CUE STEAMpunk MOBILE LABS

A Club 78 Exclusive for Premium Members

Free** to borrow — You only owe us a blog post and pictures of the kits in use.

**only pay return shipping, typically $12

Teachers and administrators can sign up for a STEAMpunk Mobile Lab, which consists of a set of classroom-ready robot drones or STEAM materials that will be delivered to their school to help jump-start STEAM activities in the classroom.

Classrooms that are selected will be able to borrow 1 (one) STEAMpunk kit for five SCHOOL DAYS and will “pay” for their use by:

  • Sharing photo examples of the robots in use with children
  • Writing a blog post or being interviewed by the CUE Blog
  • Keeping the devices intact and sending back all the parts supplied in good working order.

For CUE Premium Members Only

 Available CUE STEAMpunk kits

Sphero Spark and Mini-Sphero

Sphero Edu provides a toolset that is unbounded in its potential by weaving hardware, software, and community engagement together. While coding and 21st Century skills are necessary, our program also goes beyond code by incorporating robotics and technology with collaborative STEAM activities, nurturing students’ imaginations in ways no other education program can. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 6 Sphero drones.

Sphero Lessons

Parrot Mini Drone Rolling Spider

Parrot flying drones are packed with all the fun in the world and additional interactive opportunities: they offer unlimited learning possibilities in STEM and coding! We’ve partnered with Tynker, the leading code-learning platform used by more than 50 million kids. We’ve also developed an activity book for the amazing Apple Swift Playground. Finally, we’ve created a platform to share all the learning resources. Now you can easily teach coding and problem-solving in a game-like fashion! The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes Spider drones.

Mini Drone Lessons

Parrot EDU Support

Touchjet Pond Projector

Touchjet Pond™ Touchscreen Projector is an interactive Android projector that turns any flat surface into an 80-inch touchscreen tablet using precision Pen Touch. Perfect for on the go meetings, huddle rooms, and small group learning in the classroom. Transform presentations into a collaborative and interactive experience. 

The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 4 Touchjet Pond interactive projects.

Touchjet Pond Lessons

Labdisc By Boxlight

The Labdisc is the only solution for K-12 science with up to 14 wireless sensors built into a single compact device – revolutionizing science in terms of convenience, cost, and portability: Saving up to 90 minutes on lab setup time. The Labdisc uses Bluetooth communication between the data logger and the computer iPad or Chromebook, with a single wireless transmission for up to 14 sensors, reducing radio interference and eliminating the need for costly transmitters built into every sensor. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 4 Labdiscs.

Labdisc Lessons

littleBits

littleBits extends past the lesson by helping students understand the world around them. By recreating or reinventing technologies that they find interesting, students build independent thinking and creative problem-solving skills for challenges in front of them. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 4 littleBits kits.

littleBits Lessons

littleBits Education
littleBits Challenges

Jumping Sumo by Parrot

The Jumping Sumo has all of the excitement of a flying drone, without having propellor blades. The Jumping Sumo can be programmed to drive autonomously, it has a live video camera aboard and it can jump about 12” high adding a lot of fun to driving around. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 4 Jumping Sumos.

Jumping Sumo Lessons

HotWheels Speedometry by Mattel

Use the classic toy that boys and girls have loved for decades to teach STEAM (especially math) skills via the HotWheels Speedometry kit. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 8 Hot Wheels setups.

Speedometry Lessons

Ozobot

Super easy to start up! Ozobot gets kids coding and loving robots with the stroke of a marker. Customize, code with colors, and advance to OzoBlockly. Great for K-3 through high school ages. Ozobots can be block-programmed and uploads without Bluetooth or cables. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 8 Ozobots.

Ozobot Lessons

Osmo

Osmo enables the iPad and iPhone to merge the power of physical play with the digital advantages of real-time feedback. Playing beyond the screen invites students to collaborate on tables or floors while manipulating tangible game pieces such as number tiles, letter tiles, and coding blocks. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 4 Osmo kits.

Osmo Lessons

Piper Computer Kit by Raspberry Pi

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Piper Computer Lessons

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Makey Makey

Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between. The CUE STEAMpunk kit includes 7 Makey Makey kits.

Makey Makey Lessons

Dash & Dot by Wonder Workshop

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Dash & Dot Lessons

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Watch for CUE STEAMpunk Sessions at FALL CUE and Spring CUE Conference this year!

For more information about the CUE STEAMpunk program or if you are a vendor who would like to donate robust equipment for use in STEAM classroom settings:

Contact Jon Corippo – jcorippo@cue.org

Meet the CUE STEAMpunk Advisory Teachers

Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots and has always been a nut for hands-on Science. Brian is most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting students engaged, also getting them involved working with and creating curriculum. He also loves seeing the excitement of students and teachers working together as teams to create or complete a desired goal. On top of the teachable moments, Brian lives for the ooh and aah moments that happen during instruction. Connect with Brian on Twitter at @bribriggs.

Brian’s lesson plans for Quadcopters!

Sara Boucher

Sara Boucher is a K-5 Technology Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is excited about teaching future STEAMpunks about using drones in their own classroom. Her specialty tool is her beloved Spheros that engage not only students but teachers as well. The most exciting thing for Sara about STEAM is how she can show others how to combine all aspects of STEAM into the curriculum for K-5 students. 
Connect with Sara on Twitter at @msgeekyteach

Julie Goo

Julie Goo is the STEAM Coach for the Campbell Union School District in California. She has taught 1st grade through 12th grade and has been a Technology Integration Coach at international and public schools in Japan, Thailand, England, Hawaii, and California. Julie has a globalview of how STEAM can be used to both connect and inspire students. She is passionate about supporting teachers, administrators, and informal educators in the development of inquiry-based, hands-on STEAM learning experiences that guide our students to discover their passions. Connect with Julie on twitter at @juliegoo2

Check out Julie’s great STEAM resources

Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson is the love child of a giant robot, a library, and Gonzo the Great. With such an auspicious pedigree, it is hardly surprising he became a teacher of all trades, photography, math, writing, English, and technology. Sam enjoys using his doctorate in literacy to discover the best ways to teach with the funnest toys in his current role as K-5 Tech integration specialist. His forthcoming book is titled “Programming in the Primary Grade, Beyond the Hour of Code.” Connect with Sam on Twitter at @sampatue

David Saunders

David Saunders is an educator and library media specialist working in southwestern CT. He has an abiding love of good design, inquiry-based learning, and strong coffee. You can often find David in the “Labrary” Makerspace tinkering with this or that. He’s a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator,Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, littleBits Global Chapter Leader, CUE Rockstar faculty member, and co-host of the weekly TechEducator podcast on Teachercast. He’s also co-founder and program director of Apps University.

Vicky Sedgwick

Vicky Sedgwick currently works at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Winnetka, CA as a K-8 technology teacher. As a former software designer and computer programmer, Vicky is very excited about the current STEAM movement in education especially when it comes to introducing K-8 students to the world of computer science and coding. She loves to share about computer science and coding not only with her students. but also with other teachers as co-moderator of the #csk8 Twitter chat and as a presenter at conferences and other events. Vicky is especially looking forward to having her students work more with Sphero, mBot, Dash & Dot, and Parrot mini drones this year. Connect with Vicky on Twitter at @visionsbyvicky.

The CUE Sphero Speedway Sessions by Vicky

Other coding and robotics materials by Vicky