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Learn it Educational Solutions Ltd. T/A Learn it are the providers of LEGO Education services in Ireland.
LEGO® Education has been creating solutions for kindergartens and classrooms for 30 years. The skills and techniques that the LEGO System for Learning embodies meet many of the needs of 21st century learners. LEGO Education solutions enable students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. In this way their instinct to learn is stimulated, and they are motivated to apply their learning in new contexts, which means that they embark on a self-directed learning process. We call this being ‘LEGO Smart™’. LEGO Smart students use LEGO bricks and digital tools to solve problems creatively and to excel at working with others and thinking critically. By working in this way, they develop their understanding and ability to retain knowledge of key curriculum concepts, and therefore do well in school and on high-stakes tests. The focus of education and the role of educators are changing. Twentyfirst century learning is about providing children with opportunities to experiment with their surroundings as a form of problem solving. It is about creativity and collaboration, motivation and self-direction. It is about improvisation and discovery, and interacting with meaningful tools that expand mental capacities. New technology; computers, digital information and online communication, are helping to expand the way we acquire and use knowledge, and this too is paving the way for more dynamic and effective teaching and learning experiences.
You can watch this instructional video on how to make a booking.
Generally we recommend that children be placed in the age groups that we have set out. There are of course exceptions to these age groups, if you feel your child is better suited to the next age group you can call us on 01 5240004 and we will be able to discuss further.
At present it is not possible to do this via the website, this must be done manually by email. There is a fee of €5 for changing date/location. Please send an email to info@learnit.ie quoting your order number and your preferred date/location. A change can only be made if there is availability on/at the requested date/location.
We, it is possible to cancel your order. For camps: Cancellations made up to 14 days before the start of camp obtain a full refund less €2.50 booking fee. Cancellations made between 14 - 2 days before the start of a camp obtain a 50% refund less €2.50 booking fee. Cancellations made with 48hrs before the start of a camp are not entitled to a refund. For Workshops: Cancellations made prior to 48hrs before the start of a workshop are entitled to a full refund less €2.50 booking fee. Cancellations made within 48hrs of the start of a workshop and not entitled to a refund. For Birthday/Corporate Workshops: A deposit of 10% is required for a Birthday/Corporate Workshop. This deposit is none refundable.
Yes, you will see a "join waiting list" button if a service is full. By joining the list you will be contacted in the event of a place becoming available. Waiting lists work on a first come first served basis. At this time it is not possible to check your place on a waiting list. In the even of a place becoming available we will contact people on our waiting lists. Generally very few places becoming available for our summer camps. If we find that there is a large volume of customers on a waiting list for a certain venue we generally tend to add an extra date to meet demand.
Yes, we offer a 5% discount for bookings of 2+ children on the same workshop/camp. This discount is automatically applied upon checking out.
Afraid not! We will be launching our online store soon where you will be able to purchase LEGO Education kits and merchandise.
We are currently developing an online store and gift vouchers will be available. We hope to have this online by November.
It is possible to pay by Cheque/Postal order but there is an admin charge of €5 in order to process these payments. Our online booking system is extremely secure and our payments our processed by Realex, Irelands No.1 Online payment service provider. Pre-paid credit cards are widely available via local shops/post offices and can be used with our booking system.
Yes, all of our staff our Garda Vetted. Many of our staff work in the childcare industry and as such are Garda Vetted. Still, we Garda Vett every new member of staff we take on.
Unfortunately at present we do not offer classes/camps for children under the age of 5yrs.
This is the third generation of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education platform and the “EV” stands for evolution. It is a significant upgrade of the second generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT, which was launched in 2006.
Robot Educator is the name of both the basic robot and the tutorials found in the software. The Robot Educator is a very simple, quick-to-build robot that students will have in their hands ready to learn the basics of robotics. It is the robot that introduces the student to the world of robotics. The Robot Educator learning tool is designed to take you and your student’s through the essentials of programming, data logging, and hardware. It does so in a structured and engaging way, ensuring that everyone is constructing, programming, and experimenting within a minimum of time.
