SketchUp

Quick Start Tutorial: Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp is a fabulous 3D Modeling tool to introduce to your kids.  SketchUp is a tool your child could use throughout their school and college career,  on into the adult workforce and life.   It is versatile & powerful, so it can be used for a myriad of  purposes.  You can even model things for…

Quick Start Tutorial: LEGO Mindstorms NXT

The  LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics kit is a wonderful way for kids ages 8 – 100+  to build and program robots.  Follow these steps, in order,  to teach your kids about LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics, using free online resources: LEGO Mindstorms NXT: A Brief Introduction & Tutorial Part 1 is an 8 minute YouTube tutorial…

SCRATCH

Quick Start Tutorial: Scratch Programming

Scratch is a free graphical, drag and drop style, programming language for elementary  & middle school  kids, ages 7 -12.  It is developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  It is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the concepts of computer programming! Learn about Scratch by taking these Scratch Tours, which will show you…