The Code Twins, a children’s book from Skyward, introduces coding concepts to young readers of all backgrounds as they take on a programming mission with the book’s main characters—Brett, Yvette, and their robot friend, Cody Point Two. Along the way, Brett and Yvette help to code Cody Point Two to learn and accomplish new tasks. Their story, told in verse, features colorful illustrations and engaging experiences that demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, and more. The ebook, which is sponsored by Mid-State Technical College and the Central Wisconsin InformationTechnology Alliance, is currently available to download at no charge in various formats (Kindle, Apple Books, ePub, or PDF).
Expedition Atlantis, an iPad app from Robomatter, presents mobile robot mathproblems in a scaffolded and contextualized manner to motivate students to use mathematics rather than “guess and check” their way through robot programming.
Designed by Root Robotics, Root is a fun and easy-to-use educational robot that teaches coding, creativity, and problem-solving skills to students, from prereaders through high school. The robot bumps, hears, moves, draws, scans, climbs, reacts, and sees, helping students learn, play, and explore using their imagination.