EV3 Robots

“LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

The system includes the EV3 Intelligent Brick, a compact and powerful programmable computer that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback using the intuitive icon-based programming and data logging software that is delivered with the set.” – from Lego Mindstorms

The LRC has two class sets of 15 EV3 Robots, that elementary teachers may book.  For support in using then, contact Steve Claassen and Dawn Anderson.

Root Robots

“Root is a fun and easy-to-use educational robot that teaches coding, creativity and problem-solving skills to kids from pre-readers through high school. Problem solving is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Compatible only with iPad and iPhone running iOS 10 or later.” – from Robotix Education

The LRC has four class sets of Root Robots which are available for loan to elementary schools.  With three different levels of coding, Root Robots can be used from Kindergarten to Grade 7 and beyond.  When LRC bookings for the new school year open, your Teacher-Librarian will have priority to book them to ensure that all elementary schools will have the opportunity to use them once during the school year.  A week after booking opens, if there are available spots left, then classroom teachers may book them.  Be sure to ask your Teacher-Librarian when the bots are coming to your school!  (You tube has some great videos of students using Root Robots.  Check them out.)