|Amazing Resources from Damien Kee|
Damien Kee is an independent technology education expert, who specialises in bringing technology concepts to teachers and educators around the world. Focusing primarily on Robotics, and with a strong interest in other areas of Technology Education, he works to educate teachers on the benefits and relative ease with which technology can be embedded into their daily classroom activities. His workshops for teachers and students have been run internationally and extensively throughout Australia.
Damien is also involved with multiple organisations that help bring robotics and technology into the classroom including RoboCup Junior and The NXT Classroom.
Damien is the editor of the highly popular www.theNXTstep.com, one of the largest blogs dedicated to the LEGO Mindstorms system. He is also a member of the LEGO Mindstorms Community Partners (MCP) a group collaborating with LEGO to develop and test new ideas, concepts, prototypes and products
|Amazing Resources from HighTech Kids in MN|
Tons of resources for the challenge.
What is High Tech Kids?
High Tech Kids is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Minnesota Renewable Energy Challenge each spring, Minnesota FIRST® LEGO® League, and Minnesota FIRST® Tech Challenge each fall/winter. Through these programs we train, teach and empower student teams, coaches and volunteers.
With the help of more than 700 volunteers, we work hard to offer high energy, fun, team-based programs and competitions that celebrate science and technology. Kids learn how to work together, solve real-world problems and become leaders. To support High Tech Kids is to invest in our children, to share our passion, and to inspire these future innovators, leaders, collaborators, and problem solvers for the 21st century.
|Great Reference Resources form FLL Starting Point|
Resources are files and links to help you get started. All the material is organized around the components of First Lego League, click a badge to explore.
From the Author: "I am a First Lego League (FLL) coach. I went from clueless in 2010, the Body Forward Challenge, to taking teams to the VA/DC Championships in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, my 5th grade girls shocked everyone, including me, with a winning run of 505 that won the robot game championship. As an advocate for First Lego League and STEM, I started this blog to provide a starting point for new FLL coaches. This blog will chronicle my 2013 season coaching an all-boys teams of 8th graders, The Code Crackers, and an all-girls teams of 6th graders, the Capital Girls, formerly known as Capital Girls Too."
|Amazing Resources from BSV Robotics |
They have some great resources for this year's challenge:
And the first online scoring app:
|LEGO League Coaching: Advice for LEGO League Coaches|
Like Techbrick, this site offers a wide range of advice and resources.
We suggest you start here: "How to Use This Site"
Then review the rest of the site.
The author says, "I have been a Lego League coach since 2007. This year, I wanted to document the season to give rookie coaches a resource to help them through to competition. The process can be intense, but it can also be a lot of fun for you and your team. I hope to cover enough through my posts, but if I leave anything out, please feel free to leave a comment, or contact me."
|Amazing Resources from Arizona FLL|
They have a great resources page and a very important item: A video of the 2012 World's Winning Project Presentation.
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