Sometimes people think that any hands-on learning is the same as C/LWD. What do you think?
Many teachers at my high school and university used this type of hands-on learning approach and I found it very effective. This video about MIT Professor of education Mitch Resnick shows the types of hands-on experiments that resonated well with me.
I wonder if the "programmable brick" is the same thing as our GoGo Board... Does anybody know?
Good question about the programmable brick. In the general sense, there are several that might lay claim to this title. One of the first commercial devices referred to as a programmable brick was the RCX unit from LEGO. This was a sealed plastic module with clips for LEGO motors, lights, and sensors.
The GoGo Board is also a kind of programmable brick, with sockets or ports for motors, lights, and sensors. However, unlike the LEGO unit, the GoGo Board has all of its electronic components on full display. Also, it is not a commercial product; its plans, circuit diagrams, and assembly instructions are in the public domain.
I wonder what programmable bricks of the future are going to look like and do?
Hi Sir TOMLOUGH!
Learning while doing approach would be the highest form of methodology I'm introducing to my students. I do believe that this approach is best fit to my lower section classes and most probably to the star section where they will be given something to manipulate using their hands and minds, so a hands-on activity. So the same.
Attached is one of my hands-on activities in Chemistry class. My students have to do the clay and stick models about the geometry of compounds.
(Master Teacher I in Science) Quirino High School Quezon City Philippines
Fabulous, Rolan! Thanks so much for your contribution! I'm sure your students appreciate this approach!