Computing Systems - Devices

Discussion

Summer PD's

As we head into the last stretch of this school.year, it's time to think about summer plans for CS enrichment.  There are so many different professional developments and workshops that CS teachers can attend.
Discussion

E-Textiles Unit

I just finished the wristband project and about to start the mural project.  One of the best things about this unit is how it breaks down the coding.  It makes it much more easy for those students who are struggling with coding.
Webinar

What is the role of robotics in Computer Science classrooms in 2019?

We were excited to explore the state of robotics education in the K-12 classroom. What is available for robotics hardware? Programming language support? Professional development for teachers? Curricula and grade-level appropriate materials?
Discussion

CS on Valentine’s Day

Every day we are looking for ways to manage time while continuing to embrace the fun that we remembered as kids.  One of my favorite school days (even now) is Valentine's Day.  I LOVED making hearts for my Valentine's Day bag, exchanging cards wit
Discussion

E-Textiles Unit

I'm about to start the E-Textiles unit for Exploring Computer Science in the next couple of weeks.  This is the curriculum I used to replace the Robotics unit since my school did not have access to robots at the time.
Blog Post

Money tight? Refurbished computers to the rescue

Profile picture for user neil plotnick
This November, my school was able to purchase 20 name-brand desktop computers for approximately $2,000. This included new keyboards, mice, and a valid Windows 7 operating system license key. How did we do it?
Discussion

Best (Teaching) Tech of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, and as some of us start to look at our holiday gift giving list, I thought this might be a good discussion.  What was your favorite techy product of 2018 and why?