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Birdbrain

Birdbrain Technologies

Turn anything into a robot using craft materials and electronics components. Creations limited only by your imagination!

Integrate

Integrate robotics into open-ended teaching of any subject.

Engage

Engage and inspire students not typically represented in technology.

Explore

Explore design thinking and project-based learning with flexible, free, standards-aligned curriculum.

Hummingbird Duo

Hummingbird Bit

Why Birdbrain Technologies?

Grow capabilities with kids from 4th grade through high school.

Birdbrain Integrations

Combined with very easy-to-use software environments like Scratch, Snap!, the CREATE Lab Visual Programmer, and Ardublock, Hummingbird provides a great way to introduce kids to robotics and engineering with construction materials that they are already familiar with. At the same time, Hummingbird continues to provide new challenges by allowing programming in the Arduino environment, Python, Java, and Processing, and by supporting Raspberry Pi.

Awards for Birdbrain Technologies

  •  Best of Show at ISTE 2015 – Tech & Learning
  • Learning® Magazine 2015 Teachers’ Choice℠ Award for the Classroom
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation – Parents’ Choice Gold Award
  • National School Boards Association EdTech Innovation Showcase
  • Best of Show at ISTE 2016 – Tech & Learning
  • Best of Show at ISTE 2018 – Tech & Learning

Birdbrain Academy

Birdbrain Academy enables teachers to utilize Hummingbird Robotics Kits to engage students in immersive learning experiences. 

Prepare. Deliver. Enhance.

Teachers will be able to prepare and deliver lessons to students to enhance student learning using Hummingbird Robotics Kits. Eduscape is a BirdBrain Technologies Partner.

We can work with your staff whether you are brand new to coding or if your school requires assistance with deeper integration.

We offer 7 workshops to support Birdbrain Technologies.

My First Robot (eLearning)

In this hands on workshop, you will be introduced to a real world authentic problem and will use your skills to research, plan and solve it with My First Robot.

You’ll collaborate with others, create and construct solutions based on the research and design process.

Design and build your own robot, learn to code it and gain hand on experience which you can use to further engage your students in the design thinking process.

Delve deeply into computational thinking and innovative designing by utilizing the Hummingbird Robotics kit to adapt and integrate robotic elements into your design to assist and integrate with your design solution.

You will reflect on your design and proposed solution, and adapt your creation if necessary until the problem is solved.

Hummingbird Coding with Scratch 2.0

Once you understand how to connect the parts of the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, it is time to experience how engaging it is for you and your students to program your robots.

In this workshop, you will use MIT’s Scratch 2.0 to program your Hummingbird Robots.

Discover how to change the color of the lights, add sensors, and multiple outputs to your creation to make it come alive with code! 

At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to create deeper learning in your classroom with engineering and code.


Hummingbird Basics

Why use robots in the classroom? During this workshop, we will discuss the benefits of becoming a maker, using authentic hands on learning to experience building, wiring and coding your Robot with the Hummingbird Duo Premium Kit.

You’ll further develop the skills of critical thinking, collaboration and communication as you wire your robot to the circuit board and utilize lights, motors, and a sensor to further your robotics creation. At the conclusion of this workshop, you’ll have experience learning how to create, wire and code robots. Return to your classroom and implement immediately!

Hummingbird Coding with Snap!

Once you know how to connect the parts of the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, it is time to experience how engaging it is for you and your and students to program your robots.

In this workshop, you will use Berkeley’s Snap! to program your Hummingbird Robots. You’ll discover how to change the color of the lights, add sensors, and multiple outputs to your creation and make it come alive with code. By the completion of this workshop, you’ll be able to create deeper learning in your classroom with engineering and code.

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Hummingbird Advanced Coding

In this hands-on workshop, you will take your Hummingbird Robotics Kit to the next level.

You will learn how to build and program increasingly complex robots with motors, sensors, and LEDs available from the the kit. You will design a robot that uses multiple pieces of hardware and program the robot to sense and respond to light, distance, temperature, and sound. You will use advanced coding features such as creating loops, states, and functions. By the completion of this workshop, you will generate project ideas and lessons for incorporating robotics into the classroom.

Hummingbird Coding with Visual Programmer


Once you understand how to connect the parts of the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, it is time for you and your students to learn how to code your robots.

In this hands-on workshop, you will use the Visual Programmer software to program your Hummingbird Robot.

Discover how to change the color of the lights, add sensors and multiple outputs to your creation to make it come alive with code.

By the completion of this workshop, you will be able to create deeper learning in your classroom with engineering and code.


Hummingbird in the Classroom


How will Hummingbird Robots enhance teaching and learning in your classroom?

In this hands-on workshop, you will explore how using robots and coding can be done cross-curricular and that coding is not just for the science classroom.

Participate in a model lesson and develop ideas for incorporating Hummingbird into your own content area and classroom.

You will further explore how Hummingbird will enhance your social studies, math, ELA, and science lessons.

Plan a lesson with Hummingbird and by the completion of this workshop, you will have a deeper understanding of how learning to code helps students code to learn.


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Jenny Martins

UI/UX Designer

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Engage students in robotics and empower teachers with Birdbrain Academies.