Binary Alphabet with Lego

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Earlier in the year I posted about a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division who created a lesson around binary bracelets. Recently, a colleague of mine directed me to a similar idea created by the LEGO brand!

Actually, the LEGO site documented four separate ideas: an online Bits & Bricks Hour of Code Activity, a Binary Alphabet, a LEGO mini robot and a LEGO game building activity. All fabulous on and offline coding based activities. But I want to focus in this post on the Binary Alphabet activity.

Binary Alphbet
Binary Alphabet
Lego Computer Coding Binary Alphabet
Lego Computer Coding Binary Alphabet

The concept is actually rather simple… White LEGO blocks represent 1s, Blue LEGO blocks represent 0s & Red LEGO blocks represent Spaces between letters. Use the binary converter and some information found at “A Binary Tutorial” or on Base 2 and away you go having your students creating binary messages related to whatever they fancy: positive messages, poems, descriptive words, site words…

What delighted me about this offering was that it was code related and yet offline!
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