Jr. Robotics

Welcome to Comox Valley's Jr. Robotics 
We are in our first year of getting Jr. Robotics established. We are going to create something great that allows our intermediate and middle years students to engage in a collaborative activity that builds skills and knowledge around programming and robotics. 
This year our goal is to establish teams at our Elementary schools, build basic knowledge and skills, provide a safe place for friendships and team work.
Schools will be provided with additional robots and practice mats. Students will build their bots and start basic programming. They will then be invited to a virtual district competition where they will practice and test their skills against other teams. This is a novice activity where no skills or previous knowledge is required. 
Here is a simple resource to get you started with programming HERE
Khan Academy also provides a great unit on the basic Programming of Lego Mindstorm robots (Science- Engineering-Lego Robots). Teachers may sign up and if they like, create a class so that students have access to the instructional videos. These are a great way for students to take learning into their own hands while the  teacher  supports other learners. Students do need to fill out a consent form, please email Dawn.Anderson@sd71.bc.ca for this. 
How to Build Handbooks are provided in the bot kits. Students can follow the step by step guide in building their bots. Students should be in groups of 2-3 and work as a team to program and build. 
If you are interested in learning more or trying these out with a group or class please contact Dawn.Anderson@sd71.bc.ca