February 24, 2018

What are Ozobots?

Ozobots are tiny robots that unlike most robots rely strictly on light sensors to get their data rather than Bluetooth, USB, or WiFi. Because of this, Ozobots will work on any device as their coding platform is web-based. This is why, at STEM Camp EDU, we love working with Ozobots and always suggest them to our elementary teachers who are looking to do more coding in their classroom. Let’s look how you can get starting with these in your elementary classroom.

Why Ozobots?

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December 18, 2017

Are your students still excited and talking about the Hour of Code they participated in? Check out our Holiday Templates for your Ozobot Bit 2.0’s to keep their excitement level up this holiday season! Free to download and use in your classroom.

This activity is best for elementary students in grade 1 through grade 5. For upper elementary student, you can color the whole path black and have them use OzoBlockly and the line navigation command to choose the appropriate path. 

June 10, 2017

We are always looking to incorporate student interests into the classroom. Sometimes, this can be tough, and other times, it comes so naturally and easy. Enter, 3D Printed Fidget Spinners. Some educators may call them an annoyance and a distraction; I see an opportunity for learning. Mainly because these simple toys, that are composed of just a couple bearings and plastic, are easily recreated in free programs such as TinkerCAD and printed for under one dollar.

Before starting this project with m...

May 16, 2017

The Ozobot Bit 2.0, in my opinion, is the most versatile robot for the elementary classroom. It combines the capability of coding with drawn lines and block coding along the option to preview and learn the basics of Javascript.

In this lesson, my students used the combination of Ozobots abilities to follow lines and Ozoblockly’s block coding system to learn about the one quadrant coordinate grid.

Common Core Math Standards Addressed:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.A.1: Use a pair of perpendicular number...

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