Graphing calculator does double-duty

There’s another use for your kids’ Texas Instruments graphing calculator…they can learn how to code with it. Take STEM activities to the next level! Products available are: TI-Innovator Hub (enables students to learn basic coding and design, use those skills to program and build working solutions, and connect STEM concepts) TI-Innovator …

There’s a fun way to code!

Breen, Derek. Scratch for Kids for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Print. From the well-known “Dummies” series, this 371-page book teaches kids in grades 5-8 how to program using Scratch, a very popular and free programming language, where kids can create their own interactive stories, games, and …

How to introduce kids to the concept of programming

Here’s another book to help spark kids’ interest in programming: Bueno, Carlos. Lauren Ipsum: A Story about Computer Science and Other Improbable Things. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press, 2014. Print. This fiction book will appeal to kids in grades 5-8, who may not feel comfortable diving head-first into computer …