Tech Skills


Canva is an online design and publishing tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere.

Learn computer science.

Change the world.

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Become a recreationally certified drone pilot!

In order to fly a drone (quadcopter, tricopter, helicopter, RC plane, etc... you need to complete the TRUST certificate training (according to the Federal Aviation Association, the FAA). Here is a link to that test. Be sure to save the certificate, because you cannot access it later.

Please note: There are many laws that pertain to drone operation. For my students in West Chicago, IL, the entire town is in controlled airspace and you cannot fly very high and are supposed to tell the airport when you are flying outdoors. I will provide more resources later regarding these regulations.

Make Your Own Font!!!

FontStruct is a free font-building tool.

FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.

Google Earth doesn't just have satellite images of the Earth, be sure to check out Mars, Skyview, the Moon, and a lot more. They even have a built in flight simulator! If you don't have the program installed, you can check out some of the features here.

Google Products

Google offers an amazing amount of products for free that can help with many aspects of every day life. For a full list of their offerings, click here.

After learning to basics on now you can apply your skills on scratch! Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

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Tinkercad is a free online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create and make. They are the ideal introduction to Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

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What is TypingClub? TypingClub is the most effective way to learn how to type. It is web based and highly effective.


The online video editor for all of us. If you're one of my students, we have the paid version (ask me for the code). WeVideo is a great way to get into video editing.