EdBlocks programming language

EdBlocks is a fully graphical robot programming language for the Edison robot that is super easy to use. A drag-and-drop block-based system, EdBlocks is intuitive and fun, even for younger users. Perfect for introducing anyone to programming, EdBlocks is ideal for students aged 8 to 12 years old.

The online EdBlocks programming environment is simple to use on both computers and tablets. EdBlocks contains more than 150 blocks, making it easy to experiment with programming. All the blocks are accessible through the main menu, organised into five different categories. Simply open one of the menus by clicking on it in the app, then select the block you want. Drag and drop each block to the ‘start’ block in the main programming area to add it to your program. It’s that easy!

You can access EdBlocks online at www.edblocksapp.com

Getting started with EdBlocks

Using EdBlocks is easy! Just drag and drop the blocks you want to build a program. Learn more about how you can get started with EdBlocks by watching our video:

 
 

Resources

These free, downloadable resources can help you get the most out of EdBlocks.

 

Lesson activity worksheets

The EdBlocks activity worksheets are designed to allow students to work through activities independently, gradually learning about both the Edison robot and EdBlocks. This set of 23 lesson activities is perfect for students in year levels 3 to 6. 

Download the EdBlocks lesson activities set (complete set)

Download the EdBlocks lesson activities set (individual files and complete set)

 

Teacher’s guide to EdBlocks

This guide offers teachers and instructors overviews, activity extensions and other supporting information for the EdBlocks lesson activities to help make teaching EdBlocks easy and fun. Each EdBlocks activity is included in this guide along with any relevant supporting information for that activity. 

Download the teacher’s guide to EdBlocks

 

Curriculum linking guide

This resource serves as a guide as to how the EdBlocks lesson activities to link to standards and requirements in the Australian Curriculum (v8.3).

Download the EdBlocks curriculum linking guide

 

EdBlocks block guide

Need an offline reference to the blocks in EdBlocks? This guide includes images of the blocks in EdBlocks and the tooltip helper text for each block from the online application. 

Download the EdBlocks block guide

FAQ

Using EdBlocks
How do I access EdBlocks?

How do I download a program to Edison?

How do I run an EdBlocks program on Edison?

How do I know what a block does?

Where do I find more blocks?

What are the numbers under some of the blocks?

How do I save my EdBlocks programs?

How do I delete blocks?

How do I copy blocks?

How to update my account details?

How do I use the start events?

How do I use the coloured envelopes?

How do I use remote controls with EdBlocks?

About EdBlocks

What kind of language is EdBlocks?

What age user is EdBlocks for?

What do the different blocks in EdBlocks do?

Which browsers are compatible with EdBlocks?

Is there an EdBlocks iOS/Android app?

Is there an offline version of EdBlocks?

Troubleshooting in EdBlocks
Why isn’t Edison playing music?

Why isn’t my program downloading?

Additional resources

 

EdBlocks resources translation kit

Looking to translate the EdBlocks resources into another language? Download the translation kit to get the editable files you will need.

Download Edisoni tunnikavad J (Estonian by Janika Leoste/reviewed by Mart Kimmel)

Download EdBlocks opetajajuhend (Estonian by Janika Leoste/reviewed by Mart Kimmel)

Download Programmiblokkide_selgitused (Estonian by Janika Leoste/reviewed by Mart Kimmel)

Download EdBlocks Lesson Plans (Dutch by Henk Vanden Herrewegen)

Download türkçe EdBlocks-lesson-activities-complete-set Turkce (Turkish by Levent Yildiz at Kode Maker Akademi)

Download türkçe EdBlocks-teachers-guide-complete (Turkish by Levent Yildiz at Kode Maker Akademi)

Download Edison et EdBlocks (French by Frederic Rebaudo)

Download Guide de l’enseignant (French by Frederic Rebaudo)

Download Signification des icones EdBlocks (French by Frederic Rebaudo)

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