Posts tagged ‘robotics’

October 18th, 2011

Robot Storytelling Curriculum Ideas

Robot Diaries – Dog from CREATE Lab on Vimeo.

Education advisor Heather Knight sent us the above video, which we’ve shared with our Terrabotic grantees. It offers some interest suggestions for students to use storytelling in their robot programming.

Thanks Heather!

August 18th, 2011

Roboticist Heather Knight Introduces her new Terrabotic Video Series



Social Roboticist Heather Knight, the creator of Marilyn Monrobot Labs and the recent Robot Film Festival, which was sponsored by Science House (for more on that see the recent report by Science House EVP Rita J. King) generously donated her time to create a series of video and curriculum challenges for our Terrabotic program grantees. The introduction to the series is embedded above. We’ll be rolling out the videos regularly throughout the semester to provide new ideas for robotics teachers and students everywhere.

Terrabotic is a global robotics project for high school students. Participating schools receive a class set of robotics kits to start a school robotics program and also become a part of a network of schools around the world. Via videoconferencing and the terrabotic blog, classes get together to attend virtual lessons, interact with experts in the field and collaborate with their peers around the world.

Thanks Heather! We look forward to sharing your wit and wisdom over the coming months.

October 20th, 2010

Terrabotic – First Challenge

The Science House Foundation has been holding a number of planning meetings with the teachers spearheading the new Terrabotic program, a collaborative high school robotics program for school around the world.

The program has been received very positively by the students, who have begun using the equipment and sharing challenges, such as this first challenge from Ontario, Canada. Great challenge Ontario!