REMINDER: PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS ARE WEDNESDAY MARCH 23 FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM. STUDENTS ARE REMINDED TO GET AN INTERVIEW TIME BEFORE THIS DATE. TEACHERS WILL BE IN ASSIGNED ROOMS FOR INTERVIEWS. I HAVE POSTED A COPY OF THE LIST OF TEACHERS AND THEIR ASSIGNED ROOM NUMBERS.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A REVISED SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE TOMORROW FOR HOLY THURSDAY. I HAVE POSTED A COPY OF THE SCHEDULE BELOW.
The grade 11’s (TEJ3M) were put into pairs yesterday and were given a lego mindstorm kit. Their first task was to organize their kits based on a photocopied sheet I provided for them (a majority of the groups were still doing this yesterday). Once they had their kits organized, I asked the students to read the pdf instructions for building their first robot. This pdf was titled “Express Bot Driving Base – Step By Step”. Once the students were finished building this robot, they were to read over the pdf titled “Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 1″. I asked the students to write the code for “The First Program” using the program called “Bricx Command Centre”. Once the students were able to do the first program I then asked them to write code to have their robot move forward for 4 seconds, stop, turn left, stop and then go forward for another 4 seconds. I then made a track for the students using electric tape and told the students that I would like them code for this track. Once the students have finished coding this track I will take a video of a successful run of the track.
I told the grade 12’s (TEJ4M) to continue work on the networking assignment titled “TEJ4M – Router Emulation Assignment” that I gave them a few days ago. This assignment is due today by the end of the period.
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
Mar 21 – TEJ3M – Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 1 (this is the coding examples for the “Bricx Command Centre” software – The TEJ3M students only.)
Mar 21 – TEJ3M – Express Bot Driving Base – Step By Step (instructions for building their first robot – the TEJ3M students only.)
First Track for Lego Mindstorm Robotics (The students have to code their bot so it goes around this track 1 time. Once they have done this, they they have to do it 2 times continuously. I will take video of this for a completion mark – TEJ3M students only)
Mar 21 – TEJ4M – Router Emulation Assignment (This assignment is due by the end of the period today– The TEJ4M students only.)
Mar 21 – TEJ4M – Router Emulation Student Example (This is an example of an assignment done by one of my past students.)