Category: Hour of Code

Hands on Review: Sam Labs STEAM Kit

Sam Lab Steam Kit

Thanks to MicroK12, I was able to spend some hands-on time with the STEAM Kit from Sam Labs. In this review, I put the STEAM kit through a variety of tests and scenarios. Overall, this product is a winner and

Flowlab: Web based iOS game creator

I am sure each and everyone of you have some students who are interested in creating games for iOS and Android. is a great place for them to start learning. Flowlab’s browser based interface means there is nothing to

Meet a Tech Savvy Teacher: Kiki Prottsman

Long time readers of the NCCE Tech Savvy Teacher blog will recognize this Tech Savvy Teacher: Kiki Prottsman as she created all of the wonderful examples of How to keep kids coding: Thinking Myself  Code Maven Auditorium Magic Pen Manufactoria

NCCE Session Preview: STEM Robotics 101

Interested in integrating STEM in your classroom? How about Robotics? How about both? We sat down with Randy Steele, one of the creators of the STEM Robotics 101 curriculum, to learn more about this project. Randy will be at NCCE

Keep Kids Coding! Thinking Myself

After a few week hiatus, Keep Kids Coding is back and this week we have a special treat from Kiki! The featured site from this week is Thinking Myself, which was created by none other then Kiki herself. As

GlassLab Games out of beta!

If you have ever attended one of our 30 in 50 presentations, you know we are fans of the work at GlassLab Games. After multiple years of being an invitation only beta, GlassLab Games is open to everyone. GlassLab Games philosophy: Deep

Keep Kids Coding! Code Maven

This week in Keep Kids Coding, Kiki features Code Maven, a visual coding platform that gives immediate feedback to student coding commands. Code Maven is: Code Maven from Crunchzilla is an interactive tutorial that focuses on action. Code changes immediately

Keep Kids Coding! Alice

This week we are going to look at a much more robust programing environment called Alice. Alice was created at Carnegie Mellon University in the late 90’s as a way to inspire a generation of programers. The platform has evolved

Keep Kids Coding! Manufactoria

In this weeks addition of Keep Kids Coding! Kiki looks at an intermediate site from called Manufactoria. Manufactoria is a puzzle game about putting robots in their proper place. Using conveyor-belts, ‘pullers’ and ‘pushers’ students get to build a machine

Keep Kids Coding! DanceMat Typing

We are happy to announce a new Friday feature on the Tech Savvy Teacher blog – Keep Kids Coding! We are honored and privileged to be working with the amazing Kiki Prottsman to bring you this weekly feature. As you