1. Why I like educational robots

    Why I like educational robots

    With all the available STEM options, we often get asked Why Robotics?  So here are some quick thoughts to kickstart your thirty second elevator speech for robotics program support. See what you think. I like educational robots because they make abstract concepts real. With this opening salvo, and depending on your primary expertise and...

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  2. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2011

    LEGO Engineering Symposium 2011

    The LEGO Engineering Symposium is an annual gathering at Tufts University of educators, researchers, curriculum developers and other educational stakeholder who are looking to advance the state of K-16 education using hands-on tools. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2011 focused on pushing the envelope of what’s possible with new ways of thinking about...

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  3. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2010

    LEGO Engineering Symposium 2010

    The 4th Annual LEGO Engineering Symposium was hosted by the CEEO at Tufts University on June 8-10, 2010. The symposium offered a series of presentations and hands-on development labs to nearly 90 participants over the course of the 3 days. The presentations and development lab summaries can be downloaded.  Tuesday...

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  4. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2009

    LEGO Engineering Symposium 2009

    The 3rd Annual LEGO Engineering Symposium was hosted by the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University on June 1-2, 2009. Under the theme of “LEGO Engineering for Girls: Building a diverse learning environment with LEGO”, the symposium offered a series of presentations and hands-on development labs to nearly 90...

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  5. LEGO Engineering Symposium 2008

    LEGO Engineering Symposium 2008

    The 2nd annual LEGO Engineering Symposium was hosted by the CEEO at Tufts University in 2008. Day 1 Download Symposium Day 1 presentations (ZIP) containing… John Field – LabVIEW: From the cradle to the grave. How can you use LabVIEW to expand the data logging experience from elementary to college...

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  6. Assistive devices curriculum article

    Assistive devices curriculum article

    This article was originally published 21 October 2008. Select Boston Public School middle-school teachers have been teaching the “Robotics: Assistive devices for the future“ curriculum for the past three years. For each of the last three years approximately 20 new teachers learn to use the LEGO robotics platform to engage...

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  7. Motor vs Move – Part II: Action

    Motor vs Move – Part II: Action

    In Part I of Motor vs. Move, we looked at how the Move block incorporates a control algorithm to help robots move more accurately. What else is different between the Motor and Move block in NXT-G? Motor The Motor block has an “Action” panel which includes a drop-down menu pertaining...

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