Your reading roundup: Articles to encourage and inspire educators like you

Posted by Melissa Karsten on February 08, 2020

Your list of things to do is likely long – things to grade, read, and review. With so much to do, sometimes you just need a minute. Whether you’re waiting on someone or something or procrastinating on a project you don’t know how to tackle, it can be easy to let your focus drift somewhere else, especially with the world just a few clicks away.

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Topics: ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, News, Culture, Teacher Development, Professional Development, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

2020: Starting the decade off right

Posted by Molly Underwood on January 13, 2020

Aaaaand that’s a wrap! A decade has passed, and we are so excited to see what’s to come in the next one. We have LOTS of big things coming this year, and we want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of them! Let’s check out what this year has in store for us.

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Topics: Competitions, FUNDING, Teacher Resources, News, Giveaways, Resources, Teacher Development, Grants, STEAM

Move over R/C, there is a new way to control a robot!

Posted by Lacey O’Brien on January 31, 2019

It’s here, it’s finally here! With the delivery of the 2019 Big Book, Pitsco and TETRIX® Robotics released the much-anticipated TETRIX Tele-Op Control Module. The module connects to a TETRIX PRIZM® Robotics Controller and allows for remote control operation of your robot via Bluetooth. In layman’s terms (yep, this one is for me 😊), it serves as the go-between for transferring code from your PRIZM to the SONY PS4 DUALSHOCK 4 controller and its many buttons.

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Topics: ROBOTICS, News, Technology, Future Ready, TETRIX Robotics, 21st Century Skills

Meet the all NEW Pitsco.com!

Posted by Jessica Born on December 14, 2017

Do you ever wonder what we did before the Internet and the World Wide Web? Before we had virtually everything at our fingertips? Knowledge, service, technical assistance, even household supplies and dinner can be delivered almost instantaneously. In my opinion, it is a seemingly strange blend of magic, technical prowess, and both artificial and human intelligence at work.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, News, Technology, Resources

An educator's take: The NEW TETRIX® PULSE™ Robotics Controller

Posted by Jessica Born on September 11, 2017

In 2015, we introduced you to the TETRIX® PRIME building system, an affordable building system for students and builders ages 12 and up. It's designed for easy building and disassembling of a prototype in a single class period and allows for multiple design iterations quickly. Formerly, the robots' actions and movements were controlled with a wireless controller.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, ROBOTICS, News, STEM