CoderZ Working with Amazon Future Engineer Program to Provide Free Access to Virtual Coding and Robotics Tool for Students at Home
Amazon Future Engineer is offering students, teachers, and parents free access to the CoderZ program and curricula while students are home from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic
DERRY, N.H. – April 6, 2020 – CoderZ and the Amazon Future Engineer program are working together to offer free access to the award-winning CoderZ Virtual Robotics Learning Environment to help keep students across the US safely learning despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon Future Engineer is sponsoring this content.
CoderZ is an online educational environment where independent students or full classes have fun programming their own virtual robots while working on collaborative virtual missions linked to real world concepts and computer science learning standards. The cloud-based platform features a graphical simulation of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot and a CoderZ virtual robot named Ruby. Users activate the virtual robot, in game-like “missions” and watch the results in a real-time simulation. The fully sequenced courses are able to accommodate a wide range of age levels. Novices in grades as early as second grade can use the program’s Blockly visual code editor while it allows more experienced users and those in high school to use text-based coding.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Amazon Future Engineer,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of CoderZ. “The pandemic has caused so much disruption to the way that we all go about our lives. We at CoderZ are happy to be able to help families, teachers, and students as well as to support at-home student learning in this creative way.”
Users also have access to CoderZ’s Virtual Robotics curriculums. The program’s newly-released standards-aligned Cyber Robotics 102 curriculum was just chosen as a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution category. Designed to teach computer science and robotics to students in grades 5-8, the curriculum utilizes mechanics, physics, navigation and sensors to introduce students to programming concepts such as commands, variables, conditional logic, loops and more.
Throughout the year, Amazon Future Engineer is committed to providing access to computer science for thousands of students from underserved and underrepresented communities. Now, more than ever, Amazon Future Engineer is making sure more students have access to this coursework at home. In addition to working with CoderZ, Amazon Future Engineer is providing access to a variety of free, online, sponsored computer science courses in the United States, generally aimed at independent learners from elementary to high school, and teachers who are remotely teaching. Parents can also access this curriculum. To learn more about Amazon Future Engineer’s free computer science course offerings, check out: https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news/amazon-future-engineer-offers-free-and-creative-coding-coursework.
To access CoderZ through Amazon Future Engineer, visit https://gocoderz.com/amazon-future-engineer.
CoderZ is an innovative and engaging online learning environment. Developed for students in grades 5 and above, the gamified STEM solution allows student to work at their own pace, easily programing real and virtual robots from anywhere in the world. The platform enables students to acquire computational thinking, problem solving and creativity skills, together with coding and STEM learning, all via a flexible and scalable virtual solution. For more information go to www.gocoderz.com.