We were happy to join the Ozobot Education team yesterday for a webinar on how to use their virtual solutions in remote coding instruction and have another upcoming event to tell you about. Next Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Wonder Workshop team is hosting a similar webinar on using the virtual Dash robot in remote coding education. If you’re familiar with the Wonder Workshop line of robotics solutions and the Dash robot specifically, you’ll be able to learn about some of the key features and possibilities when it comes to using the virtual version (known as Dash’s Neighborhood) in distance learning. This webinar is for educators of any academic subject and with any amount of experience using Dash, Dot, or Cue in teaching coding, robotics, and STEM skills.
The virtual STEAM solution from Wonder Workshop is designed to work just like the physical Dash robot. Teachers can lead coding and computational thinking lessons using this online version of Dash and, in the brief webinar, members from their team will outline everything educators need to know. It starts with setting up a Class Connect account (Wonder Workshop’s learning management system) so that you can access Dash’s Neighborhood. They’ll be covering how to create an account, how to set up a class, how to access the Blockly coding environment, and how it all ties together to allow teachers and students to continue coding instruction virtually using projects found within Dash’s Neighborhood.
Dash’s Neighborhood is a very valuable resource for remote or hybrid STEM learning and attending this session will help educators quickly understand how to fully use it. It will be led by Wonder Workshop’s Robotics and Coding Development Specialist, Tim Tomaso, who, along with the rest of the Wonder Workshop team, has been working hard on perfecting this online solution since the onset of school closures last spring. During this time, it’s served countless students and teachers and provided them with a familiar way to ensure their coding education can continue despite all of the uncertainty we’ve been facing.
So, remember to mark your calendars for this quick, 45-minute webinar and demonstration on using Class Connect and the virtual Dash robot in distance learning. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 PM ET. It will be taking place via Zoom and you can find the registration link here. If you have any questions about the event or how to sign up, feel free to contact us and, if you have questions about Dash’s Neighborhood, we can help with those as well! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more!