Welcome to the
fall issue of Turtle Talk,
Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.
|Unlimited Challenges with Pro-Bot Route Mat
Chart a course and send Pro-Bot on its way
with the new Pro-Bot Route Mat! The
offers unlimited navigational
challenges. With many choices of which way
to go, students are motivated to carefully
plan a path
and program the robot to follow
it. Calculating distances, angles, and turns
to complete the route
builds planning, estimation, and math skills.
The Pro-Bot Route Mat allows students to
start with the straight and
narrow and then move on to the long and
winding road as their Pro-Bot programming
skills are developed. The
Route Mat includes geometric shapes
squares, rectangles, triangles, and a circle
that can be followed alone or in combination
along with free form shortcuts that add new
challenges. Appealing bright colors help
students to organize their routes.
The Pro-Bot Route Mat is made of durable
vinyl and measures 42" by 60" providing
plenty of room for Pro-Bot to roam.
Check out the Pro-Bot Route Mat...
|Technology Education on Cape Cod
Technology is a favorite subject at Harwich
Elementary School on Cape
Cod, in Harwich, MA. Students in all grades
enjoy the experience of using Roamer and
robots and programming with
Harwich Elementary is a regional leader in
education. The late Senator Ted
Kennedy, who lived in neighboring
Hyannisport, was a supporter of Harwich's
technology program. As shown in the photo on
the right, he visited on Technology Day when
students demonstrated their programming and
robotic skills to parents and friends.
"We have used Roamers and Logo with upper
grade students for many years," reports
Directory Larry Brookhart
addition of Bee-Bots allows us to extend
technology experience to the youngest grades
as well. Students of all ages are motivated
by the chance to program on or off the computer."
Cristy McBee, author of
, will conduct
the upcoming T&L Conference in Denver,
Colorado. If you are at the
conference, be sure to attend the session on
Thursday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m. to learn
and other innovative technology
products are used to increase motivation and
boost academic achievement in a joint project
between neighboring school districts.
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publication for the homeschool community, has
on its web site. According
both products work great in a homeschool