[automatically translated] A group of students of the first year of secondary school level has been involved in a research study-action aims to explore the cognitive skills involved and stimulated by the use of technologies such as LEGO Mindstorms and Kodu Game Lab (KGL). The study results show that the use of these two technologies require, in the students involved in the lab, the application of different cognitive processes and educational skills. Specifically, LEGO Mindstorm further urges the use of logical-deductive reasoning skills, the ability to quickly process visual target, problem solving geometric, and the reading and understanding of the text-. The Kodu Game Lab use involves, however, the visual-spatial working memory, the ability to update the information and skills in reading and comprehension of the text. A comparison between the performance of pupils involved in the laboratory and those of a control group, has also been demonstrated that the activities carried out in the first exercise a significant increase in working memory visual-spatial skills.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||RIVISTA ITALIANA DI ERGONOMIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|