Distance teaching and learning of programming
Scottie Go! Dojo is an interactive system to teach and learn programming. It consists of an application and Scottie Go! Platform. The on-screen coding feature implemented in the app and number of Platform features support both distance and classroom learning.
The Scottie Go! Learning platform enables the teacher to create and manage licenses and accounts. It allows to organise students into project or class groups, and save students’ assignments
Scottie Go! Dojo application is an educational tool designed in an attractive game formula to safely create interactive quests for the main character of the game – a nice and friendly alien Scottie. An app is intended for students aged 6 to 15 and can be used in schools and other educational institutions during interactive IT and technical classes, as well as for other subjects. It supports the acquisition of numerous key competences: improvement of logical and mathematical thinking, communication and cooperation searching for non-standard solutions to problems and creative thinking.
Scottie Go! Dojo app requires license purchase and registration on Scottie Go! Platform.
Creative programming with Scottie Go! Dojo quests creator
With Scottie Go! Dojo students design maps and quests for Scottie independently or together with the teacher, determining the complexity and difficulty based on their own ideas. The teacher can also prepare quests and adjust their parameters according to the students’ knowledge and abilities.
To solve the quests, students create programs that Scottie executes on the screen using the programming blocks. To solve the quests, users can:
- work with the code editor in the application (on-screen programming);
- use the programming blocks from the Scottie Go! EDU box and scan them with their own device.
The Scottie Go! Dojo application can be downloaded on a laptop, tablet or smartphone and fits well with any BYOD initiative.
A unique feature of the Scottie Go! Learning platform is the cloud synchronisation of data from devices (accounts, profiles, tasks) and management of groups and profiles by the teacher.
Distance learning and content sharing
Learning programming within the platform allows both teachers and students to creatively use quests created in the Scottie Go! Dojo app. Each arranged quest is automatically assigned a QR code. This unique functionality allows to quickly and efficiently share quests in school or in any other learning setting. It also provides the opportunity to organise school and inter-school competitions. QR codes can be printed, displayed on the board, shared by e-mail or posted on social media.
Teachers can quickly use ready-made QR codes, or prepare the quests to send as homework to students or use them in any preferred work model. Students can also design the quests by themselves as part of a homework assignment.
For teachers, we have prepared a set of materials such as:
- instruction for teacher,
- short guide for pupils,
- notebooks for students with 40 quests.