Sturdy storage box and sorting tray for easy classroom management Building instructions Rechargeable battery Ball Wheel Connecter Cables USB Cable LEGO Technic Elements – piece count 541 pcs. 3x motors (2x large motors & 1x medium motor) 5x sensors (2x touch sensors, 1x color sensor, 1x ultrasonic sensor & 1x gyro sensor) 1x P-brick
The EV3 ‘P-brick’ is a completely new component and the most powerful P-brick ever created by LEGO Education. It is built up around a faster and stronger processor, which not only increases performance on all parameters compared to the NXT but also introduces new possibilities not available with NXT. For detailed information on the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 P-brick see the Product Sheet.
Yes. We have continued and improved the on-brick programming with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 brick. Students can easily program basic tasks on the brick and also conduct basic data logging. All of the on-brick programs can be uploaded into the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 software for continued and advanced work.
The Content Editor enables educators to edit, adapt, and customize activities - or create their own from scratch. Teachers can use the Content Editor to customize lessons directly for their student’s needs or customize to the different grade levels. The Content Editor provides a digital space for students where they can capture their work by inserting text, images, videos and sound creating their own digital workbook. The workbook can easily be used for sharing and communication of end-results, among other things making assessment easier.
The EV3 software can be used on both Mac and PC platforms to program LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 P-bricks.
Besides the EV3 software, you can also use LabVIEW and RobotC. EV3 is an open-source platform and, therefore, we anticipate the MINDSTORMS community to develop additional languages such as JAVA.
There are many new features and improvements from NXT to EV3. Some of the more remarkable are: Lobby: - New full screen lobby to navigate through the content provided by LEGO Education, third parties and user generated; making sure the teaching objective is in focus. Content Editor: - Content is editable directly inside the environment, enabling customization of existing projects or creation of new ones from scratch. - The Content Editor provides a digital workbook for students where they can capture their work by inserting text, images, videos and sound creating their own digital workbook. Tighter integration between the P-brick and the programming environment: - The hardware page enables monitoring the status and values measured by all of the hardware elements. - Hardware elements are automatically recognized thanks to auto-id. - Bluetooth configuration is facilitated by the USB to Bluetooth features. Debugging features now part of the programming environment: - Execution highlight. - Programming blocks will display a warning symbol if expected hardware by the programming block is different from the detected hardware by auto-id. - Probes enable seeing the values going through the data wires. New programming blocks possibilities: - Simple strip programming by snapping blocks together (no need to use the beam anymore). - Block parameters configured directly on block. - Read program sequence directly on blocks. - Improved sequence wires that facilitate showing the structure of the program and creating parallel execution. - Wait for change added to easily create robots that behave according to change in the environment, as opposed to wait for threshold that only works by comparing measured values. - Data wires improved and data casting added to simplify data type conversion. - Arrays integrated in the standard blocks. - Loop interruption now possible, enabling creating advance state control mechanisms. Data logging: - Oscilloscope mode enables live monitoring of the sensors to prepare experiments and validate setup. - Dataset calculation integrated, enabling analysis of the data coming from the sensors. - Graph programming added; this feature enables users to create zones on the graph that will make the robot react in the physical world based on the data on the graph.
No. At release time, the software works on PC and Mac laptop and desktop systems. Simple control apps are under development and are expected in second half 2013.
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 uses the same LEGO Technic elements and RJ12 connector cables as the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT, so all your existing sensors, motors and building elements will work with the new platform. The NXT rechargeable battery, however, cannot be used with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 P-brick, but you can reuse the DC charger (8887).
No. It is not possible to daisy chain with the NXT brick.
You can program your NXT P-brick using the new LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 software. However, not all of the software features are supported by the NXT P-brick.
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