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).
An initiative of Microsoft Philanthropies, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science.
LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime Set is a STEAM learning tool for students in grades 6–8. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level.
CoderZ has kicked off registration for the third annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) for students in grades 5–8. This online coding and robotics tournament enables schools, districts, and afterschool programs and clubs to engage students in STEM learning by using game-based competitions that are both safe and fun.