Private Schools - STEM with Pleos, PicoCrickets, and WeDos/Scratch on Jan 26, 2011
This workshop is intended for teachers who work with younger kids (elementary school aged). We will do an introduction to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics using CS Unplugged, PicoCrickets, Pleo robots, and LEGO WeDos with Scratch. The workshop will start at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm. We will provide lunch for all attendees.
PicoCrickets are an arts and crafts kit for the digital age. You can create a musical pickle, test your reaction time, make a kinetic sculpture, and much more. See http://www.picocricket.com/ for more information.
A Pleo robot is a baby dinosaur robot that acts as if is alive. You can program it to react to different sensors in different ways. See http://www.pleoworld.com for more information.
LEGO WeDo is a new kit from LEGO that has LEGO parts, a motion sensor, a tilt sensor, a motor, and a USB hub. You can use these kits with Scratch 1.4. Scratch is free software from MIT that allows students to easily create 2d animations and games. See http://www.legoeducation.us/store/detail.aspx?CategoryID=188&by=9&ID=1573&c=1&t=0&l=0 for the WeDo kit. See http://scratch.mit.edu/ for more information and to download Scratch.
We are charging $140 per teacher for this workshop. Checks should be made payable to Georgia Institute of Technology. Please send payments to:
Georgia Tech, CoC
Institute for Computing Education
ATTN: Felicia Auzla, ICE Programs
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280
Click here to register. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb 4th, 2011.
8:00am - 8:15am Introductions and overiew of ICE
8:15am - 9:45am Pleo robots
9:45am - 10am Break
10am - 11:30am PicoCrickets
11:30am - Lunch
12:30pm WeDo and Scratch
2:45pm post surveys
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