Makeblock and xTool Ignite ISTE 2024:

Makeblock and xTool Set to Ignite ISTE 2024: A Glimpse into the Future of STEAM Education

As the curtains draw closer for the 2024 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the educational community is abuzz with anticipation. Scheduled to take place from June 24-26 in the vibrant city of Denver, the event stands as a lighthouse for those seeking to revolutionize their classrooms with the latest in educational technology. This conference is the epicenter for educators, technologists, and visionaries who are driven by the passion to transform learning through the integration of technology.

A Pioneer in STEAM: Makeblock’s Commitment to Innovation

For nearly ten years, Makeblock has been a trailblazer in the realm of STEAM education, consistently leading the charge in delivering holistic solutions that both empower educators and ignite the imagination of students worldwide. Their diverse range of products includes sophisticated hardware, intuitive software, and a meticulously crafted curriculum, enhanced by top robotics competitions. Makeblock has been instrumental in fostering the principles of STEAM and nurturing the creative spirit of the next generation of innovators.

Makeblock Joins Forces with xTool at ISTE 2024

In a strategic move that promises to amplify the impact of their offerings, Makeblock is excited to announce their collaboration with xTool, their subsidiary known for its innovative laser cutting and engraving solutions. Since its establishment in 2018, xTool has been a game-changer in the field of creativity, offering advanced technology that has not only surpassed the capabilities of traditional tools but has also earned its place as a top seller on Amazon in 2022.

Makeblock’s presence at ISTE 2024 is set to be a showcase of the future of STEAM education. With the spotlight on the Makeblock mBot2 Rover Robotics Kit and the xTool F1 Ultra Laser Engraver, the company will also present an array of models from both brands, including the xTool F1, P2, S1, M1, and Makeblock’s mBot Ranger, mBot Ultimate, mTiny, and more. These products represent the confluence of technology and education, offering a glimpse into the potential of what’s possible when creativity meets innovation.

In addition to the product showcase, Makeblock will host two interactive sessions led by experienced educators. These sessions aim to provide attendees with actionable insights and practical applications of the showcased technologies in educational settings. For a comprehensive look at what Makeblock has in store, attendees are encouraged to visit the dedicated ISTE page: Makeblock ISTE 2024.

The mBot2 Rover Robotics Kit: A New Dimension in Learning

The mBot2 Rover Robotics Kit is not just a product; it’s a learning ecosystem designed to ignite curiosity and foster a love for STEM among young learners. This 2-in-1 package transforms the mBot2 into a versatile Rover, complete with off-road capabilities, grasping features, customizable expressions, and color recognition. The kit is designed to grow with the child, starting with block-based coding and advancing to Python programming, thus providing a scalable learning experience that adapts to the learner’s evolving skills.

The mBot2 Rover Robotics Kit offers a multitude of educational scenarios that cater to various learning environments. In classrooms, educators can seamlessly integrate the Rover into coding lessons, starting with basic block-based exercises and progressing to Python programming, thereby enhancing students’ proficiency in programming and robotics. For at-home learning, the kit provides an opportunity for parents and children to engage in joint projects, fostering a bond while exploring STEM activities together. The self-paced nature of the mBot2 Rover empowers children to navigate advanced programming concepts at their own pace, promoting autonomy and confidence in learning.

The xTool F1 Ultra: A Revolution in Creativity

The xTool F1 Ultra is set to redefine the engraving landscape with its dual 20W fiber and diode laser capabilities. This innovative device simplifies the creative process into three easy steps: design, camera positioning, and execution with the press of a button. The F1 Ultra is equipped with dual lasers—a fiber laser for exceptional metal engraving performance and a blue diode laser for engraving common materials—making it versatile and capable of working on almost all materials with precision and efficiency.

Makeblock Booth and Interactive Sessions: A Hub of Innovation

Visitors to the ISTE 2024 Exhibition are invited to Booth 1924, where they can discover the latest in tech innovation and receive an exclusive coupon available only at the Makeblock booth. The interactive sessions will delve into how the xTool P2 Laser Engraver and the F1 Laser Engraver can elevate hands-on learning and art education, respectively. These sessions will feature expert speakers who will provide insights into the practical applications of these technologies in educational settings.

Giveaway Extravaganza at Makeblock Booth

Participation at the Makeblock booth promises more than just insights—it offers the chance to win. Share your booth visit on LinkedIn or Facebook with the hashtags #Makeblock #XTool #ISTE2024, and you could be the lucky winner of the mBot2 Rover Robotics Kit or the M1 Smart Laser Engraver, based on the most engaging post. This giveaway is an exciting opportunity for attendees to take home a piece of the future of STEAM education.


Makeblock and xTool’s joint presence at ISTE 2024 is set to be a landmark event that will not only showcase the latest in STEAM education technology but also inspire attendees to envision new possibilities for their classrooms. With innovative products like the mBot2 Rover Robotics Kit and the xTool F1 Ultra Laser Engraver, Makeblock is leading the charge in redefining what it means to learn and create in the 21st century. Join Makeblock and xTool at ISTE 2024 for an experience that will ignite your passion for STEAM education and leave you inspired to bring these innovations back to your classrooms and workshops.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

4 thoughts on “Makeblock and xTool Ignite ISTE 2024:

  1. Wow, the xTool F1 Ultra sounds like a game-changer for engraving! The dual laser capabilities are impressive—perfect for both metal and other materials. Plus, the Makeblock booth at ISTE 2024 seems like a must-visit for tech enthusiasts. The interactive sessions and the chance to win cool prizes make it even more exciting. Can’t wait to see these innovations in action! #Makeblock #XTool #ISTE2024

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