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2018-19 School Year

Vol.14 No.5 Spring 2019 Issue
Vol.14 No.4 Winter 2019 Issue
Vol.14 No.3 Holiday 2018 Issue
Vol.14 No.2 Fall 2018 Issue
Vol.14 No.1 Back to School 2018 Celebrating 35 Years

2017-18 School Year

Vol.13 No.6 Summer 2018 Issue
Vol.13 No.5 Spring 2018 Issue
Vol.13 No.4 Winter 2018 Issue
Vol.13 No.3 Holiday 2017 Issue
Vol.13 No.2 Fall 2017 Issue
Vol.13 No.1 Back to School 2017 Issue

2016-17 School Year

Vol.12 No.6 Summer 2017 Issue
Vol.12 No.5 Spring 2017 Issue
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
Most links of the issues below will not work anymore!
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


Volume 14, Number 4    
Winter 2019  
Welcome to the Winter 2019 issue of Turtle Talk, the Terrapin newsletter, as we proudly celebrate our 35th year.  
Wireless Easi-Scope Expands Exploration
Examine further afield with Easi-Scope Wireless
Easi-Scope is now wireless! Budding scientists no longer need be tethered to a computer with the new Easi-Scope Wireless Digital Microscope.  Utilizing wifi, Easi-Scope Wireless transmits magnified images, photos, or video to a tablet or computer. The easy-to-grasp egg shape makes Easi-Scope Wireless easy to carry and being cable-free, allows students to expand exploration.

With Easi-Scope students can:
  • See and examine a normally hidden world
  • Magnify objects up to 43 times
  • Snap photos or record video
  • Easily grasp and focus
  • Use the built-in LED lights for close up illumination
Try Easi-Scope Wireless with an introductory discount or equip an entire class with the economical Easi-Scope Wireless Six Pack. Add Collection Containers and see
 Easi-Scope Science Labs on Teachers Pay Teachers to get started quickly.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow in Louisiana!
Using Bee-Bot to build a snowman
Using Bee-Bot to build a snowman
It seldom snows in Louisiana, but that didn't stop librarian Margaret Paris from using Bee-Bot to help students at Moss Bluff Elementary School in Lake Charles learn to build a snowman.

Margaret uses Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot to introduce coding. As part of an Hour of Code event she set up coding stations that included a Snowman Mat available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

"During Hour of Code students drew a card containing part of a snowman and navigated Bee-Bot around the Snowman Mat to the part shown on the card. When they succeeded, they drew that part of the snowman on their paper. The object was to be the first player to draw a complete snowman."

The exercise teaches sequencing and coding while providing opportunities to practice fine motor skills, drawing, storytelling, and more. Perhaps best of all, it brought some winter snowflake fun to an otherwise subtropical climate.

Tap into Bee-Bot Community Resources
Bee-Bot internet resources
Many Bee-Bot resources are available on internet.

Excitement about learning with Bee-Bot and related robots has created an enthusiastic worldwide community.  Connecting via different internet platforms, Bee-Bot enthusiasts share ideas and experiences as well as resources and support.
Lesson plans, printable accessories, videos of teaching, curriculum suggestions, and more are all just a quick search away. If you're looking for new ideas, here are some great places to start:
There are also many resources available for Blue-Bot, Pro-Bot,
InO-Bot, Easi-Scope, and Terrapin Logo so be sure to expand your search!
In This Issue
TCEA Logo 
Visit Terrapin in 
Booth #547 at  
San Antonio, TX   
February 4-8 
 See Terrapin in 
Booth #438 at
Columbus, OH
February 12-14
and presenting
Robotics, Text and AI
Wednesday Feb 13th
2:15-4:15 pm 
Union Station Ballroom C
CUE logo
Save the date!
Palm Springs, CA
March 14-16
Meet us in Michigan 
at Booth # 728
Detroit, MI
March 20-22
Check out this great blog post by team ISTE   
outlining why it's important to start teaching students to code in K-5. 
  See Bee-Bots and more at these teacher-sponsored events!

See Pro-Bot as a  
Mars Rover in
"Coding with Curiosity"
and Bee-Bot explore galaxies in 
"Coding for Kinder"
February 8th
Space Center
Houston, TX

March 13th
Vestal, NY
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