Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466601833
  • ISBN-13: 9781466601833
  • DDC: 372.35
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 402 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Educational robotics provides students with a learning environment that has the potential to successfully integrate concepts within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into K12 learning environments in class, after school, or for robotics competitions.Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning explores the theory and practice of educational robotics in the K-12 formal and informal educational settings, providing empirical research supporting the use of robotics for STEM learning. An essential resource for STEM educators, the book explores processes and strategies for developing and implementing robotics-based programs and documents the impact of educational robotics on youth learning by presenting research-based descriptions of robotics technologies and programs, as well as illustrative examples of learning activities, lessons, and assessments.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Theoretical and Instructional Perspectives.
2: Educational Robotics Theories and Practice: Tips for How to Do It Right.
3: Designing Evaluations for K-12 Robotics Education Programs.
4: Generating Transferable Skills in STEM through Educational Robotics.
5: In and out of the School Activities Implementing IBSE and Constructionist Learning Methodologies by Means of Robotics.
6: Educational Robotics in K-12 Formal Learning.
7: Robotics and Problem-Based Learning in STEM Formal Educational Environments.
8: Medical Robotics in K-12 Education.
9: Robots Underwater! Learning Science, Engineering and 21st Century Skills: The Evolution of Curricula, Professional Development and Research in Formal and Informal Contexts.
10: Programming Robots in Kindergarten to Express Identity: An Ethnographic Analysis.
11: Educational Robotics in Out-of-School Time.
12: The Impact of Educational Robotics on Student STEM Learning, Attitudes, and Workplace Skills.
13: The Mediating Role of Context in an Urban After-School Robotics Program: Using Activity Systems to Analyze and Design Robust STEM Learning Environments.
14: Building Technical Knowledge and Engagement in Robotics: An Examination of Two Out-of-School Programs.
15: STEM Outreach with the Boe-Bot®.
16: Developing and Evaluating a Web-Based, Multi-Platform Curriculum for After-School Robotics.
17: Learning Geospatial Concepts as Part of a Non-Formal Education Robotics Experience.
18: Learning through Educational Robotics Competitions.
19: From Grade School to Grad School: An Integrated STEM Pipeline Model through Robotics.
20: Promoting Diversity and Public School Success in Robotics Competitions.
21: Educational Robotics and Broadening Participation in STEM for Underrepresented Student Groups.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.