ActivityBot Resources

The ActivityBot 360° Robot with IR Obstacle Detection Circuitry built onto the breadboard.

The ActivityBot 360° Robot is our most capable and versatile small robot. Perfect for classrooms in middle school level and above, this robot can be programmed with the visual BlocklyProp programming tool or in text-based C-language. With its block-based approach to program building, BlocklyProp is a perfect entry point for students who are new to programming, electronics, and robotics, or who may struggle with traditional text-based programming.

If you are logged into learn.parallax.com as a registered educator, links for each of these pages containing downloadable resources will appear at the bottom of this page. If not, you will see a lock symbol.  To request an educator login for learn.parallax.com, email us at education@parallax.com using a valid school email address.  

University of California/California State University A-G Program Articulation 

You must have a login for the UC/CSU website to access the Parallax-approved A-G course articulation. The general Parallax-approved landing page is here (scroll to the bottom). Once you're logged in, use the following course codes to access the Parallax approvals: 

  • YZN8DG | Robotics with the ActivityBot
  • B5CDBZ | Robotics with the Boe-Bot
  • XSCQW4 | What's a Microcontroller
  • JEZMR8 | Robotics for the BOE Shield for Arduino
  • DQBFCA | Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) with the Parallax ELEV-8 v3

Downloads

Teaching and Strategy Guides
Tutorial Teaching and Strategy Guide

Click here to download a generic guide to teaching with Parallax tutorials and hardware.

ActivityBot with BlocklyProp Scope & Sequence Spreadsheet
AB360 with BlocklyProp Scope and Sequence Spreadsheet

Click here to download a Scope and Sequence spreadsheet for teaching Parallax ActivityBot 360° Robot with BlocklyProp tutorials.

BlocklyProp FAQ for Schools
BlocklyProp FAQ for Schools

This is a short guide to help teachers and school IT administrators set up BlockyProp for classroom use.

BlocklyProp Class Packs Resources
BlocklyProp Class Packs Resources

This download has the resource links for quickly and easily implementing BlocklyProp Class Packs into your classroom.

Parallax Small Robot Standards Matrix
Parallax Small Robot Standards Matrix

Click here to download the Standards Alignment document for teaching with a Parallax small robot platform.

Private Educator Access Only

Educator Only Access - Additional Resources are available for registered educators!

You either aren't logged in as a verified educator, or you do not have an educator account with us. If you are an educator and you are using Parallax products in your classroom, or you are interested in knowing more about what resources are available, we encourage you to request access to these additional curriculum and assessment resources.

To request educator-only access, please introduce yourself to our Educational Staff. We usually request some basic information to qualify as an educator, contact us at education@parallax.com