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Mathtrain, Financial Football, SPARK…

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http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Your students should hop on the Mathtrain to watch videos created by students that describe how to solve a wide variety of math problems.  A great learning tool….

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Help your students learn personal finance within the context of the NFL…play Financial Football.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468The History Channel has created a Black History Month site with videos, timelines, maps, facts, etc.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468For all you STEM educators…check out the SPARK web site.  SPARK stands for Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotic Knowledge.  Lots of cool activities and resources.

http://remc11.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/www_bullet.jpg?w=468Here’s a lovely Groundhog Day resources for you…Groundhog Day and Possum Night.

Robots on the Road

I’ve visited several schools since I offered the Robotics Roadshow to our Freedom to Learn schools. At each, we spent a lot of time and effort thinking as well as building robots. Students have had to come up with ways to successfully complete various robot challenges like…

  • navigating obstacle courses
  • moving objects from one place to a target
  • reacting to barriers
  • RoboWarand last, but not least, the ever-popular RoboBattle

Some challenges require creativity in designing the right kind of robot or an appropriate appendage that will do the job. Others require the logic and problem solving of programming the right instructions for the robot to follow. Either way, everyone has a great time stretching their cranial muscle.

RoboWarOf course, the most fun was the RoboBattle. Just add a little competition and kids are ready to go!

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