The final step in the WeDo Adventure – Social Studies

WeDo Adventure Computing

With LEGO® Education WeDo, your pupils can engage in Social Studies the hands-on way. WeDo is a great tool for exploring the many facets of Social Studies, and its digital integration will keep your pupils engaged and eager for more.

Whether it’s using WeDo to build working models exploring communities, people, places or nations that are near and far, the platform will have pupils motivated to take their learning to new heights.

We have a free Social Studies lesson plan for you to download on our website. Don’t forget that WeDo also brings digital technology to the fore in your classroom, ticking those curriculum boxes for Computing too!

This is the final step in the WeDo Adventure – we hope you’ve enjoyed it! For more information and to purchase WeDo, click here.

Another award-nomination for LEGO Education StoryStarter

BETT AWARDS FINALIST 2015

We are delighted that LEGO Education StoryStarter has been shortlisted as a finalist for the BETT Awards 2015 in the ‘ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching’ category.

Our preparation for BETT is well underway and we have lots of exciting news and new products to share with you including:

  • NEW LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software App
  • Our brand new Maths resource MoreToMaths 1-2
  • Demonstrations of our new Space & Science resources
  • Get hands-on and find out how LEGO Education resources can help you deliver the new Computing Curriculum in an engaging way
  • Preview the EV3 Computing Scheme of Work
  • Amazing special show offers
  • And of course our already ‘award-winning’ StoryStarter

We’ll be on stand E128 – you won’t miss us – so we look forward to seeing you there in January!

FREE Teacher workshops in Central London LEGO Office

Places are filling up for our FREE teacher workshops for both Primary and Secondary teachers.

These 90 minute hands-on workshops will give you a full understanding of how to deliver specific areas of the curriculum using playful and engaging teaching methods.

The Primary workshops focus on how to deliver the new 2014 Computing Curriculum and show you how our brand new Maths solution is changing children’s perception of this tricky subject.

The Secondary workshops focus on Computing, Science, Design & Technology and Maths using our award-winning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics platform.

The first Primary workshop is being held on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 16.00. Click to book. 

The first Secondary workshop is being held on Thursday 27th November 2014 at 16.00. Click to book.

The second Primary workshop is being held on Thursday 4th December 2014 at 16.00. Click to book.

The second Secondary workshop is being held on Thursday 11th December 2014 at 16.00. Click to book.

We are limited to 30 teachers per session and we are near capacity so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Find out how Portia, aged 9, found an easier way to write stories

Kick-start your pupils’ creativity and boost their writing, speaking, listening and reading skills with StoryStarter. Working together, pupils create and build their stories with LEGO® before writing them up in the unique software. Click here to find out why one teacher said that her “children have gained confidence in speaking, listening and writing which can be directly attributed to this way of writing stories.”

PLUS, don’t miss out on our special limited time offer: buy a full class pack of StoryStarter with a half class pack or more of WeDo, and receive the WeDo 2014 Computing Scheme of Work, software and site licence for FREE*, saving £294.97.

The WeDo Adventure continues with Language

WeDo LanguageOur WeDo Adventure continues and this weeks’ adventure focuses on Language.

We all know that being effective communicators is critical to pupils’ success in school and beyond. LEGO Education WeDo really challenges them to sharpen those key skills.

With everything from following instructions to learning collaboration techniques, WeDo is chocked full of key language learning components that are woven throughout the entire solution. Now you can cover core content while integrating technology in an engaging way.

Download your FREE Language sample lesson plan NOW.

In this activity, The Mechanical Mask, pupils build a model of a working mask and write a corresponding short story that details where their mask came from and what it is used for.

Don’t forget, we are also offering FREE teacher workshops across the UK throughout November and December so if you would like to experience WeDo for yourself, please get in touch to book your workshop session!

We hope you enjoy our third activity and we look forward to more adventures very soon.

Cover more of the curriculum with the EV3 add-on packs

With the add-on packs for LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 you can cover STEM and Computing topics in more depth and tailor your resources to better suit your school.

With the EV3 Space Challenge set, students experience programming like real astronauts and solve scientific problems.

