In a product that combines coding and social justice, these adventure stories star child coder Detective Dot, who uses technology to solve global problems.
Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, the project helps to break away from stereotypes in children's media by introducing an 8 year old female role model who specializes in subjects like the arts, engineering, mathematics, science and technology. Described as a digital Dr. Doolittle, the little girl has a special ability to communicate with objects.
Intended for youth aged 7 to 9, The Amazing Adventures of Detective Dot will consist of both hardcover and digital book copies plus educational materials teachers can utilize in conjunction with existing curriculums. Dot and her sidekicks Miss Drone and Tumble ("a very silly and sprightly ball of string") travel across the world from Uzbekistan's cotton fields to Uganda's copper mines to Silicone Valley's swanky workspaces.
Detective Dot are STEM-Based Books for Socially Conscious Young People
1. Stem-based Storytelling - Opportunities to combine learning with socially conscious storytelling through engaging characters like Detective Dot.
2. Empowering Young Girls Through Technology - The introduction of female role models, like Detective Dot, in STEM fields can disrupt traditional gender stereotypes and inspire young girls to take an interest in technology.
3. Innovative Educational Resources for Teachers - The creation of educational materials that teachers can use to integrate STEM and social justice topics in their existing curriculums to educate and engage students.
1. Publishing - Publishers can explore opportunities to create engaging children's books that use cutting-edge technologies to empower young minds.
2. Education - Educators can use Detective Dot as an example of how to incorporate coding and social justice topics into existing curriculums.
3. Technology - Tech companies can experiment with how they can utilize their products to promote social responsibility and empower the next generation of socially conscious coders like Detective Dot.