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Volume 14, Number 4    
Winter 2019  
Greetings!
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
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Visit Terrapin in 
Booth #547 at  
San Antonio, TX   
February 4-8 
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 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
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Save the date!
Palm Springs, CA
March 14-16
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Meet us in Michigan 
at Booth # 728
Detroit, MI
March 20-22
ISTE Logo
Check out this great blog post by team ISTE   
outlining why it's important to start teaching students to code in K-5. 
Bee-Bots
  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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