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Wonder Workshop Debuts Coding and Robotics Tools

Wonder Workshop's Class Connect is designed to equip educators with online tools that can track student progress with coding and robotics lessons.

Wonder Workshop

Wonder Workshop wants to help teachers develop personalized coding and robotics lesson plans for their students. Through Class Connect, teachers will be able to track student progress as they play and learn through Dash and Dot and other hands-on learning exercises.

Class Connect provides teachers with real time data on student progress as well as resources for tailoring instruction for every student. Educators will have access to 23 groups of scaffolding and robotics challenges, with lessons ranging from basics like sequencing to advanced concepts like conditionals and variables.

When students utilize Wonder Workshop's robot programming app called Blockly, data related to their completions, solutions and time spent will be captured in one place, making it easier for educators to see student progress and tailor future lessons to meet student needs. A Class Connect annual subscription will give educators access to Wonder Workshop's Learn to Code Curriculum, which provides teachers with tools to covering six coding levels and 36 lesson plans.

"Over the last few years, educators have discovered that coding and robotics are powerful classroom tools to engage students, awaken curiosity and enthusiasm for learning through project-based learning," said Wonder Workshop CEO Vikas Gupta. "With Class Connect, we are bringing robotics and coding education within reach for more educators, ensuring they have the support they need to foster the creativity, problem-solving skills, and job that along with high-quality robotics play."

More information on Wonder Wondershop's classroom offerings can be found here.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at sfriedman@1105media.com or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

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