- By: Ken Gracey Published: 29 January, 2019 0 comments
Parallax’s offers comprehensive wraparound support for the Shield-Bot for Arduino.
Many teachers lead 75-90 students/day through this course material. One of them is Faith Caplan, an engineering lead educator and CTE chairperson at Folsom Cordova Unified School District (next week’s Parallax Insider News introduces Mrs. Caplan’s program in more detail). Sometimes educators are surprised to learn of all of the resources we’ve made available for the Shield-Bot for Arduino, so we asked our intern Hannah to make this very short video to show you.
As Hannah described, these are the top things educators need to know:
- Shield-Bot for Arduino is available three different ways: with or without Arduino, and as a conversion kit from the Boe-Bot, which uses the BASIC Stamp.
- The 350-page spiral bound Robotics with the Shield-Bot for Arduino (scroll down to “Downloads and Documentation to see the PDF) book is included with the Shield-Bot for Arduino. This text is a very productive guide for coding and circuit building since it eliminates the application switching when using the on-line version.
- Assessment material is available for each chapter. These are quizzes (and answers) teachers may use as their own assessment. The content is provided as PDF and RTF (Word) formats in case you want to modify it for your own use. Request assessment material by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Standards Alignment This 27-page standards alignment shows how the Shield-Bot for Arduino tutorials meets the following standards: Common Core English Language Arts, Common Core Math, NGSS, K-12 CompSci Framework, Career Technical Education Standards (AKA CTE), and 21st Century Competencies.
- Chromebook support via Codebender is free from Parallax. To obtain a registration code good for the whole year, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
- Add-on accessories for Shield-Bot are plentiful and fairly low-cost and give teachers an easy way to scaffold student learning. Some of the add-ons include:
If you want to talk to us about your program or needs, feel free to call us on the Educator Hotline (916-701-8625). Although we make robots, we’re a company of over 30 humans and we like to hear from you!
Ken Gracey, CEO