Computing Systems - Devices


Global Maker Day (Online!)

Global Maker Day is happening October 20th from 9 am to 5 pm ET! They have a website full of challenges and ideas for CS teachers. Looks like it's going to be HUGE!    

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.

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.

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?

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

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.
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Money tight? Refurbished computers to the rescue

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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?