Shake coding up with Mover Kit

Today I took some time to explore Mover Kit, a Kickstarter put out by Tech Will Save Us.   It contains a small circular pendant of sorts that has an accelerometer, compass and a series of LED's.   It can be attached easily to the included slap bracelet, lanyard and velcro strap, or wherever you like! [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Video Reviews|1 Comment

Hands on coding with CodeWise

Today I took a look at the CodeWise card game from Prowise, a deck of cards that can be used to teach early elementary students the basics of coding.   I was introduced to it by Pauline Maas, the author of the game as well as several books on coding and programming. CodeWise is basically a [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on Hands on coding with CodeWise

Micro Review of Micro:bit

Today I hosted a small review of the Micro:bit, a small programmable device that the BBC has committed to providing to every 11 and 12 year old in the UK.   The basic model costs only $10 and considering what you can do with it, it's a real bargain. The board itself has two buttons, [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on Micro Review of Micro:bit

Taking SolveMe Mobiles for a Spin

  Today I put together a brief demo of SolveMe Mobiles, a math app that teaches kids the basics of balancing formulae through what appears to be a mobile (not the cell phone kind, the type that twirls above a crib).   You know I'm always a big fan of sites that are so simple [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Video Reviews|2 Comments