Hour of Code -> Hour of EV3

Hour of EV3 by guest bloggers Sanjay and Arvind Seshan of EV3Lessons

Hour of EV3

Learning to program is a very important skill. The Hour of Code movement was started several years ago and reaches tens of millions of students in 180+ countries for everyone (ages 4-104). Hour of Code is held during the week of December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

Hour of Code promo video

Hour of Code introduces students to various programming languages such as Python and Scratch and shows them that coding is both fun and achievable. LEGO® MINDSTORMS®  can be used to achieve the same purpose. We have found the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® to be a great platform for learning programming skills – everything from learning to write comments to creating complex algorithms.  The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit is “more than a toy”.  From prototyping possibilities to using as a platform to teach coding skills, it is fun and versatile.

LEGO®  recently announced the #3MinsofEV3 campaign. We thought it was a great idea and to bring it to life, we are teaching 1 hour classes called “Hour of EV3”.  We have created short lesson plans using models from the EV3 31313 Set and the EV3 Programming App* to introduce beginners to programming concepts and get them comfortable using sensors.  Click on the images to download the lessons. We want to continue to give kids the tools needed to program and create with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3.

Sample of EV3 Programming App lessons available at http://ev3lessons.com/HourOfEV3.html

We invite everyone to join this movement during the week of December 7-13.  If you have an EV3, invite some friends over who have never seen one and complete one of the lessons together.

Building robots is fun.  Programming the robots brings them to life. Come join us in the Hour of EV3!

Sanjay and Arvind Seshan, EV3Lessons | Droids Robotics

* EV3 Programmer
for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lego.mindstorms.ev3programmer
for IOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lego-mindstorms-ev3-programmer/id1039354955?ls=1&mt=8


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