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A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Ideas for Robots in the Classroom

In the month of giving thanks, we’d love to take this opportunity to appreciate you all, our WONDERful educators. We …

Darri Stephens

Nov 12, 2018

Teach Wonder Day Savings are Back!

  This past June at the ISTE Conference, we launched our inaugural Teach Wonder Day, when we offered our 12-hour …

Darri Stephens

Nov 6, 2018

Save Big on Bundles as You Prepare for Hour of Code

Discounts and Extras When You Purchase Bundles – For a Limited Time Here at Wonder Workshop, we are thrilled that …

Amy Wilson

Nov 1, 2018

Get Ready for the Hour of Code 2018!

It’s November, so it’s the perfect time to get ready for the Hour of Code, coming up December 3-9. This …

Darri Stephens

Oct 31, 2018

Meet Our Outreach Team at Upcoming Fall 2018 Events!

The Wonder Workshop Outreach Team will be at several regional conferences in the next two months. Take a look at …

Darri Stephens

Oct 31, 2018

Student Motivation: More Carrot, Less Stick

When it comes to motivation and education, former U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel Bell said it perfectly: “There are three …

Brisa Ayub

Oct 30, 2018

The Power of Teamwork Inside (and Outside) of the Classroom

This month, we hosted another free edWeb webinar on The Power of Teamwork Inside (& Outside) of the Classroom. When we look …

Darri Stephens

Oct 30, 2018

5 Halloween Activities for Dash, Dot, & Cue

Something WONDER-fully Wicked, This Way Comes It’s coming up on October 31st … one of the sweetest holidays of all: …

Darri Stephens

Oct 18, 2018

The Wonder League Robotics Competition Is Launching!

The fourth annual Wonder League Robotics Competition (WLRC) is launching today — literally setting sail, with this year’s ocean-themed missions! …

Darri Stephens

Oct 11, 2018

3 Ideas for Creating a Wonder League Robotics Competition Mat

October 11, 2018: UPDATED FOR YEAR 4 Buy It, Print It, Make It! The Wonder League Robotics Competition (a.k.a., WLRC) …

Darri Stephens

Oct 11, 2018

Happy Birthday to Dash & Dot: The Little Robots That Can — and Did!

Happy Birthday, Dash & Dot! Five years ago on this very day, September 13, Dash & Dot arrived in our …

Vikas Gupta

Sep 13, 2018

Huge Savings on Cue Packs in September

Did you hear? Cue just entered middle school.  To celebrate, we’re offering huge savings on our Cue Packs throughout September. Our …

Darri Stephens

Sep 6, 2018

6 Activity Packets to Use Throughout the School Year

This summer we released not just one, but six Summer of Wonder Activity Packets designed to help families combat the dreaded …

Darri Stephens

Sep 4, 2018

NEW Professional Development Course: Teach Wonder for Middle School Teachers!

This past June, at the ISTE Conference in June, we celebrated the success of our Teach Wonder Professional Learning program …

Darri Stephens

Aug 27, 2018

Bringing the Learning Power of Coding and Applied Robotics to Middle School Classrooms

Why Coding and Robotics Is a Vital Literacy for All Learners As I enter my 26th back-to-school season in edtech, …

Mike Lorion

Aug 22, 2018

Voice and Choice in Middle School Coding and Robotics

Have you met our new robot, Cue? Cue was specifically designed with middle school students in mind. From the four …

Charlotte C.

Aug 22, 2018

Blockly users! You asked, we listened.

Blockly Profiles and Project Sharing are here! After getting much feedback from our community of creators using Blockly both in …

Christopher West

Aug 8, 2018

Dash, Dot, and Cue aren’t just for kids anymore — grown-ups can geek out too!

Dash, Dot, and Cue are robots designed for children — Dash & Dot for 6- to 10-year-olds, and Cue for …

Vikas Gupta

Aug 7, 2018

The Need for Quality EdTech PD

Untapped Professional Learning Opportunities PD — professional development — can often be a dreaded word in the world of education. Too often teachers have …

Darri Stephens

Jul 20, 2018

Introducing Sketch Kit: Art that’s drawn by robots, programmed by you

What if robots could draw? Not only draw, but draw well, and give robot programmers the control to lift and …

Vikas Gupta

Jul 20, 2018

What Can You Do with a Box?

