1. Assessment tools for group projects

    Assessment tools for group projects

    In our push to get more students involved in STEM subjects, we incorporated LEGO robotics into our high school Physics and our AP Physics 1 curricula. This meant that I had to develop a consistent way to assess my students, individually and collaboratively, as they planned, built, and...

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  2. Robotics: A fresh approach to learning?

    Robotics: A fresh approach to learning?

    Robotics is a project-based activity that is motivating and engaging for many students. It draws on, and develops, learning related to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Background I’m a teacher in Tasmania, Australia and have been using LEGO robotics with my students since 2001....

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  3. WeDo curriculum resources

    WeDo curriculum resources

    The WeDo kit can be used to achieve many curricular goals. The guide that comes with the WeDo software provides ideas of how to achieve mathematics, science, technology, engineering and language arts goals. Other teachers have also developed their own curricula using the WeDo. The list below is...

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  4. EV3 books

    EV3 books

    MINDSTORMS EV3 books (listed alphabetically by author) Bagnall, Brian. Maximum LEGO EV3 Programming Benedettelli, Daniele. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory: Build, Program, and Experiment with Five Wicked Cool Robots! Bratzel, Barbara. STEM by Design: Teaching with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Garber, Gary. Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Griffin, Terry. The Art...

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  5. General LEGO Technic and robotics books

    General LEGO Technic and robotics books

    General robotics/LEGO Technic books (listed alphabetically by author) Baumann, Claude. Eureka! Problem Solving with LEGO Robotics Ceceri, Kathy and Sam Carbaugh. Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects Gura, Mark. Getting Started with LEGO Robotics: A Guide for K-12 Educators Heffernan, John. Elementary Robotics: Sustaining...

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  6. NXT books

    NXT books

    MINDSTORMS NXT books with an education focus (listed alphabetically by author) Bracken, Chris, Damien Kee and Rob Torok. Educate NXT Bratzel, Barbara. Physics by Design with NXT Mindstorms Church, William, Tony Ford and Natasha Perova. Physics with Robotics: An NXT and RCX Activity Guide Cole, John D, Amanda...

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  7. WeDo books

    WeDo books

    WeDo books (listed alphabetically by author) Dolata, Jan, Aleksander Gruszczynski, Ola Syrocka and Piotr Marszalkowski. Bathyscaphe WeDo ebook (LEGO WeDo building & programming instruction guide 1) Dolata, Jan, Aleksander Gruszczynski, Ola Syrocka and Piotr Marszalkowski. Windmill WeDo ebook (LEGO WeDo building & programming instruction guide 2) Kee, Damien and Fay...

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  8. “Elementary Robotics” book review

    “Elementary Robotics” book review

    Anne Marie Wyman received a copy of “Elementary Robotics” by John Heffernan for her post about The 6 tile challenge, and has kindly written this review… – Editor I recently read the book “Elementary Robotics” by John Heffernan and I recommend it to any teacher interested in starting...

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  9. 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...

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