Free LEGO Education lesson plans ready to use in the classroom
Teachers can now freely access a wide range of lesson plans to help spark curiosity, engagement and collaboration using LEGO bricks and LEGO Education solutions in their classroom. LEGO Education lesson plans, created by and for teachers, are filtered by duration, difficulty level, subject, grade level and product. More lesson plans will be added this school year, as well as increased workflow interoperability with leading digital learning platforms. LEGO Education lesson plans are available at LEGOeducation.com/lessons.
Middle school students can now take advantage of LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3’s integration into Apple’s Swift Playgrounds for iPad to combine physical and digital learning through the LEGO Education playful learning system. Today, teachers using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 in their classrooms can also use the new EV3 Animal Rescue Book, a lesson plan designed to teach how to code MINDSTORMS creations with real Swift code. The EV3 Animal Rescue Book engages and motivates students to solve a real-world problem as they help an injured robotic turtle move and interact with its surroundings. Download the free LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Teacher’s Guide iBook.
“I am thrilled to be bringing science, coding, and robotics to students in my 8th grade classes this year with the use of LEGO MINDSTORMS and Swift Playgrounds on iPad,” said Leah LaCrosse, Apple Distinguished Educator. “The unique mix of technology, science and creativity really gives me the ability to engage my students and helps make our learning come alive!”
Training and development courses help teachers bring playful learning experiences into their classrooms
Through the LEGO Education Academy, free online learning courses are available for some LEGO Education solutions and are designed to help teachers enhance the student experience and learning effectiveness while using LEGO Education solutions. Today, LEGO Education announced that a selection of these courses are now available on the Microsoft Educator Community. The Microsoft Educator Community is an online community where educators can connect and collaborate, find training and lessons, take their classes on virtual field trips, and earn badges and certificates on a personalized hub created for educators by educators.
Teachers can now access courses and earn badges for LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. These self-paced courses take teachers from beginner to classroom-ready in successfully integrating LEGO Education solutions into existing STEM curriculum and daily lesson planning. Explore the three available courses in the Microsoft Educator Community – Getting Started, Programming and In the Classroom.
Also starting today, LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 is available on Windows 10 to complete the full Windows portfolio. All LEGO Education solutions are available on the leading operating systems – Android, Chrome, iOS, Mac OS, and Windows.