TechTerra Education was thrilled to be listed 20th on the eSchool News List of 40 New Things at ISTE. eSchool News has a vast reach (over 500,000 educators and decision makers) and stays on top of trends in all aspects of education technology. Managing Editor, Laura Ascione, recognized TechTerra Education for the company’s focus on makerspaces, hands-on STEM Tools and curriculum. TechTerra’s partner, PowerUp, 16th on the list, was introduced to ISTE by TechTerra. We are delighted to see PowerUp's powered paper airplanes, bundles in our TechTerra shop for the classroom, recognized by eSchool News. Read the whole article at eSchool News.
Thanks ahead of time for attending our events if you’re planning on being in Chicago for the ISTE conference. Even if you aren’t able to attend face-to-face we’re happy to share resources from our sessions. What you’ll find below are edtech learning tools we know and use every day with students and in our training with educators across the globe.
If you are ISTE-bound please stop by our expo booth #890 and say hello to the TechTerra team. We’ve scheduled a really full four days.
Check out our events here- https://www.smore.com/t7hyj-see-techterra-education-at-iste And don’t miss the opportunity to win a bunch of great prizes, including many of the tools below. If you can’t get to Chicago give us a shout on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook and join in our freebie give-away. For every post we’ll enter you in our daily distance drawings.
TechTerra Makerspace Planning Checklist Printable Planning Tool
3Doodler Adding Art and Design Across Curriculum
Math: Doodle Place Value Art Lesson
Bluebee Pal Pro Learning Tool with Free Companion App
Bluebee Leo the Lion in the Bluebee Pal House – Kitchen Lesson
Chibitronics Circuit Stickers for Paper Circuits blending Circuit Building and Programming
Energy with Circuits Project
Cubetto by Primo Screenless Coding through Adventure and Hands-on Play
Free Beginner’s Guide to Coding with Kids
Dash Robot, Charged and Ready to Play out of the Box
Number Line Moves Lesson
GoPiGo3 Raspberry Pi Robot Kit by Dexter STEM Learning with the Raspberry Pi
Find the Bug Light Sensor Lesson
FuzePlay Zubi Flyer Hackable Frisbee
The Telephone Game with Zubi Flyer Lesson
Finch Robot by Birdbrain Tangible and Physical Coding, over a Dozen Programming Languages
Building Shapes with Loops Lesson
Hummingbird Robotics Kit by Birdbrain Arts, Crafts, Robots!
Moving Masterpieces Project
Kubo Language Pack Plug and Learn Tagtile Robot
How Does it Work Lesson
Marbotic Magic Phonics Introduces letter/sound correspondences leading to reading skills
Getting Started Lesson
MatataLab Coding Set Screenless Words Free Educational Coding Game
Getting Started Lesson
Neuron by Makeblock Electronic Programmable Electronic Building Blocks
Biting Dinosaur Project
Octagon Studio 4D+ Augmented Reality Flashcards
Augmented Reality Flashcards: 4D+ Getting Started Lesson
Osmo Play Beyond the Screen
Geography: States and Capitals Lesson
PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone controlled Paper Airplanes
Challenge #1 World’s Unions Lesson
ScottieGo Innovative Game Teaching Programming with Algorithmic Intuition
How to Play Lesson
Zaprendo Sounds English Phonics Learn to Read Personalized Learning App with Algorithmic Formative Assessment
Sounds English Phonics Getting Started Lesson
Zu3D Easy to Use, Powerful Stop-Motion Animation Kit
Hamish the Hairy Haggis Project
Makeblock just released the Neuron Inventor Classroom Kit with curriculum from TechTerra Education! This is a milestone release for both companies.
Here's what Makeblock just said:
Introducing Makeblock Neuron Inventor Classroom Kit
A set of six Inventor Kit and teaching material from TechTerra,
By popular demand, Makeblock has decided to release the Neuron Inventor Classroom Kit. Based on the Neuron Inventor Kit, the Neuron Inventor Classroom kit is designed to fit the classroom perfectly!
What is it?
The Makeblock Neuron Inventor Kit is a kit with programmable electronic building blocks that includes sound, light, and sensor blocks. The magnetic backing and the magnetic pogo pins make this educational tool easy to use in the classroom. Makeblock Neuron blocks are designed to be durable and allow students to experience hands on learning. Combined with intuitive graphical programming, Makeblock Neuron encourages all creators to turn their ideas into real, working gadgets.
The Makeblock Neuron Inventor Classroom Kit includes:
What does it do?
With a whole array of sensors, Neuron can be used online and offline. Coding experience is not necessary to play with the Neuron, but coding can be easily introduced by Neuron’s flow base programming. Programming can be done through the Neuron app and on desktop, with mBlock.
The Neuron Inventor Classroom Kit
TechTerra's Founder and CEO, Susan Wells, an EdTech Award Leadership Finalist, visited E.K.,Powe Elementary in mid-April. and spent some hands-on robot time showing kindergarteners and first-graders how to code. Read about her visit, as shared in the E.K. Powe Newsletter.
TechTerra Education named EdTech Award Trendsetter Finalist and TechTerra Founder, Susan Wells, named EdTech Award Leadership Finalist
TechTerra Education, a leading STEM education company based out of Durham, NC, and TechTerra’s founder, Susan Wells, were just announced as finalists in the EdTech Awards 2018. In the EdTech Digest press release announcing the finalists:
“Top leaders, innovators, and trendsetters announced to millions interested in creating a better future for learning with the help of technology. The finalists for The EdTech Awards 2018 have been announced today to a global online audience of millions of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in creating a better future for education. Now in its 8th year, the US-based program is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be. “We celebrate who’s who and what’s next in edtech,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the awards program. The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. The EdTech Awards recognize people—and the products they produce and lives they shape— with three main honors: The EdTech Cool Tool Awards; The EdTech Leadership Awards, and The EdTech Trendsetter Awards.” https://edtechdigest.com/2018-finalists-winners/
TechTerra Education was honored with two finalist awards. Founder, Susan S. Wells, was named an EdTech Leadership Award Start-up Finalist. TechTerra Education was named an EdTech Trendsetter Award Finalist for its trendsetting service in connecting great educators with great digital learning tools. From STEM and Maker Ed camps, educator training and curriculum to educational products research and studies, TechTerra Education empowers educators and engages students.
Techterra Education, www.techterraeducation.com, founded by Wells in 2016, offers national and international STEM and Makerspace solutions for students, teachers, schools, districts, and EdTech developers and innovators. The company’s mission is STEM Literacy for All.
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Date: February 17, 2018
TechTerra Education is excited to announce that their CEO/Founder, Susan Wells, just published her first book - Foundations of Makerspaces - with Amazon. Wells designed her first Makerspace in 2009 and has been imagining, designing and creating Makerspaces and innovative learning spaces for over a decade.
Her book takes her experience working with educators across the globe and uses that experience to create a guidebook on imagining, designing and deploying Makerspaces. Wells saw that educators around the world want something concrete in their hands to help them design and create a space that will work in their learning environments. Her book is a practical guide for districts and schools. Wells’ goal with her book, as with her company, from the pedagogy of Makerspaces to the vocabulary of STEM to the guiding steps for meeting the goals and standards for 21st Century learning, is STEM access for all.