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Elkin, Mollie; Sullivan, Amanda; Bers, Marina Umaschi – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2014
This paper explores how robotics can be used as a new educational tool in a Montessori early education classroom. It presents a case study of one early educator's experience of designing and implementing a robotics curriculum integrated with a social science unit in her mixed-age classroom. This teacher had no prior experience using robotics in…
Descriptors: Robotics, Montessori Method, Case Studies, Curriculum Development
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Varney, M. W.; Janoudi, A.; Aslam, D. M.; Graham, D. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
Following the success of summer-camp-based programs, a new program has been developed for in-school sessions focused around LEGO robotics to foster interest in STEM topics at a young age. The program has been implemented in a very diverse school, and preliminary results on the efficacy of the program are presented. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Grade 3, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
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Lucey, Linda Polhemus; Jennings, Sybillyn; Olson, Peter; Rubenfeld, Lester; Holmes, Aliya E. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2007
This article describes how Lego robotics, interactive multimedia, and a simple manipulative--string--can be offered to students through coordinated activities to help them build a conceptual foundation for measuring rate. (Contains 5 figures and 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Measurement, Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Robotics
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Murray, Jenny; Bartelmay, Kathy – Science and Children, 2005
Can second-grade students construct an understanding of sophisticated science processes and explore physics concepts while creating their own inventions? Yes! Students accomplished this and much more through a month-long project in which they used Legos and Robolab, the Lego computer programing software, to create their own inventions. One…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Workshops, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Suescun-Florez, Eduardo; Iskander, Magued; Kapila, Vikram; Cain, Ryan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
This paper reports on the results of several geotechnical engineering-related science activities conducted with elementary-school students. Activities presented include soil permeability, contact stress, soil stratigraphy, shallow and deep foundations, and erosion in rivers. The permeability activity employed the LEGO NXT platform for data…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Science Activities, Elementary School Science
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Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian; Wang, Rong-Jyue; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
This paper presents a design for a cutting-edge English program in which elementary school learners of English as a foreign language in Taiwan had lively interactions with a teaching assistant robot. Three dimensions involved in the design included (1) a pleasant and interactive classroom environment as the learning context, (2) a teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Robotics, Elementary School Students
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Chen, Nian-Shing; Quadir, Benazir; Teng, Daniel C. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Early school years are an important period to lay out the foundation for learning a second language. In addition to mastering the basic language skills and keeping the learning process fun, promoting a lifelong learning habit should also be emphasised. Motivating elementary school students to learn English and avoiding misconceptions associated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cloze Procedure, Lifelong Learning, Educational Technology
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Williams, Keeshan; Igel, Irina; Poveda, Ronald; Kapila, Vikram; Iskander, Magued – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
This paper presents a series of illustrative LEGO Mindstorms-based science and math activities, developed under an NSF GK-12 Fellows project, for elementary, middle, and high school grades. The activities, developed by engineering and science graduate Fellows in partnership with K-12 teachers, are grade appropriate, address pertinent learning…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science