13 Jan · techtacular01 · No Comments

Cerritos Library Scratch Class: January 12, 2019

We had a great time in our first time teaching at the Cerritos Library! Thank you to the Cerritos Library staff for the use of your amazing facility and computer lab. Students in grades 2-4 learned how to make an Archery game in Scratch. Our volunteers Kaitlyn and Siddhant assisted the students with the projects, …

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5 Jan · techtacular01 · No Comments

Huntington Beach Coding Camp: January 4-5, 2019

Another great coding camp at Huntington Beach! Students in grades 4-6 learned how to make their own Android apps using MIT AppInventor, exploring the process of real-world app development. They built two different apps that taught them different skills. The next day, Techtacular led a brief lesson for those students who had never programmed before. …

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3 Jan · techtacular01 · No Comments

Huntington Beach Coding Camp: January 2-3, 2019

Techtacular kicked off the new year with our coding camp at Huntington Beach Library! We started off with classes for students in grades 1-3 who had little to no coding experience. On day 1, Techtacular volunteers led the students through creating their first Scratch games. After building the basic framework together, students were then able …

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16 Dec · techtacular01 · No Comments

Sphero Challenge: December 15, 2018

CoderDojo students continued working on their Sphero Maze Challenge. Techtacular volunteers led a short refresher on how to program with Sphero, then students were able to work individually and in groups to program their Spheros and try to get through a difficult maze. Check the Gallery for some pictures from this event! Volunteers: Shivana, Sahana, …

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7 Dec · techtacular01 · No Comments

Hour Of Code: December 7, 2018

Techtacular joined the international Computer Science Education Week by hosting our own Hour Of Code! Students at the Anaheim Ponderosa Library took their first steps into the world of technology today with activities such as Code.org, Google’s Made with Code, and Sphero robots.   The purpose of Hour of Code is to encourage people everywhere …

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5 Dec · techtacular01 · No Comments

Troy Tech Welcome Event: December 5, 2018

Troy Techtacular club was invited to present at the Troy Tech incoming 8th grader event! Our club board debuted the new Techtacular volunteer T-shirts.

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4 Dec · techtacular01 · No Comments

Sphero Robotics: December 1, 2018

Techtacular started our Computer Science Education Week events with a fun and engaging Sphero Robotics class at CoderDojo! After a quick lesson on how to program these robots, students worked individually and in groups to try and get their Sphero through a maze. It was a lot harder than it looks! Our next event for …

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10 Nov · techtacular01 · No Comments

First App: November 10, 2018

Students at CoderDojo made their first Android apps using MIT AppInventor. They were able to make a painting game and watch it work on an Android phone. Some students even took it a step further and made a coloring book! This is a video of one of the projects. Click the link below to download …

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3 Nov · techtacular01 · No Comments

Musical Fruit and Screaming Pumpkins: October 27, 2018

Techtacular volunteers helped out at CoderDojo’s latest event: making musical fruit and screaming pumpkins! Students learned about electricity and how it flows through a circuit. Then, they applied this concept to making music by using fruit as part of the circuit. They were able to experiment with different types of fruit, concluding that apples were …

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6 Oct · techtacular01 · No Comments

Anaheim Haskett Library Coding Class: October 6 and 20, 2018

On October 6th, Techtacular had our first of a series of coding classes at Anaheim Haskett Library! Students were introduced to coding and were able to create their own game. They also presented to each other, learning about teamwork in the process. On October 20th, Techtacular continued the series by teaching the students the basics …

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