40% off SAM Labs Alpha Kit and 20% discount off everything else
Our friends at Sam Labs are now offering a 40% discount off their best selling kit, perfect for Home Educators.
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Hands-on Learning in Computational Thinking –
This is a really good quality kit for teaching children coding. The SAM blocks in the kit are compatible with Lego and very versatile. The result is endless fun while learning to code too. Suitable for ages 7 to 11.
Discover coding in an accessible, fun and interactive way. Wireless Bluetooth SAM blocks connect effortlessly. Each block is an input or an output, such as a motor, a light or a light sensor. Use the SAM Space and Blockly apps to connect the blocks together.
SAM Space allows for blocks to be visualised and coded together in a simple and intuitive way. Visual, flow-based drag-and-drop coding allows students to take their physical SAM Blocks, drop them into a virtual canvas and connect them together to create projects.
SAM Labs are helping parents/educators during the current lockdown. They have worked around the clock to support parents and educators to keep the learning going. Sam Labs has made a host of free lessons and activities for virtual learning and home learning.
- For teachers and educators, Sam Labs’ steam and coding teaching materials are now available online at HERE. These lessons don’t require the internet or any type of tech!
- For parents/educators, there are a wide range of activities they can do at home with their children. SAM Labs have just released 10 Free Kids Activities using common household items and 11 Free Lesson Plans that can be used without SAM blocks. Just download their free SAM Space app and get started.
From SAM Labs:
Learn to Code *features micro:bit
Our Learn to Code Course is a suite of standards-aligned Lesson Packs, Starter Lessons, Standards Alignment maps and Grade overviews to support your planning. Each lesson follows Sam on a mission through Cyberspace, providing students with the opportunity to learn Computer Science concepts, code a program, reflect on and debug it. Covering Grades 4–8, our Learn to Code Course is designed to cater for teachers of all levels of coding experience, increase student engagement, decrease teacher workload and build confidence. From using selection to code a program that detects danger, to using compound conditionals to play a game of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’, our lessons guide students through increasing programming complexity.
Our STEAM course is a suite of standards-aligned Lesson Packs, Starter Lessons, Standards Alignment maps and Grade overviews to support your planning. Ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 5, our STEAM course provides everything you need to implement STEAM in your classroom. With both teacher- and student-facing resources, our lessons are designed to increase student engagement, decrease teacher workload and build confidence. From a smart greenhouse to a drag parachute; from a seed dispersing squirrel to a model of erosion, each lesson challenge approaches a real-world problem, allowing students to collaborate, create and evaluate solutions.
About SAM Labs
SAM Labs provides everything you need to deliver the most engaging STEAM and Coding learning experience to your classroom. It seamlessly connects software and hardware with lesson plans that cover a wide variety of subjects, making learning about coding accessible, experimental, interactive and fun.
SAM Labs kits are bursting with wireless electronic blocks that each have a personality of their own. From lights to motors to sliders to buzzers, every Bluetooth-enabled block can connect to the others via the app to do something different. Press a button to turn a light on! Use a light sensor to activate an alarm! With the app, students can code the behaviours of blocks in any way they can imagine, enabling them to make anything from simple reactions to complex creations in minutes.
Students can use SAM Labs to design, write and debug programs, applying sequencing, selection and iteration. They will use logical reasoning to write algorithms, incorporating variables, inputs and outputs. Using the blocks and app, they will learn to control and simulate physical systems.