Meet Dash! Dash robot is an exciting, hands-on learning tool for students in grades K-5! Targeted at teaching creative problem solving and computational thinking, Dash helps students learn fundamental processes relevant for all 21st century skills. Students send commands to the robots to move them, light them up, and have them detect the world around them using 5 free coding applications available on iPad and Android tablets.
Dash can now also be programmed with Swift Playground from Apple. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. It requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out. Solve puzzles to master the basics of Swift — a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build today’s most popular apps. Then take on a series of challenges and step up to more advanced playgrounds designed by Apple and other leading developers. Dash playgrounds challenge you to make the robot speak, sing and respond to sensor inputs to react to its environment.
Dash is an explorer who zips around the room, getting into mischief along the way. Using sensors, Dash can detect objects in front and behind, and hear where you are. This robot has quite the personality and becomes more capable as you program and play. You will find lesson plans and more useful information here: https://teachers.makewonder.com/lessons