First Lego League Ontario Visits SNCDSB
Peggy Scott from First Lego League Ontario visited Superior North Catholic District School Board (SNCDSB) from September 30 - October 4. Peggy and Sarah Clowes, SNCDSB Technology Enabled Learning Teacher Contact, visited St. Edward Catholic School, St. Hilary Catholic School, St. Joseph Catholic School and Holy Angels Catholic School and worked with 15 educators and students from Grade 2 - Grade 8.
Students learnt how to code using WeDo 2.0, EV3 Mindstorm and using Lego to create simple machines. Some coding highlights included using the robots to follow a black line, using a switch and loop coding block to repeat the pattern. Students constructed the robots and used the ultrasonic sensor and light sensor. They discussed the real-world application of this technology can be related to autonomous cars and how engineers, mechanics and computer scientists use these skills in their vocations. Students explored gears and movement to make different pieces of robots turn. Lego makerspaces were created in participating schools to support students' creativity.