Lego Learning

Posted on June 16, 2006  Comments (6)

Lego Mindstorms

Lego Mindstorms (via are a great example of the learning opportunities available today. It seems true that the extracurricular learning options are much greater today than 50 years ago.

I Hear Rumors That Our Education Institutions Are In Trouble by Tom Hill:

We have living proof in my 60 short years that the education construction toy has progressed from the 20th century Erector Set® to 21st century programmable LEGO Mindstorms™ robots.

We don’t have to worry about the future of education. Today’s youth will demand a superior local education system or they will go to any Internet institution that can satisfy their needs. All we have to do as the adults is make sure the local school systems and Internet institutions are capable of living up to our children’s expanding expectations.

I think the educational institutions may not be keeping pace with those advancements. But I agree that we need to see to it that those schools do keep pace with a changing world and changing expectations.

More posts on k-12 science and engineering education.

6 Responses to “Lego Learning”

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