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ISTE Standard 1d
LEGO Mindstorm NXT

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ISTE Standard 1d

LEGO Mindstorm NXT Baseball Game

        During Robotics (EDTS 525) in the summer semester of 2015, we were assigned a culminating project of working collaboratively towards creating a thematic robotic project that showcased our learning for the semester. As a class we decided to recreate a baseball game using the robots to replace key players. We built a pitcher, batter, base runners, and even a fan cheering on the sidelines. We were then able to program our players to play a baseball game by pitching and hitting a ball and then running the bases as players sensed another player approaching the bases. The goal of this assignment was to demonstrated collaborative skills as well as engineering and programming skills by applying previous knowledge in a new way and this project met ISTE Standard 1d (Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity) which states that "teachers will model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments." We were able to meet this standard because as a team, we were able to collaborate with one another as well as with our professor on this assignment both in person during class, and outside of class via text messaging and email. This assignment had a Constructivist design to it, requiring us to find our own meaning through hands on experimentation where we were able to discover our own learning without intensive interventions from the professor, which led to a deeper understanding of the content.

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