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Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges you to encode different words into binary code. In this activity you will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. You will break down the word or words you select into single letters and encode it into Binary code using the Binary Code Key to create a secret message!

Computer Fundamentals

Scratch Basics Episode 8: Moving Up and Down

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Polyculture: Traditional Haudenosaunee Kionhekwa Garden

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be exploring sustainable polyculture crop production systems by learning how-to plant a traditional Haudenosaunee Three Sisters Garden. We will learn about the cultural and historical importance as well as the agricultural science behind the companion planting of the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash).

Health & Wellness

Pixel Power Series

Grade 7 - Adult

In this Pixel Power series, Ian MacLean will be taking learners along with him to learn more about pixel art, and how to improving your workflow in GraphicsGale.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Game Design

Scene Transitions in Scratch

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this quick tutorial, you will learn how to manipulate sprite sizes to create a scene transition animation in Scratch.

App Development, Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Working with vector graphics art in Scratch

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this tutorial, you will learn about the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics (also called bitmap graphics or pixel graphics) and how they are used in Scratch as well as how to use Inkscape to make vector-based art for use in Scratch.

App Development, Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Game Design

Scratch Basics Episode 4: Adding Sound

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Unplugged Coding: Binary Decoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges learners to decode a secret message written in binary code. In this activity learners will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. Learners will break down the binary code to represent single letters then arrange them in the blanks to uncover the secret message.

Computer Fundamentals, Other

Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #3

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Scratch Mix and Match Cards Challenge #3. Making your own games in Scratch is a fun way to learn how to code! Accept the challenge and make a game or story with at least two of the three Mix and Match cards for this challenge!

Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Engineer Your Own Race Car

Grade 1 - Grade 6

In this activity learners will create their very own race car using recycled and other materials. Learners will also explore the idea of storing energy in an elastic band and how we can use that energy to move their engineered race car forward.

Game Design, Other

Using the Backpack in Scratch

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this short tutorial, you will learn how to use Scratch’s “Backpack” feature to move code and sprites between projects.

App Development, Computer Fundamentals

Unplugged Coding: Hopscotch

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged activity is an outdoor activity that is geared towards a younger audience and focuses on algorithms. Learners will further explore algorithms and how they are used in our daily routines. Learners will design their own algorithms that will be used to guide people across a hopscotch court.

Computer Fundamentals

Construct A Foosball Game

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This maker activity explores game design and STEAM education. You will design, create and build a foosball table top game using recycled materials and other materials.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Game Design

Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #2

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Scratch Mix and Match Cards Challenge #2 Learn how to make your own game with the Scratch Mix and Match Cards. Accept the challenge and make a game or story with the cards for this challenge!

Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Combining Magicavoxel & Krita

Middle - Grade 12

In these video tutorials learners will be introduced to topics such as rendering, photo editing, effects, lighting, transparent images, layer use, and more.