We hear a lot about STEM in today’s world.
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With technology advancing faster than many of us can keep up, it’s an important topic.
So important that it’s becoming more relevant in the area of educating our children.
As a homeschool family, we have always tried to stay up, or in front of, the latest trends.
STEM is definitely one of the areas we don’t want to lack in.
Learn to Code
Through our partnership with Best Buy, we have been able to introduce our girls to coding with the Ozobot 2.0 Bit starter pack.
First, let’s define STEM so that we’re all on the same page. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and STEM products encourage kids to develop core skills in these areas.
At Best Buy, you can find products from basic learning games to advanced toys designed specifically to stimulate a child’s mind in the STEM areas, helping to develop both logic and problem-solving skills.
Ozobot Bit is simply one example of those products that can help your children learn to code.
Ozobot Bit is unique in that the initial learning is understanding that colors can dictate action, which leads to cause/effect building blocks for future programming.
Using markers and paper, children draw colorful designs to begin the learning process.
Bit’s optical sensors then read the lines and OzoCodes (short color code sequences) as movement commands.
These code commands are given by the child in the form of basic color combinations.
Through the OzoCodes drawn and the use of the OzoBlocky web editor, kids can easily program OzoBot and learn block-based programming principles.
Using creative drawing techniques, problem-solving, and group challenges, you can have OzoBot completing a variety of tasks!
Once you are ready to play, you can download the Ozobot app for all-new games, lessons, and coding challenges to explore.
The Ozobot 2.0 Bit starter pack includes:
- 1 Ozobot Bit
- 1 USB charging cable
- 4 Color Code markers
- 1 Playfield
- 1 OzoSkin
- 1 Carrying Pouch
What can you make your Ozobot Bit do?
You can find the Ozobot 2.0 Bit starter pack and other great STEM products at your local Best Buy or online at BestBuy.com.