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Mr. Alexander

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Lincoln School Receives Champlin Grant for Robotics Program

The Champlin Foundations has just awarded Lincoln School a grant for $47,270 to fund the purchase of new classroom equipment to expand and enhance Lincoln’s robotics curriculum in the Upper School. Read More


2011-12 Courses


Robotics in the News

NYTimes - NASA Team Has a Plan to Send a Robot to the Moon

NYTimes - Protecting Your Home From Afar With a Robot

NYTimes - War Machines: Recruiting Robots for Combat


Why Teach Programming?


Aside from preparing our children for the world they will enter, there are persuasive pedagogical reasons for the teaching of programming:

First, programming teaches in a unique and striking fashion sound, logical thought processes and does so far more effectively than any other discipline we now teach at the secondary level. The student must first understand completely the nature of the problem at hand. She then must devise a carefully constructed series of logical steps to achieve the desired result.

Second, she must learn to diagnose and to correct her own errors; in the parlance of programming, to "debug" her program. She cannot simply turn to her neighbor and ask her to do it for her. Programming fosters critical and independent thought, initiative and patience.

Third, what she creates is uniquely hers. Part of the profound attraction that the computer has for many young people is that they can see immediately an act of their creation. It works. Something happens, happens in the way they want it to happen.

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