Tech-Up Resources

Tech-Up Parent & Educator Resources

https://curriculum.code.org/
Code.org has a full curriculum to incorporate CS into their daily lessons. Teach a whole course or pick and choose lessons that fit best with your class.

https://code.org/learn
Code.org challenges classrooms and households all around the world to an hour of code a day. The website is complete with tons of activities to get you started.

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en
Be Internet Awesome is Google’s curriculum for Digital Literacy complete with its own video game(Interland). Free, fun and extremely addictive.

https://applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com/c/en/curriculum.html
Google’s curriculum for teaching CS, CT, coding and digital literacy. Tons of enticing activities for your students or kids at home.

https://edu.google.com/resources/programs/exploring-computational-thinking/#!ct-materials
This link has tons of lesson plans and activities read to use for students.

http://www.cs4fn.org/
Computer Science(CS) for Fun aids in the exploration of CS with activities like magic tricks, puzzles, and history lessons.

https://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/
Loads of activities related to CS. As well as opportunities to join the Mozilla online community.

https://www.controlwithcable.org/
Help your child make the best of technology, information and media with Control with Cable’s educational activities.

https://www.commonsense.org/education/
Common Sense Education teaches students about digital literacy.

https://classic.csunplugged.org/activities/
A list of genius unplugged activities for the classroom, house or for those who want to unplug and get away from their screens.

https://www.tinkercad.com/
A free online 3D design and printing app with tutorials.

https://www.codecademy.com/
Free online tutorials for learning about coding. Learn Python, JavaScript, HTML and more!

https://www.codesters.com/
Codesters is for teachers to sign their classes up for coding lessons that they can track and monitor.

Tech-Up Free Games and Activities

https://www.tynker.com/
Tynker is an online coding game for all ages.

https://scratch.mit.edu/
SCRATCH is a program where you can create stories, games, and animations by coding. One of the most widely used programs for introduction to coding.

https://www.gethopscotch.com/
Hopscotch is an app for Ipads that allows kids to create games.

https://www.apple.com/ca/swift/playgrounds/
Swift Playgrounds is Apple’s game for making coding fun.

https://www.alice.org/
Alice is a downloadable program that allows you to explore the world on game making.

http://lightbot.com/flash.html
Lightbot is an online game or downloadable app that teaches an introduction to code.    

https://boxisland.io/
Box Island is a downloadable app for teaching students the fundamentals of code.

https://codea.io/
Codea is downloadable on Apple products and lets you explore the world of game creation and exploration.

https://download.cnet.com/Boogie-Bot-Coding-for-kids-Learn-Programming/3000-20414_4-78248680.htmlBoogie Bot is downloadable for Android devices and teaches coding through boogieing robots.

https://www.playcodemonkey.com/
Code Monkey allows a free trial of their coding game. Full courses for teaching and learning code available.

http://kidsncode.com/
Kids N Code is available for Apple devices and allows students to explore complex algorithms.

https://thimble.mozilla.org/en-US/
Thimble allows you to create and edit your own webpage.

https://goggles.mozilla.org/
Use X-Ray goggles to understand the code behind websites, remix as you please.

https://www.bloxmob.com/home/
Bloxmob gives you a free trial, which allows you to create your own apps.

Tech Resources

http://microbit.org/
BBC’s Microbit website. Learn about the tiny programmable computer for all ages.

https://ozobot.com/
Ozobots; adorable programmable robots that love to dance.

https://www.arduino.cc/
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform. It can be used as a platform to build electrical circuits with and more.

http://www.robotturtles.com/
Robot Turtles is an award-winning board game that teaches computational thinking and coding for ages 4+.

http://littlecodr.com/
Littlecodr is a board game that teaches coding ages 4+.

https://www.thinkfun.com/products/code-master/
Code Master is a board game that teaches programming logic ages 8+.

https://www.makewonder.com/
Makewonder is the website that hosts the programmable robots Dash and Dot.

https://www.learningresources.com/product/learning+essentials--8482-+stem+robot+mouse+coding+activity+set.do
One of the many websites where you can purchase Code and Go Robot Mice, programmable robot mice for ages 4+.

https://www.bee-bot.us/
Bee-bot is a programmable Bee that students can code to buzz around the classroom. Ages