Here is an excerpt of an email I received from Osmo the other day :
Computer programming is one of the most important skills for the future. We set out to create the easiest way for kids to learn the basics of coding through something they already understand and love: building blocks.
Osmo Coding uses hands-on physical blocks to control Awbie, a playful character who loves delicious strawberries. Each block is a coding command that directs Awbie on a wondrous tree-shaking, strawberry-munching adventure.
This makes me SO excited. I have a couple of Osmo's in my classroom and my students have had a great time using them. Since I teach Computer Science, I am really excited about using this new component to help reinforce the coding principles that I am having my students learn.
Check out the video they have highlighting this new tool:
I ordered my add-on today! If you want to try Osmo for yourself -- use this link - and if you are one of the first five to do so - you will get $5.00 off any full kit that is ordered!