Bee bots

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When I complete a semester I reward myself by buying something that I will use in my future classroom.  Last semester I bought a ‘Bee Bot‘.  Now I have never used a bee bot in fact before mine arrived in the mail I had not even seen one in person. However I had heard of peers who gave them a great wrap and so I decided to get one.  I am yet to try him out (arrived at the start of this semester so just have not had the time 😦 ).  So it was really cool too see Audrey do a blog about bee bots ‘Beep Beep Bee Bots’ .  Audrey gives a great run down on how they work.  I bought a map to go with mine as well as I thought it would be great way of introducing prepies to letters or I could use it for older students to form words.

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The uses for teaching using bee bots are endless and are really only limited by your own imagination.  Creating your own maps is something I also intend to do (when life is not so busy 🙂 ).  I also purchased a book that has some awesome teaching ideas with a bee bot.  I can’t wait to have some practice sessions with my bee bot (might have to wait till after this semester or may try and implement it during a lesson or two while on prac 🙂 ).  Also out of curiosity I went and checked out the ‘pro bot’ which Audrey mentioned, very cool might have to get one of these after this semester 🙂

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Thanks for sharing your knowledge on the bee bot Audrey would love to hear of any cool lessons you have used the bee bot in or plan to 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Bee bots

  1. Thanks for sharing. I will also be using bee bots on prac and am fortunate my prac school has a class set they share! I am excited to learn how to use it and plan lessons with my mentor.

  2. What a great idea – rewarding yourself after each semester. I think I might start doing that as well. You’ll have a great selection of resources to take with you into your own classroom.

  3. Reblogged this on Appess and commented:
    Such a great idea Leesa of rewarding yourself by buying something for the classroom. What a great resource the ‘Bee Bot’ is and great links to it. I thought i would share this post as many pre-service teachers struggle with finding fun engaging resources for the classroom.

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