LaunchDFW covered RoboKind’s recent press release for Robots4STEM. On March 9th, 2017, RoboKind announced the launch of their newest endeavor to make an affordable and accessible education platform to teach children the basics of coding and robotics. According to a recent Burning Glass report, there are an estimated 7 million jobs open. (“Beyond Point and Click: The Expanding Demand for Coding Skills,” Burning Glass Technologies, June 2016.) Schools are unable to meet the ever-increasing demand due to lacking resources and knowledge. Teachers do not require prior coding skills or computer science knowledge to utilize Robots4STEM in their classrooms. JettLingo’s visual programming language, which was developed by RoboKind, and the comprehensive curriculum are designed for grades K thru 12th grade.
“The beauty of the JettLingo platform is its ability to give each student the access and opportunity to learn these powerful programming skills, said Dr. Greg Firn, Chief Operating Officer at RoboKind, in the press release. “Learning to code is a key element in the STEM family of disciplines.”