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In the spirit of free and open source software the central topic of this site is to make my research open to the public. My methodology is freely available via the internet, along with any data or results extracted or derived from them. This permits collaboration, which anyone may participate at any level of the project. So feel free to contribute on Github.

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Programming for Kids

For example, before going through a robotics and programming curriculum, when asked to describe the process of brushing their teeth, children gave just three or four steps. Afterwards, they were able to break down the process into 20 or more steps.

Quirkbot & Strawbees

Other hardware projects

Mindstorms

iPitara

ROBO TX

Kano

Resources

HTML

Coding languages for kids

Comparison

Hardware vs. Software

Kodable Pro Bee Bots
Structured interaction Strong content integration
Built-in tutorials Stand-alone unit, no device needed
Graduating complexity Limited complexity
Isolated from class content Simple interface
Cost per unit: $6.99 per license (up to 10 units) Cost per unit: $90

Books