“Leg Godt” “Play Well”

From the Digital Technologies Coordinator 

“Leg Godt” “Play Well”

The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well” and that is exactly what Year 2 students have been doing. Presented with 30 LEGO challenges to choose from, students used their creative, critical and design thinking skills to meet the challenge demands.

Whilst Lego is a physical entity which requires hands-on skills to manipulate, some teachers combined their hands-on learning lessons to create and present a digital, ‘virtual gallery’ to show case students’ learning using Google Slides, an online presentation app.

Gabrielle Cronin, Year 2 teacher comments:

“Google Slides is a fun way to create a presentation to showcase students’ work. When student work is showcased, it gives students a stronger sense of pride when they see their work being shared outside the classroom. It also assists students to communicate their achievements with their family”.

This is affirmed by Meagan Broomfield, parent of Year 2 student, “It is great to see everyone’s efforts displayed in a well thought out and fun slide show to all the parents”.

Meagan continues to highlight the use of Lego to ignite her daughter’s learning:

“Evie thoroughly enjoys Lego and the opportunity to play and create using Lego for a school activity was a very exciting prospect. She spent an afternoon building robot, cars, using Lego to write her name and eventually her younger brother joined in!”

I am sure Ole Kirk Kristiansen, who began making Lego as wooden toys in 1932 would agree that students at SAC: “leg godt”

Ms Joanne Villis
Digital Technologies Coordinator R-12