Robotics guides for the busy teacher

This collection of sample teacher guides is from Damien Kee, who works with teachers and students around the world to improve teaching with robots. The resources can get you up-and-running using a range of robotics platforms in the classroom, and are written in an easy-to-follow, practical style.

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Datalogging Activities for the Busy Teacher

This sample of a teacher guide shows how the Lego NXT programmable brick can be used with compatible sensors as a versatile data logging kit. It contains examples of data logging in the wider world to help students engage with the topic, and guidance for simple investigative activities that link to science, computing...
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Making Music with the NXT

This sample, taken from a teacher guide, makes use of Lego NXT programmable kits to create musical instruments. Controllable devices are built that can ‘play’ percussion instruments such as a xylophone and a drum; other ideas include making a trumpet using NXT touch sensors for buttons, or controlling tone using the...
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Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXT

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using Lego NXT hardware and software The general nature as well as the origins of robotics are covered. NXT robots are then introduced, as well as some basic mathematical and other considerations for using robots in the classroom. The importance and impact of...
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VEX IQ with ModKit

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using VEX IQ robotics kits and ModKit programming software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the VEX starter kit.Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover, as well as related challenges, in the...
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