Category: Keep Kids Coding!

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

First Look: Vidcode

First Look is a series from the Tech-Savvy Teachers featuring innovative services, hardware and software from our exploration of conference vendor floors from around the country. ISTE 2016 had many interesting new technologies and vendors, many of which we will

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

Logic and problem solving with Zoombinis on iPad and Android

The Zoombinis have finally made there way to touch screens! You may remember these blue creatures if you taught or were a student in the 90’s. Zoombinis is a logic based puzzle game where you have to move the creatures,

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

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! Auditorium

This week in Keep Kids Coding! Kiki takes a look at a unique site called Auditorium. Auditorium is listed as a beginner level site at CSisFun. As Kiki explains in her video breakdown, Auditorium is great at teaching your students persistence and

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