We are excited to announce that we will be launching the Lego Robotics program in the near future through the Library’s Modern Learning Club and in a variety of classrooms.
LEGO Robotics is a teaching and learning program based on LEGO Robotics kits which enable individuals without formal training in engineering and computer programming to design, build, and program small-scale robots.
Students working at this program will be asked to design and build a robot in one of three ways:
1) Through imagination and playful exploration, they may create their own robot;
2) They may follow a cookbook-like recipe of directions by someone who has designed and built a robot—and they may modify the directions to create their own versions; or
3) A teacher or a more advanced student may create a “Challenge,” a description of a problem that needs to be solved by the creation of a robot, together with a set of parameters the student must work within to create that solution.
In all three modes, the process is likely to include the following elements:
• Envisioning what the robot will be like and what it will do
• An initial “build”
• An initial attempt to write a program
• Early trial runs of the robot to see if it will do what it has been designed for
• Design modifications and/or program modifications
• Feedback, reflection, and finish
Additional Information can be found at:
This learning will include authentic problem solving and collaboration between students which fits well with our school focus. We look forward to introducing this opportunity to our students in the near future. Stay tuned for more as we get going on this.....