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What’s Your Type?

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

Holiday STEAM Gift Guide

30+ ideas for STEAM-theme gifts for kids of all ages!

Code Without a Computer

Learn how to use HTML and CSS with this great book!

Why Don’t Food and Good Rhyme?

English is a difficult quirky language to learn. Noah Text patterns help people learn English more easily.

Internet Over Radio

In the time before WIFI there was Amateur Radio. Get your call signs ready!

Be a Battery

While we all obviously love sheep, today we are talking about a different type of TEG.

What’s that Bird?

Are you an avid bird watcher and/or interested in nature conservation? Then the ebird app may be perfect for you!

What is Quantum Computing?

What is a qbit and how can it potentially change the world? Find out as we explore quantum computing!

Python Programming for Beginners

Learn how to program through a series of fun and dynamic activities in Patricia Foster's book!

Computer Science Unplugged Resources

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

What is That? Seek It!

Here's a fun way to identify plants, animals, birds, and more when you're outdoors!

Robotics Maps

Got robots? Figuring out how to set them on a predefined course?


This online coding website makes it easy and fun to learn to code.

Smart Start to Summer Fun

Looking for smart ways to make the most of your summer?

Questions to Ask Summer Tech Camps

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

Sundials and Watches

Sundials were one of the first ways people kept track of time. But how did they work?

5 Computer Books for Programming

Being well-read is essential in everything in life, and coding is no exception! Here are some book recommendations to make you a coding master.

If you like ships, then you’ll love this easy-to-use website that keeps track of seafaring vessels around the world. Bonus: it helps prevent maritime collisions!

IoT and Schools

How the Internet of Things could improve education, from VR to accessibility to facial recognition.

December 2019 Notebook 1

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Visual Storytelling Apps

Visual storytelling apps are a great way for kids to document and explore their lives.

STEAM Gift Guide

30+ ideas for STEAM-theme gifts for kids of all ages!

STEAM Summer Reading List

Spend those lazy summer days curled up with great stories about science & tech.

Conway’s Game of Life

Can we make a computer using only three simple rules?

Chicago USO Event

Helping kids fall in love with coding through Minecraft mods and Raspberry Pis.

Automobile Computers

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

How to Recycle Electronics

Throwing your old tech in the trash is bad for the environment. Check out some safer, cleaner alternatives.

Google Deep Dream

A clever AI is creating twisted, surreal art. Math or magic?

STEAM Board Games

Grab your friends & disconnect from the digital world with these fun science & tech board games.

STEAM Gift Ideas

Find perfect and fun gifts for your loved ones that teach STEAM concepts and skills.