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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.

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