Computer Science

  • LEGO and Amazon Challenge Students to Bring Voice Commands to Robots

    LEGO and Amazon Challenge Students to Bring Voice Commands to Robots

    LEGO and Amazon have announced a joint voice challenge. The two companies are hoping teachers will pick up on the contest as an in-class or after-school activity.

  • League of Legends Maker Produces Free Game Design Lessons

    League of Legends Maker Produces Free Game Design Lessons

    Riot Games has introduced a free game design curriculum for educators that meshes with well known learning standards. The course can be taught, according to the maker of esports favorite League of Legends, by "any teacher with access to the internet and a printer."

  • Free Swift Coding Curriculum Added to Canvas Commons

    Instructors can now freely access "App Development with Swift" through the Canvas Commons. The course includes lessons, teacher guides and developer tools for use in the classroom.

  • Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    Consumer robot company iRobot Corp. recently acquired Root Robotics, which caters primarily to K-12. The latter's educational "Root" coding robot grew out of a summer research project in 2011 at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.