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Saturday, March 20 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Bring CS to Life with the Finch Robot - Even Remotely!

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In this session we will introduce the brand new Finch Robot 2.0 and feature the robots in a highly-interactive playground where participants can live program them in real-time, using Remote Robot technology.

Remote Robots are real robots that can be programmed via the internet by anyone from anywhere. They offer a novel, equitable way to engage students in block-based coding and robotics, even when students are remote. They can also be used to demonstrate Internet of Things concepts, and to facilitate collaborative programming activities between different schools.

Explore programming robots in our playground in a virtual, but still highly interactive way, while learning how you can bring Computer Science to life with physical computing.

Agenda:
15 minutes: Introduction to the Finch robot and to remote robots.
40 minutes: Use remote robots technology to program six robots in the BirdBrain Technologies livestream learning studio. We will work through several programming activities, including robot dance, drawing shapes, and avoiding obstacles.
5 minutes: Wrap-up & final questions.

Participants will:
(1) Learn the technical details of how remote robots work and gain an understanding of how to set up remote Finch Robots in their home or classroom.
(2) Learn how to use remote robots in both synchronous and asynchronous online learning to engage students in coding and robotics.

Program a real robot today, and join us for a virtual conference workshop that is firmly planted in the physical world.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Lauwers

Tom Lauwers

Founder and CEO, BirdBrain Technologies LLC
I'm the founder and CEO of BirdBrain Technologies, which makes the Finch Robot and Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Talk to me about computer science, engineering, robotics, physical computing, computational thinking, STEAM, and how to adapt any of these to hybrid or remote learning.
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Aparna Brown

Director of Operations, BirdBrain Technologies

Sponsors
avatar for Tom Lauwers

Tom Lauwers

Founder and CEO, BirdBrain Technologies LLC
I'm the founder and CEO of BirdBrain Technologies, which makes the Finch Robot and Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Talk to me about computer science, engineering, robotics, physical computing, computational thinking, STEAM, and how to adapt any of these to hybrid or remote learning.
AB

Aparna Brown

Director of Operations, BirdBrain Technologies


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 18