Teach Wonder with Cleverbot Dash

My Introduction to Dash and Dot

Jacob demonstrating Dash and Dot

In September 2015, I was an elementary school teacher-librarian eagerly trying new learning devices and constantly encouraging my students to bring in gadgets and gizmos to show.  Enter Jacob Sachtjen.  Jacob was a precocious fourth-grade student with a love for technology.  Over the summer, Jacob and his siblings had received a new robot kit from Wonder Workshop.  I had seen these new robots promoted through crowdsourcing campaigns on Facebook.  Dash and Dot were well-engineered, colorful, and friendly looking.  A technology that promised to bridge the gap between coding and physical computing.  Dash and Dot seemed full of potential.

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