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KUBO Coding

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What is KUBO Coding?

KUBO is an educational hands-on and digital coding solution providing everything you need to get to grips with coding and computational thinking designed specifically for kids aged 4 to 10+.

Students are taught how to code through KUBOs unique TagTile® programming language making KUBO the only puzzle-like coding concept in the world – Literally making coding as easy as snapping together the pieces of a puzzle in order to create a sequence of code.

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KUBO curriculum can be easily embedded into weekly teaching programs, so that coding literacy becomes as natural as learning ABC.

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Educational Impact

build student knowledge
93%
increase student collaboration
93%
improve teacher knowledge
86%
improve attainment
85%
reduce teacher workload
71%
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10
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Requirements

Teachers need no previous experience of coding and there is no need for computers or software installation. This is a table top, out-of-the-box, screen-free solution that can be up and running in minutes. There are short video tutorials online, introducing the basic KUBO coding principles of the puzzle-like TagTiles(R). There are also simple quick start guides that are printable, and full lesson plans at www.kubo.education. The materials introduce programming routes, functions, subroutines and loops and challenges range from very simple to advanced, for students across KS1 and KS2.

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We estimate that teachers new to coding and KUBO can be up and running within 40 minutes. They can work their way through the online video tutorials and download a quick start guide pdf, which is enough to get started. For more detailed information and classroom tips, they should review the online lesson plans. Called "The Coding License", these include comprehensive Teachers Guides, with extension activities and assessment tasks. They also identify the Computer Science curriculum targets covered by lessons.

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Classroom sets are also available in packs of 4 for 8 students at £699.00

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4.9 out of 5

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Dan

Head of Computing

Used KUBO Coding for 7–12 months

May 2021

Dan found KUBO Coding:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children have a much better understanding of coding and the skills learnt with KUBO are transferable.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Children work in pairs with KUBO.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The KUBO website is packed with lesson plans and slides.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    KUBO have a course for teachers to complete where they are taught how to use it.
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Soraya Beech

STEM team leader and class teacher

Used KUBO Coding for 7–12 months

Apr 2021

It is engaging for the children. There are lots of activities and differentiated extras that mean it can be used by different year groups and abilities.

Soraya Beech found KUBO Coding:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    understanding of coding and algorithms
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    the children are using coding language in a "play"setting.
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    The children have worked in small groups of 4/5 with a teacher or in pairs.
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    At the moment a teacher needs to be with the activity but as the children become more familiar with how Kubo works, they could be left to solve problems and work out solutions therefore reducing the time needed by the teacher. Discussion with pupils is vital though to get them to explain how they did a task.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The lessons are well thought out and easy to follow.
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Theresa

Visiting Lecturer

Used KUBO Coding for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

If a colleague would look for a simple, straight forward way of introducing coding to young children I would definately recommend KUBO. I also like that there is a digital solution but it can also be used completly without any devices, hands-on and coding with tiles. So kids can experience coding without extra screen time.

Theresa found KUBO Coding:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Used it with unversity students as an example for digital, creative learning while students are not at school. It was a positive example how problem solving can still be thaught from afar - although a mixture of hands-on and homelearning were the prefered option.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    A very good and simple introduction to coding.
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Yes, if students work together, but can also be used alone.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    After an initial explaination, KUBO can be used by the children themselves. Trial and fail can be used.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    KUBO has a lot of info for teachers and the KUBO academy - so there is loads to learn about how to teach coding but also how to cross curricular teach coding. But I don't think a teacher would learn a lot about coding themselves here - as said, it is a first coding experience, which will be quickly understood by the teacher.
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Laura Hird

Teacher

Used KUBO Coding for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

It is a fantastic piece of kit, that promotes problem solving and collaboration across all year groups.

Laura Hird found KUBO Coding:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Problem solving
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    It makes them problem solve together and they have to form their sentences correctly to get their point across
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Everything is there, lesson plans, resources etc
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Through detailed lesson plans and help on the website
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Joanne

STEM Coordinator

Used KUBO Coding for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

High quality product, even the box/case is really smart looking and easy to store, Kubo himself is easy to use, children love it, it's encouraging learning without them knowing!

Joanne found KUBO Coding:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Confidence using computational language which is then applicable to Maths
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Knowledge of how computers rely on algorithms to follow a human's instructions
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Teamwork skills are needed to debug and refine errors in programming
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The training that came with our Kubo was invaluable in making me feel confident to then deliver training to the year groups teams within school who would be using this kit.
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Richard

Class teacher/middle leader

Used KUBO Coding for 7–12 months

Apr 2021

Very practical and clear resource that helps to establish concrete understanding of coding and debugging.

Richard found KUBO Coding:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Help with planning and preparing resources
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Subject specific vocabulary and concept of debugging
  • Slightly saves school money
    One time cost
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Children are able to share solutions and ideas for coding a lab algorithm.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Subject specific vocabulary, debugging process and problem solving.
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Chris Bing

IT Co-Ordinator

Used KUBO Coding for 4-6 months

Apr 2021

Although not the cheapest on the market, the ease of use and available resources make it a far superior alternative for beginners or those advanced coders.

Chris Bing found KUBO Coding:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Very helpful tool for block coding in KS1
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Knowledge can begin at a very basic Foundation Stage level and progress easily to KS2
  • Not significantly saves school money
    At a costing of £2,500 for 12 learning packs (enough for us to have 1 between 2) it is a slightly more expensive alternative than other models on the market, but the hands on experience is vastly different
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Students working in partners to try and solve and create their own coding works amazingly well
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    From KS1's first experience with block coding the tiles are a fantastic way to represent each line of code
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Last updated 16th May 2022
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