How Disney’s Frozen Can Teach Girls to Code
We know that one of the best ways to get more young girls into coding and other STEAM-related subjects is to provide them with strong and inspiring mentors who can model just how cool these subjects can be. Mindy Kaling, Chelsea Clinton, Goldieblox — yeah, all cool. Well, now cool has moved to ice cold, thanks to a partnership between Code.org and Disney.
Frozen is continuing its worldwide takeover by entering into the code-education space. The collaboration, called Anybody Can Learn, is a program featuring your little one’s (likely) favorite Disney stars of the moment.
Participants create snowflakes and magical “ice craft” while also learning the basics: the logic, math and creativity that coding requires. They can then share their own creations with friends online. Besides learning a lesson from Anna and Elsa, the program features videos from women in technology, from CEOs and app developers and even model Karlie Kloss, who’s learning to code herself.
Check it out for yourself, and then tell us: would you share this app with your kids? Would you play it? Let us know below!