Robotics: A fresh approach to learning?

Robotics is a project-based activity that is motivating and engaging for many students. It draws on, and develops, learning related to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Background I’m a teacher in Tasmania, Australia and have been using LEGO robotics with my students since 2001. I have mentored teams in RoboCup Junior […]

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LEGO Engineering Workshop, Boston 2014

A LEGO Engineering Workshop was hosted by LEGO Education and Tufts CEEO in Boston on Friday, June 20th, 2014. The conference consisted of presentations and hands-on workshops on the integration of robotics into the classroom.   Activities: 9:15 – 9:30 – Welcome (Chris) 9:30 – 10:50 – Each group shared experiences from their country (here) 11:00 – […]

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MoonBots 2014: Why should we go back to the Moon for good?

The 2014 MoonBots Challenge is a an international on-line competition that challenges youth from 9 to 17 years old to form a team, and design, create and program robots to simulate lunar missions. The challenge is supported by the Google Lunar X Prize and makes use of LEGO MINDSTORMS materials. Prizes include an EV3 kit […]

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LEGO Education Community FLL Contest – Share your story!

The LEGO Education Community are currently running a contest for coaches who have participated in FIRST LEGO League. The aim of the contest is to encourage coaches to share the stories of their teams’ journey to a FIRST LEGO League competition event, including the World Festival. The story with most likes from community members wins […]

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Raspberry Pi Education Fund

Do you have a clever idea for integrating LEGO robotics with the Raspberry Pi? Possibly even something involving HiTechnic’s BrickPi? If so, then you might be interested in a new Education Fund recently announced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation… “We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Raspberry Pi Education Fund. The Raspberry Pi Education […]

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Call for innovative educators to join the “EDGE” in 2014 needs your help! We’re looking for innovative educators with a passion for LEGO robotics to be part of the “EDGE” (LEGO Engineering Developers Group Educators) to help come up with new ideas to support and inspire other teachers and students. The purposes of the EDGE are… to provide feedback about to share ideas […]

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