I first learned about coding and computer science (CS) in college about 20 years ago. Looking back, not much has changed in the foundational concepts or core practices in CS. What has changed is who can teach it and where it can live in the curriculum—today educators in any subject can teach coding.
With school closures happening all across the country due to the coronavirus outbreak, public schools are varying widely in what they offer. School districts have a legal obligation to provide equitable learning opportunities and it can be hard for schools to guarantee access to necessary hardware, like laptops and WiFi, for all students, so some are confining themselves to handing out optional "enrichment" lessons.
If you're one of the tens of millions of parents who are now essentially homeschooling your kids, we have some tips to help you keep your kids engaged and everyone sane:
Learn how four instructors are keeping students on track using remote learning environments
As more and more schools close to slow the spread of COVID-19, parents and educators are banding together to help students keep learning
It is pretty amazing to think about how far we’ve come with technology over the past three generations. Things our grandparents couldn’t even begin to imagine are now the things our children take for granted. With as far as we’ve come already, it can be hard to believe that we are just beginning to scratch the surface of what is possible going into the future.
Opportunities for our children to make a difference in the quality of our lives using new technology are boundless. In particular, the field of robotics and robotics engineering is exploding and will likely be a major draw for young talent in the coming years. Giving your child the opportunity to “nerd-out” in robotics is fun for them now, but it has a very real potential to lead them straight into a dream career as well. And what a better opportunity to reinforce those skills during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine!
Robotics is a ton of fun no matter what your background is in. If you are preparing your kiddo for their first robotics competition, here are some things to keep in mind.
We at RobotLAB understand the importance of doing something with your kids and keep them entertained during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine. That's why we want to share with you eleven STEM activities to do at home!
On behalf of everyone here at RobotLAB, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19. Our focus is, as always, is on the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities.
The situation is changing rapidly, and the government has ordered a mandatory shut down of all business in San Francisco Bay Area effective Tuesday, March 17. The office will be closed but our personnel will be online working remotely.
Shipments will not be able to be picked up nor delivered at our locations till further notice.
Training and support calls can be performed as scheduled, we accept new training and support requests as well
To the extent we have inventory, our team is preparing your orders, so they will go out the moment the lock-down will be lifted
Support for fiscal deadlines for bids and other budgetary timelines (price quote requests, product demos, etc.) are all intact
We are available via email or phone for any of your questions or concerns during this challenging time.
There is no question this is a time of great uncertainty. While we don’t know exactly what the future may hold, we feel confident that by sticking together (6ft apart, after washing hands!) and supporting each other, we’ll emerge from this stronger than before.
We will resume normal operation, and speed up your order delivery when it’s safe to do so.
Follow UNICEF's guidance on how to keep your school virus free. Take action and join the schools that have moved forward and deployed robots to stop the pandemic, and make sure it won't come back!
Dr. Fauci warned this virus possibly become a seasonal cyclic thing. Even when this wave will be over, viruses won't. Take action now and keep your community safe and healthy.
Let robots do the dull and dangerous job, not humans! Breathing disinfectants every day isn't a good idea for the long run, holding a UVC sanitation light can cause skin cancer, and vacuuming floors simply isn't enough.
As we can see around us now, the health of our community is far too important and requires a systematic and meticulous approach, a task that only robots can perform successfully. That's why schools employ robots with the required skills to disinfect their spaces, an approach that offers a better quality and a cost-efficient protection to their students and staff.
Learn more here!
We at RobotLAB know how scary it can be with the CoronaVirus out there. Please keep your tech clean at school or home and lower the chance of transferring the virus! Watch the following video and learn how to clean your robots properly!