Lesson Guide

A project log for HAL-e Robot Kit for Kids

A kit that demystifies robots for children using first assembly, then sequential programming.

kat-aKat A 08/15/2015 at 18:310 Comments
I'mgaining a greater appreciation for my teachers and all educators in general as we try to write this lesson guide. Trying to explain how an Arduino works in words in a way that elementary schoolers would understand is way harder than it seems. Even the design of the guide itself is difficult. Meg is doing a great job designing the icons for each of the components.

But its slow-going, given the time it takes for her to choose what details to include in the drawings and what not to. I’m learning that complexity is difficult to capture in words and in pictures alike, but simplifying that complexity down without losing the educational value is way harder.