Lego Combines Coding and Robotics with New Educational Program for Kids

Brittney Gallagher

Brittney is a life-long learner and Lego lover. She hosts and produces a radio show on science and technology based in Los Angeles. @inaquantumworld

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By Brittney Gallagher

Brittney is a life-long learner and Lego lover. She hosts and produces a radio show on science and technology based in Los Angeles. @inaquantumworld

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At CES 2016, Lego Education announced Wedo 2.0, which combines Legos, software, and real world projects to teach 2nd to 4th grade students about science and technology. Among other new features, updates include compatibility with more platforms, a move from USB to BLE connected robots, and tools for documentation and sharing.

The Wedo program combines hardware and software to give students more than 40 hours of hands-on learning. The software uses a drag-and-drop graphical UI to teach introductory programming concepts. Students build Lego robots that are connected and controlled by the Wedo 2.0 programming app via Bluetooth. For example, “Mini Milo” tasks students to build a programmable space rover while learning about space rovers and how they are used.

Wedo 2.0 is licensed to schools. Lego hopes to ignite student’s curiosity and an interest in science and technology.

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