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Tiny Robot Teaches Kids Programming Basics

Screenshot: student uses color code stickers to direct Evo as he uses his light sensors to follow a path

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Evo by Ozobot

Versatile mini robot tailor-made for teaching coding

Pros: Students earn experience points for every action, providing encouragement to students apprehensive about coding.

Cons: Programming Evo requires the app and a web browser, adding a data transfer step that could be frustrating for students.

Bottom Line: Evo encourages students to be creative, emphasizing that coding is a tool in your pocket, not the end game.

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education

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