Teaching K-12 Kids to Code.
We have the most successful programming instruction methodology that you have never heard of. Our mission is to educate and motivate the next generation of successful digital citizens to understand computing and programming concepts.
Make Learning Computer Science Easy
Teaching kids one particular programming language does not future proof them. Teaching them computational thinking does.
In our curricula, learners master Computational Thinking Patterns; the algorithms that are the backbone of programming. By coding games, students learn to program the building blocks of scientific simulations, of apps, of all programming. Computational Thinking Patterns are finite, understandable algorithms (or instructions) that can be measured, like cursor-directed movement, action-directed movement, types of collisions - that cause erasure, or an object being carried, generating new objects, leaving a trace, and chasing an object, and game-winning conditions.Learn More
Our proven and tested Scalable Game Design programming Instruction is used with kids as young as 3rd grade all the way up to NASA scientists! And teachers don’t have to be programming experts - all tutorials contain complete instructions for teachers and students to exceed CS standards, all while maintaining motivation and engagement. Start by designing and programming a game - 2D or 3D - the assets, the worlds (one level or multilevel), and then code the behavior with portals between levels (link to the Game page). Learn everything you need to design your own game, including troubleshooting common errors. Progress to building scientific simulations. Mix and match tutorials based on level. Each tutorial is a stepping stone on the path to programming computational thinking patterns in any language.Learn More
AgentCubes makes Programming accessible for K12
AgentCubes is a 3D programming environment that uses a Visual Programming language to allow anyone to create 3D games or simulations. Kids build assets with our Inflatable Icon Tool, easily turning 2D sprites into 3D characters. World building and programming are easy with our drag-and-drop interface and powerful visual programming language. We even have patented debugging help while programming is in progress! Conversational Programming ® watches your conditions and actions and tells you what might happen next in the world. New programmers can see mistakes before or as they happen. We also include built-in tools for scientific visualization of data and data exportation.Learn More
More than one class? We make it easy for you. Create your teacher account, then add your roster of students in a class to create their student accounts. This gives your students instant access to the full version of AgentCubes. Add or remove individual students as needed. Folders allow you to keep track of student projects. We even have a step-by-step tutorial guide that comes with your teacher account.Subscribe
CTPA Evaluation Assistance
Computational Thinking Pattern Analysis (CTPA) helps you to look at student projects in the formative stages and approximate a student’s mastery of the CTP components within a project. This allows you to keep up with your classes while a project is being programmed and spot students that may be falling behind, or may have misunderstood important concepts that will let them move on to the next steps.
Additionally, we show you how you can use ACO to help evaluate students’ games and simulations summatively once they are completed! In AC, we include Computational Thinking Pattern Analysis to help you see which students are including properly coded CTPs in their games.Subscribe
Scalable Game Design
AgentSheets, Inc. and the University of Colorado Schools of Computer Science and Education partnered to develop the Scalable Game Design Curriculum in research supported by NSF to use AgentCubes to teach computer science to students in K-12. They also studied the efficacy of these interventions in real classrooms with hundreds of teachers and over 6000 students.
Our Scalable Game Design programming studies funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and Stanford University show overwhelming efficacy to motivate, engage and teach students. Learn more about this important research, and see some key publications .Learn More
Over 20 years of Computer Science Education Research and the biggest study funded by NSF in CS education, our methods and tools are well-studied and have been used as models by many in the industry. Here’s a small sample of our peer-reviewed and published research.Read the Research
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Start students on the path to programming, they will love creating!