Technology Curriculum


Technology includes Programing, Typing, CAD, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Computer Repair, Website Design, Computer Science, Inventions and Inventors. Learning computer skills is more of a necessity in this day and age than it used to be. Programming comes in handy for many different types of technology jobs. CAD is used in the engineering, architecture, and surveying fields.

LEGEND
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PROGRAMMING
FREE
Code.org    Learn to code with games using the coding studio. Work with Frozen, Flappy, and Disney Infinity characters to create a story or game.
Ages:
4+
Style:
Online Interactive

$$
Homeschool Programming    Homeschool Programming offers website design courses, windows games programming, and Java/Android coding. Minecraft mod lessons also available.
Grades:
4th-12th
Style:
Textbook & CDs

$$
Minecraft Code Studio    Learn to start programming with Minecraft in the coding studio using block type coding for beginning programmers.
Grades:
Not Specified
Style:
Online Interactive

FREE-
$$$$
Pluralsight    Learn to code in C#, Scratch, HTML, Javascript, Kodu Game Lab, and Hopscotch. A free trial is offered, followed by monthly plan options.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Online Lessons

$
Python for Kids    Python for Kids brings Python to life. You'll be guided through the basics as you experiment with example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens, and more. Chapters end with programming puzzles designed to stretch your brain and strengthen your understanding. By the end of the book you'll have programmed two complete games.
Ages:
9+
Style:
Book

FREE
Scratch    Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
Ages:
8-16
Style:
Online Interactive

FREE-
$$$$
Tech Rocket    Tech Rocket offers several valuable tools including coding with python, java, iOS, and C++, game design, and graphic design. And if you like Minecraft, you can design your own mod.
Ages:
Kids & Teens
Style:
Online Interactive

FREE-
$$
Tynker    Tynker offers self-paced, guided learning programming courses for kids that inspire creativity. Learn to program and build games, apps and more.
Ages:
7-14
Style:
Online Interactive

$$$$
Youth Digital    Youth Digital offers programming classes in Java with Minecraft, 3D Animation, Fashion Design, 3D Printing & Modeling, Game and App Design.
Ages:
8-14
Style:
Online Interactive

TYPING
FREE
Dance Mat Typing    Dance Mat Typing works as a game. There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons until you can type well.
Grades:
None Specified
Style:
Online Interactive

$
Keyboarding Without Tears    Keyboard Without Tears is the sister program to Handwriting Without Tears. Using games, the program teaches typing on computers and tablets, increasing speed and fluency through the grades.
Grades:
K-5th
Style:
Online Interactive

$$$$
Touch-Type Read and Spell    Touch-type Read and Spell uses a multi-sensory, phonics approach to teaching typing. It helps children and adults improve their reading and spelling skills. It also is great for helping students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
Ages:
7+
Style:
Online Interactive

FREE
Typing.com    Featuring engaging exercises, interactive typing games, and positive reinforcement, Typing.com is perfect for all age ranges and skill levels.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Online Interactive

WHERE CAN I BUY CURRICULUM?
New
   You can buy NEW curriculum from Amazon, Rainbow Resource, Christian Book, Homeschool Buyer's Co-op, The Bookies ~ Denver and Mardel ~ Littleton.

Used
   You can buy USED curriculum from Amazon, Abe Books, Better World Books, Book Samaritan, Homeschool Classifieds, Thrift Books, and Salt & Light Learning ~ Loveland.

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COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING / MODELING
FREE
AutoCAD Student Version    AutoCAD Student is the best way to get your feet in the door on a very popular drafting software used by companies today. The student version is limited compared to the full program, but it'll give you the perfect stepping stone for the full version.
Ages:
11+
Style:
Software

FREE
DraftSight    DraftSight allows you to access existing DWG files and create new ones at a fraction of the cost of alternative CAD products. Students may download DraftSight for free. It is a 2D modeler.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Software

FREE
FreeCAD    FreeCAD is a 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Works with 3D printers. No previous CAD experience is required.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Software

FREE
Google SketchUp    A great 3D modeler made by Google. SketchUp is easy, fun, and free and great for designing before building.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Software

FREE
TinkerCAD    The easiest, fiercest 3D design tool around. Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-learn online app anyone can use to create and print 3D models.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Online Interactive

GRAPHIC DESIGN
$
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design    Go was written by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd. It is a great introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Book

DIGITAL ARTS
FREE
National Gallery of Art    NGA Kids Art Zone is interactive art that you can make online. Create designs that are animated, abstract, portraits, landscapes, still life, collages, sculptures, symmetrical decorations, background images and 3D shapes.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Online Interactive

COMPUTER REPAIR
$
Upgrading and Repairing PCs    A thorough guide to PC hardware. Thing single source for reliable information on how PCs work, troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs.
Ages:
None Specified
Style:
Book

WEBSITE DESIGN
$$
Homeschool Programming: Web Design Series    A step-by-step introduction to designing websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery.
Grades:
4th-12th
Style:
Textbook & CDs

FREE
Khan Academy: JavaScript, HTML & CSS    The Khan Academy offers free lessons in website design - HTML, JavaScript, CSS and SQL.
Ages:
8+
Style:
Online Interactive

COMPUTER SCIENCE
FREE
Khan Academy: Computer Science    The Khan Academy offers free lessons in Computer Science - algorithms, cryptography, and information theory.
Grades:
Not Specified
Style:
Online Interactive

FREE
MIT Open Courseware: Computer Science    MIT Open Courseware is free for all students to learn about various subjects. It is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content and is open and available to the world.
Grades:
Not Specified
Style:
Online Lecture





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