ThinkFun Wants to Help You Bring
Hour Of Code to Your Classroom!
In December the world will be celebrating Computer Science Education Week, and schools everywhere will guide their students through an Hour of Code. With that in mind, we at ThinkFun have been working hard to make sure that the great content in our revolutionary coding board games is accessible to teachers for a fun, free Hour of Code experience.
We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure that our coding games teach valuable skills to children as young as 8. We worked with Mark Engelberg, a board game designer, educator and former NASA programmer to create the best games possible for teaching core programming principles. Mark also created the Hour of Code specific activities listed above. If you want to learn more about how Robot Repair can teach your students about Boolean Logic, which is critically important for programmers to understand, you should take a look at his full explanation.
Here’s what we have to offer:
- An online version of our Boolean Logic game, Robot Repair, that takes students through the experience of ‘fixing a robot brain.’ It’s a fun mix of instruction and puzzle solving. Play it now!
- An offline version of Robot Repair in the form of a printable PDF where students can learn Boolean Logic concepts through puzzle solving. View it here!
- Lesson plans for our online version of Robot Repair and for our printable PDF version (links are to the lesson plans, not the game and PDF!)
If you’re interested, fill out the form below – we’ll follow up with more details as we get closer to the date.