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WonderWorks - DashDot. Setting Up BlocklyProp for the S3. Welcome to exciting world of robotics!

Setting Up BlocklyProp for the S3

Your Parallax S3 is a powerful educational robot with a long and proud history. Tens of thousands of students, teachers, hobbyists, and professional roboticists of all ages have played and experimented with this small robot in one or more of its three iterations! The S2 Robot and Scribbler Robot listed below are no longer sold, but are still in use in classrooms across the USA and internationally. The S3’s design represents many years of student and educator feedback.

Blockly is an open source project from Google, loosely based on the MIT Scratch block programming system. Dump Scratch — Use Blockly or Snap! instead. The people who make Scratch have migrated it to Flash.

Dump Scratch — Use Blockly or Snap! instead

This is the most bonkers, hare-brained, backward idea they could have had. Migrating to a proprietary, platform-dependent, insecure, soon-to-be-extinct framework dooms Scratch to oblivion. Not to worry: we know of several excellent alternatives. If you’re even only vaguely interested in software for education, you’re sure to have come across Scratch. Dump Scratch — Use Blockly or Snap! instead. Google Blockly, MIT Scratch, and Google to MIT App Inventor. The idea is to make programming Apps for Android doable by ordinary users.

Google Blockly, MIT Scratch, and Google to MIT App Inventor

If users have seen the Nokia QT environ there is a strong resemblance in the UI aspects. But in December of 2011 Google officially handed back App Inventor to some of its creators at MIT Media Lab and provided funding for its maintenace [and development?]. One can download the latest version create your own Android App linking your Android smartphone to your computer. Blockly versus Scratch – an apology. In a previous post about free online coding tools for kids, I made a very rash assessment of Google’s Blockly and described it as “Google does Scratch”, referring to the well known visual programming environment from MIT.

Blockly versus Scratch – an apology

Yesterday, I came back to really look at Blockly and quickly saw: How factually incorrect I was in that assessment, andHow the difference between the two can be confusing at first glance I’m now going to attempt to make amends for my lack of rigour in first looking at Blockly… tl;dr; If you wanted to build a Scratch-like product from, well “scratch”, you would probably start with Blockly. Teacher led Hour of Code lesson plans - by grade and subject.

Now that tens of thousands of educators have tried the Hour of Code, many classrooms are ready for more creative, less one-size-fits-all activities that teach the basics of computer science.

Teacher led Hour of Code lesson plans - by grade and subject

To help teachers find inspiration, we collected and curated one-hour teacher-led lesson and activity plans designed for different subject areas for Hour of Code veterans. Elementary School Scratch Animate Your Name Ages 8 to 16. Programming, Creativity, Web-based. Students will animate the letters of their name, initials, or favorite word using Scratch! Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents. Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code.

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming. Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding. Get Hired. Love Your Job. Setting Up BlocklyProp for the Activity Board WX. Blockly is an open source project from Google.

Setting Up BlocklyProp for the Activity Board WX

Blockly is considered a “visual programming language”. Unlike a text-based language, when writing a blockly program you don’t have to worry about using the correct spelling, syntax, or format.