Meet Dash & Dot: The Latest in Coding Curriculum

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Studica would like you to meet our new friends, Dash and Dot! These fun, interactive robots are the latest from Wonder Workshop – a company dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of programming. Developed with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, these robotic devices offer new lesson plans to help K-5 educators use Dash & Dot to teach young kids coding skills.

Approachable Coding Lessons for Elementary Schools

Wonder Workshop DashWonder Workshop recently announced that it will launch 21 comprehensive lesson plans designed to make coding instruction more approachable for elementary teachers. [1] This standards-aligned, teacher-friendly curricula will supplement material already covered in many elementary classrooms, including core subjects like math, science, English language arts (ELA) and more. You can explore the details of these classroom-tested lessons through Wonder Workshop’s Teachers’ Portal. The portal was created to inspire collaboration among educators and schools using Dash & Dot around the world. Discover lesson plans and get real feedback from teachers using these products in their classrooms.

“Integrating coding tools into the classroom can be daunting without the right resources for teachers. Our teachers’ portal will help guide educators through standards-aligned lesson plans, and empower a grassroots community of Dash & Dot enthusiasts to share its expertise,” stated Vikas Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Wonder Workshop. [1]

Wonder Workshop Applications for Dash & Dot

Experience four different mobile applications to get your Dash & Dot systems moving and grooving. Wonder Workshop apps offer students unique experiences that establish an understanding of technology, and introduces them to the world of coding in a fun and engaging environment.

  • Go
    The Wonder Workshop’s Go app offers you everything you need to know about the basic controls of Dash & Dot. (Recommended for Ages 5+)
  • Path
    Start programming with the Path app, and you could unlock special abilities, sounds and animations as you explore. This app introduces students to sequences, events and sensors with a simple draw, drag and drop interface. (Recommended for Ages 5+)
  • Xylo
    The Xylo app introduces children to programming through music and play. Dash and his Xylophone accessory are required. Students can add loops and drag-n-drop parts of their songs until they’ve composed their own masterpiece. (Recommended for Ages 5+)
  • Blockly
    Introduce students to coding challenges by allowing them to make their own programs for Dash & Dot. Blockly is a drag-and-drop visual programming tool designed to help young students understand fundamental programming concepts. (Recommended for Ages 8+)

Learn more about how these incredible apps help build coding confidence in and out of the classroom! Wonder Workshop’s Dash & Dot are literally at your command as you and your students delve into the world of programming.

Teach Kids to Code with Smart Robots for Curious Minds

NAPPAGold_2015At home or in the classroom, Dash & Dot provide an innovative platform for teaching kids to have fun while learning the basics of computational thinking. Introducing students to coding helps channel their creativity into technology and creates a lasting interest in STEM concepts. Check out some of the new sets we have available from Wonder Workshop! And feel free to give us some feedback on what you think about the latest push in elementary STEM education.


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