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Bee-Bot Cities August 13, 2010

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Bertie and I will be talking to a lot of principals next week. We’d like to be able to show some photos of your cities. Have you taken any?

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Wonderful VC presentation by students August 13, 2010

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Bertie and I were so impressed with the students who talked about the Bee-Bots on the VC! Congratulations to all of them. We are very proud of you.

Using Clear Button August 12, 2010

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Here is a video from the beginning of our BeeBot journey showing students programming at a single step at a time level. The child in the group who is prgramming is remembering to press the clear button between steps, but has not yet progressed to a multi-step program.

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Using Clear Button, posted with vodpod

BeeBot Student Problem Solving June 17, 2010

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I think I have already written about this, but I did not share the video via vodpod. I am hoping this will let it show within the blog rather than requiring a link to be clicked. Please let me know if the privacy settings prevent you from watching the video.

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more about “BeeBotExploration AllTheWayRoundtheCard“, posted with vodpod

Student Led Activity in Grid Exploration June 7, 2010

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When I let the students explore their grids, one student managed to independently program the BeeBot to travel the perimeter of the grid in one continuous program loop.

BeeBotExploration AllTheWayRoundtheCard from M Simon on Vimeo.

After seeing this demonstration, I challenged the other groups to try to replicate this programming feat – which is our classes first student-generated activity. I am assuming it can still count as student-generated if I issued the challenge?

BeeBot City Part 1 – Grid June 7, 2010

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1MS started our BeeBot City building project by laying the foundation with a 15 square-centimetre grid base.

First, we had a whole group morning maths lesson on area where we compared using shoes and dictionaries as area-measuring tools for sheets of newspaper. We discussed the concept of measuring and marking area by using same-sized measuring tools that left no gaps.

In the afternoon, we had a whole group demonstration of students (2 rounds of 3 at a time) showing how they would use 15 square centimetre pieces of card to mark off a grid on a sheet of posterboard. We looked at starting at a corner and working methodically,

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7 Cousins from 1MS May 27, 2010

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Photo of Beebot dressed in customised shell

Toothless

Descriptions of Toothless:

To be added

Photo of Beebot dressed in customised shell

Seaweed

Descriptions of Seaweed:

To be added.

Photo of Beebot dressed in customised shell

Pup

Descriptions of Pup:

To be added

Photo of Beebot dressed in customised shell

Cutie

Decriptions of Cutie:

To be added

Photo of Beebot dressed in customised shell

Charlotte

Descriptions of Charlotte:

To be added

Photo of Beebot dressed in customised shell

Birdie

Descriptions of Birdie:

To be added

Photo of Beebot dressed in customised shell

TV

Descriptions of TV:

To be added

Cousin Page added May 27, 2010

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I have just added a page –> Bertie’s Cousins>Your School>G>7 Cousins From 1 MS. This page shows pictures of the BeeBot shells from my earlier post actually on the BeeBots. I will update the page with the descriptions my students write for their BeeBots when I have time to enter them. I just thought that others who were interested in using the shells might like to see how ours fit. I am happy to give tips on what we did either through the blog or via email.

1MS does BeeBot mini-exploration May 27, 2010

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We did a mini-exploration the other day that was similar to Adventure 2. I gave each group their BeeBot and asked them to answer the following questions/problems (as many as they could, in order):

1. How far does the BeeBot move in 1 Forward step?

2. How far does the BeeBot move in 1 Reverse step?

3. How does the BeeBot move when right or left turns are programmed.

4. Can you get the BeeBot to go around the BeeBot box?

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G May 20, 2010

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We have 10 bots, but are planning to create more than 10 of Bertie’s Cousins to play with courtesy of our customisable shells.