Instructional Technology Lending Program

  • Districts participating in the Nassau BOCES Digital Age Teaching and Education / Model Schools may use our various, active learning, STEAM, coding and robotics products. Technology Integration Specialists are available to co-plan and co-teach using these innovative technology tools. If you are interested in borrowing any of the equipment listed below, please complete THIS FORM and email it to Matthew DiMenna (Program Coordinator, Digital Age Teaching and Education/Model Schools) at mdimenna@nasboces.org.

     

    Available Equipment:

Contact:

  • code.org  Code.Org

    • Computer Science Fundamentals Courses 1-4 Handbook, Unplugged and Online Lesson Plans
    • Computer Science Fundamentals Curriculum Guide 2018-19
    • Teaching Resources (Unplugged Resources)

    Designed to be fun and engaging, Code.org’s progression of Computer Science Fundamentals courses blend online and "unplugged" non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship.

    https://code.org/

  • Cubelets  Cubelets

    • Mega Pack (6 sets available)
    • Cubelets Mega Pack charger and wire pack (2 sets available)

    Cubelets are the only toy that uses Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of software inside little bundles of hardware. As you build a robot, you learn to build a program. It’s a fun and fascinating way to introduce big ideas through play.

    https://www.modrobotics.com/

  • DJI  DJI

    • Phantom 3 4K Drone

    Built for aerial filmmaking and photography, the Phantom 3 4K from DJI features an integrated 12MP camera attached to a 3-axis gimbal. Apart from 12MP JPEG or RAW photos, the camera can record cinema-spec DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps and UDH 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30 fps. With the included flight battery, the quad copter can fly for up to 25 minutes, depending on conditions. A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi link with range extender allows you to use the venerable DJI Go app for live HD monitoring and camera control. Additionally, you can access intelligent flight control features tailored to needs of the filmmaker, including Follow Me, Course Lock, Home Lock, and waypoint navigation. The Wi-Fi extender as well as the included handheld controller (transmitter) feature a line-of-sight range of up to 3937'.

    https://www.dji.com/phantom3-4k

  • Goolge  Google

    • Be Internet Awesome Digital Safety and Citizen Curriculum (2 available)

    To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

    https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us

  • Lego  LEGO

    • Mindstorms Core Set, 541 pieces (Educator Kit)
    • Mindstorms Core Set, 601 pieces (1) (Comercial Kit)

    LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 gives you the power to create and command your own robotic LEGO creatures, vehicles, machines and inventions! By combining LEGO® elements with a programmable brick, motors and sensors, you can make your creations walk, talk, grab, think, shoot and do almost anything you can imagine! There are many ways to bring your LEGO MINDSTORMS® creations to life! For instant action, download the Commander App to your smartphone. For the ultimate challenge, create your own programs in the free programming software available for tablets and PCs/MACs! With LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, you will discover the endless possibilities of LEGO and your imagination!

    https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms

    • WeDo 1.0 (2 kits available)
    • WeDo 2.0 (2 kits available)

    LEGO Education WeDo is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports two students, introducing them to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.

    https://education.lego.com/en-us/elementary/intro/c/computational-thinking

  • littleBits  littleBits

    • Droid Inventor Kit (2 kits available)

    Now with in-app coding! Kids can create their own Droid and bring it to life using littleBits electronic blocks. With the Droid Inventor app, they can control their Droid, give it new abilities with easy block-based coding, and take it on 22+ missions. Then they’ll level-up their inventor skills, reconfiguring parts to design any Droid they can dream up.

    https://littlebits.com/products/droid-inventor-kit

    • Educator's Guide

    Aligns to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts and Next Generation Science Standards. Some of our coding and science curriculum aligns to Computer Science Teachers Association Standards, International Technology and Engineering Educators Standards for Technological Literacy, and National Core Arts Standards

    https://littlebits.com/pages/educators

    • Gizmos and Gadgets Kit

    One kit. Hundreds of gifts. Winner of 59+ awards & gift guides, the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 1st Edition unleashes the creativity in your kid. Spark imagination with motors, lights, servos - even the tools to create a remote-control car! It comes with everything you need to create fun inventions right out of the box.

    https://littlebits.com/products/gizmos-and-gadgets-kit-1st-edition

    • Workshop Set

    The Workshop Set comes with 160 Bits (8 sets of 20 Bits), and can support up to 32 inventors in your classroom, library, or makerspace. Get ideas from our Educator’s Guide or create your own workshops! It’s the perfect way to incorporate formal or unstructured STEM/STEAM learning into your program (and lots of fun!).

    https://littlebits.com/products/workshop-set

  • Parrot  Parrot

    • Maclane Mini Drone (3 available)

    The Parrot Airborne Night Swat is one of Parrot's next-generation minidrones. Strong and impact-resistant, you can customise it in no time. One of its top features is its two LEDs! Turn on its headlamps to go high speed at any time and move into dark areas with lights blazing. With this blue drone, be the game's most elusive cop!

    https://www.parrot.com/us/drones

  • Raspberry Pi  Raspberry Pi

    • Raspberry Pi 3 (2 available)

    Single-board computer with wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity.

    You'll need (not included):

    1. Micro SD card with NOOBS
    2. Micro USB power supply (2.1 A)

    To use it as a desktop computer, you'll need:

    1. TV or monitor and HDMI cable
    2. Keyboard and mouse

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/

  • Vex  Vex

    • Vex EDR Claw Kits (2 kits available)

    VEX EDR kits are great hands-on tools for teaching STEM education to students. With helpful instructions, tools, and default programming code included, any student or hobbyist can build their first Clawbot in a matter of hours.

    https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr

  • zSpace  zSpace

    • zSpace AIO (2 avaiable)

    The zSpace AIO combines elements of AR and VR on an all-in-one computer to create lifelike experiences that inspire curiosity, create engagement, and deepen understanding.

    https://zspace.com/