Saturday, January 9, 2016

Young Students Learn Engineering and Coding from Creating Robots: LEGO Robotics... WeDO 2.0 Makes Science Come to Life!

Important article from Endgaget (below)...

"LEGO's little bot teaches kids about science and coding...

 Earlier today, LEGO revealed WeDo 2.0, a new robotics kit that's designed for elementary school kids. The 280-piece set enables the creation of motorized forms, okay, robots, that will help students learn the basics of engineering, science and coding. For instance, you can build Milo, the adorable one-eyed bot that's pictured, which can follow along strings of simple commands that are crafted in an accompanying app. Every time it follows a task, the corresponding icon flashes on screen so that children can see how programs are executed -- removing bugs when conflicts arise. It seems fascinating that a child in second grade could program the machine to move in a certain direction, but that's only the tip of LEGO's educational iceberg..."

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