The Oxocard is a computer with WiFi that you can program using your browser. Discover the world of programming step by step. Learn how computers work, how to program pictures, sounds and games.
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The programming environment Blockly was created especially for beginners. With Blockly you can create programs in record time that animate pixels, create sounds or react to movement and buttons. You put a few blocks together and you can exchange messages with other cards. Learn how to retrieve data from the Internet and integrate it into your own programs.
In addition to our teaching material “Achtung, Fertig, Code!” we have more than 20 exciting worksheets with tasks, additional tasks, information and explanations. In addition, numerous example programs are already available.
Together with hep verlag, we have developed a workbook based on curriculum 21. The teaching material is suitable for teaching media and computer science as well as for the elective subject computer science at secondary level I. “Achtung, fertig, Code!” introduces step by step the basics of programming. The theory is visualized, practically explained and is always applied immediately.
Oxocard has already won four prestigious prizes in 2018 and 2019. The teaching computer and the teaching aid “Attention, Ready, Code!” were awarded.
The Oxocard was developed by the Bern-based startup OXON and is being tested at various schools. The Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) is a co-initiator of Oxocard (Version 1) and has launched an innovative pilot project with SEF.Kids Coding.
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With this card you’ll learn the basics that every programmer needs to know. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be able to create color computer graphics, know how animations are structured, respond to button clicks, create and record sounds, and work with an accelerometer. You’ll also learn the basic principles of communication and use the WiFi module to retrieve weather data from the Internet, for example. As a highlight, the course includes a simple game that you can program yourself under guidance.
The teaching material and the Oxocard are based on the new contents of the subject Media and Computer Science in Curriculum 21, whereby we not only focus on the application, but also build up a basic understanding of computer technology. The autodidactic structure of the course encourages independent learning. We connect the virtual world with the physical world and also include topics from physics and technology. Extensive tasks and solutions are available, so that the preparation effort remains limited despite the rather demanding topic. We have spared no effort to use as little plastic as possible in order to offer the most resource-conserving concept possible. The Oxocard’s housing is therefore an environmentally friendly cardboard construction that is folded to achieve the necessary stability. In addition to the ecological aspect, this also means that the product can be produced in bulk at low cost, which means that it costs little more than a conventional printed teaching aid.
Programming will become as important as reading and writing. With this card, the basic understanding of computer technology will be promoted and fears about technology will be reduced. Increasing automation will also require a basic understanding of machine programming in non-IT occupations, and this small computer is an easy and inexpensive way of getting started.
We would like to thank the following universities for their value contributions and active exchange: