This post is really about 2 separate but together things. 1.) Kickstarter is awesome and if you frequent it enough, you’ll find some really great deals. 2.) Childhood Computer Science education is taking off and you had better jump on the bandwagon!
March 30th – Cubetto
Kickstarter, for those who don’t know, is a crowdfunding website with great ideas and great products. You’ll need to sign up for an account and then be able to fund others ideas and help them get off the ground, by getting in on the ground level. Kickstarter also sends out weekly emails of “Projects they Love” but really when you get the email it’s too late, the project has most likely been funded and the funding levels are gone.
There are a bunch of Computer Science related projects, but one that has caught on recently is Cubetto. Cubetto, as the website below says, teaches Computer Science concepts to 3 year olds – amazing! The physical block based programming (compared to digital block based programming of Scratch and Blockly) is appropriate for the age and teaches children concepts without forcing them onto a computer. Cubetto has been successfully funded, 8 times over, but they have opened up more funding opportunites and the video on their website says this isn’t the first Kickstart round. So be on the lookout for a revision of this project or the next “Cubetto” to Kickstart!