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EV3 Lego Robotics
Design, construct and program interactive,
autonomous robots using EV3 LEGO®
motors, sensors, microprocessors, and
MindStorms® software.
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Coding | Game Design
Children will create their own
engaging and interactive video
games using Scratch, a software
developed by MIT Media Lab.
LEGO® PRE-ROBOTICS
Share an hour with your preschooler constructing
and creating with LEGO®
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LEGO® WeDo Robotics
Students are introduced to robotics by building and
programming LEGO® projects, using sensors, motors
and LEGO®'s playful WeDo software.

Our Mission

We ignite kids’ desire to explore, solve
problems and learn. We invent, build
and have fun with cool technologies.

roboFAQS

What is RoboFun all about?
RoboFun provides children a place to learn about coding, engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) in a way that is child driven and project based.
What makes RoboFun special?
RoboFun was started and is led by Laura Allen. Laura has a Masters Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as a Bachelors degree in Painting and Sculpture from Skidmore College. She firmly believes that we learn the most by being makers; when we make things we are passionate about we learn the most.

Kids are very passionate about coding, building and designing. RoboFun provides a place to do this.

What goes on during your classes?
Classes consist of a number of parts that include (but are not limited to)
• Presentation of a problem or a challenge to solve,
• Free time to build and design
• Individual attention from our teachers to help your child build and design
• Circle time where everyone shares their work
How do you decide what class is appropriate for my child?
Our classes are generally grouped by age. We expect that there will be children with a little or no experience working side by side with a child who may have come to RoboFun many times. We believe that everyone does not have to be learning the same thing at the same time and that a variety of approaches and expertise make a rich learning environment.

Our teachers are trained to work with each child individually and to develop expectations for each child based upon their prior knowledge, their goals and motivation.

What is the background of your teachers?
Most of our teachers are in the process of getting their masters degrees in a variety of fields: education, interactive telecommunications, engineering to name a few.

Some of our teachers are artists, writers or musicians. We look for individuals who like children and want to work with them. We find teachers who have a great sense of how to run a classroom and how to manage the competing needs of a group of kids.

What goes on during summer camp?
In the mornings, children are involved in engineering work with robotics or pre-robotics. The challenges are different based upon the age of the students. In the afternoons, kids are building either video games or stop motion animation.
Can you provide a class or lesson at our home?
Yes we can! Please email Naima McQueen for more information.
Can my child take their project home?
Your child can take home their Scratch project or can have it emailed to them. However, the LEGO materials they are using do not go home. They can take home (and always do) their enthusiasm and excitement for their RoboFun experience.
Can I sign up over the phone? In terms of time and convenience.
Yes you can. We are happy to help you with this or you can sign up on the website
Can I set up a class for my child & friends?
Yes! Call Naima McQueen to set up the details. We run many private classes set up by parents for Independent and public school vacation days.
Do we teach coding?
Yes! For over 16 years, Vision Education & Media | RoboFun has been working with schools, CBOs and museums to teach foundational skills in coding and computer programming through the variety of technologies that have emerged over the years. Our founder, Laura Allen, has been teaching coding for over 25 years, and previously worked with Dr. Mitchel Resnick, the creator of Scratch.
Why do we teach coding?
We believe that individuals learn in unique and complex ways. Coding at RoboFun allows students to think creatively and apply concepts while they make projects that are personally meaningful to them. Coding also allows children to conduct their own research and experiments in pursuit of knowledge. It exposes them to fun and scientific learning, as well as helps them to become makers and designers who love to learn. Students in our workshops come away with a greater sense of accomplishment because they have learned how to problem solve and grasp large concepts. We believe that these skills can be transferred to other subjects and disciplines.
What software do we use to teach coding?
RoboFun utilizes Scratch Video Game Design and Animation software created by Dr. Mitchel Resnick’s team at the MIT Media Lab. We also teach coding with LEGO® NXT MindStorms software and LEGO® WeDo software.
Will RoboFun help your child to excel academically?
RoboFun does not provide test prep. What we do provide is an opportunity for children to learn concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics with masterful teachers and thoughtfully scaffolded curricula. Your child will be actively engaged in making and designing a personally meaningful project that applies concepts in coding, robotics, and engineering. By engaging in problem-based learning, your student will be devising his or her own solutions to problems in both coding and design. It is these opportunities to create deeper meanings out of scientific learning that will further motivate and engage children in their future studies of any subject.
*Please note that LEGO Robotics projects cannot be taken home, but the fun and excitement generated will always be with you!
* RoboFun is not sponsored by or affliated with LEGO®