The EV3 Science Activity pack creates a hands-on natural sciences environment where students can collect, store and analyse data.

With Design Engineering Projects, you can introduce your class to the basics of Mechanical Engineering and they can use what they’ve learnt to develop their own robotics systems.

If you would like some advice on which resources would be most suitable for your school, attend one of our teacher workshops or visit our website to find out about all the possible applications for EV3.

New FREE Teacher Workshops from LEGO Education

We hope everyone has had a great half term and is suitably refreshed ready for the rest of the Autumn Term.

We have been busy putting together some teacher workshops to show you how you can really engage your students in the classroom across all National Curriculum subjects.

Our workshops are hands-on, engaging, fun and best of all they’re FREE to attend so visit our website now to book your free place!

We are also continuing our special offer for LEGO Education WeDo – buy a half class pack of WeDo and receive the new 2014 Computing Scheme of Work for FREE. It contains 24 hours of lesson plans that meet with new Computing Curriculum targets across Key Stages 1 & 2.

Watch our short video to see just how much LEGO Education could change your classroom.

Inspirational use of StoryStarter

Mrs Betts, Jack and his Mum

Mrs Betts, Jack and his Mum

Yesterday we met a wonderful young boy at a ‘Building Learning Behaviour’ event organised by the Behavioural Support Advisory Team at Telford & Wrekin Council.

Jack, aged 6, has delayed Speech and Language Skills. 4 months ago he presented as very difficult to engage and wouldn’t even entertain reading or writing.

Jack’s teacher, Mrs Jill Betts, introduced StoryStarter into Jack’s class and the results have been amazing!

We’ll let Mrs Betts tell the story:

“LEGO has had a huge impact on Jack. He has become more confident and is now reading and writing and is out in the playground playing with the other children. It’s been phenomenal…huge. Two weeks ago, Jack astounded me by reading a book unsupported. He wrote a full page story this week on his own. From my heart I can say it’s helped Jack in all aspects of his life. I really believe in it. Does it work? Yes it does”. Jill Betts, Millbrook Primary School, Telford & Wrekin.

Curriculum delivery within 45 minutes using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3

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“The EV3 set is completely set apart from any rivals. The fact that students can immediately engage with a familiar construction method/technology that most have been using from an early age, enables students to quickly construct varying degrees of models depending upon ability.”

Chris Carver, Head of Computing, Art and D&T, Kingsbury High School

Start teaching your curriculum within 45 minutes using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 for Computing, Science, Maths and D&T.

The Robot Educator learning tool is designed to take your pupils through the essentials of programming, data logging and hardware. It does so in a structured and engaging way, ensuring everyone is constructing, programming and learning within a minimum amount of time. Using the Content Editor, you can modify existing or design new tasks and provide differentiated challenges for each group of students. All lesson materials can be prepared and designed directly in the software and transferred to the students’ digital work books.

The tutorials provide an excellent step-by-step route to teach the new Computing curriculum with modules including basic programming, data wires, loops, switches, arrays, logic and data logging. With over 32 hours of curriculum content provided, your pupils can advance at their own pace creating a strong, differentiated learning environment.

Download a FREE preview of the Computing Scheme of Work NOW!

More curriculum coverage with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

EV3Discover 3 exciting curriculum packs which integrate fully within the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 software and provide engaging, real-life topics for your pupils to explore.

Start your lessons with an expedition to Mars through the EV3 Space Challenge and Activity Pack, by solving tasks covering topics in Science, Engineering, D&T and Maths. Activities also include 3 open-ended research projects covering how humans survive in space, how humans create energy in space and how robots assist in space exploration.

Develop problem-solving, collaboration, innovation and creativity in STEM themes with the Design Engineering Projects curriculum pack where pupils can explore how to make a robot move in many different ways, how to make a robot smarter and how to use robotics to develop a control system.

Engage pupils in physical Science topics through a series of 14 experiments covering Thermal Physics, Light, Mechanics and Renewable Energy. Each experiment lasts between 45 and 90 minutes and uses small LEGO models to develop core concepts.

Visit our website to see the multiple expansion sets.

Don’t forget our current special offer – order a half-pack class of EV3 and get a FREE Computing Scheme of Work.