Blog Posts

The total package: FIRST® Tech Challenge season is here!

Posted by Preston Frazier on September 30, 2021

FIRST® recently announced the new game for the 2021-2022 FIRST Tech Challenge season, FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies, and it’s sure to be an amazing display of relevant real-world robotics!

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Topics: Middle School, ROBOTICS, FIRST Tech Challenge, Technology, Engineering, TETRIX Robotics

Five faves about Fable Spin: Why this robot is a top choice for the classroom

Posted by Deidre Galloway on August 31, 2021

One of the coolest parts about my job at Pitsco is that I get to play with all of our products. OK, you’re right, around here we call it professional development. As a customer support specialist, I have to know how our products work so I can help customers with their questions. However, with as much fun as I have with our products, it might as well be recess for me. One product that I’ve gotten to know well over the last year is the Fable Spin Module by Shape Robotics. In this blog, I’m going to cover my top five favorite things about the Fable Spin.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, Technology, Resources, Coding, Hands-on Learning

Gardening made easy: Introducing CropBot

Posted by Aaron Locke on June 24, 2021

It was the spring of 2020, and my family was getting tired of being cooped up in the house together during the pandemic. Our three kids were in the midst of their remote learning adventures at home and I had set up a workstation out in the garage. As the temperatures warmed from the cold winter, I was looking forward to getting out of the house and doing some gardening.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Science, Technology, Engineering, Coding, Activities, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning, innovate

Teaming up with STEM: How sports and learning connect

Posted by Molly Underwood on April 16, 2021

Movies and TV shows portray the stereotype of jocks and nerds as people who are completely different and share nothing in common. But this cliché is far from the truth! Brainpower and physical power go hand in hand – the subjects we learn in the classroom connect with the sports we watch and compete in.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, Science, FIRST Tech Challenge, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Coding, Authentic Learning, Activities, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning, Math

Fun times are a comin’ – Spring and summer STEM solutions

Posted by Preston Frazier on March 25, 2021

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”
– Gustav Mahler

Baseball.
Longer days.
Barbecues.
Walks in the park with my kids.
Vacations.

I’m sure you have some favorites of your own, but these are a few of my favorite things, and they seem to all happen to take place over the course of the next few months.  

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM, Resources, Engineering, Coding, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM