Volume 13, Number 1
Back to School 2017 
Greetings!
Welcome to the Back to School 2017 issue of Turtle Talk, the Terrapin newsletter.  
Easi-Scope Digital Microscope Coming Soon
Easi-Scope
Easi-Scope magnifies up to 50x
The new Easi-Scope digital microscope, from the makers of Bee-Bot, lets students examine everyday objects in amazing detail.  Easi-Scope turns young students into scientific detectives who can discover and explore the inner workings and fine details of the world around them.


The simple plug and play Easi-Scope attaches via a USB port.  The egg shape makes it easy to grasp and focus, while built-in LED lights provide close up illumination. Connect to a whiteboard and the whole class can share in discovery!

Easi-Scope is available individually and in an economical and colorful Six Pack.  Pre-order now at a special discount and try Easi-Scope in your classroom.
Mobile STEM Learning Box Initiative
5th Graders Demonstrating Bee-Bots to Potential Sponsors
5th graders show Bee-Bot to potential sponsors
Fifth graders at Ridge Elementary School in Maryland helped The Patuxent Partnership provide mobile boxes of robots, including Bee-Bot and Pro-Bot, for schools in their county to share.

Sarah Cannavo, STEM Outreach Coordinator, told us the students themselves came up with this cost effective idea for introducing more students to robotics and technology. "Next thing you knew, they had developed a plan on how many robots it would take and how the 'bots could be shared."

The 5th graders gave presentations to potential corporate sponsors and elected officials, and allowed guests to try the 'bots which raised the needed funds. Sarah adds that, "the students presented the idea to the Governor's office and hope to have Mobile STEM Learning Boxes in all Maryland counties!"

New Blue-Bot App for Windows and Mac  
Blue-Bot app
Blue-Bot explores the Old West Mat
The Blue-Bot app is now available for Windows and Mac computers!  Commanding Blue-Bot from a desktop or laptop, as well as with iPads and Android tablets, greatly expands opportunities to utilize Blue-Bot's Bluetooth remote control capability.

All Terrapin Bee-Bot/Blue-Bot mats may be downloaded and installed in the Blue-Bot app running on any device.  Use the same mat background on screen as on the floor or table!

The new apps, along with other useful information and tools, are available in the Downloads section of the Bee-Bot web site
 
In This Issue
MassCUE 
See Terrapin at
Gillette Stadium
Foxboro, MA  
October 25-26
Try the robots and Easi-Scope and get your questions answered in
Booth #219 
No Fear Coding 
Bee-Bots are featured in several chapters of
No Fear Coding
by Heidi Williams. Published by ISTE,
the book guides
K-5 educators to easily and effectively introduce coding in their classrooms. 
  See Bee-Bots in
action at these upcoming events!

Mountlake Terrace, WA
August 28

Princeton, NJ
October 20

Naperville, IL
November 4