Middle School Robotics Episode 7 : A Project We’ve Never Done Before

Middle School Robotics Episode 7 : A Project We’ve Never Done Before

This was last week's video, forgot to bring it to the blog!  Will have this weeks up in a few weeks. This week, we try out a new classroom arrangement, explore a project we've never done before, and figure out how to fix the problems we run into! You also get to see what I eat for breakfast. Here is the rubric for the newest project that we talk about: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVuinuCzk2k Filmed at The Khabele School in Austin, TX: http://www.khabele.org Music by: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGX... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xm...
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Vlogging Everyday For A Week

Vlogging Everyday For A Week

Last week was spring break.  I wanted to vlog the break.  Why?  Because it's fun to create things and I love making and editing short movies.  I've been vlogging my Robotics class weekly for the past month or so and I put a new vlog up every two or three days during the Christmas break, but this was the first time I put out a new vlog everyday for 7 days.  A couple were super short with the longest one clocking in at about 4 minutes. I didn't really feel that I was 'not in the moment' when I was…
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Project Week Day 3 & 4 – SXSW Edu & My Vlogging Workflow

Project Week Day 3 & 4 – SXSW Edu & My Vlogging Workflow

Every year my school gives students a week to do a project on whatever they want.  Literally anything.  They take a week off of classes the week before spring break (which is this week) and have at it.  See a short video I made about last years Project Week HERE. This year, I’m doing my own Project Week that’s all related to filmmaking. I've been reflecting each day on my progress: On Day 1 I made a 2-second video animation intro I made On Day 2 I made a Q & A video with student questions Wednesday and Thursday were really all about…
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Project Week Day 2 : Q&A With My Middle School Students

Project Week Day 2 : Q&A With My Middle School Students

Every year my school gives students a week to do a project on whatever they want.  Literally anything.  They take a week off of classes the week before spring break (which is this week) and have at it.  See a short video I made about last years Project Week HERE. This year, I'm doing my own Project Week that's all related to filmmaking. Check out my reflection on Day 1 to see a 2-second video animation intro I made.  Yesterday, I continued work on my bigger video project that is all about my story as a filmmaker.  I wrote out the…
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Middle School Robotics – Episode 6 : Testing Their ‘Gold Digging’ Bot & Tag For Millennials

Middle School Robotics – Episode 6 : Testing Their ‘Gold Digging’ Bot & Tag For Millennials

This is episode 6 of a short series entitled 'Middle School Robotics.' This week, high-five Friday really begins to catch on, students test their 'gold digging' robots, and then play a new type of tag. Most of my project resources were taken from here: http://ev3lessons.com/lessons.html Filmed at The Khabele School in Austin, TX: http://www.khabele.org Music by: Podington Bear - http://soundofpicture.com Omnitica - https://soundcloud.com/omnitica
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Middle School Robotics – Episode 5 : Students Debate Over Ways To Program ‘Gold Digging’ Robot

Middle School Robotics – Episode 5 : Students Debate Over Ways To Program ‘Gold Digging’ Robot

This is episode 5 of a short series entitled 'Middle School Robotics.' This week, students finished up their second project and I introduced a project where they have to find 3 pieces of paper on a table using the color sensor, without falling off the table. It was originally called 'gold digger' and the paper was yellow but we didn't have the right shade of yellow and the color sensor wasn't reading it. So we're using red...but it's still called gold digger...red gold digger. Filmed at The Khabele School in Austin, TX Most of my project resources were taken from…
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Middle School Robotics – Episode 4: My Philosophy on Teaching Robotics

Middle School Robotics – Episode 4: My Philosophy on Teaching Robotics

This is episode 4 of a short series entitled Middle School Robotics. Tried something different with this episode as I sort of gave an overview of the course and my philosophy behind it, as well as a look at what we're currently working on. Filmed at The Khabele School in Austin, TX. Most of my project resources were taken from here: http://ev3lessons.com/lessons.html Music by Ratatat - http://www.ratatatmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItfImLcfOYQ
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Middle School Robotics – Episode 3

Middle School Robotics – Episode 3

In this week's episode, students begin finishing up their project working with the robot motors, we realize that robots are actually pretty stupid, and students blog their experiences. https://youtu.be/gQiqJyMt-fE I've been experimenting with timelapses more. Trying to get a smooth, motion blur with them. Let me know what you think of them! Music by Podington Bear - http://soundofpicture.com
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Middle School Robotics Series – Episode 2

Middle School Robotics Series – Episode 2

This week, most students have finished up sorting their kits, a good handful have finished building their first bot, and a couple have even started to program the robot :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKEi-dL3ECU Check out Episode 1 if you missed it :) Music by Podington Bear.
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Middle School Robotics Series – Episode 1

Middle School Robotics Series – Episode 1

The beginning of a short series of what happening in my middle school robotics class at The Khabele School in Austin, TX :) In this episode, some students are finishing up their "Intro To Programming" projects and others are moving onto beginning to sort their Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robotics kit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAyyaqhkc4 Sorting guide can be found HERE I also filmed a day in Robotics class with the group I had last semester. You can see that video HERE.
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