Introduce your class to WeDo 2.0 and coding. Tynker’s coding platform allows students to do so much more with LEGO WeDo, integrating it with web services, programming the WeDo to interact with other devices, using the WeDo as a controller for virtual games, and more.
Using a combination of interactive lessons, concept explanations, videos, puzzles, quizzes, and DIY projects, this courses teaches students to write block-based programs that integrate the WeDo Smart Hub with the environment.
The coding activities build and reinforce STEM skills, math, and science, while introducing programming concepts such as repetition, conditional logic, variables, and functions.
Each lesson is designed for a class period of 45-60 minutes. All student work is automatically tracked and assessed, and you'll be able to monitor individual progress and mastery charts for your students.
How this course works: There are two ways you can use this course:
- If using Chromebooks/Desktop Computers: Students sign in to their Tynker accounts and complete a Tynker lesson online from a desktop Internet browser. Then, they sign-in to their account from the Tynker app on a shared iPad device. The DIY projects will be available under the "My Projects" section in their app. They will be able to modify and run the programs on the iPad to control the accessory via Bluetooth. You can share one or two tablets between all students in a classroom and they can take turns controlling the accessary.
- If using iPads: Students sign in to their Tynker accounts and complete the Tynker lessons from the Tynker app on an iPad. The DIY projects will be available as they work on the course in their app as well as under the "My Projects" section. They will be able to modify and run the programs on the iPad to control the accessory via Bluetooth.
Recommended Accessories: This course requires a LEGO WeDo 2.0 Kit and a tablet (each sold separately). Once students complete each lesson, they need a tablet to try out the programs with the WeDo Smarthub and sensors. You can share one or two tablets between all students in a classroom.
- weDo command library
- Conditional logic
- Problem solving
* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access