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Codebender programming tool Why the Parallax Board of Education (BOE) Shield-Bot for Arduino is so popular in Education - especially if you’re a Chromebook school!

Call the Parallax Educator Hotline (916) 625-6801 (open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT) - try it! 

This hotline exists so educators may call us on their schedule and talk about their needs. You'll speak directly with one of our Education team. I’ve been answering the Educator Hotline lately. Last week I took a call from a professor who was tasked with the... More

Ken Gracey with PlayRobot Taiwan Distributor PlayRobot Launches “Parallax Certified Professional” Certificate - China University of Technology and Parallax Cooperate to Train Students

Taiwan has a rich university-level educational system. They aim to teach students the most relevant topics to prepare them for engineering careers. Their programs encompass many American learning ideals, including project-based learning and creative problem solving. The students are similar to our own. The big difference is that the university system has some experienced some declining enrollment. This has one benefit to students: engineering programs have adapted quickly to include... More

Scribbler 3 robot Happy Holidays from Parallax! Save $30 or more on our newest and most popular kits.

Our holiday sale has begun. This season we’ve marked down our newest and most popular kits. Discounts available through December 21, 2016.

Save $30 or more on:

  • Scribbler 3 (S3) Robot - The robust, easy-to-use S3 robot is simple enough to set up in minutes, and is powerful enough to teach engaging activities throughout the school year... More
California Schools: We have three UC A-G approved courses for you! California High Schools: We have three UC A-G approved courses for you!

As the end of the first semester is getting closer, high schools are beginning to plan for their second semester offerings - if you are a California High School looking to add A-G approved robotics courses to your schedule, look no further!

Parallax has always been a strong supporter of students and schools, and we wanted to make it easier for teachers to satisfy the regulations they often face when they want to implement a new program.

A-G is an... More

BlocklyProp tool From STEM to STEAM with the powerful AND easy-to-use BlocklyProp Programming Tool

Over the last couple of months, I’ve enjoyed being a part of the team that has been developing BlocklyProp. It’s a tool that we are all excited to introduce to each of you. BlocklyProp holds a lot of promise and potential as a way to engage students with programming and hardware.

Schools across the country (and the globe) are working to teach Computer Science, or more broadly, STEM skills to their students. STEM stands for Science, Technology,... More

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