1. LEGO-based therapy

    LEGO-based therapy

    LEGO-based Therapy is a social development intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The goals of LEGO Therapy for such children are to: improve their motivation to initiate social contact with peers improve their ability to sustain interaction with peers for a period of time overcome their autistic symptoms...

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  2. Challenges in K-12 engineering education: Lessons from Massachusetts

    Challenges in K-12 engineering education: Lessons from Massachusetts

    Although technology/engineering has been a part of the Massachusetts state curriculum frameworks since 2001, meaningful implementation has been slow for a number of reasons. For example, technology/engineering is considered outside the purview of the liberal-arts. Science teachers are slow to accept technology/engineering as an additional part of their responsibility. There...

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  3. The Social Skills Network

    The Social Skills Network

    The Social Skills Network is made up of of students and their teachers engaged at school and online in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics using LEGO EV3 challenges. It is made up of Robotics Social Clubs from six schools and colleges from Brisbane Catholic Education. The students enjoy connecting with...

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  4. Learning STEM in the Classroom

    Learning STEM in the Classroom

    Chris Rogers, professor at Tufts University, explains why STEM education should be taught in the classroom in this video published by LEGO Education. See below for a transcript. Transcript So my name is Chris Rogers and I’m a professor here at Tufts University and I wanted to talk a little...

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  5. Learning Dimensions: Another way to assess

    Learning Dimensions: Another way to assess

    Mike Petrich and Karen Wilkinson, from the Tinkering Studio at San Francisco’s legendary Exploratorium museum, have created an alternative Learning Dimensions Framework for the assessment of student engagement in project-based learning. Students are assessed for such measures as engagement, initiative and intentionality, social scaffolding, and development of understanding. While these...

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  6. Project rules to foster collaboration, not chaos

    Project rules to foster collaboration, not chaos

     Projects are an engaging way to teach STEM concepts, engineering design, and a host of soft skills—collaboration, communication, resilience. However, a project-based classroom can easily veer towards chaos and ugly competition. How do you encourage students to tackle open-ended, creative, and challenging projects while fostering an atmosphere of cooperation and...

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  7. Assessment tools for group projects

    Assessment tools for group projects

    In our push to get more students involved in STEM subjects, we incorporated LEGO robotics into our high school Physics and our AP Physics 1 curricula. This meant that I had to develop a consistent way to assess my students, individually and collaboratively, as they planned, built, and programmed their...

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  8. Robotics: A fresh approach to learning?

    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...

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  9. WeDo curriculum resources

    WeDo curriculum resources

    The WeDo kit can be used to achieve many curricular goals. The guide that comes with the WeDo software provides ideas of how to achieve mathematics, science, technology, engineering and language arts goals. Other teachers have also developed their own curricula using the WeDo. The list below is not complete...

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  10. EV3 books

    EV3 books

    MINDSTORMS EV3 books (listed alphabetically by author) Bagnall, Brian. Maximum LEGO EV3 Programming Benedettelli, Daniele. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory: Build, Program, and Experiment with Five Wicked Cool Robots! Bratzel, Barbara. STEM by Design: Teaching with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Garber, Gary. Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Griffin, Terry. The Art of LEGO...

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