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Programming SPIKE Essential robots in Icon blocks

Get ready for your next lesson with the new robotics set for younger students - SPIKE Essential. It comes with simpler elements and code blocks, but an unprepared teacher may fall into several traps.
On this webinar, you will learn all about SPIKE Essential and the Icon blocks programming language. You will see how coding in Icon blocks really looks like and what challenges await you.
Find out the best age group and lesson conditions for using this set, what you must pay attention to when programming, and much more.




75 minutes


Inside the SPIKE Essential box - which parts are key for assembling robots, what has sorting got to do with building, and what electronic elements are available.
Practical look at the app - how to connect with the robot, effectively use the interface and what content prepared by the producer can be useful at school.
Icon blocks - overview of types and categories of code blocks, how to turn blocks into programs, main differences between Icon blocks and Word blocks, worthwhile use of sensors and other electronics in the context of limited code possibilities.
See how to program robots step by step, by using several robots designed by RoboCamp with different difficulty levels.
Find out how a well-planned robotics and coding lesson with SPIKE Essential should look like.


Practical for everyone

We value useful and functional knowledge. That is why our webinars are packed with practical tips that you can use whenever you're teaching. Everything is explained step by step, so if you are just beginning your adventure with educational robotics, this webinar is for you.

Online webinar

Easy to attend from every corner of the planet. Absorb knowledge while sitting comfortably on your favorite couch, and repeat any fragments you need to thanks to a recording.

Expert guidance

Get your questions answered - our Robotics Expert will respond to your queries and dispel your doubts on chat, so that you can confidently start your own robotics lab.


Dominika Skrzypek

International Education Specialist
Dominika is a lover of languages, learning, and all things robot-related. She holds a BA in Education and an MA in English and French Translation. At RoboCamp HQ, Dominika’s role is to oversee content and prepare educators for their first robotics lesson. Away from the bustling office, she specializes in translating children’s books, films and educational materials.


This webinar is perfect for every teacher who:
considers adding SPIKE Essential to their lab and wants to learn about the set contents and use in school
plans to teach coding with the SPIKE app, mainly Icon blocks
has been using SPIKE Essential for a while and wants to expand her or his knowledge
wants to know how an exemplar robotics lesson looks like
is curious how programming SPIKE Essential robots really looks like
wants to become a source of support and knowledge for students

What other teachers say

With RoboCamp, we’ve added even more exciting builds of all levels to our robotics program at our centers across the US and Canada. They provide high-quality hands-on activities and coding that are easy to launch. We are very happy to work with RoboCamp.
Jenifer Karyshyn
Mathematics/STEM Sylvan Learning
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Christina Morales
Robotics Teacher LWBE Robotics
RoboCamp programs are great programs that I have used for the past 4 years. Our little engineers love them and parents are thrilled with what their children can do. Their customer service is top notch. I highly recommend their programs!!!
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