Jan 04 2017

Computational Thinking Through a Comic Book

A new graphic novel aims to help teach kids STEM skills in a fun way.

Thanks to a new Swedish entrepreneur, kids have yet another way to learn STEM skills, eSchool News reports. Curly Bracket, developed by Johan Wendt is a textbook with a twist: It’s a graphic novel. When the protagonist Curly solves a problem, she uses computational thinking and elements of coding to find the answer.

“In the book, Curly doesn’t solve her problems using any super powers; she simply pays attention to her studies and learns as a coder would. This is what we want to introduce to all kids,” says Wendt in the article.

Curly Bracket started with an October 2016 Kickstarter campaign and books will be out in February 2017.