Webinars

Watch out for the upcoming online playinars with Strawbees and our partners.

Upcoming Playinars

 Watch out for the upcoming online playinars with Strawbees and our partners.

Hour of Code

Thursday December 10th

10.30am EST (NY, USA) | 9.30am CST (Texas, USA) | 3.30pm BT (UK) | 4.30pm CET (Sweden)

Venture into Flow programming and coding with sine waves using the Friendbot. Learning to code objects more realistically as they usually don’t just start and stop instantly, and almost never move at a constant speed. You can participate in this session without a Quirkbot in hand using the brand new CODE simulator. Test and execute your programs with the virtual servos and LED hardware. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

Featured educators:
Paulo Barcelos (Strawbees), Lindsay Balfour (Strawbees)

Do Your :bit Challenge

Thursday January 28th, 2021

10.30am EST (NY, USA) | 9.30am CST (Texas, USA) | 3.30pm BT (UK) | 4.30pm CET (Sweden)

Thematic lesson on designing a model of a city and the citizens within. This is a class as an idea/topic for teachers to talk about responsible development and the environmental impact of building a city with maintaining a high concentration of people and the production of carbon emissions to defend against climate change with rising sea level and weather changes. Students discuss how the city model built is climate-friendly and what can be done to improve and support climate-protecting policies and urban designs that are environmentally friendly. We will incorporate both Global Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and Global Goal 13 (Climate) as part of this experience.

Featured educators:
Lindsay Balfour (Strawbees)

Stay tuned for more to be scheduled!

Previous playinars

Missed any of our playinars? Watch the recordings and download resources here!

Getting started: Coding & Robotics with Quirkbot

Join for a getting started session with Quirkbot. The first half includes becoming familiar with the Quirkbot, how to assemble the board together with the electronic components of LEDs and servo motors, and Strawbees CODE with the Coding cards. The second half is about programming using the Friendbot with the new Event blocks. 

Getting started with Robotic Inventions for micro:bit

Assemble the Robotic Inventions board with the micro:bit together with Lindsay. Get started on using the Strawbees extension, coding cards and the new resources for physical computing projects in MakeCode! 

Artbots and Architecture

Learn about creative education using architecture & design as holistic real-world phenomena to integrate STEAM subjects from Arkki International, with 26 years of experience and programs approved by the Finnish Ministry of Education.

Halfway through join for a short workshop of building Artbots with Quirkbot. Experiment coding movement and visualize the robot’s movement in an interesting way with markers, watercolor, or any drawing media you have at home.

SamLabs & Strawbees - Remote Learning for Back to School

Watch this webinar as we reveal our collaboration with Sam Yancey, Gifted Teacher at Haywood County Schools on the new distance learning offerings, designed for in-school and at-home learning with Samlabs and Strawbees.

City building and the SDGs

Design a city around different scenarios such as geographic location, population growth, conservation, preservation, or prevention against natural disasters. Learn how to implement concepts of sustainability into a city’s development with the United Nation 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Ideas with Strawbees + micro:bit 

In this playinar with Katie Henry from the Micro:bit Education Foundation and Lindsay from Strawbees are giving an introduction to micro:bit & Strawbees using the brand new Robotic Inventions board for physical computing.

Strawbees + Makey Makey Mashup

Watch our hands-on playinar 'Makey Makey + Strawbees Mashup' - it was epic! We found the #RoundtheWorld_ChainReaction Challenge to be a great encouragement to keep learning through play at home. It's also a fun way to connect your ideas with the global community! So grab your Makey Makey, a Strawbees set, and some household materials and join our silly and fun chain reactions below!

Storytelling with micro:bit and Strawbees

Watch our hands-on playinar 'Storytelling with micro:bit + Strawbees'. We want to encourage educators to keep learning through play at home. Bring your micro:bit and Strawbees and anything you have to make a friend(bot) together!

Engineering with paper

Watch our hands-on Playniar 'Engineering with Paper' by creators Godwyn Morris, Paula Frisch, and Lindsay Balfour. The techniques presented give students foundational engineering skills to use for design thinking and engineering challenges. Have paper, tape, scissors, Strawbees, and straws handy to join us for some Engineering with Paper adventures.

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