How to Cultivate a Maker Mindset with Coding & Robotics Mommy friends of mine often say that their little kids …

Editor

Jul 16, 2018

Takeaways from This Year’s ISTE Conference

The Wonder Workshop team has just returned from an eventful week at the 2018 ISTE conference. More energized than ever …

Amy Wilson

Jul 5, 2018

Wonder Workshop Heads to the Windy City

Curious about what we are up to at #ISTE18? The Wonder Workshop team is heading to Chicago, Illinois, for the …

Brisa Ayub

Jun 24, 2018

Mark Your Calendars … for Teach Wonder Day!

Extraordinary Savings on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 The school year has wrapped up, and in celebration of you, our teachers, …

Darri Stephens

Jun 23, 2018

Make It a Summer of Wonder

FREE Downloadable Activities & Special Summer Savings Summer is here, and with the newfound freedom it brings, we understand that …

Editor

Jun 11, 2018

STEAM Summer Reading List

RECENTLY UPDATED: Books for readers of all ages! Summer is a great time to unwind with some reading. Whether in …

Darri Stephens

Jun 4, 2018

Top Ten Teams & $5,000 STEM Grant Winners Announced!

Wonder League Robotics Competitions 2017–2018 10–9–8–7–6–5–4–3–2–1 — BLASTOFF! Our FBLive announcement of the Top Ten Teams on May 23rd. www.facebook.com/teachwonder We are …

Darri Stephens

May 23, 2018

5 Inspiring Teachers to Watch

Beyond #TeacherAppreciationWeek 2018 When I was 10 years old, my father gave me a quote that he cut out of …

Darri Stephens

May 18, 2018

3D Ways to Celebrate the End of the Year with Dash & Dot

Our Wonder League Robotic Competitions (WLRC) coaches prove to be so inspirational year after year. They are the ones who …

Darri Stephens

May 14, 2018

5 WONDER-ful Ways to Reward Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 Today marks the first day of #TeacherAppreciationWeek 2018! And while we love our dedicated teachers all …

Darri Stephens

May 7, 2018

How to Get Started with Sketch Kit

A Brand-New Drawing Accessory for Dash & Cue CleverBots We are thrilled to launch our first accessory in three years, …

Darri Stephens

Apr 24, 2018

Countdown to Earth Day 2018 …

How will you celebrate with Dash, Dot, and Cue? Carrie Willis (@carriewillis18) and her elementary students at Valley Preparatory School …

Darri Stephens

Apr 19, 2018

The Sound of Music with Dash

A Singalong with a Musical CleverBot What many might not know is that when a new employee starts at Wonder …

Darri Stephens

Apr 3, 2018

Teach Wonder, Go Ahead!

New Online Professional Learning Courses from Wonder Workshop We at Wonder Workshop are so proud to announce our new professional …

Darri Stephens

Mar 23, 2018

New! The Creativity Accessories Pack for Dot, the CleverBot!

Wonder Workshop is proud to announce the Creativity Accessories Pack for our original blue Dot, the CleverBot. In addition to …

Amy Wilson

Mar 15, 2018

Want to Close the STEM Gender Gap? Start in Kindergarten

Women make up only about a quarter of the workforce in the tech industry, and that number is predicted to …

Amy Wilson

Mar 6, 2018

5 Reasons to Get Students Coding with Robots

Photo credit: Esther Vargas It seems these days that everywhere we turn, there’s another story about the important role robots will …

Amy Wilson

Feb 26, 2018

Introducing the Newest Olympians: Dash, Dot, and Cue Robots!

Representing the Global Coding Community Friday, Feb. 9, marks the opening of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics! And, not surprisingly, …

Darri Stephens

Feb 9, 2018

8 Ways to Fall in Love with Dash, Dot, and Cue (Again!)

Wonder Workshop’s CleverBots — Programmed for Love Can you feel the love in the air? ’Tis the season! And robots are definitely …

Darri Stephens

Feb 9, 2018

12 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School with Wonder Workshop’s CleverBots!

