Since I was a child, I've been fascinated with how technology drives change and sometimes creativity. I taught myself coding at a very young age, as a means to be expressive and creative. Using the acquired computational thinking skills has helped me understand subjects in education, such as math and physics.
In 2014, I started my journey on giving the gift of coding to the next generation through the development of KUBO - an educational robot for children aged 4-10 - at KUBO Robotics ApS.
Whilst we know that the skills associated with computational thinking are vital for today’s children to flourish in the 21st Century workplace, the practicalities of teaching coding during school hours can sometimes be perceived as a challenge. There is often a misconception that incorporating workshops and lessons that will instill the important skills associated with computational thinking will take a lot of work. But, with simple techniques, we know how easy this can actually be! Here are my top tips for breaking down barriers to coding and setting your pupils up with life-long skills.