The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it’s your job to design the objects they need to fit their worlds
Imagine in the not-to-distant future, life has changed as you know it, the world has a new source of clean, renewable energy powered by an invention that your child or student has designed. Now imagine yourself paving the first stepping stone on their design journey by giving them The Extraordinaires® Design Studio.
The Extraordinaires® Design Studio is a powerful learning tool, that introduces children to the world of design, teaching them the foundations of design in a fun and engaging way. Your clients The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it’s the job of your student or child to design the inventions they need to fit their worlds.
Choose your design client, from a rap star to a vampire teen or even an evil genius plotting in his lair. Look at the exceptionally detailed illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs. Once you’ve chosen your Extraordinaire, pick a design project. It could be a communications device for a soldier or a drinks carrier for a circus acrobat, with over 200 design combinations, young minds will be entertained for hours.
A good designer always asks lots of questions, pick a think card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your object be made portable, smaller or could it be made with more sustainable materials? Using the think cards helps develop design-thinking skills which are essential in the 21st Century. For ages 10+.
15 Extraordinaires Cards – Choose your design client, from a rap star to a vampire teen or even an evil genius plotting in his lair. Look at the exceptionally detailed illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs.
15 Object Cards – Once you’ve chosen your Extraordinaire, pick your Invention or Gadget design project. It could be a communications device for a soldier or a drinks carrier for a circus acrobat.
30 Think Cards – A good designer always asks lots of questions, pick a think card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your object be made portable, smaller or could it be made with more sustainable materials? Use the think cards to develop design-thinking, an essential skill much needed in the 21st Century.
Idea Pad – Capture up to 50 of your designs on the idea pad, inspired by real world design studios. Once your idea pad is complete, order your refill pad from our website or you can download our idea sheet for free.
Designer’s Pen – designed for comfort and smooth, gliding lines just what designers rely on when sketching their ideas.
Drawing Case – tactile and ergonomically designed to sit perfectly on a table or on the lap of a young designer.
Instructions – Clear, easy-to-follow instructions to help you get designing amazing inventions instantly.
The Kano Computer Kit is a computer anyone can make. It empowers its users to be creative with technology and not just consume it.
The Computer Kit box includes the Computer Kit (2017 edition), Kano OS, a range of great creative applications and 150+ hours of tutorials, challenges and creative coding projects. With simple steps and a storybook, you build your own real computer and bring it to life. Then you learn how to create art, apps, music and games with code.
It is powered by a powerful Raspberry Pi 3 and comes bundled with it’s own storybook that teaches you how to bring it to life. It also includes a keyboard, speaker, all needed cables and an SD card with Kano OS 3.8, the last version of the Kano Operating system.
The Computer Kit is in education programs worldwide, trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers and provides access to the Kano World community where users can share their creations and see what others are making.
The Kano Computer Kit comes with:
Kano OS. A fully-working, Raspbian-based operating system. Does everything a normal computer can do, browse the internet, watch YouTube, even use Google Docs, Google Maps or WhatsApp.
Kano Code. This brand new code editor teaches you programming with simple, intuitive graphical blocks. You can make apps, games, interactive artworks, and you can even connect with real world data sources like news feeds and weather channels.
Minecraft. An open version of Minecraft for you to play and code with. Use the Python programming language to take Minecraft to the next level. Create lava mountains, build castles, all with the power of code.
Make Art. Learn to code by making visual art. From simple shapes and images, using basic code, through to complex and intricate artworks using advanced mathematical functions.
Kano World. A global online learning community. You can share your creations, check out other people’s inventions, and learn from their code to make your own versions. Like an incredible recipe website, but for software!
And lots more: Programming environment Scratch, the YouTube video app, an Internet browser, a text editor and many other Linux-compatible applications are included with the Complete Kit as well. It’s a fully fledged computer and you can do lots of things with it.
Includes Rasberry Pi 3, wireless keyboard, DIY speaker, custom case, SD card, power supply, HDMI cable, story book and stickers.
No more toothpicks and glue! The K’NEX® Education Intro to Structures: Bridges set is designed to introduce students to the history, function, structural design, geometry and strength of bridges while providing opportunities for them to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts.
The Teacher’s Guide provides the information and resources required to build your students’ understanding of scientific, technical and design concepts and to channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences.
STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning. K’NEX® models offer hands-on learning opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. Building instructions and teacher’s guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards.
Key Concepts: Design Process, Compression, Tension, Load (Dead and Live), Force, Stress, Cantilever Construction, Suspension Technology, Keystone, Abutments and Anchorages.
Build 13 fully-functioning replicas of real-world structures, one at a time.
Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team. Grades 3 -6.
Includes 207 K’NEX® parts, building instructions, teacher’s guide and storage tray with snap-on lid.
Made for educators, with educators. Build Games. Learn to Code. The secret to learning? Make. It. Fun. So this kit’s all about learning to build and code through games. With games, students embrace failure, make their own rules, think critically, and collaborate. Engage 1-3 students per kit. For grades 3-8.
