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Coding and STEAM Tools

Board and card games organized by grade level, with links to more tools.

Recently on Twitter I came across a wonderful matrix created by Nikolas Chatzopoulos, a teacher, that listed coding and STEAM tools organized by grade level. This magazine collects often hard to find resources and the matrix included a few tools I’d not heard about, as well as a number of tools listed on the magazine resource pages. With Nikolas’ blessing, I’ve expanded his matrix and added URLs.

The table below, from the August 2016 print magazine, lists board and card games that teach basic computer science and programming concepts. While most are real world games, some are online services.



The complete table with all tools, what Nikolas collected with my additions (and the URLs), are online at the link below. If you don’t see your favorite coding or STEAM tools in this table or the master matrix, you’re welcome to email us a link and any details at [email protected]

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Coding and STEAM Tools

Coding and STEAM Tools: Board and Card Games

A PDF of the chart published in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.

Nikolas Chatzopoulos Matrix

Nikolas Chatzopoulos

Also In The August 2016 Issue

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

There are several key skills that I believe you need to have if you want to be a software programmer.

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

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

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

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

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