My First Homeschool Speaking Engagement
Last night I had a wonderful evening. I had an opportunity to speak to a homeschool group about Learning with LEGO® While there I shared some resources for finding some learning with LEGO® materials and resources. I promised to share links to these resources on my blog today. Earlier in the week I shared resources for finding challenges for LEGO® club or co-op activities for groups.
I really enjoyed doing research for this seminar and was fascinated by all that I discovered so I am happy to share with all of my readers these great websites and the materials which can be found at each of them. Many of them are free.
Resources for Learning with LEGO® Materials, Ideas and Downloads
- LEGO® Education. This site offers curriculum designed specifically for use in classroom settings. They have lessons for every age group from preschool through high school and cover nearly every learning subject from math, science, social studies and language arts. Additionally there are free downloads for lessons, images.
- LEGO® Digital Designer: Free Download from LEGO Brand Retail website.
- LEGO® Network: New Social Media Networking site for kids, allowing them to create their own webpage.
- MIT Edgerton Center: Teacher Resources using LEGO elements to teach Atoms & Molecules, and DNA Learning.
- Currclick LEGO® Club, Free Lego club for homeschoolers, watch LIVE of the recorded version.
- Marshall University: Has a LEGO LAB where they work in conjunction with the local elementary schools to inspire creative learning. Lesson plans available at.
- Chrome LEGO® apps
- iTunes: LEGO® Games
- Lesson Planet.com (paid site) Alegebra lessons using LEGO® Bricks.
- PicMonkey.com Free Photo Editing Site.
- Homeschool Share Free Resources for Unit Studies, Lapbooks and Lapbook Templates
- Homegrown Learners Mary at Homegrown Learners has created a wide variety of LEGO® materials, a 10 week co-op lesson plan, create your own mini-fig pages, story prompts and more.
- Milk & Cookies Blog Amy from Milk & Cookies Blog shares some wonderful ideas for incorporating LEGo into many of your homeschool subjects.
- Walking by the Way Ami from Walking by the Way has a good variety of LEGO® Learning resources, for both preschool and elementary.
- Pinterest Pin Board: See my Pinterest Pin Board for even more ideas.
It was so fun watching the children and their excitement to be able to participate as part of a team build challenge. I am always amazed at the creative and amazing builds that kids are able to produce in a 10 minute challenge. Especially tonight when there were nearly 100 kids participating in groups of 4-5 all the while I was speaking to the parents about incorporating Math into homeschool education. Kids are great!