Blog Posts

Art and technology – the perfect pair for corn mazes

Posted by Molly Underwood on October 15, 2021

If you’re like me, this is one of your favorite times of the year. 🎃🥣🏈🍂

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Technology, Engineering, Activities, Hands-on Learning, Art

Becoming enLIGHTened about #NationalLEDLightDay

Posted by Patty Cooke on October 07, 2021

I just recently learned that October 7 is National LED Light Day. Why have a national day just for a type of light? I was wondering the same thing. It turns out, there are lots of reasons to celebrate LEDs (light-emitting diodes), not the least of which is that, thanks to creative inventors and engineers, we enjoy LED lighting as we go about many of our everyday activities. Which is why Bridgelux, Inc., a company that designs patented LED lighting solutions, founded National LED Light Day in May 2016 to celebrate the history and advancements of the LED light.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM

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 easy steps to get started teaching drones

Posted by Cody White on September 14, 2021

Drones, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), are becoming essential tools in a wide range of industries. Agriculture, construction, real estate, filmmaking, surveying, infrastructure inspection, supply chain management, and law enforcement have all felt the impact of this technology. Naturally, this presents a golden opportunity for career and technical education.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Teacher Development, USAR, Activities, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning

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