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19

Sep'13

Handling Common Teaching Issues

I've always been of the opinion that teaching is an art, not a science. Therefore, it's impossible to devise a scenario that will handle every issue. But, there are some common issues that arise for teachers as they teach robotics and ROBOTC.

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17

Sep'13

Troubleshooting Common Issues in ROBOTC

Eventually your classroom may run into issues with either the ROBOTC software, the robots, or both. The most important question that arises when this happens is ‘Where do I go for help?’ We can help!

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10

Sep'13

Setting Up Robots – LEGO Edition

Now that the physical robot kits are in the classroom and ROBOTC is installed and activated, you should be ready to build the physical robots for your classroom. One of the best features of a LEGO Mindstorms educational robotics kit is that they allow students to create a nearly limitless range of robots; the downside of this, however, is maintaining student-created robots in a classroom.

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10

Sep'13

Setting Up Robots – VEX Edition

Now that the physical robot kits are in the classroom and ROBOTC is installed and activated, you should be ready to build the physical robots for your classroom. One of the best features of a VEX Robotics kit is that they allow students to create a nearly limitless range of robots; the downside of this, however, is maintaining student-created robots in a classroom.

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05

Sep'13

ROBOTC Curriculum Breakdown

Teaching robotics and ROBOTC is a lot of fun. The ability to watch your students apply what they learn in the ROBOTC curriculum in such engaging and open-ended activities is one of the main reasons why. Here are some tips on how to breakdown your curriculum for ROBOTC.

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03

Sep'13

Setting up ROBOTC and RVW for the Classroom

Once the physical hardware (robotics kits) are secured for a classroom, the next step is to install the software (ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds.) Here are some tips to get you started!

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27

Aug'13

Which Robotics Kit Should I Use? LEGO Edition

Now more than ever, robotics educators are faced with the important question of which kit they should purchase and use. This article will help break down LEGO's kits, their capabilities and target audiences, and allow you, the educator, to make an informed decision on which kit is best for your particular classroom.

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27

Aug'13

Which Robotics Kit Should I Use? VEX Edition

Now more than ever, robotics educators are faced with the important question of which kit they should purchase and use. This article will help break down each VEX kit, their capabilities and target audiences, and allow you, the educator, to make an informed decision on which kit is best for your particular classroom.

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22

Aug'13

Organizing a Robotics Classroom

Getting your classroom organized for the beginning of the school year is an arduous task for even the most experienced teacher. It can be even more demanding for those that teach robotics.

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20

Aug'13

Robotics Back to School Blog Series

To kick start the school year, we are introducing a six week robotics back to school blog series that highlights the technical and pedagogical side of planning for your robotics classroom.

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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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