The Comox Valley school district is very excited to support robotics in it’s schools. Currently, you may book a variety of robots out through the LRC, as well, you may use Root Robots with your schools grade 5 classes. In addition, Dawn Anderson is working to  support NXT and EV3 robots in classrooms and clubs in all elementary schools. If you would like access to these robots please contact Dawn at 


Here is a 5 min video that outlines the 5 basic robot builds. Students in SD71 would program them using the software, not using their phones.


Many classes and schools around the district have already been given these robots to use. If you are looking for resources please have a look at our resources to the right or contact Dawn at for support.

Here is a fun little sequence of videos that models what an NXT robot can do (5 min).

This is a good video for getting started with using the software. He goes over the software and how to save, what the buttons do and how to program your bot to move in a straight line. This is a great first video to get your class started (12:30 min).
This video is the second from a series (video one above) that is designed to support new learners with EV3 robots. This video shows you how to drive in a square using a loop block (6:31 min).
This is a good video for getting your class started. He reviews the software and then demonstrates how to program your robot and finishes with asking you to try and recreate what he just did. It’s a great first video to show the class (5:33 min).
Here is another good little video from a student user who goes over the software and basic function (5:30 min).