Today we had Ben visit us from Learning With Bricks as part of our learning in our final week together. Learning with Bricks incoperates the use of technology with Lego, where children had the opportunity to manipulate the Lego to build a snail or windmill, and then use technology to code and program what they wanted their creation to do. The learning had a STEM focus, and children loved the ability to incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics into their learning. Children used teamwork, resilience, creativity and problem solving skills to navigate their way through not only creating a snail or windmill, but also then extending their learning by coding their creations to either light up different colours, and for their windmill turbine to move and rotate. The children had abundance of fun! Take a look of what they had to say 🙂
Charlize – I enjoyed making the Snails because I could change it into different colours.
Eva – With the windmill and snail you were able to use your imagination to change them how you wanted too.
Khyle – I loved combining the windmill and snail together.
Hayley – I liked lighting the snail up because it was cool.
Alana – Changing the colour of the snails.
Jason – I liked changing the colour of the windmill because it was so fun to change the colours.
Mikayla – I liked building the snail because we made it light up.
Annabelle – I liked the windmill when we could change the speed.
Alexia – I ,like to build, and could do that with Lego.
Enrique – I liked building the windmill and changing it into a snail windmill.
Alexa – I like building the snail because it was very fun, and we were able to build funny stuff.
Nahom A – We were creating something where the colours were changing.
Adum – I wasd building a snail and I enojoyed using teamwork to build it all together.
Shane – I really enjoyed making stuff and using the tablet to change things.
Arjan – Felipe and I were building and changing the colours using the tablet, if we do it the thing spins.
Bibi – Working together.
Zac – We used teamwork to build a snail and a crane. We helped it by using a computer. We made a fan on it with a charger.
Nyok – Me and Zac were making a crane, and we made a motorbike, using the iPad we could control the snail with the colours.