It’s exciting, to be sure — the 100th day is just around the corner for most schools stateside! There’s something that teachers …

Darri Stephens

Feb 5, 2018

28 Days Until the Wonder League Robotics Competition Invitational Round Begins!

One Month to Go! We are in the home stretch! After six months of exploring, cleaning, restoring, developing, and celebrating …

Darri Stephens

Feb 5, 2018

5 Inspiring Coding & Robotics Challenges from Our Teacher Community

Here at Wonder Workshop, we are proud of the teacher community that surrounds us, united by a passion for teaching …

Amy Wilson

Jan 23, 2018

Wonder Workshop CEO Vikas Gupta Wins Kids@Play Interactive (KAPi) Award

The ninth annual KAPi (Kids at Play Interactive) Award winners were announced in December, recognizing the most innovative games, software, …

Amy Wilson

Jan 8, 2018

10 WONDER-ful New Year’s Resolutions

For Dash, Dot, Cue, & You in 2018 2018 is upon us, so why not make some New Year’s resolutions …

Darri Stephens

Jan 2, 2018

Extended Deadline to Register for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

Last Chance for This Year’s #WonderLeague We have extended the deadline for registering teams for this year’s Wonder League Robotics …

Darri Stephens

Jan 2, 2018

Top 7 Questions for the Award-Winning Cue Robot

An Interview with Wonder Workshop’s CleverBot for Middle Schoolers Hey, Cue! Who, or rather what, are you? Greetings! I’m Cue, …

Darri Stephens

Jan 2, 2018

10+ Winter WONDER-ful Activities for Dash & Dot

It’s Time for a Holiday Bash! There are many ways to reinforce physical coding and applied robotics during the holiday …

Darri Stephens

Dec 22, 2017

3 Ways to Continue Coding Past the Hour of Code

#ContinueCoding throughout the School Year Hour of Code may be over (Dec. 4-10, 2017), but your students don’t have to …

Darri Stephens

Dec 12, 2017

Coding is Elementary!

Java, Ruby, Python … If you had asked me four years ago to name a coding language, I would have been …

Kara Bunkelman

Dec 6, 2017

Mission Three: The Final WLRC Challenges

Next up? The Spring Invitational Round! Although Mission Three was originally scheduled to be released on Jan. 1, 2018, we …

Darri Stephens

Dec 4, 2017

Announcing Puzzlets for Dash!

We’re excited to announce that Digital Dream Labs has joined Wonder Workshop’s developer ecosystem by creating a customized set of …

June Lin

Nov 29, 2017

Acquiring Funding and Sponsors for WLRC Teams

Hello, everyone! My name is Chris Grebe. I am a volunteer coach for two Wonder League teams at our local …

Chris Grebe

Nov 14, 2017

Wonder League Robotics Competition: Mission Two Released

Evidence of Residents on Space Island Mission Two: Evidence of Residents is here! Teams are challenged to relocate a nest, weed the …

Darri Stephens

Oct 30, 2017

Some Say Stubbornness, I Say Perseverance

WONDERful Advice from our WW Guest Blogger — Tom How, Istanbul, Turkey The shipment finally arrived! Hi, my name is Tom How (aka …

Editor

Sep 28, 2017

Top 7 Tips for Wonder League Coaches

You’ve Registered to Be a #WLRC Coach … What’s Next? Our coaches come from all around the world, and are teachers, …

Darri Stephens

Sep 25, 2017

It’s finally here — the Mission One Logbook

Are you ready for liftoff? For this year’s Wonder League Robotics Competition, we are releasing three missions (Sept. 18, Oct. …

Darri Stephens

Sep 15, 2017

What Robotics Means to Me

by Camryn Ihrke of the Pink Eagles Pink Eagles (from left to right) – Camryn, Amber, Sidney, Olivia and Jaley As …

Frank Tappen

Sep 13, 2017

Robotics Helped Me Become Who I Am Today

by Sidney and Stephanie Sidney and Stephanie When I first started robotics, I really had no idea what it was, …

Frank Tappen

Sep 13, 2017

Robotics Helped Me Become Who I Am Today

by Sidney Furge of the Pink Eagles Sidney and Stephanie  When I first started robotics, I really had no idea …

