Mar 19, 2008

Work Units and Lesson Plans for the NXT

I have put together a series of Units of Work, Lesson Sequences and accompanying Lesson plans for use by Teachers (and Students). There are Junior, Middle and Senior School units, all lasting approximately 6-8 weeks. Some lessons overlap across the 3 levels of schooling – but there are a number of new lessons at each level. The lessons are all based on NXT-G and are designed to follow on from specific activities in Robot Educator.
Of particular note is:


- “Four Poles Challenge” - one of the most successful resources I have used for introducing Robotics to students and teachers alike.
- A learning based approach to Line Following using one and two light sensors (as opposed to the more prescriptive approach in Robot Educator).
-A very simple, yet effective “Remote Control” for the EduBot that you can use in the classroom.
-Reference to other robotics resources such as PowerPoint ideas, Robot films, excursions and NXT Books.
- Whilst the program objectives, understanding goals, essential outcomes etc. are specific to the Tasmanian Curriculum in Australia, they can be easily adapted and tweaked for other systems.
-Most (if not all) lessons have been trialed and tested at Teacher workshops and in class with teachers and students.


They can be found on my website http://www.proactivepd.com.au/ and are freely available for use in class by teachers and students. I do however value any feedback or suggestions related to them (and naturally ask that Intellectual Property and Copyright be respected).
Cheers
Chris

2 comments:

Dreadknot69 said...

Thank you so much for this! This looks fantastic. I'll be using this in the summer at a local YMCA.

silvina said...

Well, after 3 years I found this webpage, I will read it and get ideas how to produce a year long elective robotic class for middleschoolers. thanks for sharing

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