Learning.com Introduces EasyCode Virtual Robotics Through Partnership with Robotify
New block-based computer programming offering unveiled at ISTE 2021
JUNE 29, 2021, PORTLAND, ORE. — Learning.com today announced its new EasyCode Virtual Robotics curriculum, through which it will offer Robotify’s content to U.S. schools and districts. The K-12 EasyCode Virtual Robotics curriculum teaches coding through block-based computer programming in a gamified virtual environment.
“We’ve seen increasing interest in coding curriculum for students as young as kindergarten and all the way up through high school,” said Keith Oelrich, CEO of Learning.com. “Virtual robotics is one of the most accessible, equitable and engaging ways to introduce programming to students, and we’re excited to offer Robotify’s outstanding program through our EasyCode product, to equip even more students with future-ready skills.”
EasyCode Virtual Robotics operates fully in a web browser, lowering the technology barriers that often make coding lessons cost-prohibitive for schools. Students design, test and run their code to navigate robots through virtual worlds, from Mars rover to under the sea. The game-based environment is not only student-friendly but requires no special computer programming experience for teachers.
“It’s our mission to make coding and robotics more fun and engaging for all students, as well as making it more accessible and affordable. This is why we are delighted to partner with Learning.com, a virtual education platform that delivers high quality virtual learning solutions to all students,” said Adam Dalton, CEO of Dublin, Ireland-based Robotify.
ISTE attendees can learn more at Learning.com’s Solutions Showcase at 12:30-1 p.m. Central/10:30 – 11 a.m. Pacific, Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
To learn more, please visit : https://www.learning.com/virtual-robotics/
Learning.com is dedicated to preparing students for success in our digital world. Founded in 1999, the company currently partners with one in six U.S. school districts and serves more than 1 million students each year. Learning.com has earned more than 30 industry awards, including ISTE 2017 Best of Show; 2017 Award of Excellence from “Tech & Learning Magazine;” “The Oregonian’s Top Workplace” for 2020, 2018, 2017 and 2016; and the “Healthiest Employers of Oregon” for 2020 and 2019.
Learning.com’s K-12 curriculum solution for digital literacy, EasyTech, helps students develop computer science, digital literacy and problem-solving skills. Learning.com’s EasyCode curriculum is a comprehensive coding solution for K-12 that develops students’ coding, computational thinking and computer science prowess. EasyTech and EasyCode, both delivered through the Learning.com platform, feature scaffolded, student-led digital lessons, as well as district and school-wide reporting to measure programs efficacy and optimize implementation. By enabling schools to integrate technology more meaningfully, and cultivate digital readiness, Learning.com’s comprehensive curriculum plays a critical role in equipping all students to learn, live, and work in the 21st Century.
Started by co-founders Adam Dalton (CEO) and Evan Darcy (CTO), Robotify was developed with a mission to make coding and robotics more affordable and more accessible to students across the globe. Coding is best taught through robotics, as this makes it so uch more fun and engaging for students, the don’t even realize they are learning vital life skills. However it is very expensive to obtain and then maintain robots. Robotify created a virtual solution with their in-browser platform that teaches kids to code through virtual robots in extraordinary environments. Students can explore the ocean with underwater ROV submarines or explore planet Mars with drones.
Robotify teaches kids aged 7-17 how to code using virtual robotics using block-based coding. They have over 900 coding and robotics challenges for all students to complete. Then once they feel they are ready they can explore Robotify’s virtual robotics competition platform, Roboduel. Here, students can compete in global competitions. The platform is also extremely teacher friendly with an abundance of educator resources. Robotify provides a suite of educator tools including curriculum maps, comprehensive lesson plans, student worksheets, a custom virtual classroom dashboard, and 24/7 access to an educator community for even more support. There is also a free professional development course to prepare educators to successfully teach coding and robotics in their classrooms. Upon successful completion of this course, educators will become Robotify Teacher Trained and will receive a certificate through the Accredible system that they can add to their LinkedIn accounts.
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