Scottie Go! Basic allows children as young as 4 years old to develop and algorithmic intuition and learn the basics of programming through a fun and interesting game.
Learning with Scottie Go! Basic brings specific educational benefits, such as:
- mastering the art of building algorithms,
- practicing mathematical reasoning
- creating your own game elements,
- the use of pictograms on algorithmic blocks,
- ability to work in a group and cooperate under the supervision of a teacher,
- physical activity in learning programming through play (movement games).
The protagonist of the game is a nice alien – Scottie, whose vehicle crashes to the ground as a result of a crash. While playing, the children program Scottie’s movements to help him get spare parts for the spacecraft by programming his movements.
Scottie Go! Basic includes 24 tasks of increasing difficulty. Its main elements are a mobile application and special, large cardboard blocks for arranging programs that the game hero will execute in the application on the device screen. Thanks to the use of blocks, children will learn basic programming concepts such as: simple instruction, parameter, loop.
Access to the Scottie Go! Edu allows you to complete all 24 tasks in Scottie Go! Basic. This application is used to assign a task and check its correctness. The student chooses a task to be performed and arranges its solution in the form of a program (sequence of commands) from the blocks on the board. Then, using a smartphone or tablet, a downloaded application and an installed application, it scans the program it has arranged, taking a picture of it or recording a video.
After scanning the program composed of blocks, Scottie will execute it on the screen of the device. If the program is written correctly and Scottie successfully completes the assignment, the student will receive 3 stars feedback. If the task was performed incorrectly or the program may be shorter, the student will receive a lower number of stars or will be asked to solve the task again.
Scottie Go! Basic has been designed with preschoolers in mind. The blocks contain pictograms and are specially adapted to the abilities of children, and the numerates on them support learning to count.
Thinking about the little ones, we have also created a large, double-sided board (summer / winter) for learning without the need to use the application. In this variant of the work, we perform the arranged program with the help of wooden pawns. Additional elements of the game are challenge cards, board overlays and tokens for composing tasks, which develop children’s creativity and give the opportunity to create new tasks and modify the orders. Cards, overlays and tokens are also a great solution for working with particularly gifted children, providing extra hours of fun and learning with Scottie Go! Basic.
Scottie Go! Basic allows you to conduct classes in different places, on different occasions, on different devices and in many ways. After installing the game on your device (Android, iOS or Windows computer), the game does not require Internet access, which means that classes can be conducted virtually anywhere, both at the table and the carpet, and even outdoors.
The Scottie Go! Basic Box contains:
- 53 cardboard blocks,
- A license code that allows you to run the application on 3 devices,
- 42 tokens,
- 52 challenge cards.