With Smart Buddies, Pitsco Education and SmartGurlz™ are working to change the
traditionally portrayed aspects of what makes a scientist, programmer, or engineer –
among other STEM fields – in order to allow more children relate to and visualize
themselves in a STEM career. With a focus on storytelling, this coding solution
leverages the Smart Buddies™ app where students are first introduced to their buddies
– different role models who have interests in science, engineering, and the arts.
Students are then exposed to the basics of block-based coding by controlling the
movements of their characters on their Siggys in order to resolve a series of