Computing / Computer Science

Cascading Switch Blocks Video

This Cascading Switches Video, was developed by Dale Yocum (Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR) as part of his NXT Tutorial series, explores cascading (or nesting) switches inside other switches. This powerful technique can quickly fill the NXT-G screen, so Dale also explains the Flat-View mode.

Switch Block Video

This Switches Video was developed by Dale Yocum (Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR) as part of his NXT Tutorial series. These videos have been linked as Differentiated Instructional Materila to their corresponding sections in STEM Robotics 101. This Wait Block video covers topics around the Switch-Loop introduced in this unit.

Obstacle Detection

Have students work through the "Obstacle Detection"  video lesson from the "Behaviors" page in "NXT Video Trainer 2.0" from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy.

"Obstacle Detection"

Decisions, Decisions.....

Repeating Behaviors_Alt_Task

The attached Alternative Task Assignment Sheet Word file from Rich Bakala (Jefferson MS, Olympia, WA) embellishes the basic "Repeating Behaviors" lab and emphasizes technical reading and measurement skills as students interpret directions and lay out their own extended challenge boards. The referenced Math Sheet Word file is also attached.

Loop Block Video

This Loops Video was developed by Dale Yocum (Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR) as part of his NXT Tutorial series. These videos have been linked as Differentiated Instructional Materila to their corresponding sections in STEM Robotics 101. This Loops video covers covers the different type of loop controls in NXT-G..

Repeating Behaviors

Have students work through the "Repeating Behaviors"  video lesson from the "Behaviors" page in "NXT Video Trainer 2.0" from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy.

"Repeating Behaviors"

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