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Title: PicoCricket
Url: http://www.picocricket.com/whatisit.html
Publisher: The Playful Invention Company
Description: This is a good educational toy to get students interested in technology and electronics. The PicoCricket Kit is similar to the Lego® Mindstorms robotics kits. Mindstorms is designed especially for making robots, while the PicoCricket Kit is designed for making artistic creations with lights, sound, music, and motion. A PicoCricket is a tiny computer that can make things spin, light up, and play music. You can plug lights, motors, sensors, and other devices into a PicoCricket, then program them to react, interact, and communicate. For example, you can make a cat and program it to purr when someone pets it. Or you can make a birthday cake and program it to play a song when someone blows out the candles. The kits may be ordered from the website.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Engineering -- Special topics, A-Z -- Robotics
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Instructional systems -- Other kinds of instruction, A-Z -- Educational games
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Applications of electronics -- Computer engineering. Computer hardware
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Informal education
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering
Mechanical engineering -- Robotics
Electrical engineering
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Service (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Administrators
Curriculum Supervisors
Elementary School Teachers
General Public
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Remedial Students
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Students
Teacher Educators
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Language: English
Rights: The Playful Invention Company
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Engineering Education
Engineering Education -- Instructional Design
Engineering Education -- Student/Faculty Development
Date Of Record Release: 2010-05-31 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-18 18:39:25 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
Full Record Views: 117
Resource URL Clicks: 26
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