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Update for Expedition Atlantis Virtual World!

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We’re excited to announce a huge update to our brand new Expedition Atlantis Virtual World!

Written by Jesse Flot

October 22nd, 2013 at 5:07 pm

New Robot Virtual World: Expedition Atlantis

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The Robot Virtual World team has just released a beta version of it’s latest game, Expedition Atlantis! Check it out here …

ROBOTC Assessment and Extension Activities

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The ROBOTC Curriculum contains quizzes to help assess what students have learned, or for that matter, what they haven’t learned. This post highlights how you can have the students move through the curriculum at different rates while still assessing them equally.

Advanced ROBOTC and Robotics in the Classroom

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Where should a teacher look to if a student (or classroom) advances beyond the pace of the class? In this post, we will take a look at some of the many advanced programming resources available for ROBOTC.

Written by Cara Friez

September 24th, 2013 at 6:59 am

Handling Common Teaching Issues

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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.

Written by Cara Friez

September 19th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Troubleshooting Common Issues in ROBOTC

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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!

Written by John Watson

September 17th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Differentiating Instruction in the Robotics Classroom

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The challenge for teachers in today’s educational environment is to teach student at their instructional level. Here are some tips on differentiating instructions in a robotics classroom.

Written by Cara Friez

September 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Setting Up Robots – VEX Edition

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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.

Written by Cara Friez

September 10th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Setting Up Robots – LEGO Edition

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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.

Written by John Watson

September 10th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

ROBOTC Curriculum Breakdown

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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.