Resources

This page contains teacher resources.

Assessments

G6 Post Assessment (PDF)

Grade 4 Burglar Alarm Rubric (PDF)

Book

Elementary Robotics:  Sustaining the Natural Engineering Instincts of Children, by John Heffernan

Building Directions

Domabot Directions

Curriculum Documents

G2 Ride Challenge (PDF)

Tech Tips (PDF)

Teaching Tips (PDF)

Early Engineering Curriculum Complete Maps (PDF) Updated 5/23/2012

Grade 6 Curriculum Map – Curriculum Map (PDF), includes Open Ended Engineering Challenge, Updated 4/19/2012

GRADE 6 ENGINEERING CHALLENGE CHECKLIST – Updated 4/19/2012

Grade 5 Curriculum Map  – Curriculum Map (PDF)

Grade 4 Curriculum Map (PDF) – Open Ended Engineering Challenge

Grade 4 Curriculum Map  (PDF)

Grade 3 Curriculum Map   (PDF)

Grade 2 Curriculum Map – Curriculum Map (PDF) – Open Ended Engineering Challenge

Grade 2 Curriculum Map Curriculum Map (PDF)

Grade 1 Curriculum Map  – Curriculum Map (PDF)

Grade K Curriculum Map  – Curriculum Map (PDF) – Open Ended Engineering Challenge

Grade K Curriculum Map  – Curriculum Map (PDF) Updated 5/23/2012

Grade PK Curriculum Map  – Curriculum Map (PDF) Updated 5/23/2012

Elementary Engineering Curriculum Draft – Document (PDF)

Lego MA Standards – MA Standards Relating To Robotics (PDF)

Presentations

MASSCUE – Characterizing Elementary Engineering 10/23/2014 (PDF)

Hamp EV3 Robotics – 8/21/2014 – (PDF)

Hamp EV3 Handouts   – 8/21/2014 – (Zip)

Pilot Study Results Presentation – Denmark, August 1, 2014 (PDF)

Book Talk – Meekins Library – June 19, 2014 (PDF)

BeeBots Session 2 – Greenfield Early Learning Academy – June 16, 2014 (PDF)

STEMNet Presentation – PVSTEMNet – Feeding the Computer Science/IT Pipeline – Short and Long Range Solutions – Holyoke Community College, June 4, 2014

Adapting  Computer Science Problems for K-12 (PDF) – October 2013, January 2014

Math Enrichment (PDF)  – Hampshire Regional School District – August 2013

BeeBots (PDF) – Northampton Public Schools (PDF) –  August 2013

Hamp Robotics – Northampton Public Schools (PDF) –  August 2013

TIE Missing E (PDF) Presentation Slides 1/17/2013

WES School Committee 2012  (PDF) Presentation Slides 12/19/2012

MASCUE 2012 Robotics (PDF) Presentation Slides – Introduction to Elementary and Middle School Robotics – MASSCUE Conference Workshop – 10/25/2012

Presentation Slides (PDF) – University of Massachusetts, 10/17/2012

K-8 Robotics  – Williamsburg PTO – February 7, 2012 (PDF)

K12Robotics Conway Grammar School – Robotics Presentation (PDF)

K6 Robotics MassCUE – Why Teaching Engineering to Young Children? – MassCUE – October 27, 2011 (PDF)

K12RoboticsGrant – Grant Ideas (PDF)

K6Robotics – New Hingham Workshop – Presentation (PDF) – August 29, 2011

K12RoboticsBeeBots – Presentation Slides (PDF) – August 12, 2011

Rewards and Challenges of Designing an Early Engineering Curriculum – Presentation (PDF) – May 2011

Research

These links are my draft comprehensive examination documents for my dissertation.  The comprehensive exam consists of a pilot study (Cross Case Analysis of an Elementary Engineering Task and a literature review ( Elementary Robotics Lit Review).  The first link contains slides that summarize my study and literature review.

Comps Final Presentation  –  (PDF) 10/12/14

Elementary Engineering Lit Review   (Word)  Draft 3 – 10/12/14

Cross Case Analysis of an Elementary Engineering Task (Word Draft 3 – 10/12/14)

Comprehensive Exam Proposal (Word)  5/1/2014

The bibliography is a general robotics education bibliography.

Robotics Bibilography (PDF)

Student Checklists, Worksheets, Surveys, Reflections

Counting In Other Bases (PDF)

4 Color Theorem Lesson Plan (PDF)

Bee Bot Estimation Workpaper  (PDF)

BeeBot Resources – (Zip)

BeeBot Resources READ ME – Document (PDF)

WeDoNXTResources – (Zip) – worksheets, surveys, reflections and other documents used in the PK-6 WeDo and NXT programs at Williamsburg Schools

Technical

WeDo.ini  – (Zip) –  replace this file in Users/Shared/Lego Creations/WeDo if your WeDo Activity Guide is greyed out

Teacher Shared Materials

Grade 3 Perimeter Lesson Using BeeBots

Other Not Robotics Related

Pong Scratch Directions (PDF)

 

All Materials Copyright 2012-2014 John Heffernan

8 Responses to Resources

  1. Peter Margolis says:

    Much needed. Much appreciated out here in the SF Bay Area.

    Question: Are you aware of any district tech folks out this way who are doing something on a district level to promote LEGO Robotics in the classroom?

    Thanks again.

    Peter

    • JohnHeffernan says:

      Can’t think of anyway in the SF area but I can check my Tufts CEEO Symposium attendee lists for the last 2 years. Glad these will be helpful for you.

  2. Habib says:

    Thank you for your nice effort and this helful site. I’m a new robotics teacher, I’m preparing for the summer camp and I’m looking for many wedo activity based on both the wedo and nxt kit as the children needs to assembly a new robot every day
    Thank you for your help
    Habib

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  4. Donna Hudgens says:

    My school is very interested in beginning engineering through robotics using legos. Your information is wonderful and sounds duable. I love the understanding explained of how it must be a progressive exploration from kindergarten up.
    I noticed LEGO WeDo doesn’t begin until 2nd grade in your curriculum and that BeeBots are used in K-1.
    I am not familiar with BeeBots. Where can I get information about them? What exactly is a BeeBot?

  5. Donna Hudgens says:

    I just found my BeeBot answers. I can see how they would be great to for the lower grades and they would definitely provide a background/fundational knowledge of robotics.

    • JohnHeffernan says:

      Glad you found the info on Beebots at Terrapin Logo. By the way, we do start WeDo in grade 1 (not 2) and use BeeBots for PK and K. Good luck. Let me know if you have other questions.

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