Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Turtle Talk, the Terrapin newsletter.
Stroll Main Street on the Community Mat
Explore Main Street with Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot
Send Bee-Bot or Blue-Bot all over town with the Community Mat, the newest addition to Terrapin's line of learning mats. The Community Mat includes a school, playground, bookstore, corner market, post office, and locations found in every community.
The Community Mat is a great resource for 1st and 2nd grade community studies. Use it to develop geography and language skills, while reinforcing math, directionality, and basic coding.
Download the Community Mat to the Blue-Bot app from Terrapin's Mat Downloads and send Blue-Bot over the same mat on the tablet and the table. The Community Mat has also been added to Terrapin's online Bee-Bot emulator.
For a limited time the Community Mat is available at an introductory 20% discount.
Young children are just beginning to understand the concept of community and their place within it. As they explore moving from one place to another, whether from their cubby to the classroom door or from the store to the post office, they can show what they are learning with Bee-Bot. Concepts in the lesson include distance, directions, location and community.
Kristen brought the lesson home: "I placed local images on the Card Mat showing the relative location of our town library, gas station, school, park, and police station. Bee-Bot traveled all around Milton, Pennsylvania!"
Terrapin Logo author Michael Daumling instructs students in a Logo class at Gibbons Elementary School in Stoughton, MA
Terrapin Logo school licensees have the opportunity to create virtual Logo Classrooms. Like a regular classroom, Logo Classrooms allow students to access instructions and resources provided by the teacher and to work together on their projects. With a virtual Logo Classroom, students may join their group on any device from any connected location.
Teachers control student access to the Logo Classroom by setting up student passwords through the easy-to-use Classroom dialog built directly into Terrapin Logo. Multi-classroom and Campus licensees may establish multiple student groups or classrooms.
Logo Classrooms, introduced with the latest Terrapin Logo release, provide a great new tool for learning to code collaboratively.