The STEAM Collection is a subcollection of the CIS Instructional Media Library. It contains an extensive selection of kits available for teachers and librarians to use in their classroom, library or makerspaces. The kits are organized as follows:
Osmo’s game systems foster social intelligence and creative thinking in kids as young as kindergarten by opening up the iPad to the endless possibilities of physical play mixed with basic coding. Kids are challenged to solve simple problems by supplying color-coded values in order to advance, realizing that the correct color combination unlocks a specific learning goal. Along with building basic coding knowledge and problem-solving skills, Osmo is an interactive and engaging learning experience that doubles as a fun toy. Compatible with iPad 2 and up.
The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 250 games created for the classroom environment. The games are password protected to prevent players from looking up solutions during the game.
Computer and Screen. The all-in-one Kano Computer Kit combines the power of the Raspberry Pi with the simplicity of LEGO and comes with all the parts you need to build a computer from scratch. Its award-winning design facilitates independent learning as kids teach themselves to code in the easiest way possible. Just follow amazingly easy and detailed instructions to put it together and connect to the screen that anyone, anywhere, can build themselves to start learning. See all the pieces that make a screen: plug buttons, boards, cables, and cards. Look inside with a magnifying glass. The guidebook was developed to speak directly to children and details over 1,000 creative projects for them to code games like Minecraft and Pong.