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LEGO Education SPIKE Prime lets students learn STEAM hands-on

By Marcus Wong - on 3 Apr 2019, 3:15pm

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime lets students learn STEAM hands-on

Introducing students to programming and robotics concepts just got a whole lot easier with LEGO Education’s latest product – SPIKE Prime. This brings together LEGO bricks, a programmable multi-port hub, sensors and motors, all controlled via the SPIKE app.

The app is built on the Scratch coding language, and includes lessons focused on Engineering and Computer Science, linked to curriculum standards. From creating a robot that displays a weather forecast using qualitative cloud data, to making a robot that is able to move without wheels, the lesson plans get students working with sensors and motors and get them working as a team.  

To help build students’ confidence in learning and to support teachers who are interested in incorporating more STEAM learning into their classrooms, LEGO Education is providing a Confidence in Learning toolkit and workshops to schools around the world with its continuum of hands-on learning products, including SPIKE Prime. LEGO Education learning experts will also help teachers incorporate hands-on STEAM learning into the classroom to engage all students; building their confidence in learning.

 We are seeing a challenge globally in middle school children, typically aged 11-14. At that age, children start losing their confidence in learning. The Confidence Poll data shows that most students say if they failed at something once, they don’t want to try again. With SPIKE Prime and the lessons featured in the SPIKE app, these children will be inspired to experiment with different solutions, try new things and ultimately become more confident learners. And for teachers, time is the ultimate barrier. The lesson plans, resources and models make it so easy for teachers to integrate SPIKE Prime into the classroom.

Esben Stærk Jørgensen, president of LEGO Education

SPIKE Prime will be ready for purchase in all markets in August 2019. Find out more here.

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