This workshop will be in room G011 of the Molecular Science and Engineering Building. See Directions to the Molecular Science and Engineering Building for directions. Teachers will program a Pleo dinosaur robot using MySkit or a Finch robot using Python or Java. They will also build and program LEGO WeDo, 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.
This workshop is free for Georgia teachers, and if you live > 30 miles from Georgia Tech we may pay for your hotel for Friday night (2 teachers per room), Friday night dinner, and Saturday breakfast. We have limited funds to support food and lodging for teachers and will notify you after you register if your food and lodging will be covered. Alcohol is not covered! If you would prefer a private room you will pay 1/2 the hotel cost which is $60. We will pay for lunch for all 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:
breaking down tasks into subtasks and naming blocks (methods)