Hidden Figures

Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson not only helped make history, they are part of a long line of women in computing

Software Libraries

Programmers use libraries but instead of books they create and share code, often for free, to help solve common problems.

Scratch Coding Cards

These cards are a fun way to learn Scratch, look up how to do things, and make applications.

February 2017 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the February 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

February 2017 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for February 2017.

Hour of Code Resources

Hour of Code and EU Code Week are events designed to introduce kids, young adults, and others to programming and computer science.

The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine lets you travel back in time to see old websites. Plus the Internet Archive has thousands of vintage games, software, books, and more.

Fisher-Yates Shuffle

What sounds like a country western dance actually is an efficient way to sort large sets of data randomly.

How We Created LOLA

An app to help kids remember important stuff like feed your pets, brush your teeth, and smile.

Project Ideas

These projects mix science and technology in interesting ways. Sewing and electronics, for example, is a different way to learn about electronics.

Dogfooding

Eating dog food doesn't sound like much fun but it's an important part of creating software.

Do-It-Yourself Project Books

These books include lots of great projects to work on by yourself or with others, from Scratch and Minecraft to fun maker space projects.

Raspberry Pi Projects

There are maybe a bazillion Raspberry Pi projects online. Here are really fun projects plus links to find more.

Binary Numbers

This project teaches you about binary numbers and how to translate them to decimal numbers we recognize.

December 2016 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the December 2016 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

December 2016 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for December 2016.

Geocaching

Real life treasure hunts are a way to get outdoors, learn map skills, and have fun finding hidden caches near you.

How to be a Lousy Programmer

What makes a programmer lousy is a good way to identify what makes a programmer great.

What is VR Sickness?

Virtual reality has brought to the masses an old problem with flight simulators: what happens when our brain, ears, and eyes disagree?

Building VR/AR Applications in School

What would you build if you had 10 weeks and access to Microsoft HoloLens and HTC Vive equipment and developers?

October 2016 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the October 2016 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

October 2016 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2016.

Holiday STEAM Gifts

With end of year holidays fast approaching, here are 35 of the more interesting ideas for holiday STEAM gifts that introduce STEAM concepts in fun ways. Board Games Some of the best ways to learn about programming are through board and card games. You don’t need electricity or a computer. Here are fun games for […]

ChucK

Why would a musician learn to code? As it turns out coding is not just for those who want to create a new video game, control a robot, or design a website. Coding can be applied to the arts as well. In the early 2000’s computer music designer (and now assistant professor at Stanford) Ge […]

Graph Theory

The dots and lines used in graph theory can solve interesting and complicated problems.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

A short history of virtual and augmented reality with lots of links to learn more.

What is VR? AR?

Virtual and augmented reality replace or add computing to our real world experience.

The Cloud

If clouds are not digital, what is cloud computing?

STEAM Event Ideas

If you work in a school or community library, or an after school group, STEAM events can be a way to offer technology events for kids.

Imagine: Build A Car

One thing programmers do all day is imagine. When someone asks them to solve a problem with code, they start thinking and dreaming.