The WeDo kit can be used to achieve many curricular goals. The guide that comes with the WeDo software provides ideas of how to achieve mathematics, science, technology, engineering and language arts goals.
Other teachers have also developed their own curricula using the WeDo. The list below is not complete – please add links to other resources.
John Heffernan has created one of the best known (and best?) K-6 curricular plans involving educational robots. The curriculum starts with the (non-Lego) BeeBot in Kindergarten and moving to the WeDo in lower primary and then the NXT in upper primary. The curriculum includes links to standards and open-ended challenges.
The ECRN is part of the Developmental Technologies Research Group at Tufts University. The Network has developed curricula for Kindergarten to grade 2.
Dr. Coxon carried out research on educational robotics. On his site, he has posted an enrichment unit for ages 7 to 10 called Design to Succeed in LEGO WeDo Robotics Challenges.
The Leading English Education and Resources Network, LEARN, based in Quebec, Canada has set up this site with a clear pre-school focus. There are adapted plans (made easier for younger students), challenges, and suggestions for classroom management.
The Robotics for Children (& Parents) blog by Peter Chen is mostly focussed on the WeDo kit, though it now has some information on the EV3.
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