Cheyenne students learn programming with Legos
December 21, 2017
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Legos are much more than just a great toy for architecturally inclined children. These days, they're also an educational tool.
Two years ago, a teacher at Cheyenne's Gilchrist Elementary began using the plastic building bricks to teach writing to her first-graders.
Now, Amber Dent and Kim Ross are using them to teach coding at Cheyenne's Pioneer Park Elementary. They recently received a $3,000 grant from Taco John's through the Cheyenne Schools Foundation. With it, they purchased 19 Lego WeDo 2.0 kits.
Pairs of fifth-graders and second-graders sprawled across the hal...