Teaching Remotely with Roblox Studio
Teaching Remote with Roblox
As educators, we understand the importance of having meaningful and collaborative learning experiences. With schools and teachers responding to COVID-19, Roblox is proud to offer free lesson plans that foster creativity and teach computer science in our online, collaborative platform.
Our platform allows for students to collaborate in real time, building and learning as they go. To get started, explore our lesson plans, which are ISTE-aligned and include a variety of subjects to suit different topics and age groups.
Tools for Teaching Remote
Explore Different Lessons
Depending on your needs, Roblox Studio has a wide variety of premade lesson plans, great for different ages and subjects.
Single Session Lessons
Try out Roblox with these stand alone lessons. Learn something new in less than an hour.
Ages 10 and Up
Lessons below focus on project-based learning with Constructionist principles. Students are able to explore tools in a structured way and produce unique projects they can share with others.
Ages 13 and Up
For those more computer with computers, explore game design and computer science with these lessons.
These lessons focused more on computer science and are geared towards a high school audience.
Computer Science Concepts
Learn about algorithms, abstractions and more.
Using Roblox to Teach AP CSP
Teach computer science principles using Lua with Roblox.
Tips to Teaching Remotely
Teaching with Roblox introduces unique opportunities. When running a remote classroom, keep in mind the following tips:
- Set Expectations Early - Whether it’s how students interact together, or taking turns building a collaborative project, set expectations before starting a lesson. Additionally, encourage students to create expectations with you for greater buy-in. For example, expectations like “Don’t change someone’s work without permission”, can make collaborative building fun and easier.
- Control Access with Private Servers - Private servers allow you control over your Roblox experience. They can be created for games you’ve made, or other select Roblox games that permit it. Using a private server, only people you permit can enter that game.
- Collaborate with Team Create - Setting up a Team Create game allows more than one person to collaboratively build and code together.
Additionally, we recommend the following resources:
- ISTE.org - 10 strategies for online learning during a coronavirus outbreak.
- Edsurge - Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors
- Roblox Education FAQ - Answers to questions about accounts.