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Sneak Peek: Expedition Atlantis for the iPad

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The Robot Virtual World team is excited to share a quick sneak peek of our upcoming Expedition Atlantis app for the iPad!

Student POV: Robovacuum

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Alexis and Noah are back again with another Student POV! This time, sharing how they programmed a robovacuum in ROBOTC Graphical Language for the VEX IQ platform.

Written by Cara Friez

April 17th, 2014 at 8:32 am

Student POV: Slalom Challenge

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Danica and Jake are back again with another Student POV! This time, teaching people about the slalom challenge, in ROBOTC Graphical Language for the VEX IQ platform.

Written by Cara Friez

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:47 am

Student POV: Robo 500 Challenge

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A brand new Student POV with student bloggers, Alexis and Noah, talking about the Robo 500 Challenge!

Written by Cara Friez

March 26th, 2014 at 7:30 am

Student POV: Labyrinth Challenge

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We are really excited to introduce a new blog series called Student POV! This series will feature students giving their perspective and advice for programming in ROBOTC. I Welcome our first student bloggers, Danica and Jake!

Written by Cara Friez

March 19th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The EV3 Curriculum is available!

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The Robotics Academy is excited to announce the release of our EV3 Curriculum!

A Teacher’s POV: Using the Gyro Sensor

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In this “Teacher’s POV”, Jason discusses how implementing a Gyro Sensor eliminates any guesswork when it comes to programming your robot to turn.

Written by Jason McKenna

February 24th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

RVW Expedition Atlantis Research Study

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We recently had a study completed to see if using Robot Virtual Worlds’ Expedition Atlantis and the engaging nature of robotics exploration would teach students skills in proportional reasoning.

Virtual NXT Update!

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Thank you to everyone who has given us feedback on the Virtual NXT! We are releasing an update to address everything that you’ve told us. Download the latest version of the Virtual NXT here. The large changes in the release include:

Allow the Light Sensor in the Virtual Worlds to be accessed using the EV3 Programming Software’s Color Sensor blocks
Fix a bug where the on-screen Virtual NXT buttons were not being properly read by the EV3 software

Remember …

Written by Jesse Flot

February 17th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

A Teacher’s POV: Fun With VEX IQ Remote Controls

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In our latest Teacher’s POV post, we highlight the new VEX IQ remote control and how your students can enjoy programming their robots with it!

Written by Jason McKenna

February 4th, 2014 at 9:55 am