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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.

Setting up ROBOTC and RVW for the Classroom

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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!

Reviewing ROBOTC Concepts After a Summer Off

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There is a bevy of materials to help a teacher get started teaching the ROBOTC Curriculum. But what about the teacher that has made it through the curriculum and has a robotics class returning at the beginning of the school year?

Which Robotics Kit Should I Use? VEX Edition

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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.

Written by John Watson

August 27th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Which Robotics Kit Should I Use? LEGO Edition

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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.

Written by John Watson

August 27th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Organizing a Robotics Classroom

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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.

Robotics Back to School Blog Series

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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.

Robothon – Beacons and Barriers Level Design

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High school intern, Eddie Jones creates a game level for Robot Virtual Worlds – learn how he does it and how you can create one too!

Written by Luke Reynolds

August 16th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Robotics Summer of Learning Competitions Ending Soon!

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Our inauguralĀ Robotics Summer of Learning competitions is coming to a close on August 31! We have received some great entries, but there is still time to submit your programs for a chance at some awesome prizes.

Written by Cara Friez

August 15th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

FTC Kickoff 2013 Pittsburgh PA

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Join fellow PA FTC teams at this season’s Pennsylvania FTC Season Kick-off on September 7, 2013 from 11am to 4pm! The Pittsburgh event will take place at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center.

Written by Cara Friez

August 14th, 2013 at 5:50 pm