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NXT-G Online Professional Development Classes will begin at 3:30pm EDT. Why Robotics?. Because math is hard. http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/classes/olpd/nxtg/sep09/mathproblem25.wmv Because the world is big.

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why robotics
Why Robotics?
  • Because math is hard.
    • http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/classes/olpd/nxtg/sep09/mathproblem25.wmv
  • Because the world is big.
    • http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/classes/olpd/nxtg/sep09/DidYouKnowBrenmanAnimated.wmv
you made it
You Made It!
  • Week 1: Tech Check and Preconceptions

The Problem

The ReallyReal Problem

The Real Problem

you made it1
You Made It!
  • Week 2: Moving and Turning
    • NVT: Student-paced Instruction
    • Moving Forward
    • Proportional Movement
    • Abstraction Bridges
    • Turning
      • Labyrinth
you made it2
You Made It!
  • Week 3: Sensors
    • Program Flow
    • Wait Behaviors
    • “Unlimited” Move
    • Thresholds
    • The Four Sensors
you made it3
You Made It!
  • Week 4: Controlling Program Flow
    • Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting as Inquiry
    • Data Logging
    • Controlling Program Flow
      • Loops
      • Switch-Loops
        • Obstacle Detection
    • Line Following
you made it4
You Made It!
  • Week 5: Engineering Problem Solving
    • Programming > Programs
    • Planning and Analysis
    • Iterative Design Process
    • Engineering Process in the Classroom
    • Obstacle Course
additional resources
Additional Resources
  • Class resources will be available until January 1st, 2010
    • Forum will remain intact and live
    • Recordings and PowerPoints will be available
    • E-mail is always available anyway
    • Exchange information with classmates?
important
IMPORTANT
  • Please use our materials responsibly
    • Do not redistribute Robotics Academy materials
      • NXT Video Trainer
      • Class recordings
      • PowerPoint presentations
    • Ask your fellow teachers for permission before using or reposting their material
      • Videos
      • Posters
    • Observing these rules allows us to continue offering programs with a minimum of fuss and overhead
additional resources1
Additional Resources
  • Web resources
    • NXTeacher.com
    • Robotics Academy website:
      • http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu
    • Class forums (public section)
additional resources2
Additional Resources
  • Other members of the NXT-G family
    • Robotics Engineering Vol. 1 and 2
      • STEM focus
        • Vol.1 = STEM Fundamentals
        • Vol.2 = Engineering Projects
      • Teacher materials included
    • Science & Data Logging
      • NXT-G 2.0 Data Logging
        • Inquiry and Data focus
        • Middle school physical science content
additional resources3
Additional Resources
  • Expand and Extend
    • ROBOTC
      • Text-based programming language
      • High performance firmware
      • Works with multiple hardware platforms
    • TETRIX and FTC
      • NXT + Metal building system
      • Wireless teleoperation
    • VEX
      • Low-cost, lightweight metal robotics building system
      • WiFi and other capabilities coming soon
homework
Homework
  • Use your powers for Good

There’s a post-survey too.

closing thoughts
Closing Thoughts
  • Class activity: Review
  • Class activity: What now?

Thank you for being part ofNXT-G Online Professional Development!

certificate of completion
Certificate of Completion
  • List of received assignments posted
  • Complete remaining assignments by 11/4
    • One week from today
  • For extensions or other concerns, ask now or e-mail me at [email protected]
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