District Administration® and FETC®’s Top Ed Tech Products of the Year contest spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping school leaders meet the ever-evolving education technology needs of their districts and schools.
A panel of experts chose 15 winners from more than 130 submissions, all of which will be featured during the in-person Future of Education Technology Conference® Jan. 26-28 in Orlando.
Here’s a look at one of the Top Ed Tech Products of 2022:
Kai’s Clan collaborative learning platform
What it is: Kai’s Clan encourages cross-curricular and collaborative learning, both in-person and remotely. The kit teaches coding and robotics, students can create robot avatars using Minecraft, Tinkercad, or Makers Empire and import them into Kai’s Clan where they can view them in augmented and virtual reality.
Why we like it: We like the fact that it combines coding, robotics, and AR/VR. Students can code robots from anywhere and then using VR, actually drive them. It teaches simple coding to complex coding, allowing students to grow with it from 3rd through 12th grade. The collaborative aspect of this tool makes it real-world learning that engages students. Tools to teach Python and other coding languages are needed in many districts. Its functionality includes STEAM skills where students can design their own robot avatars. This allows students to view their code in either augmented or virtual reality which is a very future-forward skill.
As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any investments.