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By KRISTINE GALLOWAY
Wyoming Tribune Eagle 

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...



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