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Computational Thinking

Solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior drawing on concepts fundamental to computer science.

Hour of Code

Nov 30, 2018


Just One Hour

Next week, December 3–9, students and educators worldwide are encouraged to spend an hour during the school week to explore the concepts of coding and computational thinking through Hour of Code. provides an opportunity for all learners, young and old, to explore something new and different.

Oct 01, 2018


Instructional Units Integrating STEM and Literacy Across Disciplines

The PictureSTEM Project offers three instructional units for K–2 classrooms that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading.

Math Games

Aug 15, 2018


Digital Playground Exploring Mathematical Thinking

Polyup is a free digital programming environment—designed for mathematics and computer science classrooms—which translates abstract mathematical concepts and exercises into physical form.

Jun 15, 2018


Modular Curriculum Platform Bringing STEAM to Life

pi-top is an award-winning ecosystem that gives every learner the opportunity to be inspired by making. pi-top’s award-winning modular computing platform, supported by curriculum tools and software, brings computer science and multidisciplinary STEAM education to life. Learners are invited to work collaboratively on real-world challenges and projects using the pi-top physical computing and coding platform and develop creative, critical, and computational thinking skills. The new pi-top Learning System provides all the tools and support necessary to deliver the very best STEAM education to students. With the pi-top Learning System, educators can develop their students’ digital expertise and equip them with essential skills to thrive in the future. Attending ISTE 2018? Discover the pi-top Learning System at booth 812.

SAM Space Education STEAM App by SAM Labs Develops Coding and Computational Thinking Skills

May 01, 2018


Wireless Blocks for Developing Computational Thinking

SAM Space Education is a programming app for iOS that teaches students how to apply computational thinking to design algorithms and programs. It can be paired with hardware SAM Blocks that feature buttons, DC motors, LED lights, sliders, buzzers, and more.


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