Together Apart. Inside book spread

Telling The Story Of Lockdown

Emily Bruce

Welcome back to the MTA Book Blog, where I, Managing Editor and Bookworm-in-Residence here at MTA, am once again dropping into your inbox to spread the word about one of the awesome book packs that we’ve been busily curating for your classroom. We were over the moon (wink) that so many of you enjoyed the

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Beebot on Beebot street mat on classroom floor

Learning Maths Through Play

Eleni Kyritsis

  Students must hold maths in their hands before they can hold maths in their heads” (Anonymous) Teaching mathematical concepts to young students can be done in a fun and engaging way through hands-on learning experiences. By introducing maths concepts through play-based learning activities, students can make connections by seeing and holding maths in their

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Storytime In Space – Welcome To The Book Blog!

Emily Bruce

Houston, we have a book blog! Welcome to the MTA Book Blog, where I, Managing Editor and Bookworm-in-Residence here at MTA, will be checking in with you regularly to shine a light on one of the fantastic book packs that we’ve been busily curating just for you. In case you hadn’t guessed the theme yet,

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LEGO Education BricQ Motion Models on Table

Introducing LEGO Education BricQ In The Classroom

Eleni Kyritsis

LEGO® Education has developed a comprehensive range of STEAM products that encourage students of all ages to design and create. Their latest product, BricQ Motion, is designed for students at primary and lower secondary school year levels. This wonderful kit provides hands-on STEAM learning experiences for students to explore forces and motion and their interactions.

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Specdrum ring and Boomwhackers with tablet

Using Sphero Specdrums In The Classroom

Eleni Kyritsis

Since the development of Sphero 2.0 and more recently SPRK+ and BOLT, Spheros have become one of the most popular tools in schools all around the world to teach students the fundamentals of coding and computational thinking. As these technologies continue to iterate and improve, so do the opportunities to empower our students’ learning experiences

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Kubo Robotics Birds eye view on carpet

Exploring Screen-Free Robotics With KUBO

Taylor Donnelly

Finding the right Digital Technologies resources for your classroom can be tricky, especially when there are so many to choose from. This blog post is going to put a special spotlight on one resource that may help to support your curriculum and engage your young learners. Let me help you take the guesswork out of

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Beebot Bluebot on a Colourful Directional Robotics Mat

Introduction to the Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot in the Classroom

Eleni Kyritsis

I have been using Bee-Bots and Blue-Bots in my classroom for several years to introduce junior primary students to computational thinking and coding. I love how the versatility of these amazing robots enables me to design learning experiences that focus on the digital technologies curriculum and also integrate literacy and mathematical concepts. I am often

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Cyber Attack game extreme close up

Screen-free STEAM Games

Eleni Kyritsis

The skills of problem solving, critical thinking and creativity can be taught through STEAM learning experiences using robots, apps and technological gadgets, but how can we continue to provide children with opportunities to develop these STEAM skills without needing to use these technologies? In this blog, we explore five games that support STEAM learning that

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Montage of education board game boxes

5 Great Reasons To Play Board Games With Your Children

Sonja Walker

There’s no school or preschool for many kids right now and with no play dates, sporting events or birthday parties to look forward to, life could be a little tricky at your house as you try to live, learn, work and play under the same roof. If the novelty of ‘physical distancing’ is starting to

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lego spike on laptop and tablet with models on class desk

LEGO Education® SPIKE™ Prime: A Teacher’s Experience

Louise McKinnon

Louise McKinnon, a Primary Digital and Design Technologies Teacher who works at Springfield Central State School in Queensland talks to us about her experience of using LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime™ in the classroom.   What do you see as the key benefits of having LEGO Education in your classroom? LEGO Education provides a conceptual platform

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