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Tufts Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP)
Tufts Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) is a flexible, affordable, online, graduate credit-earning program from Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), that takes any K12 teacher on an 18 month journey leading […]
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Using Video to Assess Robotics Students
Insights From Robodogs Robotics Summer Camp
Why Doesn’t My Robot Drive Straight?
A Week in the Life #12: Robot Monsters!
Getting started with STEM and EV3
The importance of recording your work
A Week in the Life #10: Candy Sorter
Assessing student work in robotics and engineering
In this video, Professor Ethan Danahy from Tufts University provides insights to his philosophies of assessment within his first-year intro-to-engineering course on robotics (using LEGO MINDSTORMS and LabVIEW Graphical Programming) and the techniques he uses […]
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A Week in the Life #9: Walk This Way…
A Week in the Life #8: Moving With Linkages
A Week in the Life #7: Sensor Fun
Design, build, and program recycling solutions
5th grade robotics project Equipment/Materials: 8 laptops 24 Mindstorms kits Internet access Purpose: To design, build, and program a working model for a real world recycling problem. In addition, students were required to demonstrate their […]
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A Week in the Life #6: Faster and Steeper
A Week In the Life #5: Vroom, Vroom, Up, Up, and Away!
A Week in the Life #4: Knock It Off!
How to build and safely use a bridge tester
Liebherr Crawler crane finished!(?)
What is creativity?
The build begins (and stops and starts)
A Week in the Life #3: Wave Goodbye
Regular, old, LEGO Engineering (and some accidental learning)
A Week in the Life #2: Starting to Wave
A Week in the Life #1: Play Well!
A Week in the Life #0: The GBC Debacle
Challenges in K-12 engineering education: Lessons from Massachusetts
Although technology/engineering has been a part of the Massachusetts state curriculum frameworks since 2001, meaningful implementation has been slow for a number of reasons. For example, technology/engineering is considered outside the purview of the liberal-arts. […]
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The Social Skills Network
Learning STEM in the Classroom
Learning Dimensions: Another way to assess
Mike Petrich and Karen Wilkinson, from the Tinkering Studio at San Francisco’s legendary Exploratorium museum, have created an alternative Learning Dimensions Framework for the assessment of student engagement in project-based learning. Students are assessed for […]
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Project rules to foster collaboration, not chaos
Projects are an engaging way to teach STEM concepts, engineering design, and a host of soft skills—collaboration, communication, resilience. However, a project-based classroom can easily veer towards chaos and ugly competition. How do you encourage […]
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Assessment tools for group projects
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 […]
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“Elementary Robotics” book review
I no longer go to school to teach, I go to play!
Why I like educational robots
Sharing robots with 300 students
Managing robotics equipment in the classroom
Managing a project-based robotics classroom
Running a project-based robotics classroom often raises new and different issues than those found in more traditional classrooms. Here are some tips for classroom management. Project Rules Set clear expectations for students. A sample list […]
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Tips for using LEGO materials with young children
Thinking outside the box: A look into LEGO organization and sorting
How to keep track of all those student projects!
What is LEGO WeDo?
It’s not rocket science: Keep it simple!
General Advice for Getting Started
To help you get started with LEGO robotics and engineering in the classroom, here is a collection of posts related to classroom management, kit storage, and assessment. Classroom management Starting a robotics program: The MINDSTORMS robotics […]
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