Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXT
We have just released our first dedicated resource book for teachers "Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher : NXT"
This book outlines a 10 week set of lesson plans for teacher wishing to implement robotics in their classroom. A set of robotics challenges are presented, centered around the LEGO NXT MINDSTORMS system. The workbook includes 10 robotic based challenges as well as 3 additional modules with assessment activities covering Robots in Society, Flowcharting and Multimedia Presentations.
It is aimed towards Middle Years schooling (ages 9 - 15) although the challenges can be adapeted to suit older age groups.
Each module includes:
- A real world scenario
- Basic theory of the concepts presented
- Teachers notes outlining the most common issues and how to solve them
- Example Programs in the NXT-G development environment
- Extension activities
- Student worksheets
It is aimed towards middle years schooling (ages 9-15) although the activities can be adapted to suit older students.
Manners have gone out the door in this country. A simple and polite request would have been much nicer to read.
Sorry, but I'm trying to teach my children manners and even though Andrew probably meant no offense, his wording could have been chosen more carefully and with less snippiness.
Thanks in advance,
Am I the only one?
Adapting the challenges to grades 3-4 shouldn't be a problem, they will probably need just a little more hand holding to get them through. There is a table of contents in the smaple pages.
I checked the server this morning and it all looks ok to me. Try again when you get a chance.
One of the obvious problems with written language (as opposed to spoken) is the lack of inflection, and so interpretation is always a factor.
There was no snippiness intended in my post, just a simple suggestion to the author, to which he gracefully responded.
I could counter that your comment impugning my lack of manners was on the impolite side as well.
Perhaps my post could serve as a "teaching moment" for your kids about the subtleties of language and the need for careful phrasing in written communications?
I don't wish to engage in a flame here, but did feel the need to respond.
I would suggest separate (and more reasonable pricing $20-$30) for a simple web download of the book.
For a 10 week plan, thats only $6 per week for a plan and student worksheets.
It is effectively a guide you could put in front of any teacher (new to robotics or not) and it would provide them with enough content to run a significant robotics project in a term.
The spiral binding was chosen from the feedback I got from teachers as it makes it much easier to photocopy the student worksheets.
I want to buy pdf version of this book.