Find support to help you introduce Marty into your learning space

Adding Marty into your classroom is super easy - just have a look through our lesson plans that will get you up and running in no time! Our resources have been curated with teachers in mind, creating an engaging environment where students can adopt a hands-on approach to learning about important concepts in robotics and programming.


Educators Guide

All you need to know to get started with Marty in your classroom 

Lesson Packs

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Education Forum

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Curriculum Guides

Find out how our Marty lessons align to your classroom curriculum

Lesson Plans

Discover all of our Marty the Robot lesson plans here

Classroom Downloads

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Using Marty with Scratch and Python 

Whether you are using Scratch or Python to program your Marty, we are here and ready to help. Our easy to read documentation will help you get to grips with the different things you can code your Marty to do!

Scratch is the best place to start if you are new to programming that focuses on blocks of code that you drag, drop and click together to build a program. 

Python makes for a great first step away from block-based programming into textual programming and is recommended for our more novice programmers.  Our Python documentation gives detailed insights into the different functions that can be used to create programs for Marty.

Introducing Scratch 3.0

Although Scratch 3.0 is still in beta mode and won't be released until early next year, we have already started planning our learning materials. Click on the button below to get an introduction to Scratch 3.0 and have a browse of our compatible lesson plans.

Get into the Festive Feeling with our New Christmas Lesson Plans!

Marty's winter race

Race against another team to see who can program Marty to walk his way around the game board to collect all of the Christmas symbols from the challenge cards!

marty saves Christmas

Santa's elves have forgotten to pack some presents but can't remember where they put them! Can you help Marty find the missing presents and save Christmas?

Marty's Christmas tale

Marty becomes the star of the show as he takes center stage in a short festive play with the help of his coding friends!

Marty's Superheroes

Liz Dighton 

Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh

Having been involved with Marty since the prototype stage I have used the Marty’s with a number of different classes.  As a school we were lucky to be able to have a class set of Marty’s so pupils could work in groups of 3-4 to do the programming.

Our S2 pupils (12-13 years old) use it as an introduction to programming with Scratch.  I found that it gave pupils a good grasp of programming instructions as they could quickly see that an instruction in the program translated into an action from Marty.  During the prototype I also used Marty with Python when our S4 pupils (14-15 years old) who had been learning Python, used this to make Marty walk by combining all the instruction needed for the walk command.  Pupils in this class commented again on how seeing something physical helped them to test their programs better and it was much more fun!

I also use Marty with my S1 programming club where we just have a bit of fun with Scratch and have also used it with our “Bring a parent to school” class which resulted in much laughter as we made Marty dance to Saturday Night Fever!

Contact Details:

Email: Liz.Dighton@boroughmuir.edin.sch.uk

Twitter : @BmuirComputing

Further Resources

Find out more about how Marty can help improve STEM engagement in your classroom!

Marty Feature Sheet

Explore our spec sheet and find out what you get with Marty

Additional Activities

Dig into some non-education focused activities with Marty

Education FAQ

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Education Support

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