Monday, July 18, 2011

My LEGO Robotics BOOK Interview @ The Brick Life: A Mother's Guide to LEGO Sets, Activities, and Storage Solutions

Recently I had the privilege of doing an interview with Inger of The Brick Life...
"Getting Started with LEGO Robotics – An Interview With Mark Gura
by Inger on July 16, 2011

Getting Started with LEGO Robotics: A Guide for K-12 Educators is a new book from the The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Written by Mark Gura the book was designed to be the “Goto” book for teachers and educators who are interested in incorporating Lego Robotics into their school environments, but don’t know where to start.

Mark was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book for The Brick Life.

Interview With Mark Gura
Brick Life: What is your background with LEGO Robotics?

Mark Gura: As the former Director of The Office of Instructional Technology of New York City public schools, I supervised curriculum and professional development for all teachers in the areas of Science and Technology. LEGO Robotics was an important part of what we supported and encouraged teachers to do with their students.

BL: Why did you decide to write “Getting Started with LEGO Robotics”?

MG: I’ve come across so many people who see LEGO Robotics or hear about it and wonder “Is this something I can do? I don’t have a background in Science or Science Education, what do I need to know? How would I get started? What would I need in order to make this happen with kids?” The book answers all of that and provides all of the ‘next step’ info someone new to doing this with kids will need, as well..."

Read the full interview at its source, The Brick Life 


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