Learning to Think Like a Computer

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On April 4, 2017 in Media Coverage

In an airy kindergarten classroom at Eliot-Pearson Children’s School, in the Tufts University Department of Child Study and Human Development, children program with actual blocks. Marina Umaschi Bers, a child development and computer science professor, created wooden blocks that bear bar codes with instructions such as “forward,” “spin” and “shake” that are used to program robots — small, wheeled carts with built-in scanners — by sequencing the blocks, then scanning them. Each “program” starts with a green “begin” block and finishes with a red “end.”

Read the full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/education/edlife/teaching-students-computer-code.html