Lego EV3

If you're already comfortable with Lego EV3 robots and want ideas for how to use them in a more inclusive way, this page is a great starting point.

Robot Parade

Where can you find everything from feathered turkeys to sailing pirates using sensor feedback to control their wheel motors and follow a road?  Only in a robot parade.

Tip: One-to-One Robots

Consider having 1:1 student/robot ratios so that students have equal opportunities.  For info on the disparities some students face when they work in teams, see a Dartmouth study.  For financial help in obtaining adequate equipment, see our grants description.

Music

Here's a compilation of snippets from around the web, showing musical instruments that folks are creating with EV3.  Yo-Yo Ma, look out!

Tip: Add, don't Replace

If you already have an existing competitive Lego Robotics program, great!  Keep it going to serve the students who feel comfortable in that environment.  Then to attract different types of students, try adding a different type of program -- like one of the ideas on this page.  Need help with leader stipends and equipment purchases?  See info on our grants.

Carnival

We don't have any direct experience with a carnival yet, but with support from a Gizmo Garden grant, Windsor Elementary is going to try it. This video compilation of snippets from around the web makes it look like a blast!

Tip: Showing Off

Instead of projects culminating in competitions, try celebrating completion with an exhibition!   MIT and Wellesley professors say it's just is motiving and welcomes a wider diversity of learners.  Other students and family love seeing student creations!

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