At the moment Robot Turtles is a Kickstarter project, but fret not because the project has exceeded its Kickstarter goal by a little over 100%, meaning that once the project comes to a close, it will go into production and begin shipping out to its backers. If you’d like to learn more about the project or donate to it, hit up its for the details.
When it comes to learning programming, so far we’ve seen that will teach kids how to program, not to mention that there are various books, classes, and where one can pick up the necessary skills, but what about learning how to program through a board game? That’s the concept behind the board game called Robot Turtles. It was designed by the CEO of Comparison, Dan Shapiro, and the board game will introduce programming concepts to the player while playing like a regular board game where players have to move the turtle pieces on the board.
How do I use it in the classroom? Robot Turtles would be an easy way for kids in kindergarten, first or second grade to dip a toe into the waters of computer programming.