Saturday, March 22, 2008

Classroom Robotics (the book)

Classroom Robotics
Case Stories of 21st Century Instruction for Millennial Students

Edited by: Mark Gura, Fordham University and
Kathleen P. King, Fordham University 2007
A volume in the series: Instructional Innovations in Teaching and Learning.
Series Editor(s): Kathleen P. King, Fordham University and Mark Gura, Fordham University

Paperback $39.99ISBN: 978-1-59311-839-6T
Hardcover $73.99ISBN: 978-1-59311-659-0
10% discount and autographed by King and Gura if requested

Hallmarks of Classroom Robotics
· Chapters written by current and former NYS teachers
· Case stories, practice means theory, curricular suggestions
· Application of robotics across content areas
· Based on our work that brought student robotics practice competitions to the Bronx
· Adopted as textbook at teacher education colleges in New York state
· Already available in 46 libraries around the world (CA, NY, WY, TX, IA, PA, MA, VA, GA, AL, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and many more)

CONTENTS: Dedication. Preface, Kathleen P. King. PART I: CLASSROOM ROBOTICS BASICS. What is Student Robotics? Mark Gura. Student Robotics: A Model for 21st Century Learning, Mark Gura. PART II: CASE STORIES. Not Your Average "Soccer Mom." Carol Franken. Changing the Inner City, One Robot at a Time, Evan Weinberg. PB&J, Robotics, and Programming, Agata Dean. Teaching, Coaching, and Parenting RoboCup Jr., Laura Allen. From LOGO to LEGO Robotics? A Journey, Phil Firsenbaum. The Morris High School Robotics Team: An Interview: Winners at a High-Intensity Sport for the Mind, Mark Gura. Power of Robotics in the Lives and Learning of Alternative High School Students, Albert Robinson, Kathleen P. King, and Ryan Thompson. Bringing Robotics to Life: Students Experience Life Sciences with Real World Medical Applications, Joselyn J. Todd and Eric Himburg. PART III: PERSPECTIVES ON ROBOTICS AND LEARNING. Robotics-Prime Opportunities for Careers and Student Learning, Kathleen P. King. Learning and Literacy in Robots-Making Connection for the Classroom, Steven D'Agustino. Catching the Vision, Teachers as Learners: Robotics Professional Development, Steven D'Agustino and Kathleen P. King. PART IV: RESOURCES AND CONCLUSION. Student and Classroom Robotics Equipment: Robotics Kits, Components and Material, Mark Gura. Information Resources for Student and Classroom Robotics: Web Sites, Magazines and Resources, Mark Gura. Program and Curriculum Resources for Student and Classroom Robotics: Organizations, Software and Curriculum, Mark Gura. Conclusion and Beginnings, Kathleen P. King. About the Authors. Index.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a very interesting book.

    Nice blog too; looking forward to reading more.