Teacher Resources

One of the Surprising Benefits of Teaching a Kid Robotics

Practical skills.   When teaching code and robotics to elementary school children we are usually focused on building their computational thinking skills, how to break down problems, how to think creatively.  Coding and robotics may be the best way to achieve these goals but there is another benefit.  Although it […]

Batteries for your Robot

It seems like pretty much all our electronics projects take some kind of batteries.  At some point most people wonder if they should use the regular alkaline batteries or switch to rechargeables.  The sooner you evaluate your situation and make a choice the better. Many of you will be making this […]

Computer Science for All Students in HISD

The largest school district in Texas – Houston Independent School District has signed a 3 year agreement with Code.org.  One of the main goals of this partnership is to bring Computer Science education into every grade level.  Link to HISD announcement ” Through the partnership 2pharmaceuticals.com/medicine , HISD will find ways to […]

Start a Robotics Club

Robotics is a great way to get a little Engineering into your STEM program.  You get a bonus portion of Technology as well.  Kids love robots, it is a subject that captures both imagination and attention. There are many versions of robotics activities.  With a little bit of creativity you […]

Hour of Code

  The idea behind an hour of code is to expose students to coding in a fun and accessible way.  They provide videos, teacher resources and some well developed lessons or activities that can be offered anywhere.  There is a focus on Computer Science Education Week where they help organize […]

Google CODER for Raspberry Pi

Google is supporting the Raspberry Pi based education effort with a program called CODER   They have created a Raspberry Pi image with all the tools you need to learn HTML, CSS and Javascript all wrapped in a little web server.  This means it’s self contained, load the image on […]