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.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has developed a set of guidelines to help educators integrate computational thinking across the curriculum. The effort is part of an overall goal of enhancing science, technology, engineering, and math instruction.
Ignite My Futurein School is an initiative sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education to transform the way students across America learn through computational thinking, a foundational skill for success in the twenty-first century.
Next week, December 3–9, students and educators worldwide are encouraged to spend an hour during the school week to explore the concepts of coding and computational thinking through Hour of Code. Code.org provides an opportunity for all learners, young and old, to explore something new and different.