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  • 21st Century Skills – Life and Career Skills, Learning and Innovation Skills, Information, Media and Technology Skills. Core Subjects and 21st Century ThemesKey competencies – thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others, contributing.
  • The word constructionism is a mnemonic for two aspects of the theory of science education underlying this project. From constructivist theories of psychology we take a view of learning as a reconstruction rather than as a transmission of knowledge. Then we extend the idea of manipulative materials to the idea that learning is most effective when part of an activity the learner experiences as constructing a meaningful product.Mathland – learn language of Maths naturally
  • Wide range of topics – robopuppy, flower garden, bird feederFlower garden
  • Lego NXT – retail and educational – graphical interface.
  • Storage – kits or separate parts of a combination of bothAllocation – a kit per group or only for the session – combination of bothVery battery intensive - charging
  • Prebuilt or build as part of teaching – depending on the focus of the lesson, and Learning Intention. For example if the Learning Intentions is based around engineering you need to build – but if you are just focusing on programming or sensors etc can go prebuilt – sometimes can start with simple build and add to it. Building skills can be taught outside the robot. Girls are not as familiar with building with techniclego. Time management also part of it – if need to build a wheeled robot – may not have time for programming.
  • Via USB or BluetoothDownload and run selected – useful for debuggingNXT Management – info about batteries, programmes etc.
  • Goal Orientated – where a specific goal has to be achieved. Cross over between Goal and Project Based – project based is broader though. Thematic Units – integrate with classroom programme – Antarctica – build robot to do certain tasks.
  • Literacy – robopuppyMathematics – Gears 8x tables, ratio, pi/circumferenceScience - Friction – need some friction but not too much. - speed vs torqueCity unit – robot providing guided tour. City unit – upload mp3s
  • If travels x in 1 second – how far in 3 seconds - .Gear trains – snail racesGiven knowledge about diameteroflego wheel how many rotations to travel a given distance. To get robot to rotate – impact of the wheel base. Make a fun game – competition – pedestrian crossing.
  • Promote – if it doesn’t work you are learning….
  • Project OrientatedDance – Low Floor, High ceiling. Imagination focused – dress up robots, Dance with the robots – but …. Need to focus on the programmingChallenge with Dance – accuracy of movements vs stay with music. Getting a lot more sophisticated every year. Rescue – Primary and Secondary
  • Educational robotics

    1. 1. Educational Robotics<br />
    2. 2. Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>What is a robot?
    3. 3. A mechanical system with sensors (input) and actuators (output) and controlled by a computer (processor/brain).
    4. 4. Relate to humans as much as possible.</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>What is educational robotics?
    5. 5. Teaching with Robots and teaching about Robots.
    6. 6. The use of robots (largely in kit form) to teach STEM subjects.
    7. 7. Exploring engineering through open-ended design projects.</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Why teach robotics?
    8. 8. An extraordinary opportunity to get hands-on, real-world science, technology and engineering experience in a way that is exciting and engaging.
    9. 9. A technology that will become ubiquitous.
    10. 10. 21st Century Skills
    11. 11. Key competencies</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Pedagogical foundation?
    12. 12. Teaching with a strong pedagogical foundation.
    13. 13. Piaget, Vygotsky, Seymour Papert.
    14. 14. Constructionism
    15. 15. “Mindstorms – Children, computers and powerful Ideas.”
    16. 16. Low floor, High ceiling, Wide walls.</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Robots for everyone
    17. 17. Open ended design projects
    18. 18. Wide range of topics
    19. 19. Gifted and talented
    20. 20. Twice exceptional
    21. 21. Robotics and art – kinetic art
    22. 22. Girl friendly but not dumbed down.</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications</li></ul> - Resources<br /><ul><li>Lego NXT
    23. 23. NXT-G
    24. 24. Robolab
    25. 25. NXJ - Java - leJos
    26. 26. NXC
    27. 27. RobotC
    28. 28. Robokits
    29. 29. BeeBots
    30. 30. $$$</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications</li></ul> - Equipment<br /><ul><li>Storage
    31. 31. Allocation/Sharing
    32. 32. Charging vs batteries
    33. 33. Parts Lists/Sandwich Trays</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications</li></ul> - Student Management<br /><ul><li>Grouping – size and structure - skills
    34. 34. Sharing
    35. 35. Ideas
    36. 36. Feedback/criticism
    37. 37. Teaching resources video/handout</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Skill Teaching vs Integration
    38. 38. Prebuilt or build as part of teaching
    39. 39. Teaching building skills
    40. 40. Skill teaching
    41. 41. Basic movement
    42. 42. Downloading
    43. 43. Introduce sensors as needed
    44. 44. Just in Time vs Just in Case</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Basic Movement
    45. 45. Move blocks
    46. 46. Duration</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Downloading
    47. 47. Download vs Download and Run
    48. 48. File and NXT Management</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Sensors
    49. 49. NXT sensors
    50. 50. Additional range of sensors
    51. 51. Line Following</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Planning for Robotics
    52. 52. Part of School Programme
    53. 53. Project-Based
    54. 54. Thematic Units
    55. 55. Integrated
    56. 56. Out of School
    57. 57. Clubs
    58. 58. Holiday Programmes</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Integrating Robotics
    59. 59. Literacy
    60. 60. Mathematics
    61. 61. Science
    62. 62. Units of Inquiry</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Integrate Maths First
    63. 63. Distance
    64. 64. Gear Trains
    65. 65. Wheel size and distance
    66. 66. Rotation of the Robot
    67. 67. Pedestrian Crossing</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Design Process
    68. 68. Identify problem/need
    69. 69. Research
    70. 70. Possible solutions
    71. 71. Best solution
    72. 72. Build (if necessary)
    73. 73. Test/evaluate
    74. 74. Redesign</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br />Beebots understand buttons not words.<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Year 0-2
    75. 75. Beebots
    76. 76. Act out instructions
    77. 77. Directionality
    78. 78. Distance
    79. 79. Literacy
    80. 80. Programme graphically
    81. 81. Move from 1 step to sequence of instructions.</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Practical Applications – Assessing Robotics
    82. 82. What is being assessed?
    83. 83. Discussion, discussion, discussion ….
    84. 84. Problems/solutions/challenges
    85. 85. Peer assessment
    86. 86. Self assessment
    87. 87. Team vs individual
    88. 88. Video recording</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Where to Start?
    89. 89. Start small
    90. 90. Robotics Competitions</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Robotics Competitions at K-8 level
    91. 91. Robocup Junior
    92. 92. First Lego League</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>Robocup Junior
    93. 93. Dance
    94. 94. Rescue
    95. 95. Soccer</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br />
    96. 96. Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>First Lego League
    97. 97. New Challenge each year
    98. 98. Thematic based
    99. 99. Four sections
    100. 100. Robot Game
    101. 101. Robot Design
    102. 102. Project
    103. 103. Teamwork</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br />
    104. 104. Educational Robotics<br /><ul><li>First Lego League
    105. 105. 2010
    106. 106. Body Forward</li></li></ul><li>Educational Robotics<br />Thank you <br />

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