Wonder Workshop STEM-Based Interactive Early Learning Experience

Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners.  They’ve partnered with the folks at Sunburst Digital and now offer three programs for K-12: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24, and Wonder Class 30. The Wonder Pilot program provides K-5 classrooms with three sets of Dash & Dot robots, the software apps and a […]

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Easy Science Experiments from DIY Nano HD

I’ve shared some great apps from The Lawrence Hall of Science (DIY Human Body, DIY Sun Science, Monster Heart Medic) and DIY Nano HD is another free app for iPads that you’ll love.  DIY Nano HD contains easy science experiments for teachers, students and families.  Using easy to find materials children can follow along with […]

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Fun with Circuits: Electronics for Kids

Fun with Circuits makes electronic circuits fun, simple, and accessible for children.  Designed for kids five and above, Fun with Circuits incorporates literacy skills into circuit exploration.  It combines storytelling and circuit building to engage young learners with foundational STEM skills.  Kids read a story, learn the key concepts, and make new circuits. Check out their Kickstarter page to learn […]

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Science Drawings and the STEM Classroom

Drawp for School is a great tool for managing workflow in a one-to-one classroom and can be used for science drawings and activities across the content areas.  With this app students complete tasks designed by the teacher.  This can include science drawings like a picture or labeling a diagram.  Drawp is as flexible as paper – […]

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ScratchJr for Young Coders: Free iPad App

There are tons of wonderful coding apps and here is another you’ll want to check if you work with younger students.  ScratchJr is designed for 5-7 year old children and combines foundational programming skills with storytelling for young coders. ScratchJr is a colorful, kid-friendly app that sets the stage for more complex computer science skills.  You […]

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CodeHS for Computer Science

Preparing students for careers of the future is so important!  CodeHS is a comprehensive curriculum to help educators teach Computer Science and coding.  Their mission is to help anyone and everyone learn computer science skills.  CodeHS has tools for teaching and learning computer science in the classroom or at home – including a self-paced online curriculum. Computer […]

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6 Free Apps to Teach Coding Skills

Teaching coding skills is something lots of teachers are really excited about. If you’re just starting to teach code in your classrooms or looking for more free code teaching resources, I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for teaching coding skills to students. I wanted to pull together my top 6 coding apps for teachers into one place […]

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Cargo-Bot Programming Game and Coding App for Kids

I’m a huge fan of apps that promote STEM concepts and here is another programming game and mobile app to check out.  Cargo-Bot is a puzzle programming game where players need to show a robot how to move by giving it a set of directions. As they program each move, kids will see the instructions […]

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Kids Can Learn to Program with Tynker

I’ve already shared some of my favorite coding apps and here is another super fun choice for elementary and middle school students. Tynker is full of different activities that help students understand the building blocks of coding. Whether they are interested in STEM careers or simply like solving puzzles, Tynker is engaging and fun.   […]

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Sphero Launches SPRK Program for Classrooms

  Have you heard of a Sphero? This interactive robot brings game play to life with a smart toy that rolls, spins and races based on moves programmed by the user.  Sphero is both iOS and Android friendly thanks to the dozens of apps that help users send instructions to this smart toy.  If you haven’t […]

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