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These resources will help you bring engineering design challenges into your classroom.
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Materials and Technology
These pieces of hardware and software, downloads and open-source tools may prove valuable as you integrate more technology into your classroom.
Gooru is an open source for Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core-aligned online lessons you can remix in your own classroom. You can also create your own online modules from scratch.
Scratch/Scratch Jr. is a free visual programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games and animations. Developed by the MIT Media Lab.
Makey-Makey turns everyday objects like bananas, notebooks or even a pet into a music-making, programmable invention.
Arduino is a versatile machine connecting you to the Internet of Things.
Lectrify is an interactive circuit board that can illuminate objects.
Raspberry Pi is a tiny, affordable computer that you can use to learn programming.
Wonder Workshop provides coding and robotics information for K-5 educators.
Code Studio (Code.org) is a free online platform to get anyone in grades K-12 started on the basics of coding and participating in Hour of Code.
Where to Buy Materials
Many of these vendors have special pricing for educators and bulk purchases.
RAFT sells low-cost, recycled, reusable materials, kits and more at two of its Bay Area locations.
Evil Mad Scientist sells all things tech at its Sunnyvale location.
SparkFun has classroom kits, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more in its online store.
This Basic Materials List tells you what you need to get hands-on in your classroom, with suggested retailers.