LEGO Education Teacher Award UK Winner
I remember opening the cupboards at the front of the CLC and seeing about 30 NXT’s sitting there unloved and unused. At the back
I planned my first teaching session around this kit, and the kids and I were hooked. They were
A year later I found some unopened boxes of Lego under a desk in another room at the CLC entitled WeDo. I had to have a play
Combining this with my PBL approach I started the “Fun-
The time spent “Playing” with these objects to think with really got me into the Constructionist learning model, and I looked at other tools that could be used in the classroom to develop computing skills in young people.
Today in my role as head of Digital Technology and Computing at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School I work in the EDT department developing a maker mentality using Picaxe chips and circuitry, Raspberry Pi
We use LEGO to help our young people create their