A student and teacher work on a robotics project. If you're looking for a way to add another engaging element to your robotics instruction, check out these K-12 robotics apps.

K-12 robotics is having more than a moment–it’s on its way to establishing itself as a necessary component of a 21st-century education.

While it can seem overwhelming, it’s not as hard to incorporate K-12 robotics into your classroom. Apps offer an excellent way to gently move into robotics learning without feeling as if you’re in over your head.

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We’ve gathered a handful of K-12 robotics apps you can explore and use in your classroom. Test them out, and let us know if you have a favorite app you use in your classroom.

CoderZ: CoderZ is an online educational environment that improves students 21st century skills, while they are having fun programming their own virtual cyber robot. Since coding can be gamified, kids at early age can start learning how to code using visual coding interfaces. Programming a virtual Lego robot, with inputs (sensors) and outputs (motors) can give all students the opportunity to get into coding without having any prior knowledge in programming or robotics.

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