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The Art & & Science of ROBOTICS (4) – LEGO Robotics in Education

I first heard of Robotics in Education from my good friend Mylene Abiva of Felta Multimedia, Inc. I have finally made time to dig deeper into this fascinating development in education with this week’s feature on The Art & Science of Robotics. 

With a little help from the websites of LEGO and Felta Multimedia, I am able to bring you up-to-date and accurate information about how Robotics technology is revolutionizing education…makes me wish I were back in the classroom.

LEGO Education At All Levels
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LEGO talks about LEGO
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The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. It’s our name and it’s our ideal. 

The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen. The company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, a grandchild of the founder. 

It has come a long way over the past almost 80 years – from a small carpenter’s workshop to a modern, global enterprise that is now, in terms of sales, the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of toys.

The LEGO Brick
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The LEGO brick is our most important product. This is why we are proud to have been named twice – “Toy of the Century”. Our products have undergone extensive development over the years – but the foundation remains the traditional LEGO brick.

The brick in its present form was launched in 1958. The interlocking principle with its tubes makes it unique, and offers unlimited building possibilities. It’s just a matter of getting the imagination going – and letting a wealth of creative ideas emerge through play. 

Browse the LEGO history through the decades 

Robotics in the Classroom!
from LEGO Education

Why are so many classrooms adopting robotics? Because it’s exciting for students and easy to implement for teachers, robotics is the premier vehicle for hands-on delivery of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to students. Also, through robotics, students build important 21st-century skills – problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.

LEGO® Education delivers the latest in robotics curriculum at all age levels. Teachers from elementary school to college campuses can integrate material that prepares students for college and their careers.

Watch a video about LEGO Education

LEGO Robotics for Elementary learners

LEGO Robotics for Middle School

LEGO Robotics for High School & University

After School Robotics Competitions
Students in elementary, middle and high-school can really test their STEM skills(Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) through action-packed after school robotics competitions. 
LEGO® Education proudly supports FIRST, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring technology interest in today’s students, to support a global network of robotics competitions.
The FIRST participants are truly LEGO® Smart, and are building the skills needed to be our future leaders.

Philippine Robotics TEAM BAGS 3RD PLACE AT the First Lego League(FLL) WORLD FESTIVAL
Photo shows the team with Mylene Abiva,
National Organizer, Philippine Robotics Olympiad 
President/ CEO of FELTA Multi-Media Inc.

The Philippine Robotics Team, students, age 12-16 years old from Dr. Yanga’s College, Bocaue, Bulacan amazed judges and stunned the Robotics community during the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival recently held in 
St. Louis, MO, USA. 

I asked Mylene to tell me more about the Philippine Robotics Olympiad and here’s what she had to say:
The Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO), is a science, technology, and educational event which aims to offer an opportunity for students to expand their horizons through exploration of robots and robotics systems in schools. 
“The PRO generates early interest in science and encourages our youth to be our future scientists, engineers and inventors. The Robotics Program is an exciting development in education.”
-Mylene Abiva
 National Organizer, Philippine Robotics Olympiad
President/CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc.

A Little about Felta Multi-Media, Inc.
Distributor of multimedia educational products in the Philippines. Upgrading quality of education through a multi-educational product line that serves the requirements of both private and public schools.

Watch this video “How can robots aid scientific research?”
Scientists from Cambridge University talk about using 
LEGO MINDSTORMS to aid their research. 

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