- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 16, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1493524194
- ISBN-13: 978-1493524198
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,290,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Elementary Robotics: Sustaining the Natural Engineering Instincts of Children Paperback – November 16, 2013
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
John is currently Technology Coordinator at the Williamsburg Elementary Schools. For the last eight years, he has designed and implemented an innovative technology curriculum that provides deep, rich, engaging technology experiences integrated with standards and curriculum. Key projects have included multimedia, robotics, video game programming, and animation. In 2008, John received the MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) Pathfinder Award for Technology Leadership. John has been a educational technology consultant for the Collaborative for Educational Services and a third grade classroom teacher and a Principal Software Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation. John earned BSEE and MSEE/CS degrees from Tufts in 1981 and 1983 and a Masters of Education degree from Lesley College in 1992. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in math, science, and learning technologies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. John is a current member of the Lego Education Advisory Panel. He coaches soccer, baseball, and basketball and has a seven-year old son Aidan. When not playing with robots, John enjoys animal tracking, doing dog agility with his two whippets, juggling, and playing bluegrass music. He blogs at http://www.jheffernan.com/ and http://www.kidsengineer.com/.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I like the way John explains why he creates the lessons the way he does. He gives many pointers and goes over things that didn’t work well in his lessons before he perfected them. These pointers are very helpful, so other teachers know what to avoid and why to avoid certain things that don’t work well in the classroom. He explains everything really well which makes it easy for teachers to implement these lessons. He even states what time during the school year is best to use a particular lesson. He not only describes why he does certain things in his lessons, he also explains why he doesn’t do certain things.
This book is easy to use, has great well written detailed lesson plans that include handouts for the students. It is a nice addition to a teacher library and a great book to have if you are teaching or would like to teach robotics. I highly recommend this book and plan on using some of his lessons this year.