Frank Tappen

Sep 13, 2017

5 Lessons My Kids Have Taught Me About Coaching Robotics

by Frank Tappen Recently, I had an opportunity to recruit some new kids to our community-based robotics team. As I …

Frank Tappen

Sep 12, 2017

3 Steps to Registering Teams for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

It Just Got Waaaay Easier! (Video updated on September 13, 2017!) Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had to …

Darri Stephens

Sep 10, 2017

10 Innovative Solutions for Robot Storage Carts

It’s the beginning of the school year, and perhaps you’ve found yourself surrounded by Dash and Dot robots (check out …

Naomi Harm

Sep 7, 2017

Using the 6 Steps of Design Thinking to Create our K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum

Practicing What We Preach Iteration The evolution of our K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum At the company wrap party for …

Charlotte C.

Sep 3, 2017

5 Inspiring Videos to Help You Get Started

New Video Tutorial Series from Wonder Workshop Over the past couple of months, the Wonder Workshop Education Team has been …

Darri Stephens

Aug 31, 2017

Dash & Dot’s Favorite “Stuff”

Creating a unique classroom environment The minute you open a Dash or Dot box, you’ll probably find your students clamoring …

Darri Stephens

Aug 22, 2017

STEM Grants and Funding Resources!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! It’s the beginning of the school year, and rumor has it you’ve been thinking …

Naomi Harm

Aug 16, 2017

Wonder League Coaches’ Guide

All You Need to Know About the Wonder League Robotics Competition This year, we’ve made some changes to the framework, timeline, and …

Darri Stephens

Aug 14, 2017

Making Your Classroom Robotics Ready

WONDERful Advice from a WW Guest Blogger It’s that time of year again — the beginning of a new school year. It’s …

Katie Chirhart

Aug 4, 2017

Empowering Students to be Technology Leaders — “Techsperts!”

WONDERful Advice from our WW Guest Blogger It’s no secret that students often know how to utilize technology better than …

Amanda Magalhaes

Aug 2, 2017

Time to Register for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

First Three Steps We are kicking off the Wonder League Robotics Competition for the 2017–2018 school year! We have lots of exciting …

Darri Stephens

Jul 31, 2017

Sign Up on Edmodo for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

Register in Just 10 Steps Welcome to our age 6–8 and age 9–12 Coaches’ Cohorts on Edmodo. If you already …

Darri Stephens

Jul 31, 2017

Kicking Off the 2017–2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition

Join Now & Begin Recruiting Team Members Last year’s winning teams, X-PLODE and the Pink Eagles As we teased last month, …

Darri Stephens

Jul 31, 2017

They’re Playin’ Dash-ketball

Guest Post written by Timothy Tomaso of Sunburst Digital Here’s the setup. ISTE 2017 is about to begin. The all-new Wonder …

Amy Wilson

Jul 13, 2017

Overview of Our New K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum

Hello! I’m Charlotte Cheng, Wonder Workshop’s curriculum designer. We introduced our new K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum at ISTE … Wonder Workshop’s Curriculum …

Charlotte C.

Jul 10, 2017

Wonder League Robotics Competition

Expanded for 2017–2018 Are you ready for YEAR THREE of the Wonder League Robotics Competition? Last year, in our second Wonder …

Darri Stephens

Jun 15, 2017

NEW! K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum

You’ve asked, we’re answering. We are so proud to be releasing a new K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum at #ISTE2017. …

Darri Stephens

Jun 15, 2017

Announcing the Winners of the 2016–17 Wonder League Robotics Competition!

We’ve been blown away this year by the ingenuity, teamwork, and most of all grit in the 2nd annual Wonder League Robotics Competition! …

June Lin

Mar 21, 2017

Joy + Grit: Winning Combo for Developing Growth Mindsets

Drumroll, please … because in less than two weeks we will be announcing the winners of our 2016–2017 Wonder League Robotics Competition, Animal …

Darri Stephens

Mar 15, 2017

Wonder Workshop will contribute towards your Donors Choose project!

Computer science education is becoming increasingly critical in providing children with opportunities relevant to the world they are growing up …

Wonder Workshop

Jul 7, 2016