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WeDo curriculum resources

Following the WeDo building instructions
Following the WeDo building instructions

The WeDo kit can be used to support learning across the range of subjects. The guides that come with the WeDo and WeDo 2.0 software provide ideas of how to achieve mathematics, science, technology, engineering and language arts goals.

Here is a selection of additional resources developed by teachers and others.

Early Childhood Robotics Network

  • The Early Childhood Robotics Network (ECRN) is part of the Developmental Technologies Research Group at Tufts University. The Network has developed curricula for Kindergarten to grade 2.

Design to Succeed in LEGO WeDo Robotics Challenges (.doc)

  • This Word document is an enrichment unit for ages 7 to 10 using the LEGO WeDo platform and based on the research of Dr. Steve Coxon.

Kids Engineer

  • Curricular maps involving educational robots covering K-6. The curriculum starts with the (non-LEGO) BeeBot in Kindergarten and moving to the WeDo in lower primary and then the NXT in upper primary. The curriculum includes links to standards and open-ended challenges. Created by John Heffernan.

Robotics in Kindegarten

  • Resources to help you implement a robotics project in your preschool classroom, including instructions, printable resources, videos illustrating management strategies, challenges and other activity ideas, as well as suggestions for classroom management. Created by the the Leading English Education and Resources Network, LEARN, based in Quebec, Canada.

This post was originally published October 2014.

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Wayne Burnett

Wayne Burnett

Wayne Burnett, Ed.D., is a Canadian father of two boys (both of whom used the Mindstorms NXT) who teaches at an international school in Singapore. In addition to teaching robotics, ICT, and information literacy, Wayne has recently completed a dissertation on using the LEGO WeDo to teach science.

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