HOW TO USE VRT AS A CALCULATORS

We will walk you through the tips and tricks on how to use VRT as a calculator in a few easy steps.

STEP 1

Make sure you have a project open in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, as well as a blank EV3 project. Turn on the Virtual Brick by clicking the middle button.

STEP 2

The virtual brick needs to be connected to the Virtual Robotics toolkit. Do this by checking the WIFI box.

STEP 3

When you click the red tab, you will see the math block. Drag and drop it to the start of the program. Set the mode to addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.

STEP 4

Click on the green tab below. Then drag the display block and place it after the math block.

STEP 5

Set it to Text, then choose Pixels. Then click the “Mindstorms” text and select “Wired”.

STEP 6

Click on the results box on the math block and drag it across to connect it to the Text block as shown.

STEP 7

Click on the orange tab. Then drag the wait block and drop it in between the math block and the display block.

STEP 8

Set the time in seconds according to your preferences.

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An Interview with Mylene Abiva (Cogcast #07)

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BIO

Mylene Abiva is the President & CEO of FELTA Multi-Media Inc., a 56-year-old company that introduces innovative instructional materials and educational devices for school technology. FELTA has been the Education Solution Provider of INTEL Education since 2012.

Mylene has a ton of achievements to her name; she is a former President of the Philippine Marketing Association, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines Women Entrepreneur) 2009, one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awardee 2016, and the list goes on. 

Mylene is proud to be the first and only female ambassador for the World Robot Olympiad, otherwise known as the WRO, has been involved in her fair share of competitive robotics. She and her company have been the organizers of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad since 2001, the WRO International Final WRO in 2010 in Manila, and the World Robot Olympiad Friendship Invitational 2018 in Cebu.

FELTA has also been heavily involved in Robot Virtual Games, an online robotics platform, which allows students of any age to compete against each other globally.

Timestamp

00:46 – Guest Introduction

2:56 – Currently working on

4:39 – How to innovate a company while staying true to its origins

6:47 – Where does ‘Champion of the Geeks’ come from?

10:32 – How parents can support their children

13:25 – How can students take steps to improve their education

15:57 – What will companies need to innovate next?

17:50 – Virtual competitions with Robot Virtual Games

21:10 – Is homeschooling here to stay?

23:27 – Passion versus purpose

25:36 – Traits that allow leaders to succeed in business

28:40 – Thoughts on emerging tech and the future

30:10 – Her message to the world

Follow Mylene via the links Below

Mylene’s LinkedIn

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Mylene’s email

Mylene’s TEDx Talk

FELTA’s website

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Virtual Robotics: The Essential Addition To School Curricula

Are your students learning the old school way and are they bored while they’re in class? Do you struggle with keeping them engaged and excited about the educational material? It’s time to modify your curriculum.

In today’s fast-paced era, school courses need to evolve along with the job market. Were YouTubers around 20 years ago? Could you make money by streaming on Twitch back when you were a kid? I don’t think so, but now these opportunities are a reality.

When you look back on your school and university days, do you think the subjects you learned have been helpful in your day-to-day life now? Were you taught how to code or even how to use a computer? Were you taught the purpose of algebra and matrices in the real world?

Imagine if you knew all these at school, how meaningful and enjoyable your past learning experiences would have been! That’s why it’s important to ensure your child’s education is relevant to future goals.

Virtual robotics, and more specifically, The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is here to prepare communities for the future of work. This software encourages early STEAM learning by offering students the freedom to discover new knowledge and explore their own artistic visions, free from the restrictions of a syllabus; this freedom enables them to explore different career paths at an early age and unleash their creativity by integrating programming and analytical skills. COVID-19 made it difficult to teach on campus, but what makes a digital solution like VRT great is that it doesn’t require students and teachers to be together physically.

Using this platform, children can study at their own pace and cultivate teamwork skills without a classroom. In addition, VRT is unique because it helps students gain cross-cultural teamwork experience, which means they can interact with other students from all over the world by taking part in competitions and projects. VRT makes math and programming fun, unlike traditional classrooms, where students yawn at boring Computer Science lectures.  

“If you are raising your children the way you were being raised, then you are preparing them for a world that no longer exists.”

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