GoPiGo in the Classroom
We’ve designed the GoPiGo robot car for the classroom. It’s easy to set up, use and manage in the classroom so you can engage all of your students in every subject.
We believe that great educators are the key to a successful future. We seek to equip you with the best teaching tools and resources — to make learning about technology more accessible for everyone. DexterEd aims to make it easy for you to select, test, buy, and teach.
Have you ever seen an activity using robotics and thought, “That would be great, but I don’t have enough TIME?” Do you want to incorporate robotics or programming, but you do not have much experience yourself?
In this webinar, Lisa Rode, sixth grade classroom teacher at Kings Glen Elementary in Fairfax County, VA, presents how to include robotics and programming in your school.
In the Classroom
GoPiGo Mars Rover
“My class learns about space technology and space exploration, we thought it would be cool to turn the GoPiGo into a Mars Rover. It got the kids really interested and showed them how scientist would use robots in real life.”
– Lisa Rode
GoPiGo at Hood College
“GoPiGo was the perfect robot kit for my 400 level Computer Science course to practice in open source programming environments, learn Python, and excite and engage students — it doesn’t feel like just a toy, and is about the same cost of a textbook.”
– Professor George Dimitoglou
BrickPi at University of Tulsa
“I offered BrickPi as an option for students in my robotics elective course, and it was a great platform that allows us to plug and play with LEGO MINDSTORMS sensors and motors, but also connect to the web and work through wi-fi.”
– Professor Jussaume
Teacher Trial Kit Request Form
Trial kits are for educators that want to test run a robot kit before committing to a larger purchase. Please let us know what course you are evaluating the kit for and we’ll be happy to set you up with a trial kit through our 45-day Teacher Trial program.
We currently provide teacher trial kits on a case by case basis, mostly for schools in the United States, but if you are from overseas let us know your situation and we will consider it.