Stuff that I use in my work 
Lesson plans, curriculum ideas, student projects, and software that I use in my classes.

Coding / Programming

Scratch from MIT
A HUGE favorite with all my students and a big favorite with educators because of the large community support. There are many ways to use Scratch in schools and many free resources. This page has links to some of my own Scratch lessons and my favorite Scratch resources

Excellent language to learn in middle school. Used in my Computer Science elective for grades 7 and 8

Processing (using Khan Academy's CS platform)
Processing is the perfect combinations of art and code. In my classes we use a Javascript implementation of this language using Khan Academy's FREE CS platform. 
Here are some of my class demos and related examples

Physical computing with the open source Arduino is fun! 
Some ideas on how to teach young students to build simple circuits on breadboards and program LEDs, buzzers and more using the Arduino IDE.

Used it with Python in my elective classes and using block based coding in 5th grade.
Also used in teacher professional development

Bringing a lego project to life using Scratch code. Students love this!

Other ways to connect Scratch to the Physical world : Makey-Makey, Pico boards, LEAP controller, and even Arduino

ScratchJr  - yes you can start them before they can even read! A completely new design of Scratch for very little kids that works on tablets. The touchscreen generation can tap away and learn to be creative using code. 

Starlogo Nova : the next step from Scratch to create your own 3D games and simulations. Notes to lessons, bugs, extension activities are included here.

 The original way to get kids to program still works well. Here is a little about use in my class and some student samples.

Programmable robot for young children. Used in K-5 classes at my school district.

Programmable robot with sensors and sub-procedures and online code display. Good tool for teaching programming and robotics

Inspired by Bee-Bot, this is my simple Scratch game to introduce programming concepts. Program Zycbot to get to his spaceship safely.

 A set of my projects that can be done in order as a 6+ week class for any age level. Based on some of my most successful introductory lessons for all age levels.
Art - Digital art - 2D and 3D Design
About this free open source vector graphics tool
and lessons used in my classes

Easy free 3D tool, used in some of my lessons.

Some important art stuff you should know, 
stuff I try to explain to my students
Wy art and technology are connected, some interesting links 

some browser based cool art related tools
For parents to know what their student learned in my digital art class
Some sample lessons used in my Digital Art program
How can you continue doing this at home. What I send to parents at the end of a semester of digital art.

There are so many amazing resources that I have used in my Pre-Algebra class. I will update this list, but here is a start.
Why is Art, Math and Code connected?
My big idea behind my work)

 A set of my projects that can be done in order as a 6+ week class for any age level. Based on some of my most successful introductory lessons for all age levels.

Any math class can add a little bit of coding by solving math problems using code. Here is a simple lesson plan with some of my starter Scratch projects. Each project has instructions and hints. 

Some of my favorite lesson plans 
There are more lesson plans under individual tools. 
If you use any of these lessons, do send me email and share the feedback from your students. 

Computer History related Lesson plans
These connect computer history/CS education week/Impact on society

Some other general pages
Where do I start? What do I do next. Some ideas.

Why and What is Computational thinking? Videos, articles and lesson plans on how to add this to your curriculum. Not all of it involves coding ! 

Some tech stuff you should know (I show these ideas in my classes)

Some of the software used in my classes

Stuff that I am experimenting with and hope to use in my classes
The list is very long! There are so many exciting new tools. Here are a few:
Beetle Blocks
Super cool Scratch / Snap based coding language to build 3D models.

Wonderful set of resources to use Python with the SenseHat and experiment with sensors and the pixel grid

Curriculum Resources
There is a lot of wonderful open curriculum resources - check some of these 
  1. MyCS Harvey Mudd

  2. CS Discoveries

  3. CS Principles

  4. Exploring CS Scratch curriculum

  5. CS Unplugged

  6. Scratch Creative Curriculum guide

  7. Computer Science Field Guide

  8. Stanford course materials

  9. Harvard CS 50

  10. UC Berkeley Beauty and Joy of Computing

Computer Sc Standards/ Framework that shape my work