Dash and Dot, from Wonder Workshop, can be used by K – 6 with the various age applicable software apps to control the robots. From basic remote controlled driving, instruction based challenges to the Blockly programming app or the proprietary Wonder app coding program. Easy for the beginners yet sophisticated enough to keep the older ones engaged while developing their computational thinking, collaboration and creative skills. The robots have a great personality that the children will warm to and want to develop further by programming interactions and tasks.
Programmable buttons, eye lights, head movement, programmable sound system, object detection sensors (front and back), Infrared beacons and detectors to detect other robots and interact with them. Accelerometer and gyroscope for positioning programming. Together with the supplied Dash and Dot attachments and programming task cards, there are hours of engaged learning opportunities limited only by your imagination.
Rental price – $230 per week for 6 Dash and 6 Dots, Learn to Code Curriculum Guide, 72 Challenge Cards, assorted accessories (3 xylophones, 3 ball launchers, 3 building brick connectors and 3 accessory packs which include the bulldozer bar, tow hook, bunny ears and tail). Discounts for longer periods.
The Learn to Code Curriculum Guide outlines a recommended action plan to introduce coding to students. It is organised into grade levels and has lesson plans, solution guides, challenge cards etc to teach 2 fundamental coding concepts (conditions, loops, variables, events, functions and sequences) per grade level in a logical manner.
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