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Top 10 Free Resources to Help Your Kids Learn Coding

Nowadays, STEAM education has become an emerging trend worldwide. But, for many parents, introducing their kids to coding can be a challenge, since coding seems to be a very abstract subject for kids. To solve this problem, many software apps and services have been...

Introducing Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit

The Explorer Kit comes with a total of 12 coding blocks including Temperature Sensor, Ranging Sensor, Light Sensor, LED Strip Driver and LED Strip, Dual DC Motor Driver and DC Motor blocks. To help get you started with your new kit, we have included four cardboard templates to build inventions including a piano, ukulele, a car, and an LED sword. New in the Explorer Kit is support for Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app for iPad with which learners can start programming in Swift, and subscribe to the Neuron Playgound for over 30 coding lessons that combine physical and digital construction.

Whitepaper: How to Design STEM Courses in Six Steps

ARS Education As a provider of tools for  STEAM education, Makeblock supports every initiative to involve as many students as possible to this multi-faceted approach to learning – ARS Education is one of those initiatives. Based in Sydney, Australia, ARS was founded...

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn to Code Right Now

STEAM education: When bringing up coding, the first things that might come to your mind are abstract languages and complicated computer programs that professionals can interprete. So it might sound absurd to introduce your young child to coding from an early age....

STEM to STEAM: The “Arts” and Its Importance in STEM Education

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, but we have seen more and more of another similar abbreviation, STEAM. The additional “A” stands for arts and supposedly works in concert with the other fields. Though some critics have expressed concern that...

5 Amazing Programming Projects Created by Child Programmers

Kids have a vivid and unlimited imagination. When they apply them to programming an educational toy robot, you will be amazed by their creativity and logical thinking. Here are 5 amazing projects created by young programmers. Some of them are just for fun, while...

Five Answers About Educational Robots

Educational robots are not just plain, old robots. Actually, there are quite a few misunderstandings about them. Today, we are going to lift the veil off the mystery that is the educational robot and give you the facts about them. 1. How is the...

Three Things to Know About Scratch 3.0 and mblock5

Scratch 3.0 and mBlock5 Scratch 3.0 is the new generation of Scratch, one of the most popular programming languages for kids. The new version includes new sprites, a totally new sound editor and dozens of new programming blocks. It is available in more...

How Do You Choose the Right Robotic Hardware for Your Child? Do This!

New robot toy for child: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) has become one of the most important sets of skills that kids need to learn to get ahead in the world. STEAM skills help kids discover and build interest in different fields of...

SerDuino 2.0 -The Guercino’s GreenHouse

SerDuino 2.0 is a greenhouse set developed and built by 6 third- grade students that attended the Italian school in Bologna IC9 - “Il Guercino”(http://www.ic9bo.gov.it/) and a STEAM laboratory organized and conducted by Luca D’Agostino, the professional educator and...

‘The Butler and The Waiter’ – Interview with Rob Beaney

The programmable robots we create at Makeblock are built with the goal of inspiring people to become inventors and turn their ideas into reality. With this in mind, we’re always curious to see what our users are making — meet Rob, he’s an Educational Support Officer...

Codey Rocky – the coding robot and invention tool in one!

This is a guest post by Mark Herring, the Lead STEAM Trainer and an Apple Learning Specialist at Using Technology Better. Based in New Zealand with over 10 years experience as digital learning leader in schools, Mark understands what it takes to structure digital...

Top 10 Educational Robot Kits for Kids

Do you still think the children nowadays would love to play with the dolls and toy cars like you did 20 years ago? It’s time to throw them away. Robot kits for kids are some of the most cutting edge products available on the market. With matching apps, gesture, voice...