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ERIC Number: EJ945387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Interdisciplinary Robotic Activity Hones Important Skills
Black, Dan; Zeigler, Jodi
Tech Directions, v71 n1 p15-18 Aug 2011
As educators, the authors believe in guiding students towards the life skills, knowledge, and expertise they need to succeed in life and in the workforce of the 21st century. With that in mind, they have created a project in which students drive their own learning through creativity and collaborative work to develop an efficient product. Through the project, students are exposed to new technology applications, and they become more proficient communicators and advanced problems solvers. The project is an interdisciplinary unit in which students from health and technology education classes apply a variety of skills to create and program a student-designed robot. In the course of assembling and operating a simple robot, students practice critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, use of Web 2.0, and more. (Contains 1 figure.)
Prakken Publications. 832 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Tel: 734-975-2800; Fax: 734-975-2787; Web site: http://www.techdirections.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A