Virtual Botball Academy

Engage your students in STEM and coding with our fun and engaging Virtual Botball Academy program. Zero previous experience with robots or coding required! Free training workshops for teachers and students
Our teacher-led KISS Institute for Practical Robotics has specialized in producing nationally recognized STEM educational robotics programs (Botball and Junior Botball Challenge) that have been Empowering Educators and Impacting Students since 1997. Our Junior Botball Challenge and Botball programs are now being used by over 2000 schools impacting ~40,000 students worldwide. We focus on not only the fun of robotics but use them to engage students in real-life rigorous computer science (C and Python programming languages), math and science concepts that are aligned to educational standards.

How Are We Doing This Virtually??

The web-based tools (no software to download or update) work on computers, tablets, Chrome-books, iPads and cell phones and includes:

3D Robot Simulator

– Used in all of the activities, provides immediate feedback that helps facilitate better understanding of code

Free on-going training workshops

– As many of your teachers or students as you want can attend

Virtual Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

– Allows synchronous coding for your students

Standards aligned curriculum

– Includes not only robotics, but STEAM and cybersecurity
– CSTA, ISTE, NGSS and CCSS aligned (we can also align to any state CS standards, email to set this up)
– Hundreds of open-ended activities with built in performance based assessments
– Once your students masters a few basic skills they can progress at their own pace