RoboticsAT GATES INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Giving students the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century
21st Century skillsDigital Age Inventive Literacy Effective Thinking High Productivity Communication Quality Results students must develop the skills they will need to be successful in the Digital Age robotics programs give students the opportunity to develop these skills
21st Century Skill: Digital-Age Literacy By learning about and addressing real- world problems, students increase their understanding of both technology and the world around them
21st Century Skill: Inventive Thinking Robotics gives students the opportunity to approach problems independently and creatively.
21st Century Skill: Effective Communication Students work in teams to build and program their robots; students learn to work collaboratively .
21st Century Skill:High Productivity & Quality Results Constructing a robot to address a problem gives students the opportunity to plan and manage a project using real-world tools and concepts
“Research clearly shows that students learn more when they are engaged inmeaningful, relevant, and intellectually stimulating work.” http://www.metiri.com
Background 2005 Industrial Technology program eliminated Wood shop sits empty 2007 Town passes Prop 2 1/2 override includes money to hire new technology / engineering teacher
Giving students the chance to… build and program robots explore mechanical and structural engineering develop academic, leadership, tea mwork, and project management skills have fun!
Robotics Lab Clean up old woodshop Network infrastructure already in place Large tables provide ideal work surface for robot construction Ample electrical outlets on tables and along walls Room for computer at each work table
Technology & Engineering Program Reinstituted as 7th grade special Expands on and supports current classroom curriculum Teaches concepts tested on Technology/Engineering MCAS
In-school competitions Modeled after national competitions Held each term Provide focus, generate excitement Motivate and challenge students
Robotics Club Offer more opportunities for interested students Meet after school in robotics lab Compete in First Lego League
First Lego League Competition Annual International robotics competition Open to students 9-14 Provides challenge each September Competitions run through January Photos from http://www.firstwa.org/
First Lego League Competitors Research and solve a problem faced by scientists in the real world Design, build, and program autonomous robots Present research and solution Compete in a healthy and supportive environment
Budget Unit Price Quan. TotalHP Compaq 5100dc with 17” LCD monitor $ 800.00 7 $ 5,600.00LEGO MINDSTORMS Education Base Sets $ 250.00 10 $ 2,500.00First Lego League Expenses, includes travel $ 1,000.00 1 $ 1,000.00Linksys 8-Port 10/100 full duplex Switch $ 40.00 1 $ 40.00HP LaserJet 2440n $ 900.00 1 $ 900.00 $ 10,040.00