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Teachable Moment: Mindstorms NXT is a great tool but figuring out projects and programs is very time consuming. This web site has some fun projects that help students explore a broad range of NXT projects.
If you have a LEGO®MINDSTORMS®NXT robotics kit, then this site provides free building instructions and downloadable programs for lots of fun projects.
Teachable Moment: NAIS has pulled together a great collection of resources for teachers interested in sustainability. Well worth poking around this web site and signing up for the Listserve.
Schools need to work toward environmental sustainability by becoming more green, reducing school and personal carbon footprints, promoting a commitment to life-long environmental responsibility, and incorporating environmental education into the curriculum
Einstein once said, “[t]he significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking we used to create them.” Education for Sustainability (EfS) is our contribution to cultivating that different way of thinking.
The Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) started with an idea. What if:
Every child could get excited about learning through collaborative "hands-on" activities?
Every educator could obtain low-cost materials and the training to use them in "hands-on" projects?
21st Century learning skills developed through "hands-on" education could become pervasive and improve educational outcomes?
The NXT Classroom; a community dedicated to supporting teachers who are using the LEGO Mindstorm System in their classroom.