This Edutopia article by my friend Mark Gura makes a strong argument for making Robotics a part of every school’s curriculum. He uses examples from different curricular areas like math, science, ELA, etc. and even highlights my Wave project as evidence. Here’s the latest group doing the Wave:
After only one day of training one of my teacher trainees started to organize and sort his EV3 kit. Notice the scissors, tweezers, pill bags, etc.
Time to put myself to the test. Just completed the first day of a two day EV3 training with about 25 teachers in Yakima. Great facilities and resources provided by Moe Broom, Eric Franz and the staff at Yakima CTE. And a wonderful set of teachers had a lot of fun and learned quite a bit too!
I split the class in two and had half of them build Damien’s Riley Rover, while the other half built LEGO’s Robot Educator Model.
After they were done building they went through the Robot Educator Tutorial for Tank Steering and here’s the results:
After that we went on to the Wave of course. Here’s an early attempt and the almost perfect final:
Determined to keep this blog going this coming school year. These are pics of the candy bowls teachers made at the LEAP (LEGO EDUCATION ADVISORY PANEL) Conference in Kansas City, MO.