levels of both formal and informal education with accessible, scalable, and affordable solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, VEX encourages creativity, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. It allows educators of all types to engage and inspire the STEM problem solvers of tomorrow!
CoderZ: CoderZ is a powerful, award-winning online platform through which students learn valuable STEM skills such as coding, robotics, and physical computing. CoderZ is highly flexible and designed for use in the classroom or through a wide range of remote learning environments. Easy-to-use virtual robotics and STEM platform tailored to serve every student at every level!
Meeperbot: The most versatile remote control toys on the planet! The meeperBOT is studded platform that is powered by two motors and controlled by our meeperBOT Controller App on your smart device. MeeperBOT turns your brick kits and creations into movable masterpieces. Connect creations to this power platform to bridge physical and digital learning.
meeperBOT 2.0 + STEM has all the great features of meeperBOT 2.0 Plus:
- Blockly Coding. In addition to BOTCode, you can use Blockly for more advanced programming
- ROBOT:IT STEM Lessons. Standard STEM Lessons used in thousands of schools available to your child with the meeperBOT 2.0 + STEM
- Speed Control. Better control and code your meeperBOT to different speeds.
Code Combat: CodeCombat’s self-paced, the standards-aligned curriculum makes teaching computer science possible for everyone. CodeCombat equips teachers with the training, instructional resources, and dedicated support to feel confident and successful in the classroom.
Every CodeCombat level is scaffolded based on millions of data points and optimized to adapt to each learner. Practice levels and hints help students when they get stuck, and challenge levels assess students’ learning throughout the game.
LightBot: LightBot is a puzzle game based on coding; it secretly teaches you programming logic as you play!
LightBot was designed with first-time coders. It’s been played by over 20 million kids and has been used by tens of thousands of teachers worldwide. A full-blown coding adventure game. Advance from icons to a real programming language!
Kodable: Kodable teaches kids to code at home or school using fun interactive games while providing teachers with a complete K-5 coding curriculum for the classroom.
Learn foundational skills that are part of every programming language. Symbol based code makes it easy for pre-readers and new coders alike. Solve puzzles to help the fuzzFamily roll through the world of Smeeborg.
Barefoot At Home: Barefoot is here to help you to deliver the computing curriculum brilliantly with free face-to-face workshops, helpful online guides and engaging lessons. Barefoot makes computing easy to teach and fun to learn, with or without a computer. Discover our jargon-free online guides for added support.
Fun and creative activities, built by teachers to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum without the need for screen time. They include everything you need to get started with activity sheets and accompanying materials.
Code.org: Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education.
The leading provider of K-12 computer science curriculum in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world.
Scratch: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
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