NXT Curriculum by yurtgc548

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									             NXT-G
Online Professional Development

     Classes will begin at 3:30pm EDT
             Why Robotics?
• Because math is hard.
   – http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/classes/olpd/nxt
     g/sep09/mathproblem25.wmv


• Because the world is big.
   – http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/classes/olpd/nxt
     g/sep09/DidYouKnowBrenmanAnimated.wmv
            You Made It!
• Week 1: Tech Check and Preconceptions
                   The Problem




                                 The Really
                                 Real Problem
           The Real Problem
                     You Made It!
• Week 2: Moving and Turning
  –   NVT: Student-paced Instruction
  –   Moving Forward
  –   Proportional Movement
  –   Abstraction Bridges
  –   Turning
       • Labyrinth
                You Made It!
• Week 3: Sensors
  –   Program Flow
  –   Wait Behaviors
  –   “Unlimited” Move
  –   Thresholds
  –   The Four Sensors
                   You Made It!
• Week 4: Controlling Program Flow
  –   Troubleshooting
  –   Troubleshooting as Inquiry
  –   Data Logging
  –   Controlling Program Flow
       • Loops
       • Switch-Loops
           – Obstacle Detection
  – Line Following
                 You Made It!
• Week 5: Engineering Problem Solving
  –   Programming > Programs
  –   Planning and Analysis
  –   Iterative Design Process
  –   Engineering Process in the Classroom
  –   Obstacle Course
         Additional Resources
• Class resources will be available until
  January 1st, 2010
   –   Forum will remain intact and live
   –   Recordings and PowerPoints will be available
   –   E-mail is always available anyway
   –   Exchange information with classmates?
                 IMPORTANT
• Please use our materials responsibly
   – Do not redistribute Robotics Academy materials
     • NXT Video Trainer
     • Class recordings
     • PowerPoint presentations
   – Ask your fellow teachers for permission before using
     or reposting their material
     • Videos
     • Posters
   – Observing these rules allows us to continue offering
     programs with a minimum of fuss and overhead
      Additional Resources
• Web resources
  – NXTeacher.com
  – Robotics Academy website:
    • http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu
  – Class forums (public section)
       Additional Resources
• Other members of the NXT-G family
  – Robotics Engineering Vol. 1 and 2
     • STEM focus
        – Vol.1 = STEM Fundamentals
        – Vol.2 = Engineering Projects
     • Teacher materials included


  – Science & Data Logging
     • NXT-G 2.0 Data Logging
        – Inquiry and Data focus
        – Middle school physical science content
      Additional Resources
• Expand and Extend
  – ROBOTC
    • Text-based programming language
    • High performance firmware
    • Works with multiple hardware platforms
  – TETRIX and FTC
    • NXT + Metal building system
    • Wireless teleoperation
  – VEX
    • Low-cost, lightweight metal robotics building system
    • WiFi and other capabilities coming soon
             Homework
• Use your powers for Good




              There’s a post-survey too.
         Closing Thoughts
• Class activity: Review
• Class activity: What now?




       Thank you for being part of
  NXT-G Online Professional Development!
    Certificate of Completion
• List of received assignments posted
• Complete remaining assignments by 11/4
   – One week from today
• For extensions or other concerns, ask now
  or e-mail me at rhigashi@andrew.cmu.edu

								
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