Learning with LEGO
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Learn about LEGO educational toys and how to implement them. Get a look at Coding Express, WeDo 2.0, EV3 Mindstorms, Learn to Learn, LEGO Boost and a few more surprises.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||More to Math Software - https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/moretomath/software
Learn to Learn - https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/learntolearn/curriculum
WeDo 2.0 - https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/wedo-2/software
Early Learning - https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/preschool
EV3 - https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/mindstorms-ev3/software
Boost - https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/device-guide/boost
Simple Machines - https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/machines-and-mechanisms/curriculum
|Topic:||Innovation in early childhood/elementary|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
LEGOs speak to everyone no matter what language they speak. They are a toy that kids play with at home or in their free time, but in this session I will show you how you can use these "toys" as learning tools. Attendees will learn about a variety of LEGO products that are available. Attendees will learn how to fund these amazing "toys". Attendees will learn how they can be implemented into their classrooms immediately and fluidly. We will be using the following LEGO products: WeDo 2.0, LEGO Boost, Mindstorms EV3, Learn to Learn, Simple Machines, and Coding Express. This hands-on session will follow this model: quick lecture about tool, attendees using the tool, question and answer.
I will introduce the tools that reach our youngest learners such as Coding Express and Learn to Learn. Once these are discussed, the attendees will see how they work and how they can use them in their classrooms. We will then go to the next tool and continue this cycle for all of the tools I am showing. I plan on showing off 6 different tools, so each tool will take 10 minutes for lecture and playing. I haven't planned this aspect yet, but I love to do giveaways, contests, challenges, and games. I find that this provides a healthy atmosphere for all attendees.
LEGO is all about creating and fostering confidence in our young people. Here's a link to their video on Confidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2zZwcm2dS4&disable_polymer=true
Here is an infographic explaining that a little more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AuWrFdyHAUYxl-DxIBNVIkJbv8A3vP8X/view?usp=sharing