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Illinois Digital Educators Alliance is the official BirdBrain Technologies training partner in Illinois. BirdBrain Technologies’ mission is to inspire deep and joyful learning in all students through creative robotics.

BirdBrain cultivates creativity and computational thinking by providing flexible and inspiring products: the Finch Robot and the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.

Our training is a blend of project-based learning, maker education, computer science, and engineering. See how to bring creative robotics into any classroom and every subject with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit. You will learn to code robotics components like LEDs, motors, and sensors, using programming languages suitable for students in grades 3-12. Then, you'll learn to combine these robotics components with common craft supplies to make cardboard mechanisms, remote controlled recycled rovers, a Robot Petting Zoo Animal, or even re-enact a scene from Romeo and Juliet. We'll learn to code and build using laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads/tablets, to serve the needs of every school.

Upcoming Birdbrain workshops

RESOURCES to GEt you started

  • What is the Hummingbird Robotics Kit?
  • BirdBrain Learning Portal ~ Learn to program your Hummingbird on any device by going through this portal.
  • First Hour of Robotics Lesson Plans ~ Step-by-step lesson plans to introduce students to building and programming with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Included in these lesson plans are suggested craft supplies, content connections, guiding questions, classroom tips, and more!
  • Prototyping Activity ~ Help your students plan and build a successful project with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit using this simple activity.
  • Resources Page ~ Find printable instructional and teaching resources here.
  • Grant Assistance ~ BirdBrain Technologies wants to make the grant application process as easy as possible for you! We’ve collated some commonly needed information for grant applications, as well as places to look for funding.

BIRDBRAIN DISCUSSION FORUM

A forum for Hummingbird users and potential users to ask questions and share resources and projects. To post and comment on this forum, go to BirdBrain Discussion Forum and select subscribe. Below is a summary of recent posts.



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