With the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, students can build a wand, learn to code, make magic—and then play on their tablet or computer. When they wave their coding wand, students see instant effects on the screen. They can make fire flow, pumpkins grow, feathers fly, goblets multiply; they can paint pictures, compose music, create games, and much more. The kit may be preordered for delivery October 1, 2018. Cost: $99.99
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.
Each year the American Computer Science League (ACSL) organizes a computer science or programming competition for precollege students in five divisions—Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Classroom, and Elementary. A preliminary competition, in which individual students compete to get their school team qualified for the All-Star Contest, consists of four contests, each of which has two parts: a written section (called “shorts”) and a programming section.
Many education experts believe that coding will soon be an essential skill for young people entering the workforce. At the same time, there is growing concern about the increasingly sedentary lifestyles of children. Unruly Studios takes on both issues with a product that makes learning and movement accessible and engaging.