CBSE Coding, AI, Robotics and Computer Book – Class 2 | Skillful Minds

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Skillful Minds book is designed for CBSE Class 2 to empower students with the essential 21st-century skills in Coding, Artificial Intelligence, and ICT through engaging activities and hands-on learning.

  • Education Board Alignment – CBSE
  • Number of Pages – 68
  • Number of Chapters – 6
  • Number of Lab Activities – 18
  • Software and Hardware Used – Tux Paint, PictoBlox Jr, Quarky Robot
  • Competition – Access to Codeavour – The global AI, Coding and Robotics championship to foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills among students of age 7 to 18 years to raise awareness about UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Technologies Covered – Computer Basics, Coding, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics
  • Certification – Submit 5 lab activities online to get digital certificate accredited by STEMpedia, STEM.org and ARTPARK.

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Empowering Kids with the Right Future Skills

Basics of Computers

Algorithmic Thinking with Robots

Artificial Intelligence

Basics of Computers

Algorithmic Thinking with Robots

Artificial Intelligence

Fun with Paint

Computational Thinking

Code Your Robot

Fun with Paint

Computational Thinking

Code Your Robot

Inside the Book

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21st Century Skills

Chapters and activities designed to impart skills pertinent to the evolving technological landscape of the 21st century.

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Build Coding and AI Skills

Build competency in computational thinking, coding and artificial intelligence with hands on activities.

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Activity-Based Learning

Incorporating 18 hands-on activities and theme-based learning that make learning both fun and intellectually stimulating.

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Learn with Quarky Robot

Interactive sessions with the Quarky robot enhance engagement and maintains a high level of interest.

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PictoBlox AI Software

Learn the art of coding through horizontal block coding in PictoBlox, a premier tool for young learners. Students also receive 3000 AI credits for PictoBlox.

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Codeavour Competition

Exclusive access to Codeavour – the AI and Robotics Competition, with the opportunity to represent India on the global stage at Dubai.

Software and Hardware Used

Windows 10

Tux Paint

Wordpad

PictoBlox

Quarky

Chapter-wise Learning Outcome

#Chapter NameLearning OutcomeActivitiesTool Used
1Know Your ComputerLearning the basics of computers, their parts, operations, and the concept of Input-Process-Output; developing an understanding of different types of computers and their uses; enhancing skills in starting, shutting down, and using keyboard and mouse functionalities.3Wordpad
2Fun with PaintDeveloping familiarity with Tux Paint software; learning about its interface and basic tools; enhancing digital drawing and painting skills.4Tux Paint
3Critical Thinking and AnalysisLearning the concept of decision making; understanding loops and patterns in programming; developing an understanding of decoding and the significance of sequences in programming.0-
4Into the World of CodingLearning stepwise thinking, algorithms, and the basics of coding; navigating and coding in PictoBlox Jr; applying algorithmic thinking to coding tasks.6PictoBlox Jr
5Introduction to RoboticsUnderstanding the concept of robots and their various types; learning about Quarky, a robot; developing skills to connect and program Quarky using PictoBlox; exploring various programming blocks in PictoBlox Jr.3PictoBlox Jr, Quarky
6Introduction to AILearning about the concept of intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI); exploring AI applications like face and hand detection.2PictoBlox Jr

Lab Activities in the Book

The book includes a range of lab activities in each chapter, designed to reinforce theoretical concepts through practical, hands-on experience.

#Activity NameLearning Outcome of the Activity
1Parts of the ComputerLearning to identify and understand the different components of a computer, enhancing hardware knowledge.
2Typing with KeyboardDeveloping typing skills and understanding keyboard functionalities, focusing on interaction with text input devices.
3Playing with MouseLearning precise control and usage of a computer mouse, improving navigation and interaction with graphical user interfaces.
4Colouring AeroplaneEnhancing digital art skills using Tux Paint, focusing on creativity and motor skills in a digital medium.
5Colouring TractorDeveloping digital colouring skills and artistic creativity using Tux Paint, focusing on colour theory and digital tool usage.
6Draw a SceneryLearning to create digital landscapes and scenes using Tux Paint, fostering imagination and digital artistic expression.
7Draw a HouseDeveloping architectural drawing skills in a digital format using Tux Paint, encouraging spatial understanding and creativity.
8My First CodeLearning the basics of coding by creating simple programs in PictoBlox Jr, fostering logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
9Creating a StoryDeveloping storytelling and narrative skills through coding tasks in PictoBlox Jr, enhancing creativity and sequence understanding.
10Moving Sprite AroundLearning to code sprite movements in PictoBlox Jr, introducing basic animation concepts and interactive programming.
11Dancing FishesDeveloping animation skills by coding dancing fishes in PictoBlox Jr, fostering an understanding of motion and sequences in code.
12Controlling Tobi’s HeightLearning to use code to control sprite size, introducing concepts of variables and interactive programming in PictoBlox Jr.
13Ballerina DanceChoreographing a dance sequence through coding in PictoBlox Jr, teaching event-driven programming and creative expression.
14Quarky Traffic LightDeveloping an understanding of robotics and programming integration by simulating a traffic light system using Quarky.
15 & 16Quarky Robot MovesLearning to control the movements of Quarky robot through coding, introducing basic principles of robotics control.
17Face FilterExploring Artificial Intelligence through the creation of a face filter, understanding AI applications in image processing.
18Balloon Popping with HandDeveloping an understanding of AI in recognizing hand gestures, learning about machine learning and its practical applications.

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FAQs on Skillful Minds - Class 2 Book

“Skillful Minds” is tailored for students in Class 2, making it ideal for children aged around 7-8 years. The content and activities are designed to be age-appropriate and engaging for this age group.

The book aligns with the National Education Policy 2020 by fostering creativity and encouraging the development of unique ideas. It incorporates modern educational methodologies and emphasises practical, hands-on learning, aligning with the policy’s recommendations for contemporary education.

There are no specific prerequisites required for starting this book. It is designed for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge in coding, AI, or ICT. The book starts with basic concepts and gradually builds up to more complex topics.

“Skillful Minds” integrates practical learning with theoretical knowledge by combining clear, conceptual explanations with a variety of exercises, including lab activities. This approach ensures that students not only understand the theory but also apply it in real-world scenarios.

The lab activities require a computer and specific software like Tux Paint and PictoBlox Jr. For some activities, additional hardware like the Quarky robot is needed.

The book is versatile and can be used both in a classroom setting and for individual learning. Its structure allows teachers to easily incorporate it into their lesson plans, while also being accessible enough for self-study.

The book introduces coding and AI in a child-friendly manner, using simple language and engaging activities. It uses tools like PictoBlox Jr to make coding interactive and fun, ensuring that young learners can grasp these concepts without feeling overwhelmed.

The book includes a variety of exercises like multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blanks, and puzzles. These serve as informal assessments to test the learner’s understanding of each chapter.

“Skillful Minds” fosters creativity and problem-solving skills by encouraging students to engage in hands-on activities and by challenging them to apply their learning in creative ways. The activities are designed to stimulate critical thinking and innovative problem-solving.

Quarky is a robotic tool used in various lab activities within the book. It is designed to provide hands-on experience in robotics, helping students understand basic robotic functions and control mechanisms. Through activities involving Quarky, students learn about robotics in an interactive and engaging manner.

PictoBlox is a graphical programming software introduced in the book. It’s used in several lab activities to teach coding and programming concepts. PictoBlox’s user-friendly interface makes it an effective tool for introducing students to programming, allowing them to create animations, games, and more.

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