Sept 22, 2011 - Teaching with Robots
This workshop will be held on Thursday, 9/22/11, from 8:30AM to 4 PM in the College of Computing Building, Room 345.
The instructors for this workshop will be Barbara Ericson of Georgia Tech University and Christopher Michaud of Nebo Elementary School.
Attendance for Sept 22, 2011 - Teaching with Robots
Christopher Michaud's website for robots http://nebomusic.net/neborobotics.html
Working with Finch
Finch website http://www.finchrobot.com/
Finch hardware http://www.finchrobot.com/finch-hardware
Finch + JES for programming the finch in Python http://www.finchrobot.com/news/jesfinch-beta-version-available
Musical note frequencies http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreqs.html
Programming the Finch in Java http://www.finchrobot.com/downloads
Georgia FIRST http://www.gafirst.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1
FIRST LEGO League http://www.firstlegoleague.org/
Video of FLL State competition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54SvGwvjQmc
FIRST Tech Challenge http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc
FIRST Tech Challenge Video for 2011-2012 http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/2011-2012-game-info
Bot ball competition http://www.botball.org/pictures_video
Best competition http://www.bestinc.org/
RoboCup competition http://www.robocup.org/
RoboCup Junior information http://wiki.robocup.org/wiki/Junior
Vex Competition http://www.vexrobotics.com/competition/
Lightbot 2.0 http://armorgames.com/play/6061/light-bot-20
Robot Videos on You Tube
Teachers will program a Pleo dinosaur robot using MySkit or a Finch robot using Python or Java. They will also build and program LEGO NXT robots or LEGO Tetrix robots (only teachers with prior NXT experience and some programming experience). The LEGO NXT robots will be programmed using a drag-and-drop blocks language: NXT-G. The Tetrix will be programmed using RobotC. The workshop will explain how to cover introductory computing concepts by programming robots such as: sequential execution, conditional execution, iteration, creating your own methods (my block), and event-driven execution.
Public school high school teachers must register on http://www.ctaern.org for workshop CTAERN3333
(look in new catalog). Everyone must also register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/teachingwithrobots. Teachers must attend the entire workshop and do 2 hours of extra work and show that extra work during a webinar to get credit. The workshop runs from 8:30am - 4:00pm. The webinar will be on Thurs Oct 20th from 8pm - 9pm. Go to https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.C16C1BB42593A3C64408FFCF0E8D1E&sid=2009238 to join the webinar.
This workshop is free for Georgia teachers, and if you live > 30 miles from Georgia Tech we will pay for your hotel for Wednesday night (2 teachers per room), Wednesday night dinner, and Thursday breakfast. Alchohol is not covered! If you would prefer a private room you will pay 1/2 the hotel cost. We will cover parking for Georgia teachers who stay at the hotel and reimburse parking for Georgia teachers who do not stay at the hotel. We will pay for lunch for all teachers. We can also reimburse for substitutes for Georgia teachers. Space is limited to 30.
Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop. If you have any questions please send e-mail to email@example.com.
Out-of-state teachers pay $140. Checks for $140.00 should be made out to Georgia Institute of Technology and sent to:
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280
After completing this workshop teachers will be able to explain the following using robots:
- sequential execution
- events handling
- breaking down tasks into subtasks and naming blocks (methods)
- artificial intelligence
Teachers will also know how to:
- build and program a LEGO NXT robot or a LEGO Tetrix robot
- program a Pleo robot or a Finch robot
- request LEGO NXT robots, Pleo Robots, Finch robots, and PicoCrickets from Georgia Tech through the lending library
8:30am - 9:00am Introductions and intro to the Pleo robot http://www.pleoworld.com and Finch robot http://www.finchrobot.com/
9:00am - 10:00am programming the Pleo robot or Finch robot
10:00am - 12:00pm build a LEGO NXT robot (see http://nxtprograms.com/projects1.html or http://www.domabotics.com/domabot and http://domabotics.com/sites/thenxtclassroom.com/files/sample_nxt.pdf or work on a Tetrix robot
12:00pm - 12:30pm lunch
12:30pm - 3:00pm Doing robot challenges such as programming a robot to go through a course, follow a black line, or do a 30 second dance.
3:00pm - 3:45pm Discuss the lending library, other robot challenges, and robot competitions
3:45pm - 4:00pm post surveys http://findings.GaComputes-Teacher-Feedback-S.sgizmo.com/s3/
Teachers must do two hours of homework and attend a 1 hour webinar to earn 1 PLU. The webinar will be on
Workers: Kelsay, Srayva (lead), Madhuri
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