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Thursday, March 17

  1. page Lego Robotics Unit edited ... 2.26.11 Here is another video showing some footage from a class period working on Lego Roboti…
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    2.26.11
    Here is another video showing some footage from a class period working on Lego Robotics.
    4th Grade ELP Lego Robotics Championship
    4th Grade ELP Lego Championship from aaron Maurer on Vimeo.

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Sunday, February 27

  1. page Lego Robotics Unit edited ... 2.26.11 Here is another video showing some footage from a class period working on Lego Roboti…
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    2.26.11
    Here is another video showing some footage from a class period working on Lego Robotics.

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  2. page Lego Robotics Unit edited ... We are off to an excellent start. I will continue to document their journey as we progress w…
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    We are off to an excellent start.
    I will continue to document their journey as we progress with this project for a few more weeks.
    2.26.11
    Here is another video showing some footage from a class period working on Lego Robotics.

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Sunday, February 13

  1. page Stop Animation edited 2.13.11 ... all together. Here Here is a ... their ideas. http://www.flickr.com/photos/c…
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    their ideas.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeechug/sets/72157625913770129/


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  2. page Stop Animation edited 2.13.11 Our 5th grade students have been working like mad to prepare for their Stop Animation proj…
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    Our 5th grade students have been working like mad to prepare for their Stop Animation projects. We just finished up making flipbooks to work with simple animation techniques. We are now moving into stop animation. Students are able to use either clay or Lego pieces to assemble their ideas. They had to script out their ideas first. We have talked about the small details, patience, and casting a critical eye to their projects to make them look good. They have spend the last couple class periods building their backdrops and characters. The last class period we began snapping pictures. It will take at least 8 pictures for one second of animation. As we continue to take pictures I took some pictures of their creations to show here on the wiki. I will post their final projects here when ready. We will load and use computer software to bridge the photos all together. Here is a little taste of their ideas.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeechug/sets/72157625913770129/
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  3. page Lego Robotics Unit edited ... We are off to an excellent start. I will continue to document their journey as we progress w…
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    We are off to an excellent start.
    I will continue to document their journey as we progress with this project for a few more weeks.

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  4. page Stop Animation edited 2.13.11 Our 5th grade students have been working like mad to prepare for their Stop Animation pro…
    2.13.11
    Our 5th grade students have been working like mad to prepare for their Stop Animation projects. We just finished up making flipbooks to work with simple animation techniques. We are now moving into stop animation. Students are able to use either clay or Lego pieces to assemble their ideas. They had to script out their ideas first. We have talked about the small details, patience, and casting a critical eye to their projects to make them look good. They have spend the last couple class periods building their backdrops and characters. The last class period we began snapping pictures. It will take at least 8 pictures for one second of animation. As we continue to take pictures I took some pictures of their creations to show here on the wiki. I will post their final projects here when ready. We will load and use computer software to bridge the photos all together. Here is a little taste of their ideas.

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  5. page Lego Robotics Unit edited 2.13.11 Over the last four class periods students have been working on building and constructing …
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    Over the last four class periods students have been working on building and constructing their Lego Mindstorm Robots. We started with a manual to build a basic robot to give them a starting point. I had set up some very simple obstacles to teach them the very basics such as programming the robot to movie forward, backwards, and three types of turns. Once students proved mastery of these concepts I built the Lego board that we used for the First Lego League competition. There are a variety of challenges and difficulties for students to try and solve. Here is the first glimpse of students actually putting to practice their skills.
    To build and program these robots requires a ton of teamwork, problem solving, and engineering skills. Students have to come up with an idea and plan to execute. They then have to build the idea to make the robot work. Next, they have to program the robot using software on the computer to make it move on its own. Finally, they test their ideas to see if it works. If no successful, then they must analyze the problem, come up with a new idea and try again.
    We are off to an excellent start.
    I will continue to document their journey as we progress with this project for a few more weeks.

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Tuesday, February 1

Sunday, January 30

  1. page Notecard Bridge Project edited Here is our footage from our Notecard Bridge Project. This was designed to get them thinking and us…
    Here is our footage from our Notecard Bridge Project. This was designed to get them thinking and using the skill sets required to build robots coming up in our next unit. This was a one class period project. They had to work under the time constraints and work as a team.

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