(domo arigato Mr. Roboto)
That’s right we’re talking about the rock band Styx … well, not really. But we are talking about … wait for it … robots! Not really the “Klaatu barada nikto” Gort-style robots of The Day The Earth Stood Still fame, but the less earth-threatening kind. You know, the kind that our kids build, program, and operate right here in school.
Dennis - https://www.classroomscreen.com/ A simple tool to help manage your classroom.
Daniel - Private Channels in Teams - You must create a new channel.
Chris - Android phone-controlled robots! “Most robots are run by the Arduino board, and there are wireless Arduino shields which allow the robot to communicate wirelessly by using a Bluetooth or WiFi module.” https://robotsauthority.com 10-ideas-for-school-robot-projects
Radiolab Episode: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/radiolab-clockwork-miracle
Want to see the mechanical monk? https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-450-year-old-clockwork-monk-is-fully-operational-5956937
Notes & Links
10 Reasons Why Your School Must have A Robotics Program
Coding and Computer Science. ...
Maker–based Learning. ...
Career Skills. ...
Arts: The “A” in STEAM / Digital Arts Instruction. ...
Innovation, Problem Solving, Creativity. ...
Motivation and Engagement. ...
Collaboration and ”Cooper-tition” ...
Sport of the Mind / 'e-Sport'
STEM learning across the curriculum
Life & Developmental Skills (ok, that’s 11)
Don’t have time for a robotics class? Integrate Robots into your curriculum.
GR1 - Program robots to move on a number line to model addition and subtraction sentences.
ELA - Storytelling. Program robots (Ozobots) to be the actor in a story.