I've Got This Robot, Now What?
Participate and share : Poster
Matthew Buckley Mary Lou Ewald Jennifer Spencer
Bringing robotics into your classroom can seem like a daunting task, especially if you think it won't fit into your already-full schedule of teaching objectives. We will give easy, tested lesson ideas to use with just about any robotic platform in all subject areas.
|Audience:||Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Instructional design & delivery|
|Subject area:||Computer science, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Many teachers have access to robotics in their schools, but do not have experience using them or know what to do with them. It is a misconception that when you use robotics you are just teaching computer science skills or they are just being used as a "cool toy" or an attention grabber. While these are all good reasons, using robotics in the classroom is so much more! We plan to open the eye's of teachers and show them all the ways you can use robotics in the classroom. We have presented similar sessions at the Alabama Educational Technology Conference with great response. We will use multiple robotics platforms, such as VEX IQ, Sphero, Edison, and Dash and Dot to model lessons for teachers to use in their classroom. As a result of this session, teachers will be able to teach 4 different lessons in 4 different content areas using a variety of robotic platforms. We are going to show teachers that integrating robotics into your classroom can be easy, engaging and worthwhile.
15 minute introduction to using robotics in the classroom and introduction to the many different robotic platforms and how they work
5 minute share of other platforms teachers may be familiar with
15 minutes on a language arts lesson using robotics
15 minutes on a math lesson using robotics
15 minutes on a social studies lesson using robotics
15 minutes on a science lesson using robotics
10 minute wrap up and discussion on other ideas to use robotics in the classroom
The use of Robotics and Simulators in the Education Environment
How K-12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics
Why Teach Robotics