Get Support to help Introduce Marty to your Learning Space

Curated with educators in mind, our resources will help you to create an engaging environment where students can develop a hands-on approach to developing their problem-solving skills and creative thinking whilst learning about important concepts in robotics and coding.

Curriculum Guide

Explore which benchmarks in your local curriculum you can check off using Marty

Lesson Packs

Lesson packs provide sets of lessons and tools for specific topics

Robotical's Edu Community

Engage with the Marty Education Community and get inspiration for future lessons and activities

Marty Code Club

Want to use Marty at a code club? We have resources for that too!

Lesson Plans

Discover all of our Marty the Robot lesson plans here

Classroom Downloads

Help spread the word of STEM using our classroom printouts

Programming with Marty: Scratch & 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

Click on the button below to get an introduction to our Scratch 3.0 Marty the Robot extension and have a browse of our compatible lesson plans.

feel festive with our christmas lesson plans!

marty's winter race

Find the best path to collect the right symbols before the other team does to win!

marty saves christmas

Work as a team to find the fastest path to collect all the presents before Percy the Penguin catches them all!

marty's christmas tale

Dress Marty up and cast them into center stage to act out a play with a festive twist!

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

Educator's Guide

Introductions and best practices for using Marty in school

Education FAQ

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Education Support

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