Have you been Nerdy or Nice?… I hope you have been a bit of both, but if you have been lacking in the nerdy department, I have some suggestions for you!
Below is a list (that I have checked twice) that will help you find your inner Nerd! Please keep in mind that this is not a definitive list and if you find other items, please leave a comment with your suggestion.
2. LittleBits – Snap Your Ideas To Life
3. MakeyMakey – An Invention Kit for Everyone
5. Raspberry Pi
7. Ollie – The app-controlled robot driven by adrenaline.
8. Sphero – The app-controlled ball that does it all.
11. Sewing Machines
Magazines and Books
3. Maker Dad
Hopscotch – A great iPad app that is free and teaches the basics of coding with a very user friendly interface.
Game Press – Free – Create and design your own video game.
CargoBot – Another free app that is extremely fun to play. My daughter and I lost some serious time figuring out some of the challenges posed by this app. I saw her wheels turing (and smoke coming out of her ears at times) when faced with a challenge.
Codea – CargoBot was completely created using this app. Who said creation and creativity dies on an iPad?
Kodable – This app is intended for children of 5 years old and up. It is a great introduction to programming. A first step before hopping on over to Hopscotch. It teaches programing, sequencing, loops and functions.
Daisy The Dinosaur – Like Kodable but with a Dinosaur and it is free.
Thanks for reading and as always, please post a comment, question or suggestion!
Or better yet, stop in Nerdvana to see what is going on in the Middle School.