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Sixth graders program with Legos

By Eileen Vaughn

Sixth-grade girls in Killington Elementary School

By Eileen Vaughn, KES library media specialist

KILLINGTON—Sixth-grade girls in Killington Elementary School spent a few weeks during their library period building and then programming Lego characters. They became experts using the Lego WeDo software. Alligators with animated mouths, spinning ducks, and a moving airplane were just a few of the projects. The culminating activity was a soccer match. One group programmed the kicker, and the other team programmed the goalie. The students even programmed a monkey-drumming cheerleader to add to the excitement. Computer science mixed with creativity and collaboration made these lessons both fun and rich in new learning.

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