Posted in Technology Blogs

SMART See Summit 2017

SMART SEE Summit 2017

What is a SEE Summit? A Smart Exemplary Educator (SEE) Summit is an extraordinary experience like no other. A SEE Summit is where an amazing group of technology teachers from all around the world gather and share ideas about how they are using technology to enhance student outcomes.

My ‘twice in a lifetime’ experience this year was as a mentor. This experience enabled me to see the Summit from other people’s perspectives and to mentor their way through this incredible week.

The SMART Team have an incredible way of showing teachers how much they appreciate what they do for the company. From the very beginning, the initial welcome dinner to the welcome pack, to the T-Shirts, to the networking, to the Collaboration…..it’s all in thanks for what WE do as teachers in the classroom.

The highlight for me was the ‘Hackathon’. These sessions gave us the opportunity to work with SMART’s Software Developers to improve or develop new software with them. It gave us teachers a voice to what is needed in the classroom. What other company lets you tell them what teachers want?

This experience was like no other professional development that I’ve ever experienced. I had the privilege of working with 32 dedicated professionals, the amazing staff at SMART, creative and ingenious developers and seeing the amazing Canadian culture in a way that no one would be able to experience without the collaboration of staff and teachers. I will never forget the friendships, the networks and the hospitality of this week. Thank you SMART for this privilege. It will always hold dear to my heart.

Posted in MakerSpace, Robotics

Ozobot

It’s easy to program Ozobot Bit. Control your robot with OzoCodes by simply drawing lines and color segments. Then advance to our visual block-based editor OzoBlockly, with its many features and modes, taking you from Novice to Master in no time at all.

Posted in MakerSpace, Robotics

MBot

What is mBot?

mBot is an all-in-one solution to enjoy the hands-on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics. Working with mBlock inspired by Scratch 2.0, connecting with computers or smart devices via Bluetooth or 2.4G (by different version), this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for you to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).