New kids adventure stories uses tech to solve global problems


detective dot

Have you heard of Detective Dot?

Detective Dot, an 8 year old coder who uses tech to solve global problems, is starring in a new adventure story for kids.

Featured on Kickstarter, the project is the brainchild of Sophie Deen – a law graduate, school counsellor for the Place2Be, head of strategy at a global tech company and head of teacher training at Code Club (with Department for Education & Google).

Detective Dot is a story about a mischievous 8 year old coder with a special power – everyday objects come to life around her! From a memory chip with amnesia, to a football with an overinflated ego, these objects have big questions about who they are and where they came from.

Travelling around the world, from Indian tea fields, cotton crops in Uzbekistan (t-shirts), copper mines in Uganda (microchips) and swanky Silicon Valley offices, Detective Dot and her gang uncover the world, one household object at a time.

By using computer science to solve problems and encouraging kids to ask ‘who made this?’, ‘where does this come from?’ and ‘what impact does this have on our world?’ the book themes – such as sustainability, diversity, science, technology, engineering, arts & math, and fair trade – the stories actively encourage curiosity, tenacity and self-directed learning.

The Detective Dot stories are expected to be delivered in April 2016. With 10 more days to go, if you’d like to support this project, click here.






Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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