4+ HANDS-ON INVENTIONS
Comes with everything students need to build & code 4 fun games (including hot potato and tug-of-war), then get creative and invent their own!
100+ ACTIVITIES & 10 LESSONS
Cross-curricular, customizable activities tie to NGSS and make it easy to fold coding into any classroom, library, or makerspace.
Leading lessons & activities is easy with interactive teacher’s guides, quick-start guides, video tutorials, online shareable docs, and more.
SIMPLE DRAG-AND-DROP CODE
The computer-based Code Kit app provides step-by-step instructions for easy, intuitive programming based on Google’s Blockly.
FUN & ENGAGING
Teaching coding through game design gets the whole class involved and makes it something they WANT to do.
EASY TO TEACH
The simplicity of littleBits + block programming, plus an abundance of resources, sets educators up for success – even with no prior computer science experience.
Compatible with Mac, Windows & Chromebook
Includes 16 Bits, 30+ accessories, tons of resources and a computer-based Code Kit app.
Build up a storm with this big box of classic LEGO® bricks in 33 different colors. With lots of different windows and doors, along with other special pieces to inspire you, you can really run with your imagination. With some ideas to get you started, this set provides the perfect creative toolkit for budding builders of all ages to enjoy some classic LEGO construction. It comes in a convenient plastic storage box and is an ideal supplement to any existing LEGO collection. For ages 4 and up.
Includes 790 pieces and plastic storage box.
Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collaborative creative environments such as classrooms, maker spaces, museums and of course homes. Makedo inspires and enhances the learning process because it is highly engaging and super exciting to use.
With Makedo, learners can explore their ideas and hypotheses in an open-ended, hands on way that engenders a deeper understanding of concepts with application to real-life scenarios. With Makedo, the emphasis is on process rather than outcome. What could be seen as a mistake becomes a discovery and cause for celebration. Through a process of experimentation, adaptation and invention, with Makedo, ordinary cardboard becomes that imagined thing; from ‘minds eye’ to ‘I made it’. For ages 6 and up.
This Makedo tool kit is great for small and large creations. Kit consists of 120 reusable parts for 1 to 6 makers.
Includes 4 scrudrivers, 4 safe-saws, 84 scrus and 28 scru xl.
Make STEM Education fun! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering and everything in between.
Makey Makey works just like a USB keyboard or mouse, sending keyboard (WASD, spacebar, etc) and mouse (left click, right click, etc) signals to your computer. Makey Makey Classic works through opening and closing circuits, just like any other button. Instead of the circuit being closed underneath your keyboard, the circuit is closed through the conductive objects you connect with alligator clips like your hand or your lunch or some tinfoil. When the circuit is closed, the Makey Makey sends a command to your computer, just like when a button is pressed on a keyboard.
Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds. Make game controllers, musical instruments and countless inventions. Advance to additional inputs and multi-key remapping up to 18 keys.
Works on Windows, Mac, Chromebook and on many flavors of Linux (Ubuntu, etc.). If the device supports a USB keyboard or mouse, it should work with Makey Makey.
Includes Makey Makey board, USB cable, 7 alligator clips, 6 connector wires, instructions with visual project start guide, online documentation and 20 color stickers.
Ozobot Evo is the smart and social robot that teaches you to code while connecting you with friends. Evo entertains right out of the box with an expressive language of sounds, LED lights and a little bit of attitude. The bot uses proximity sensors to avoid obstacles, and optical sensors to recognize colors. Download the Ozobot Evo App on a smartphone or tablet to enjoy remote controlled and programmable play with Evo. Find friends who have Evos of their own, and challenge them to races and coding games. Send and receive messages and Ozojis—Evo behaviors that combine lights, sounds and movements to express ideas and emotions. Re-program your Ozojis with the OzoBlockly editor to make them uniquely your own.
This smart and social robot introduces a whole new way for gamers and learners ages 8 and up to connect, code, collaborate and share. Earning achievements to unlock new experiences and plenty of personalization options make every day with Evo a unique experience—at home, in the classroom and on the go.
At home, the new Ozobot empowers endless hours of gaming, programming projects and downloadable activities for the whole family.
In the classroom, this bot introduces coding and STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Measuring in at just over one cubic inch, the new Ozobot also enables on-the-go activities like meeting up with friends, syncing bots and unlocking enhanced gaming and learning experiences together.
In any setting, users can choose between controlling their Ozobot’s lights, sounds and movements from a smart device or letting the bot act autonomously.
The new Ozobot comes with the following features:
Includes Titanium Black Ozobot, playfield, OzoSkin, 4 color-code markers, USB charging cable and carrying pouch.
Your child’s first coding kit. Cubetto is a playful wooden robot that helps young girls and boys ages 3+ discover computer programming away from the screen, through storytelling, and hands-on play. It’s the first coding toy of its kind to work without a screen or digital interface, and lets children learn to code before they can read or write.
The Cubetto Playset consists of four elements:
Includes Cubetto, board, 16 blocks, world map, story book check out the user guide.
Requires 6 AA batteries, sold separately.