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STEAM Gift Guide 2017

30+ ideas for all age holiday gifts, from books to apps to board games to VR and more.

Don’t Feed the Trolls

There's lots you can do make your online experiences enjoyable AND safe.

Shadow Pictures

These three dimensional objects are 3D printed and cast images when light shines through them.

Visions of Numberland

An amazing new book turns math problems into shapes and illustrations.

What’s a Font?

We all use fonts yet rarely notice they are designed. Here are some interesting details to help you notice fonts.

Seesaw

This iPad app is a creative tool kids can use to explore and record what they learn in school.

Erase All Kittens

A new version of a fun Mario-like game that teaches kids coding has been released. Learn HTML and save kittens!

Your Digital Footprint

Surveillance cameras, satellites, RFID tags, and social media activities all create unique digital footprints.

Scratch Coding Cards

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

Has Your Password Been Stolen?

There's a way to find out if your online passwords have been stolen, and how to prevent it.

What Does Your Web Browser Know About You?

Your web browser knows (and tells) a lot more about you than you might realize.

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.

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.

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?

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 […]

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.

LAUNCH and CS Detective

This summer two interesting books appeared, one teaches computer science concepts within a detective story, the other explores how teachers can use design thinking.

Coding and STEAM Tools

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

Makerspace Resources

Schools and public libraries are perfect places for people to have fun and learn as they make things

Design Thinking Resources

Creativity is innate in all people. Design thinking is a way to bring out and amplify this natural creativity.

Computer Science Unplugged Resources

Computer science unplugged teaches how computers and computer science works, without the use of computers.

So You Want to be a Coder?

A book about the daily life of many different programmers who do neat things with code.

Thymio Robots

A Swiss-made robot, Thymio robots work with drag and drop languages and text-based languages like JavaScript.

Questions to Ask Summer Tech Camps

The iDTech summer camp recently posted 102 questions. Here are a few with links to the full list.

The Architecture of Radio

A phone and tablet app exposes the invisible world of radio, phone, and satellite waves that connect our computers.

Go, AlphaGo, and Artificial Intelligence

Learn the basics of Go plus neat math details about Go and AlphaGo, the computer that beat a human playing Go.

Automobile Computers

For twenty years, since 1996, cars have used computers to control different parts of the car.

Coding for Kids Ages 5-8

Ideas for most young kids (and their families), from board games and more offline options to online games and apps.

Play Classic Video Games

There are several places to go online to play classic video games like Donkey Kong and Castlevania.