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Jett’s ready for school: Three lessons from a STEM robot

This week, we sent Jett off to school, and to commemorate the occasion, we’re sharing three lessons you can learn from Jett – a facially expressive, social, humanoid robot who aims to create a visual coding experience for young learners. These lessons transcend basic coding skills and lay the groundwork for life in a tech-savvy world. Jett is already teaching students in Texas and New Jersey the skills they need to be star coders and programmers, and soon, the robot will be imparting lessons to learners everywhere. As Jett heads into classrooms around the country, here are three lessons to consider:   Be prepared First things first: make sure you have everything you need. Every day, Jett comes to school with his own curriculum, ready to go out of the box. Jett begins every school year with the basics, starting with simple lessons before progressing to complex topics. Before diving into...

The education journey: Why educators should focus on the process of learning

By Dr. Gregory Firn, COO Children begin learning immediately after birth. From their first words, to first steps and first day of pre-school, they’re filled with an innate curiosity that’s only satiated by engaging in their own unique problem-solving schemas: Hungry? Mom must have food. Tired? Time for a nap (or a meltdown). Bored? Dinosaur Train is only a click away. Each child has his or her own process for attaining the same result, whether it’s to eat, sleep or have fun. Maybe one hungry child finds a way to sneak a few cookies before dinner while another prefers an orange. Both children have attained the same goal, yet chose different processes to do so. This learned ability to choose their own path to achieve a goal changes the moment they step through their classroom doors. Most K-12 schools are destination-based environments, where the process doesn’t matter as much as the...