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If you like Dash, you're gonna LOVE Cue!

Cue is a CleverBot that is perfect for transitioning Middle School students from block coding to script coding. Learn More

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Inventing and Making

Join the Maker movement with Raspberry Pi and easy to use plug-in sensors with GrovePi kit. Students design and invent with self-paced online lessons and Scratch Coding. Includes the Engineering Design process and NGSS standards. Easy to use kits, online curriculum, PLUS Teacher PD and Support!
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Prepare Students for Smart Technology Careers

Our K-12 Pathway prepares students to be the technicians and engineers who are inventing and supporting the Smart devices, robots, and technology of the future.
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Elementary (Grades K-5)

Explore coding, engineering, and problem solving with fun robots and STEAM curriculum. 
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High (Grades 9-12)

Engage students with coding, electronics, and engineering. STEM combined with real job skills.
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Middle (Grades 6-8)

Activate learning with fun robots, curriculum, and hands-on activities for STEAM programs.
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Home School & Self-Study

Robots with self-paced lessons for coding, mechatronics, electronics, and engineering self-study.
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"Your robotics curriculum made all the difference. With the lessons and fun robots from Exploring Robotics, the whole class is reaching goals and meeting NGSS and STEM standards that used to be a struggle for our elementary and middle school students.
They also love learning coding - it is much more interactive with a robot!"

                                                                                                     Thank You-
                                                                                                                                                      M. Roberts, Maryland

 

See the  Top 10 Reasons Why Administrators, Teachers and Students love Exploring Robotics (printable brochure).

Our Solutions:

Exploring Robotics provides a K-12 Robotics Pathway of Courses with hands-on robots and kits, STEM Curriculum, PD, and support for teachers.  We find the best robots that stand up to classroom abuse, develop curriculum that is aligned to standards, and provide it as a package of products and services to schools (public and private). We have a package for every grade from K to 12, and are resellers for several brands of robots including Dash/Dot, Ozobot, Cubelets, Boe-Bot and littleBits. Our goal is to improve education so that every student and teacher has STEM success!

We bring engaging, rugged robots into the classroom where all students can learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) concepts with fun robots. Students are excited to learn coding with robots, and follow the engineering design process as they invent and develop real-world solutions to societal problems.   

The robots and Easy to Teach STEM Curriculum can be used in multiple classes per day in Elementary and Secondary schools, as fits with the school academic schedule. The curriculum is online and the license is per course (only number of students signing in, not all students in the school). This provides flexibility for scheduling and substantial savings when compared to other STEM programs. The lessons are aligned to NGSS, Math, ELA, and CSTA standards, and teachers can choose lessons to focus on particular topics. Utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate (5E) lesson model, students explore STEM through hands-on, applied technology and project-based learning (PBL).

Elementary teachers use the robots in math, science, language arts, history, art, or in a learning lab or makerspace to engage students.The lessons include cross-curricula projects and provide performance task activities for Math test prep. The robots are pre-assembled which means it is fast to get started, and easy to move them from one class to another. This program will vary across districts based on rotation and number of students at the elementary school. Accessory kits provide everything needed to complete the lessons: batteries, chargers, math tools, drawing/art tools, and science tools. 

Middle and High School STEM lessons are self-paced online instruction for students. This program enhances STEM efforts by building instruction into the core academic classes or creating an elective class (CTE, STEM, Science, Math, CS, or Engineering) that matches a career pathway or small learning community. The lessons can be integrated into the regular teaching day for Physical Science or Math.  Another option is for students to rotate through a designated learning lab on a rotation that aligns with a school master schedule throughout the day and visit the lab and its instructor as an Elective class. When students have completed our robotics pathway, they are prepared for STEM college and career options.

Districts love the excellent Professional Development and support provided to teachers so they don't have to figure it out on their own. Our instructors have technology backgrounds and help with the hard stuff: getting started, setting up technology, lesson plans to fit schedules, and coding. The online lessons provide videos and step-by-step instructions for both teachers and students to learn coding and engineering at their own pace. The comprehensive curriculum makes these courses easy to teach and we believe any enthusiastic teacher or media specialist can do it, with our support.

See Educational Robots and Curriculum

Come see us at these Educator Conferences, and you could win a robot!

 

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NCCE 2018
Feb 14-18, 2018 | Los Angeles, Seattle, WA
 
 
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CUE 2018
Mar. 14-18, 2018 | Palm Springs, CA
 
   

Get To Know Our Robots

 

These educational robots make learning fun and encourage STEM for both boys and girls. Each robot has its own personality and function. Some robots are pre-assembled, some fit together without any assembly, some are EZ to assemble, and others provide more challenges.  
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Cubelets (K-5)

 Dash and Dot (K-5)

Ozobot (3-6)

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 LittleBits STEAM (3-8)

 Go-Pi-Go (5-7)

 Scribbler (5-8)

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GrovePi Inventions (6-8)

Airblock Drone (7-9)

Boe-Bot (7-9)

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