The LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 app has just launched in the Windows Store and is available for free to download. The app is designed for use by educators looking for a fun and interactive way to teach students about engineering, technology, and programming.
Here’s the official app description: The LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 app allows you to explore great science projects, including engineering, technology, and programming. Incorporating a Project Library with 17 projects, 40 hours of material are included along with a Design Library packed with inspirational ideas. The WeDo 2.0 app contains all you need to create successful, motivating, and engaging science projects.
- Engage curiosity by enabling pupils to investigate and design ideas across a range of science topics
- Boost confidence by encouraging experimentation and problem solving
- Empower pupils to explore, create, and share projects with a wider audience
- Excite interest in science, including engineering, technology, and programming, by making it real and relevant
- 17 projects, including more than 40 hours of material
- Design Library, packed with inspiring material
- Documentation tool
The LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 app is obviously different than the popular LEGO video games (pictured) that can be found on video game consoles such as the Xbox One and Xbox 360 and is more tool than game. Still, it has a lot of potential for entertainment with children and adults who like a little more education with their digital media.
“LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on, elementary science solution that develops science practices in the classroom through a robot-based learning system. The unique solution combines the LEGO® brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging, standards-based projects and every student’s desire to discover the world around them,” says a statement on the official Education WeDo 2.0 website. “With WeDo 2.0, students will explore, create, and share their scientific discoveries as they build, program, and modify projects. As they collaborate, they deeply engage with science, engineering, technology, and coding, sparking a love for experimentation and investigation. Teachers receive support through training, curriculum and built-in assessment.”
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