Herding Robots – the life and times of a robotics coach

Herding Cats This academic year I have been a coach for a First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team; as the father of a high school student, I stepped in to fill a void – and to spend time with my son I Continue Reading

Dancing With The Robots

If you haven’t heard the name Mike Meneghetti, you probably don’t know that he’s truly a kid at heart. His curiosity, energy, and passion for learning new things are at the heart of his youthful demeanor. For the past 34 Continue Reading

Crash and Dot- A STEAMpunk Experiment

Dash and Dot Wonder arrived at my classroom in a big orange box. Excitement turned to nerves as I realized I had no idea what to do with these small robots and 30 5th graders. Not long ago CUE STEAMpunk Continue Reading

The Maze Roller and CUE STEAMpunk

“Awesome! Now what?” CUE sent my classroom five Spheros through the CUE STEAMpunk program. I had almost no experience with Spheros. I had only started teaching coding as a regular part of my curriculum a month and a half ago. Continue Reading