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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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Nxt g online professional development classes will begin at 3 30pm edt

NXT-GOnline Professional DevelopmentClasses will begin at 3:30pm EDT


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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