“ A computer is a bicycle for your mind” – Steve Jobs
For many young children entry level coding has become the gateway to STEM. From Scratch Jr, FIRST, COSPACES and others the ability to create and problem solve while utilizing computational thinking is invaluable. The empowerment of design and creating through ones imagination has provided a desire to code from some of our earliest learners.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to collaborate on several games with my eight year old daughter using Hopscotch. I found the platform and interface streamlined and intuitive. The tethered video tutorials were simplistic and provided a great foundation for building out original content. Within an hour my daughter had created several games.