Recently I shared a post about meeting one of my heroes ~ Marina Umaschi Bers
In that post I did not mention her latest project KinderLab has really got my attention.
It is meant to give students a very kinesthetic way to understand the coding that is involved in building robotics in a way that feels really gender neutral with a low threshold and high ceiling.
I WANT ONE.. I want to get my hands on one. I want to watch a group of Kindergarten code with one! Why? Because it feels like it goes beyond building and ventures into 'coding' and computational thinking with very young learners in a way that feels developmentally appropriate.
I just found out that I will be presenting with STEAM teacher, Erica Bertucci at Vermont's Kindergarten Conference. This would be perfect place to have teachers give this new maker tool a try.