Flipgrid Explorer Series: Robots ๐Ÿค–๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ•น๐Ÿ“ฑ

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Celebrate National Robotics Week, 01100111 01101111 00100000 01100010 01100101 01111001 01101111 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100011 01101111 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111, and explore the importance of problem-solving and storytelling with robots! Explorers Leah LaCrosse and Rich Perry will guide your students through the engineering and emotional aspects of robotics while collaborating and discussing with peers around the world!

Leah is an 8th-Grade Science Teacher and Rich is a High School English Teacher. Drawing a parallel from the book-turned-movie The Martian, the duo connected their classes through robots and are excited to share the experience with your students.

Check out the Grid here: flipgrid.com/robots:

  • Pre-Series - What is a robot? Robots are all around us and perform numerous tasks - how do you define the term โ€œrobotโ€ and whatโ€™s an example of one in your life?

  • Real-life Robotics (April 2 - 13) Hear from Rich, Leah, and their friends who work on robots everyday! If you know someone in the robotics field, please let us know. We'd love to highlight their work with students around the ๐ŸŒ

  • Building My Robot (April 2 - 7) Tell us about your project. What are you working on? What are your goals? What challenges do you anticipate?

  • Meet My Robot (April 8 - 13) Happy National Robotics Week! Share your robot: What have you built? What is its purpose? What goal does your robot accomplish? What challenges did you overcome?

HYPERDOC: Enrich your classesโ€™ adventure with this amazing HyperDoc crafted by Leah, Rich, and Head of Educator Innovation Jornea Erwin! Feel free to adapt the slides, activities, and lessons as you see fit - just like the Series itself, the HyperDoc is completely optional! 

If you havenโ€™t participated in a Flipgrid Explorer Series, weโ€™d love for this to be your first! As there will be classrooms from around the world joining, we recommend you:

  1. Start out with a brief lesson on digital citizenship and sharing what is/is not appropriate in a video response. There will be students participating from around the world, so we ask that each participating educator monitor her/his students' responses. 
  2. Let us know you're participating by filling out this form.
  3. Hop on the Grid with your students and have fun! 

To get an idea of what participating in an Explorer Series is like, check out Beth Mistretta's experience along with our previous Explorer Series Grids: Music, Sharks, Code, Nature, Brains, Fossils, Raptors, and Antarctica!