Children these days have so many tools at their disposal for learning in a fun and interactive way. One of the pioneers of this system was Lego, who make amazing collections and sets that use complex math, physics and geometry to successfully put their items together. However, the difference between Lego and regular “work” is that in the end you come out with a toy you can play with. This incentive makes children far more likely to want to learn because you’re combining it with something they also love.
The newest version of Lego WeDo is Lego WeDo 2.0 Robotics Kit and this is a fantastic resource used in the classroom for teaching children the basics of complex science and engineering while also allowing them to have a bit of fun too. The WeDo 2.0 ReadyGo Classroom Pack has got everything you would ever need to invigorate a love of learning and absorbing complex lessons in a fun and meaningful way for children of multiple ages.
The kit has been built on the national curriculum so it works in conjunction with what else they’re learning in school to not only help them learn about software, engineering and technology, but also how to use these lessons to improve in their other subjects as well.
One thing to note about the WeDo Kit is that not all operating systems are compatible with it. Although it’s an amazing resource for children in school, it won’t be any use if you don’t have the correct systems to work with it. It uses the most advanced Bluetooth technology and you can currently use it with Macs or Windows that have Bluetooth 4.0 or above. You need to have either Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 and if you have a Mac you have to have Mac OSX 10.10. Alternatively, you can also use Chromebook using Chrome OS version 50 or above, and iOS tablet running iOS 8.1 or above, as well as an Android Tablet and an 8” display or larger and Android 4.4.2 or above.
In this robotics kit, teachers will be provided with one WeDo 2.0 core set for every two students, the curriculum pack with 17 projects and design library, the WeDo 2.0 software with integrated documentation tool, learning grids that align projects to key standards and objectives, integrated assessment tools, as well as classroom management tips and tricks and ideas for extended learning opportunities.
This kit has everything a teacher needs to get children engaged in engineering and really learn through use and experience using something fun and associated with play, like Lego. With this impressive learning kit, students will be problem solving like pros, thinking critically, analyzing and interpreting data, communicating effectively and learning to work together, all while delving deep into the mechanics of engineering, space sciences and technology.