Introducing Coding Pathways!

Class Connect’s Newest Feature

New for the 2022-23 school year, we are proud to announce Coding Pathways: multimedia, standards-aligned coding lessons that feature instructional videos, engaging storylines, and fun coding challenges for students in grades 3-5. With no prep required, it’s easier than ever to teach coding. Just assign a Pathway and you’re done!

Coding Pathways takes the burden off of the teacher by providing turnkey lessons that students can tackle at their own pace inside Blockly using the Virtual Dash right on screen. It also provides solutions and follow-up questions to teachers who can track student progress from the Class Connect dashboard.

Class Connect
Dash's Neighborhood

A Robot For Every Learner

Your subscription to Class Connect unlocks our Virtual Dash inside of Blockly for Web and iOS. Kids can solve robot coding challenges by moving Dash around right on the screen in a rich, 3D environment.

Class Connect:
The Teacher Platform That Turbocharges Blockly

With Class Connect, educators can give students a warm welcome to coding and robotics and see exactly where their work fits within a comprehensive scope and sequence of skills. Combining an always-on progress dashboard, a Virtual Dash, and just-in-time curricular resources for the instructor, Class Connect makes it easy for teachers to help students learn important skills, even without having a lot of coding experience.

Teach More

Class Connect turbocharges Blockly by unlocking tons of content that you can assign to students from your Class Connect dashboard. Assign a Coding Pathway and students will access coding lessons in Blockly that feature instructional videos, engaging storylines, and fun coding challenges that they solve on screen with a Virtual Dash. Assign cards from our 72 Challenge Card Digital Set when kids are ready to program a physical Dash robot and bolster their skills.

Learn More

After students have completed introductory coding puzzles, completed a Pathway, and maybe tried a few Challenge Cards, level up by assigning one of our 60 standards-aligned math activities. Students will see the Math challenge inside of Blockly and apply both their coding and math skills to solve an exciting adventure-based problems. 

Do More With Dash

Using Virtual Dash or a physical Dash, assign and then monitor student progress through coding challenges, activities, or Pathways. With a Class Connect subscription, each student can maintain their own progress inside of the Blockly app, and pick up where they left off. Meanwhile, teachers can view student work in the Class Connect dashboard and access additional tips, tricks, follow-up questions, and more.

What Are Class Connect's Key Features?

STANDARDS-ALIGNED CONTENT

Introducing: Coding Pathways

Class Connect’s coding challenges and math activities are just the beginning! With Coding Pathways, Class Connect becomes a complete, end-to-end coding and robotics solution. The program provides Level D-F coding lessons supported by story-based activities that kids love. Teachers track individual student progress and the platform even highlights when a kid seems to be “stuck.”

VIRTUAL DASH ROBOT

1:1 robot access, anytime, anywhere

Your Class Connect subscription unlocks Virtual Dash which is programmable inside of a rich, 3D environment on screen. Now bringing code to life in a 1:1 environment is possible without needing a physical robot for each student. Virtual Dash is available in Blockly on iOS and on the web in Chrome to students who enter a current Class Connect subscription teacher code.

Virtual Robot
Math Activities

TURNKEY ACTIVITIES

Pick from dozens of kid-facing, step-by-step activities

Standards-aligned, learn-to-code puzzles and math activities are presented inside of the Blockly app so that students can jump right into coding and learning. Exciting stories immerse students in challenges that require subject-matter understanding, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Choose from 60 low-prep, at-your-fingertips math activities for a year’s worth of fun and learning. Also find our 72 Digital Challenge Cards that are assignable to students using Blockly. Also aligned to Levels A-F, cards feature quick challenges that bolster coding skills.

PROGRESS TRACKING

View and track student work

The progress dashboards in Class Connect provide a window into exactly what code each student writes as they work through the puzzles and math activities inside of the Blockly App. Answer keys show suggested solutions and recommended lessons for students who need additional reinforcement. View time spent as well as how many attempts the student made.

Progress Tracking
Classroom Management

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Create and manage student profiles

Class Connect enables teachers to create student profiles so that they can share devices while maintaining their own progress. Profile names and access codes are anonymized to comply with COPPA regulations, while still giving students their own destination inside of the app. Share classrooms with other teachers to collaborate further.

BUILT-IN SUPPORT

Tons of wraparound resources

Each activity includes step-by-step instructions, suggested solutions, topic walk-throughs, and recommended practice, making the teaching of coding and robotics accessible to every teacher, regardless of coding experience. Lessons are available for download and include additional, curated resources, like videos and follow-up discussion questions.

Bulit-in Support

The Teacher Success Pack Has Everything You Need

The Teacher Success Pack grants access to 1 Teacher and 35 students (for 12, 24, or 36 months) to the following:

Class Connect 

  • The Virtual Dash robot for 1:1 coding in a rich 3D environment (iPads or Chromebooks).
  • Coding Pathways – Standards-aligned, student-facing coding lessons and activities inside of the Blockly app.
  • Student accounts so kids can share devices while preserving their own progress as they work through puzzles and activities
  • 60 standards-aligned Math activities
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  • Progress tracking and classroom management for the teacher
  • 72 Digital Learn to Code Challenge Cards

Cross Curricular Lesson Library

  • Premium lessons, filterable by subject and grade-level

Teach Wonder

  • Enrollment for 1 teacher in our online professional development course, “Intro to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot.”

Wonder League Robotics Competition

  • Full access to the missions and resources for the competition. Note: The 2021-22 WLRC has concluded. Missions are still available to use with students.

This price is discounted for educational institutions. 

For a custom quote, please visit  https://www.makewonder.com/sales-requests/ 

Part of a Comprehensive Suite of Resources

“Learn to code” and “code to learn” with Wonder Workshop’s suite of resources. Join a community of educators passionate about inspiring the innovators of the future.

Robots

Curriculum

Apps

Professional Development

Robotics Competition

Educator Community

MATH ACTIVITIES DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH AVID

The 4th Grade-level math activities were developed in collaboration with AVID.

With AVID STEM Connections™, you’ll find easy-to-use lessons plans and ancillary materials created by teachers for teachers. The lessons are grab-and-go and the only prep needed is to read them over and decide when to use them.

Together, Class Connect and AVID STEM Connections will empower your students to reimagine their futures through the lens of a STEM mindset.

What Teachers Say About Class Connect

student success

“Wonder Workshop Class Connect is a great addition to our technology curriculum. It allows the teachers to see exactly where students are in their progress with coding and students are able to work at their own pace which allows for differentiation. The students love Dash and Dot and I love how easy it is to document their learning!”

Lindsey S.
2nd Grade Teacher
K-5 Classroom
authentic practice

“As math coach, I am always looking for activities that will engage my students and yet give them authentic math practice on their grade level standards. The robots are extremely engaging, and make the students want to do the problems so that they can move the robot.”

KIMBERLY J.
math coach/teacher
detailed lesson plans

“The teacher lesson plans were VERY thorough. I loved the videos included for the students along with the multitude of options for the teacher. It makes it very easy to fit your time constraints, student levels and needs, enrich your higher students and generally meet all the needs of every child.”

kimberly J.
teacher
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