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Acorny Computational Toy Kit
Winner - Gold
Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Jaeyoung Myung
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Yonsei University
Team Members: Jaeyoung Myung & Soyoung Lee
Nowadays, computation and coding are considered abilities essential to every child growing up in the 21st century. In the past few years, countries are introducing computing curricula into their national curriculums to equip young children with much-needed skills. However, The issue presently facing educational technology is not teaching Computational Thinking and Coding in early childhood but selecting appropriate tools and practices. Existing physical computing education products focused on results with complex conditions of operation which results in difficulties in choosing the learning direction. Acorny(physical kit+application) offers various programming lessons, recommendations, and challenges to introduce core coding concepts. Based on the input and output physical module selected by the user, it provides tutorials, coding flow, and algorithm processes. It’s an ideal tool to introduce young age children to coding activities and have huge educational potential.