Archive for December 16th, 2009
Check out the VEX Curriculum 2.0 review, featured in ROBOT Magazine! Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“When I began clicking around the VEX Curriculum I was immediately impressed by both the scope and the quality of the materials. Whether you are a student, teacher, or a hobbyist eager to learn more about robotics you will find something there for you. At www.vexcurriculum.com I found a cornucopia of practical robotics exercises and presentations that are shown in user-friendly, inviting multi-media formats. The Curriculum is designed to meet academic standards for high school classes, but any curious person interested in robotics will enjoy perusing the site. Although the package is intended to sustain two semesters of study, it is voluminous. The teachers that I spoke to also use segments of the curriculum for multi-year robotics programs, to guide students through independent study robotics projects, and as a robotics library for students building robot projects.
Teachers that use the Carnegie Mellon Curriculum report that the lessons tend to build confidence and they make the users feel associated with Carnegie Mellon. In researching this article, I found that both educators and students express a sense of pride as they work through the materials, and in the process, succeed in learning to solve robotics problems and meet multidisciplinary intellectual challenges.”
Read the entire article here: http://www.botmag.com/articles/vexcurriculum.shtml
Preview the VEX Curriclum 2.0 here: http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/roboticscurriculum/vex_online/main_start.htm