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"Dash & Dot have transformed the way my students learn about coding and computer science."
- Susan, Teacher from Nebraska

"We are doing students a disservice if we teach today the same way as we taught yesterday. Robotics is a great way for students to exercise their critical thinking skills through programming, and watch it come alive through robots."
- Carrie Willis, Technology Director, Valley Preparatory School in Redlands, CA

"Dash and Dot have been instrumental in teaching students empathy, cooperative play, teamwork, patience, resilience, persistence and taking risks."
- Smita Kolhatkar, Technology Teacher, Barron Park Elementary in Palo Alto, CA

"Girls sometimes don’t gravitate towards traditional robotics activities, but with Dash robots, there is an instant connection. Because of Dash’s personality, interactivity and creativity, girls are now the enthusiastic leaders of our robotics lessons."
- Christian Waters, Director of Technology Integration, Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City, UT

"Using Blockly with Dash and Dot and coding task cards enables me to differentiate for all learners and requires students to apply math and ELA content as they complete engaging activities."
- Michelle Eckstein, Elementary Technology Teacher, Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, CO

“It's STEM related, students are learning about robotics and coding, and they love it!”
- Dr. Tamieka M. Grizzle, K-5 STEM Lab Instructor, Harmony Leland Elementary School in Mableton, GA

"Give your students the ultimate leg up — a toy that will teach them how to code!"
- Backchannel

"Thoroughly absorbing."
- New York Times

Case Study: Computer Literacy Curriculum with Dash & Dot Increases Student Engagement and Motivation

Sunburst Digital visited Churchville Middle School in Illinois, where Debra Segiet runs a computer literacy program for local middle schools. The challenge Debra faced was to inspire students to participate in programming and other technologies while improving student motivation and engagement. Read how Dash & Dot were used to meet that challenge.

A Testimonial from Brant Amerman

A Gifted Resource Teacher and Summer supervisor for Young Scholars Camp

Brant Amerman, the Gifted Resource Teacher at Elm Street Elementary wanted to utilize a new technology during the Young Scholars Camp with Rome City Schools this past summer. Students were learning Scratch during camp time and Brant wanted something different after experimenting with Lego Robotics Kits during the school year.

The Young Scholars Camp incorporated Dash & Dot robotics into their technology time and the students were very excited to learn programming through the Wonder Workshop apps. Mr. Amerman said,” the best part was that students could see themselves doing something with computer science, using the robots really increased their comfort level, and they are excited to learn more about computer science.”

“Dash & Dot were very easy to use and to integrate into the camp. We had students engineer bridges and they had to test their bridges by programming Dash to travel over the bridge. My goal for the upcoming school year is to integrate more programming skills and projects incorporating robotics into daily instruction.”

“In the beginning, it is really cool to use robots, but we want to go beyond that by incorporating computer science instruction into all subjects.” Mr. Amerman plans to use Dash & Dot with his students this upcoming school year at Elm Street Elementary. The younger students will learn how to use the apps and learn simple coding principles, and he plans to design opportunities for his older students to think creatively about how to program Dash & Dot to complete projects and challenges.”

We can’t wait to see what comes out of Elm Street Elementary this school year!

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