Saturday Mornings for Young Technologists
One Saturday morning each month, students in grades 3 through 12 experience fun, hands-on cyber projects! Each Saturday features a different topic, allowing students to explore a wide range of technology. Cyber Saturdays are held 9 am – 12 noon at IT-oLogy.
September 16, 2017: Robotics
Students will bring robotics projects to life using computer programming and LEGO MINDSTORMS, BoeBot, mBot, or Sphero robots
October 14, 2017: App Inventor
App Inventor is an innovative beginner’s introduction to programming and app creation that transforms the complex language of text-based coding into visual, drag-and-drop building blocks.
November 11, 2017: Python
Python is a great introduction to fundamental programming concepts. Python is concise, easy to read, and used for everything from web and software development to scientific applications
December 9, 2017: Virtual Reality
Students will engage in virtual reality exploration and activities. With Google Expeditions and the Mattel ViewMaster VR Viewer, students will explore virtual trips from around the world, go underwater and to outer space!
January 13, 2018: Snap
Students will easily develop games with 3D models using a visual, drag-and-drop programming language.
February 3, 2018: Raspberry Pi
Students will explore computing and programming in languages like Scratch and Python. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.
March 10, 2018: Makerspace
Students discover their creative side and spark their imagination by exploring, crafting, hacking and tinkering using electronics, robotics and art materials
April 14, 2018: LilyPad
Students will create wearable e-textile technology utilizing electronics, crafts, sewing and code. LilyPad is designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. They’re even washable!
May 12, 2018: LittleBits
LittleBits consists of tiny circuit-boards with simple, unique functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming, just snap and play.