This year National Robotics Week is April 3-11, but here at DSC we are celebrating ALL. MONTH. LONG. While the ways to celebrate our truly endless, we thought we would highlight 3 of our favorites that will work for any classroom set up! Whether your students are in the classroom or learning from home, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate robotics week
1. Code with Root
Our friends at iRobot education have a TON of activities planned for Robotics week. In fact, they are one of the founding partners of robotics week, and every year they do a ton of work to support the robotics community! Our favorite way to reach younger students looking to learn how to code is with the code with root app! you can check out some of their lessons for root here. The best part- no physical root required! All students have to do is log on and code away!
If you’re looking for more ways to connect with iRobot, check out the scavenger hunt they have over on our DSS Education Campus Powered by Virbela! It will be open until May 1st
2. Makey Make Something
If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to learn some coding and robotics basics, look no further than the team at makey makey. They have blogs, lesson plans, and everything you need to turn your classroom (or their at-home learning stations) into the workshop of every mad scientists dreams.
3. Explore with Wonder Workshop
Dash, Dot, and Que have all been busy dreaming up new ways for students to interact, engage, and play. For students interested in competing and design, we recommend checking out the Wonder League Robotics Competition! And for students just getting started with robotics, Wonder Workshop has plenty of ways for them to problem solve, create, and gain confidence in robotics! Check out some of their activities here: https://www.makewonder.com/play/ideas/
How are you celebrating Robotics Week? Let us know in the comments!