How to teach kids coding and detecting fake news? (with Sophie Deen, Detective Dot)
May 26, 2020
In this episode, we connect the dots with creative education for kids.
What is “digital citizen”? What kind of role model, skills and values do we keep behind it? And more importantly, how can we teach and evangelize this acumen to Gen-zers, connecting challenges from diversity to circular economy and fake news?
Today’s conversation with Sophie Deen. She is the founder and creative mind behind Detective Dot – a book and creative kit which helps kids to learn coding and computer science skills through storytelling and entertaining approach. To date, Detective Dot (and Bright Little Labs behind it) is active in over 30 countries and used in internet safety resources across 22,000 schools. Should we mention, that Detective Dot’s project allows you to become a CIA agent (if you are not an adult for sure)?
Over conversation, we explore a vision of digital citizen, diversity in tech, coding, edutainment, inventors acumen, digital awareness and fake news.
Topics & timeline
How to become a creator… of Detective Dot
Role models in tech
Coding and languages
How to become a CIA agent
Teaching computer science through storytelling
Fake news and awareness
Schools and internet safety
Can we change the world with computer science?
This episode is related to open learning, creative technologies and inventors under 18.