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Dec'17

Introducing: Boulder Math!

Boulder Math is a new CS-STEM Network activity that is played right inside of the browser! This can be used to gauge student competencies with proportional reasoning before beginning the Movement Badge. There are 5 challenges in the game that test the student’s ability to reason through distance challenges given a …

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18

Oct'17

FREE VEX Webinars to learn ROBOTC programming!

***UPDATED DAY/TIME FOR VEX IQ WEBINARS: VEX IQ Ringmaster Webinars will begin Fridays at 9am!***   Starting in late October we will be offering FREE ROBOTC webinars to help you learn how to program your solution for the VEX Virtual Competitions. Live instructors will guide you on topics such as: …

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20

Mar'17

CS2N: Pushing Forward Automated Assessments in the Classroom

Robotics Academy researchers have developed innovative technologies to motivate and assess students. These technologies enable teachers to spend more time helping and motivating students and less time assessing them. The research team is in the process of completing a total upgrade to CS2N and is looking for test classrooms. These …

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16

Mar'17

Pittsburgh Area – May Madness 2017 Info!

We are excited to announce the Sarah Heinz House May Madness event for 2017! This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 13th at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh, PA. To sign up or for more info, visit the Sarah Heinz House’s May Madness page!    

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16

Mar'17

Summer Teacher Trainings are Filling Up Quickly!

Our on-site (in Pittsburgh, PA) and online Summer Professional Development classes for VEX CORTEX, VEX IQ, and LEGO MINDSTORMS are filling up quickly. Register today to make sure you get into your preferred course (listed below!) Highlights of the Robotics Academy Training: Acquire new skills with technology and new ways to …

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15

Dec'16

Introducing Students to Text-Based Robot Programming

The first time that you introduce students to text based robot programming can be overwhelming for novice programmers. When they look at the code they see different colored words that they may or may not understand. The words are grouped in ways that initially have no rhyme or reason. The …

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06

Dec'16

Using Robotics to Teach Computational Thinking Practices

Happy Computer Science Week! Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as a new basic skill that all kids should develop. Most teachers, including myself, never formerly studied computer science or computational thinking and so it takes a bit of our personal time to decipher what this means to me as …

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28

Oct'16

FREE ROBOTC Programming Help for VEX EDR Competition Teams

Update: First class starts on November 15th, 6pm-8pm Hi folks, we know that there are many teams that are new to programming the VEX EDR systems. There are also teams that have programmed their robots in the past, but now are having issues solving one part of their programming problem. …

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18

Nov'15

Online Professional Development Courses Start this February!

Online Professional Development Courses Start this February! We are excited to announce our latest online training schedule! Classes start in February and you can enjoy the convenience of taking Robotics Academy courses without leaving your own computer workstation! Register for a class here! Benefits of Robotics Academy Online Training Courses: …

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20

Jul'15

VEX CORTEX Trainer: Using the LCD

The latest chapter within our VEX CORTEX Video Trainer Curriculum is now available … Using the LCD! Located in the Sensing section, this chapter covers how to configure and implement the LCD as a useful tool in your program. Some of the lessons you’ll learn within this chapter includes: Three steps to …

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Mission

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology.

All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.

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