With Parallax's new Blockly tool, programming the S3 robot is easy for students of all ages and skill levels.
The S3 Robot tutorials are 45-minute classroom lessons that include topics like motor control, sensors, programming logic, and more.
Educators can access the answer keys for these tutorials (and other educator-only resources) by requesting an account on the Learn website from firstname.lastname@example.org. Verification of educator status may be required.
Parallax’s Blockly system builds two important bridges in tech education:
- transitioning from visual programming to text-based programming, and
- moving beyond pre-built robots to student-assembled projects with components and breadboards.
Our BlocklyProp tutorial, "Memsic 2125 Tilt with OLED Bubble Display," is a great example of how to take these concepts and turn them into real-world applications for the classroom.
2018 will be an exciting year for robotics! Parallax is offering free Professional Development courses to qualified educators, all across the United States. These courses are intended for educators at middle school through college level, who are interested in getting started with visual programming in BlocklyProp.
Take look at our course descriptions/schedule for more information, and be sure to check our calendar often as we'll be adding more based on demand. Seating is limited, so if you'd like to attend, just fill out this form to apply for a spot in the course closest to you.