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Creating PBL Activities for the CSDF Standards
With push for computer science concepts to find their way into every classroom and grade level, you might be looking for activities that address CSDF standards in your class. Project-based learning, especially projects that allow students to incorporate STEM technologies, can be a great starting point. Join us for this session where we will take a look at the K-12 standards and discuss hands-on activities that you can introduce to students to get them thinking critically and developing as 21st century learners.
Introduction to CS with Makey Makey and MakeCode Arcade
Video game design is a great platform for learning computer science! Even better, video games are also a great opportunity to integrate Makey Makey by having students build their own controllers and integrate them into their games using Microsoft MakeCode Arcade. Join us to jump into designing a simple first game with MakeCode, and a custom controller using Makey Makey.
Derek has a passion for making, repairing, and improving the things around him! After 5 years of teaching middle school shop class, Derek entered the private sector developing educational kits and running professional development workshops around the country. As the Director of Product and Programs, Derek oversees the Makey Makey product catalog, the development of new products, and collaborates with the team to make sure they reflect the value of invention literacy.
pi-top Robotics Kit Bobbie Colored Ball Tracking
Meet Bobbie robot, built from the pi-top Robotics Kit. Using its camera for color filtering, we can program it to track down and find balls of a certain color. Take a look!
pi-top Robotics Kit Alex Line Following
With a pi-top unit and a robot frame built from the Robotics Kit, I show how we can program Alex to follow a blue line path using its camera, servo motors and Python programming.
pi-top Robotics Kit Alex Obstacle Avoidance
Third video in the series ... with a built robot frame and your pi-top unit, you can program Alex to drive around and avoid obstacles using Python language.
This course is the first of a series focusing on the pi-top unit for using Python programming. Emphasis is placed on displaying its Sirius OS on a board, monitor or computer screen, connecting with a wireless network, and using the built-in Mu application to store, edit and run code.
Teaching Machine Learning with Google's Teachable Machine Tool
Machine learning is becoming an important topic in computer science classes. In this session we'll explore Google's web-based tool, "Teachable Machine," to prepare you for teaching and creating machine learning models that are both quick and accessible. We will also explore the importance of machine learning in today’s society as well as different methods for teaching this skill.
Pi-top Sounds with Speaker, PULSE and Sonic Pi
Let’s get musical! In this session, we’ll add sound with a pi-top speaker and PULSE unit. To illustrate the musical capabilities of your pi-top, we will also jump into Sonic Pi.
Sparkfun micro:arcade kit Basics
The SparkFun micro:arcade kit packs a big punch! This micro:bit extension allows you to write and code games as well as build your own gaming console. Join this session to find out all about the kit and how to get started with building games in MakeCode.
Becoming an Inventor with littleBits
With littleBits, students are encouraged to think outside the box and embrace their creativity. Join us to learn how littleBits can work to promote hands-on learning experiences and collaboration. Students are encouraged to be creative and invent, all while gaining a new understanding of STEM principles, and developing useful classroom tools.
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