The PictureSTEM Project includes instructional units for K-2 classrooms that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading.
UL Xplorlabs is an educational platform designed to encourage students to “solve through science.” It is especially focused on engaging middle-school students during a time in their educational lives when interest in science is shown to decrease dramatically. Through interactive videos, instructional experiences, hands-on classroom activities and creative classroom challenges, this free, STEM-focused experience:
Each day, a new "wonder" is posted to learn or experiment and answer. They also have all past posts cataloged, and searchable by topic, such as science, math, social studies, language arts, technology, and arts & culture.
Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.
We know that parents, educators, and girls are looking for support and connection during these challenging times. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to school closures and significant disruption to daily life, Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.
We will release activities weekly — some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty—over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.
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Amidst school closures and social distancing, our online courses are the perfect way to sharpen your tech skills from the comfort of home. Choose from Virtual Tech Camps or Online Private Lessons. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you’ll unlock your brilliance.
Here are some great projects that will help you start writing code and get going with digital making. You can sort them by topic (e.g.animals, robots, books), hardware (e.g. 3D printer), software (e.g. CSS, Python, Blender), and level (e.g. creator, builder, developer, maker).
Use your creativity and imagination to bring the Google logo to life using code. Make the letters dance, tell a story or create a game. With Scratch and CS First, anyone can become a designer and programmer for the day!
The Game Crafter (TGC) is the world’s first web-to-print game publishing company and offers a print on demand game publishing service. TGC empowers game designers around the world by allowing them to make a board game, card game, and custom playing cards through a website. Using the latest web technology, TGC developed an online publishing platform that simplifies the design, manufacturing, and retail processes related to tabletop games.
Goldie and Bear go to Fairy Tale Adventures! They want to visit their friends - the Frog King, the Wolf, the Red Cap, the Three Bears, the Three Pigs, Humpty Dumpty and Jack from Jack and the Magic Beans - and help them to overcome many troubles. Will you visit these fairy tales together with Goldie and Bear!
Imagine Your Story - Online Single-Player Building Games: Elementary & Middle School Age
The world has been overrun with zombies, and the only thing they like doing more than eating brains is reading about eating brains. Your mission is to create some literature for the zombies to read, in order to keep them distracted and save your life.
What you will make: You’ll be turning Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice into a version more interesting to zombies.
Use the GPS on your phone to make an outdoor zombie apocalypse game you can play with your friends. Collect the supplies to power up, but avoid the zombies!
What you will make:
You will make a game that you can play outside using your mobile phone’s GPS capabilities. Find the power-ups and avoid the zombies!
Take part in a fully immersive 360-degree experience as you build the battle and take part in a unique LEGO® adventure that is set in the same time and location of Star Wars “The Last Jedi”. Create vehicles from the movie and watch them do battle as both Resistance and First Order try to seize control.
Let's use code to join Anna and Elsa as they explore the magic and beauty of ice. You will create snowflakes and patterns as you ice-skate and make a winter wonderland that you can then share with your friends!
Turn an everyday hero from your life or community into a superhero by programming them to fly over buildings, spin, work with a sidekick, and score points by touching objects in a game. In Code Your Hero, show off your hero's special powers and your own creativity with CS First and Scratch.
Monster High is hosting a scavenger hunt! Solve coding puzzles with drag-and-drop blocks to help Frankie, Draculaura, Clawdeen, Cleo, and Ghoulia. Avoid obstacles and find all the school crests as you quest through the halls of Monster High. Then program your own dance party music video with the ghouls and share it with friends.
Join Niko and Sakura on their virtual reality journey to Tubrosos Castle. Learn what it's like to be a gray hat hacker by helping the wizard elf, Cyrena find the Crown of Knowledge. You will expose the poor security systems used at the castle and learn how to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.
It's the summer holidays and Alex, her family, and Lonnie are going on holiday to Finland. Alex's older brother Reuben is creating an app about shield blazonry and shows Alex and Lonnie how to use it. Join them as they learn how to sequence blocks to design some amazing shields of their own!
Students play an adventure game based on an original story. They guide Marco - the main character - through each level by giving him step-by-step instructions in the form of the visual programming language used by the Hour of Code. They get introduced to sequencing commands, iteration and conditions without even noticing it.