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General Advice for Getting Started

students playing with LEGOTo 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

And all those pieces of plastic?

Assessment

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Rob Torok

I live in Tasmania, Australia, and teach Computer Science and Computing (Robotics + Game Design) at Claremont College. I also teach students from around Tasmania through my online robotics class, SmartBots. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting for little plastic boxes ("geocaching") and playing board games.

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3 thoughts on “General Advice for Getting Started

  1. Novice here. Inherited some old Mindstorm boxes and pieces. I teach at a middle school and am interested in beginning an after school club with on campus elementary and my 6-8 students…. advice? Suggestions on where to begin – this is almost overwhelming! PJ in Florida

  2. Hi … Long-time software developer turned science teacher here. I have one group working on a project that needs to program a couple of motors and move a car through a defined path. We have the yellow RCX brick, I think it is RCX 1.0 (can’t see it to check until Monday), wires, motors, the USB IR tower. Ideally we would like to do this on a Chromebook. Is that possible? Is there an online tool or Chrome app for programming the brick? Language used to program is unimportant — I’ve learned many, one more is no problem, and the students will pick it up easily unless it’s really arcane. If Chromebook is impossible we may be able to do it on a Mac, but the CB is far preferable.

    Thanks for any help!

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