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Distance teaching and learning of programming

Scottie Go! Dojo is a visual environment and programming language for children and young people from 6 to 15 years old.

Scottie Go! Dojo application is 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 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.

The app allows users to learn programming by arranging the programming blocks into scripts to steer the heroes of the game to correctly carry out the quest.

Multiple assets, various difficulty levels, and friendly heroes of the game allow creating interesting stories to introduce programming from an early age in groups with no previous programming experience, as well as to create challenging programming environments for more experienced players.

Teachers working with Scottie Go! Dojo say that using a visual programming environment makes it easier to move to programming in text-based languages ​​such as C ++, C # or Python.

There are four types of blocks: command, function, trigger and control instruction. This allows learning programming concepts such as loops, conditional statements, variables, functions, parameters, etc.

Programming blocks can be stacked on top of each other (in the virtual version they are dragged to the coding area) to create a sequence of commands that make up a program. The indentations and protrusions make the blocks fit together like a puzzle, which makes it easier to understand the syntax and structure of the programming language.

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 to be executed on the screen using the programming blocks. To solve the quests, users can use 2 formats of the programming blocks:

  • Physical programming blocks available in Scottie Go! EDU game (cardboard blocks placed on the player’s table like puzzles). Thanks to the innovative image recognition system used in the application they can be scanned with a camera and, once recognized by the application, they will execute the program.
  • Virtual programming blocks – an integral part of the application interface which allows for work to be done with the device alone, anywhere anytime.

Learning with cardboard programming blocks helps kids to collaborate in groups and to develop skills such as problem-solving, cooperation, and communication. The use of virtual blocks enables distance learning, which is further supported by the combination of visual programming and a camera device.

The Augmented Reality technology (AR) implemented in Scottie Go! Dojo helps players to create their own programs. This technology adds additional information to the program code recognized by the application, with the help of a camera.

Distance learning and content sharing

Scottie Go! Dojo allows both teachers and students to creatively use quests created in the 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. QR codes can be printed, displayed on the board, shared by e-mail or posted on social media.

To use the quest creator you must register in the application with the purchased license key .

For any additional information and purchase purposes please contact our office: contact@scottiego.com

Minimal requirements:

32- or 64-bit system, version 7/8/10, 2 GB RAM memory, dual core processor 1.33GHz, USB web camera (2Mpx with autofocus)

Minimal requirements:

System version 4.1.2 or newer, dual core processor 1.2 GHz, rear camera

Minimal requirements:

System version 8 or newer, iPhone 5S or newer, iPad 4th generation or newer