We live on planet Earth, but you could call it Codeworld. As technology advances, code is part of more and more of our lives. Coding may have started in computers as large as entire rooms, but now it’s in our phones, stoplights, and even our refrigerators. It’s bringing the future to life in the form of artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and virtual reality. And of course, it’s giving us some really cool video games. But how does all the code actually work? Who creates it? Do they know why the wi-fi keeps dropping? By the end of this adventure, you’ll uncover some answers, explore how code is changing everything, and get plenty of practice creating some code of your own.
what you’ll need
- An empty toilet paper or paper towel tube
weekly family activity
Watch Wreck It Ralph
Disney’s Wreck It Ralph tells the story of Ralph, an arcade bad guy who travels across a video game universe to prove he’s not so bad after all. Filled with clever references to vintage video games and creative portrayals of how computers, the internet, and software bugs work, it’s entertaining for both kids and grown-ups and will teach you something about code along the way. Check the Common Sense Media review first to be sure it’s a good fit for your family, then stream or rent it online on Disney+ or most other streaming platforms.
this week’s content builder:
David Keeling is EdNavigator's Chief Communications Officer. He's pretty good with computers, but his kids can run circles around him in Minecraft.
Get ready to get edgy! This remix adventure is all about pushing the boundaries.
History is absolutely full of mysteries. But how do we go about solving them? With smart detective work, that’s how! In this adventure, you’ll learn from some of the best. Whether it’s hunting for treasure, making sense of ancient computers, uncovering long lost cities, asking whether aliens are real, or shedding light on why there are no more dinosaurs, you will travel the planet many times over and explore questions that people have been asking for ages. By the end, no mystery will be too tough for you to crack!