GEAR - Teacher Resources
Information about GEAR
As a teacher or mentor you may or may not have had an exposure to LEGO NXT products before, if that is the case it is best to familiarize yourself with the parts and programming your students will be doing. There are a few tutorials designed for adults that are a good way to get enough experience using LEGO NXT to teach your students to use it.
An overview of LEGO parts, sensors and the NXT brick can be found here
A more in depth guide to NXT Programming can be found here
Texas Tech T-STEM Center Resources
As part of a senior lab project a Eric Levy, a Texas Tech electrical engineering student who graduated in May 2011, has made a series of six lessons designed to be used by teachers to teach students of a variety of ages.
- Lesson 1: Building the Robot
- Lesson 2: Movement and Programming
- Lesson 3: Arms and Attachments
- Lesson 4: The Light Sensor
- Lesson 5: Advanced Programming Techniques
- Lesson 6: NXT Master Class
- Common Building Mistakes
- Common Programming Mistakes
- A List of Pieces and Names
Blogs and Other Web Resources
There is a thriving online community of LEGO NXT enthusiasts with some interesting project ideas.
- LEGO Engineering was set up by Tufts University and has forums and resources related to teaching LEGO Robotics
- The NXT Step offers news and information related to LEGO NXT Systems
- The NXT Classroom has building ideas and lesson plans for teachers.
- LEGO Education has a wide variety of resources using an array of LEGO products
- Domabotics has information about teacher professional development workshops in LEGO Robotics
- Dr. Graeme has many fun ideas for NXT projects
- NXT Club has some impressive NXT showcases.
- NXT Programs has a list of NXT building and programming projects