Robotics

Intelitek Introduces Coding Platform for Virtual and Real Robots

Image Credit: Intelitek.

Learning technology company Intelitek Wednesday launched an online learning environment that teaches middle and high school students to program virtual and physical robots.

CoderZ is designed to engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts by coding robots. Its curriculum is aligned to Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practice, Next Generation Science Standards and helps integrate computing skills into career and technical education, according to the CoderZ website.

Students are introduced to Java in a block-like visual programming interface in CoderZ. They test their code in realistic, 3D simulations, receiving real-time feedback. CoderZ offers multiple virtual scenes and robot models to keep students engaged.  

CoderZ can also be configured to match a physical robot. For example, it is compatible with Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 and SnapDragon, the latter of which is used in the FIRST Tech Challenge global robotics competition.

Other key features:

  • CoderZ is cloud-based, allowing anytime, anywhere access;
  • Availability in English and Spanish;
  • Class management tools allow teachers to track student activity and monitor progress; and
  • Teacher support with unlimited classes and access to tutorials, webinars and more.

For the launch, Intelitek is offering a 14-day free trial for CoderZ.

To learn more, watch the video below.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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