Four quarters, four robots, & a lot of fun!

Posted by Preston Frazier on December 08, 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is quickly coming to a close and the holidays are upon us! During this time of year, it is often customary to look back at what has been accomplished in the past months. So, we’re going to do that in this post. In late summer, we shared with you a garden bot that I built. If you’ll remember, I had joined the Pitsco team in April and wanted to try my hand at creating a unique TETRIX® robot to help increase my familiarity with the product and to test my skills. It was a fun experience resulting in a pretty awesome garden bot!

In that same vein, my colleagues and I have been collaborating to build a roboteveryquarter using TETRIX parts, other Pitsco products, an assortment of other items, and even some 3-D-printed parts. Our creativejuices have been flowing,andwe’ve come up with some fun and innovativeideas.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Collaborations, Technology, STEM

The Social Network: Let us give you a hand with that!

Posted by Jessica Born on November 17, 2017

With all the demands you face as a teacher, every second counts. Efficiency and effectiveness are necessary. Plus, it’s a digital world, so you must stay current. Let us help – here are some popular digital resources to check out. We are all about getting hands on, minds on, and making your classroom life and teacher life better!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Teacher Resources, Collaborations

TAG, you’re it! Apply now for our Teacher Advisory Group

Posted by Stephanie Manes on October 17, 2017

Are you passionate about hands-on education? Are you interested in getting your hands on the latest robotics technology before it even hits the market? Do you like the idea of using your classroom expertise to shape products that will be used by educators around the globe? Are you active with colleagues, peers, and education organizations on Twitter or Facebook?

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, Makerspaces, Collaborations

Connecting classrooms around the world

Posted by Patty Cooke on July 27, 2017

When Roy Bartnick was in the US Army, he got to see different parts of the world and experience different cultures and people. Now that he’s a teacher, he wants his students to have those same experiences – to be able to step outside their traditional classroom setting and see the bigger picture.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Collaborations, Culture, Science