With such an overwhelming number of resources claiming to be ‘perfect’ for teaching coding to kids, attempting to find the right robot to use in your classroom can be a daunting task. How do you determine which robot is best for your students?
Educational robots can be divided into four main categories of robots:
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In September, seven NEW LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 High School lessons in 16 languages will be available at LEGOeducation.com/lessons. These lessons match high school level skills and capabilities as they are less guided and start to address career readiness. They link to specific national high school standards and include sample programs in Python text-based programming. The US version is already available if you would like to find out more.
Check out this space mid-September
In the meantime we at IMS Ltd Encourage you to tryout Python for EV3 with this handy guide.
Coding Express is LEGO Education’s creative, intuitive and versatile solution that will inspire your early learners to explore early coding concepts while also developing critical 21st century skills such as confidence, creativity and collaboration.
The new action bricks will make the train come to life as the children place them around the tracks to sound the horn, turn the lights on and off, pause and refuel, change direction and stop the train.
The solution includes teacher material developed to inspire educators to help children understand basic early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding.
Availability SPRING 2019
Make your train pause, stop, change direction, sound the horn, and more! Taking the familiarity of a train and combining it with the new action bricks, early learners will learn through play about sequencing, looping, conditional coding, and cause and effect by placing the new action bricks within the train’s track. Each action brick creates a specific action allowing for students to test and redesign ways to problem-solve and work together to get their train to its destination.
Lessons for Coding Express were developed based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the 21st Century Early Learning framework (P21) and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework guidelines and will enable young children to learn early coding skills while preparing them to thrive in the 21st century.
The free optional app combines physical play with digital intervention and is designed to enhance the experience. When you introduce the app, the 4 different themed activities change the way the action bricks behave, altering the effect on the train.
• Conditional coding
• Express ideas with digital elements
• Language & Literacy
• Problem solving
• Critical thinking