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How Dash the Robot Transformed Our Learning Aloha!

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Tai Baird  
Discover how Dash the Robot can transform the way students approach learning, affect the social and emotional capacities of students and how teachers can improve their classroom environments by using a robot in several different ways.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: If possible, it would be helpful to have the app "blockly" downloaded to either a phone, or a personal ipad, if available. However, it will not be necessary, as I will have a few devices with me.
Topic: Social emotional learning
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts, Special education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of my presentation is to demonstrate that students learn through different forms of technology as well as can be empowered to become stronger learners. In addition, as a result of my presentation, participants will become stronger teachers, leaders and more productive in the classroom or school communities. Participants will also become familiar with Dash, and other ways to use Dash that may not be widely known or used in school settings. Participants will also be given sample lesson ideas, plans and ways to implement that make using Dash fun, innovative and exciting! Participants will be able to walk away with a new, fresh and eye-opening way to approach learning in their environment.


My new outline will be showcased with more lesson plans, more ideas and additional robotic ways to transform learning for students and teachers.

Supporting research

A More Beautiful Question, by Warren Berger ( The use of inquiry to spark ideas)
The Creative Habit, by Twayla Tharp
The Enneagram Made Easy , Elizabeth Wagele
The Essential Ennegram By David Daniels
Visible Learning, By Professor John Hattie
Draw, Paint, Sparkle, Patty Palmer
"How to Engage Students with limited English through Community Connections" AME, p. 133
The Road Back to You-Ian Cron
Nicholas Wilton, AME 112
The Space: A Guide for Educators , Co author, Rebecca Hare
The Whole Brain Child Workbook, Donald Miller
" How to Engage and Connect with Children with Emotional Disabilities" AME 112
Dash, the robot
Dash the Robot Sequence cards
Kumu cards ( flashcards of Hawaiian vocabulary)

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Tai Baird, Pa'ia Elementary School

Aloha! This session will be address how the influence of a small, simple robotic device changed my students approach to learning. E komo Mai, which in Hawaiian, means welcome!

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