For the past ten weeks, Kinoma has had the pleasure of working with Kids’ Vision every Wednesday. Kids’ Vision is an afterschool program for girls ages 8-12 to further their knowledge of the wonders of engineering and coding. The Kids’ Vision mission is to empower 3rd to 6th grade girls by increasing their interest and knowledge of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art+Design, and Math). Kids’ Vision previously conducted a program with Tesla Motors, where the girls applied the math they are taught in school.
What was Kinoma’s program for Kid’s Vision?
With Kinoma, the girls learned how to think like programmers. They learned coding concepts, were introduced to visual programming, conducted a hardware teardown, and even soldered! They even wrote apps for Kinoma Create by following our KinomaJS Blocks tutorials, our KinomaJS integration of Google’s Blockly.
Educators: Kinoma Curriculum
Want to know the specific lesson plans? Check out the curriculum we used; educators can use this plan to teach kids about hardware, software, and design.
The girls were so much fun to work with, and it was a great experience for the Kinoma team to guide them through prototype development. By the conclusion of the program, they were coding and wiring up hardware with familiarity and ease.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth blog post on our time with Kids’ Vision!