Grades 5 to 8

LEGO Robotics (7th and 8th grade)

This innovative pilot study was conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta with seventh and eighth graders. It uses technologies for children known as LEGO Robotics, which enable students to engineer robots out of small plastic LEGO pieces. The pilot study serves as a great example of learning with technology, instead of the more traditional approach to learn from or about technology. A number of project-based classrooms use this technology; click here to read an example from Duke School in Durham, North Carolina.