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Vol.13 No.6 Summer 2018 Issue
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Vol.13 No.3 Holiday 2017 Issue
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Vol.13 No.1 Back to School 2017 Issue

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Vol.12 No.6 Summer 2017 Issue
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Vol.12 No.4 Winter 2017 Issue
Vol.12 No.3 Holiday 2016 Issue
Vol.12 No.2 Terrapin Logo/Web Is Now Available
Vol.12 No.1 Never Too Young To Code

2015-16 School Year

Vol.11 No.6 TacTile Reader: A New Way to Program
Vol.11 No.5 Spring 2016 Issue
Vol.11 No.4 Winter 2016 Issue
Vol.11 No.3 The Holiday 2015 Issue
Vol.11 No.2 Bee + Pro + Blue = Ultimate Robot Trio
Vol.11 No.1 Choose the 'Bot for Your Bundle

2014-15 School Year

Vol.10 No.2 Blue-Bot is coming soon!
Vol.10 No.1 New Terrapin Logo 4.0 Now Available

2013-14 School Year

Vol.9 No.3 Build a Bee-Bot Bundle
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Vol.9 No.2 Bee-Give Learning and Fun for the Holidays
Vol.9 No.1 Bee-Bots are now rechargeable!

2012-13 School Year

Vol.8 No.4 Visit Terrapin at ISTE 2013
Vol.8 No.3 New Bee-Bot Backpack and Hive
Vol.8 No.2 Holiday Specials with Free Shipping
Vol.8 No.1 Back to School with 'Bots!

2011-12 School Year

Vol.7 No.4 Logo Library Summer Sale!
Vol.7 No.3 New App Brings Bee-Bot to iPad
Vol.7 No.2 Holiday Bundles Make Great Gifts
Vol.7 No.1 Bee-Bot Dice Mat Builds Number Skills

2010-11 School Year

Vol.6 No.4 New On-Line Logo Math Course
Vol.6 No.3 Kinderlogo Brings Logo to Young Learners
Vol.6 No.2 Logo Models and Methods Second Edition
Vol.6 No.1 Pro-Bot and Logo Make a Great Combination

2009-10 School Year

Vol.5 No.5 Tell Us Your Logo Experience
Vol.5 No.4 Problem-Solving with Bee-Bot
Vol.5 No.3 Holiday Bundles Make Great Gifts
Vol.5 No.2 Unlimited Challenges with Pro-Bot Route Mat
Vol.5 No.1 Embark on Logo Adventures

2008-09 School Year

Vol.4 No.4 Go, Logo! : Logo and Math for Middle School
Vol.4 No.3 Use Bee-Bot to Teach Across the Curriculum
Vol.4 No.2 Teach Economic Basics with Bee-Bot Coin Mat
Vol.4 No.1 New Terrapin Logo Version 3 Now Available

2007-08 School Year

Vol.3 No.4 Fun Summer Learning with Logo Combo Packs
Vol.3 No.3 New Format for Logo Curriculum
Vol.3 No.2 Crystal Rain Forest V2 is here!
Vol.3 No.1 Pro-Bot Combines Logo and Robotics

2006-07 School Year

Vol.2 No.4 Blast Off for Far Out Logo Investigations!
Vol.2 No.3 Enter the Bee-Bot Worlds…
Vol.2 No.2 Introducing Bee-Bot
Vol.2 No.1 Turtle Talk Begins Electronic Publication


Turtle Talk
Volume 12, Number 1
Back to School 2016
Welcome to the Back to School 2016 issue of Turtle Talk, the Terrapin newsletter. 
Back to School: 20% off all printed mats!
The Go Cart Rally Mat and all printed mats are 20% off through October 31.
To celebrate the start of school, Terrapin is offering 20% discount on all printed mats.  This includes skills and narrative mats for Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot along with the Pro-Bot Route Mat.

Check out the Go Cart Rally Mat, Terrapin's newest Bee-Bot/Blue-Bot mat. Hear the crowds cheer when you race Bee-Bot or Blue-Bot around the track. With its many twists and turns, the Go Cart Rally Mat encourages longer programs and is an excellent tool for teaching directions and sequencing.

20% off mat sale extends until October 31.
Stock up now!  
 Take advantage of the 20% discount...
Never Too Young to Code
School Library Journal, the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens, recently published Never Too Young to Code, in which they consider the learning benefits and best practices for coding with children as young as three years old.

Three olds learning to code with Bee Bots
Cook preschool teacher Lisa Dickinson uses Bee-Bots to engage three-year-olds in directional programming.

Coding brings young children rich opportunities for language development and the "notion of learning from mistakes," says Chip Donohue, the Dean of Distance Learning at the Erikson Institute in Chicago, a graduate school in child development. "We actually don't do enough of that with young kids." Sequencing and patterns involved in programming reinforce skills that have always been taught in the early years, but now also create "habits of mind that are essential for the 21st century," he adds.

Seymour Papert, Logo Creator, Dies at 88
Seymour Papert (1928-2016)
Everyone at Terrapin was saddened to learn that Logo creator Seymour Papert died July 31 at age 88.  For 30 years, Terrapin has published Terrapin Logo, an evolving programming environment based on the original philosophy and implementation developed and popularized by Prof. Papert.  His ideas and insights live on in the products he inspired and the millions of students and teachers whose creativity was sparked by his influence.

Papert's theories of learning and development revolutionized how children are taught, particularly in the area of technology, and continue to impact classrooms across the world today. Logo, the first computer language designed for children, enabled them to program a "turtle," the on-screen partner of programmable robots such as Bee-Bot. Papert said "the child programs the computer and, in doing so, both acquires a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology and establishes an intimate contact with some of the deepest ideas from science, from mathematics, and from the art of intellectual model building."
In This Issue
MassCUE 2016
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
October 19-20

See and try Terrapin products in
Booth # 229.

Did you use or plan to use Terrapin products during Hour of Code?

We'd like to hear from you! We receive many requests for Hour of Code projects and will share submissions with other educators.

Submit a description and any accompanying photos or files here.
Blue Connection

The Blue Connecton offers a concrete, hands-on experience in remote control by
combining a Blue-Bot and TacTile Reader at a substantial discount.

The Blue Connection joins a growing list of discounted bundles that combine popular groups of products.
PlayDate Los Angeles
Try Blue-Bot in the robot playground at PlayDate Los Angeles, a free hands-on conference to be held on Sept. 17 at National University's Los Angeles campus.
phone: (800) 774 LOGO

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