Jen Waldron and Tom Noren of PLAYtek are STEAM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts, Math) educator/artist in the Charleston, SC area.
Mission: To inspire kids of all ages to invent, create and learn.
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playtek.org PLAYtek is taking part in this great event organized by the CCPL. We will be in the "Innovation Zone" with some great STEAM based activities including MaKey MaKey, Ozobots and Sphero.
[06/15/18] Looking fwd to tomorrow’s student showcase
playtek.org June 11-15 Monday-Friday 9am-12pm (bring a snack!) Ages 8-15 $200 1123 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Foster your child’s love of discovery with an interactive, hands-on and engaging experience. Create, build and invent with 21st-century technologies such as Scratch coding, LittleB
Worth a read. Making coding as relevant to kids as literacy. Makes sense.
now.tufts.edu It is 3 p.m. on a sunny Monday, and I have just finished giving a talk for hundreds of early childhood teachers in the Boston area. As I am making my way out of the room, a shy woman approaches me. She wants to know if she should allow her six-year-old to use ScratchJr—an introductory programming la...
Hey folks! Still a few a spots left for our summer camp! Don't miss out!
1:30-4pm on Highway 41 opposite the Dunes West entrance! Creative Minds pre-school.
Give us a call today! 843-514-3405
www.playtek.org Foster your child’s love of discovery with an interactive, hands-on and engaging experience. Create, build and invent with 21st century technologies such as LittleBits, Sphero, Ozobots and MaKey MaKey. Connect with technology, art and design! PLAYtek STEAM Camp - Hungry Monk Music Summer Ca
playtek.org Join us for a week of invention and creativity. The best way to start your summer vacation!
[02/15/17] Spring and Summer camps coming soon!
www.playtek.org Join Jen Waldron and Tom Noren at the PLAYtek exhibit. Make music with play do and plants using MaKey MaKey, invent something creative using littleBits! An interactive and engaging experience for all.
www.playtek.org Discover, inquire and create to become tomorrow's innovators. Join us for an interactive hands-on experience using 21st century technologies as we invent and build using littleBits, MaKeyMakey, and many other day-to-day objects.
www.playtek.org Tom Noren will be presenting a hands on workshop at 2016 Next Steps Institute in Charleston SC. The workshop will include MaKey MaKey and liitleBits Synth Kit and participants will explore creative and engaging activities with these two amazing devices. The workshop will center on the synergy betwee...
www.playtek.org PLAYtek A S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) A hands-on discovery workshop for students, grades 3-5 with Tom Noren Thursdays, September 22- November 17 (no class 10/20) 4-5 pm, Tuition $195 (sibling discount available Play and learn while using your imagination & technology!
Had a great time at teaching music at The Cooper School this week. We learned about the power of music using LittleBits Synth Kit!
Join me for a littleBits workshop at the main branch of the Charleston Public Library this Saturday at 11am!
Getting ready for PLAYtek-Musical Wires workshop at the Charleston Library Downtown.
This is free event!
Check out this PLAYtek workshop. We created a littleBits invention!
A PLAYtek hands on workshop using littleBits. A remote controlled golf cart-player
littleBits vs EV3 Battle.
Music by Matt Masie's Percussion camp students, littleBit bots designed and built by my STEAM camp students.
Another collaboration !
My STEAM camp students designed 2 reinforced littleBits bots to battle the EV3..... Not "bits" were hurt!
A taste of what we did at STEAM camp last week!
Thanks to Matt Macie and Percussion Camp students for the music and Hungry Monk Music for the space!
The Rio Olympics are here! A littleBits dancing torch and Brazilian flag designed and built by students at my STEAM Summer camp. Matt Macie's Percussion Camp...
STEAM in action! liitleBits and percussion jam!
My students at STEAM camp jamming with Matt Masie's percussion students with littleBits bots and Synth Kit.
Shinga, our 20 year old cat wanted to be a part of the photo!
I have been finding/arranging some new songs for my young students. This is a Swedish folk song, "Den Bergtagana"
"The Mountain Captive". More to come!
Coming up with ideas for STEAM activities...
Creating a circuit using plants, paper towels and water.
Some examples of my STEAM workshops over the years. Some were as an Engaging Creative Minds artist, others as a guest artist.
PLAYtek - Musical Wires's cover photo
PLAYtek - Musical Wires
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