Imagine Robotify's Introduction to Python course

Imagine Robotify's Introduction to Python course has 16 hours of content spread across 8 lessons and 230 challenges. The course aims to provide students in grades 6 through 8 students a foundational introduction to the Python programming language, and it can be applied to learning other text-based languages.

Python, which is one of the most used programming languages, adds a new level of code learning to the Imagine Robotify platform. Its versatility as a general-purpose language will provide career readiness and other significant benefits. Since it isn't specialized for specific problems, it can be used to create a variety of different programs from building web applications to providing data analytics. Python also is human-readable, meaning it's easy to understand and does not include complex math. It is accessible and is a great starting point to learning text-based coding as a language.

Many of the next generations of leading tech products, such as Imagine Robotfy, are built using Python. Curriculumns for grades 3 through 5 are block-based programming, but content for grades 6 through 8 is built with Python.

Recommended Coding Learning Pathways

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Block-based and Python, two separate languages, were chosen because they build a great link from one to the other. As students generate code and solve more problems using the more advanced block-based content, they can graduate to the Introduction of Python. It is normal for a 6th-grade student that has never programmed to start at grade 3 through 5 suggested content to learn block-based programming. Once they feel comfortable with the basics of building blocks of foundations of coding, they can move up a level and start learning a text-based language such as Python.

The Python version of Imagine Robotify looks similar to the Blockly version of Imagine Robotify, containing the same primary learning view, components, and Axel. 

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Python's content should look familiar to teachers, as its instructional model is identical to Imagine Robotifiy's block-based programming. It uses the same example lesson plans, resources, and curriculum maps. This provides an easy transfer and provides support from Blockly to Python for students and Teachers. 

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