Category Archives: Technology Integration

Variables in Python and Teaching Coding to Kids

Variables in Python are used by programmers to store values. These values complete a task within a program. In game design variables can track scores, count the number of turns, or store player answers. However, they have many other uses. When teaching coding to kids, it is important that the purpose of a variable is […]

Tips to Pick Robotics Kits Part 2

Here are a few more tips to pick robotics kits. They are the second part of a list of things to consider before investing in STEM and programming hardware. Support Materials for the Teacher We found some of the kits we looked at included some amazing resources. You could build your model by printing and […]

TechnoKids and Google Classroom

What Is Google Classroom? TechnoKids and Google Classroom work very well together! Google Classroom is a free web service developed for schools by Google. It was designed to simplify the creation, distribution, and grading of assignments without the need for paper. Now, paired with TechnoKids Technology Projects, you’re good to go! TechnoKids and Google Classroom We recently […]

Robotics and Coding in the Classroom: A 10 Point Checklist for Choosing a Robotics Kit

This checklist is for teachers investing in kits to teach robotics and coding in the classroom. It’s a follow-up to my previous posts where I listed some tips on how to pick robotics kits. Here’s a quick summary to check before making a choice. ☑ Does the kit specify age or grade suitability? ☑ How […]