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.
"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.
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: