Hi-- Hope you have some time to look around the site! 

Leave me a note (at the bottom of this page... or send me an email if you have any questions or comments).


Aunt Goodiebags and Dr. Nancy Smith are Book Creator Ambassadors.

Book Creator allows you to -- well-- create books!

You need to try (free) 

Really-- go and see why we are so enthusiastic about the program!

                         Book Creator and Book Creator for Chrome!


We are also HUGE fans of Roger Wagner's HyperDuino!

(We even wrote a book about it!)

Now we are also working with the MakerBit

(which works with the BBC micro:bit).


You can learn more about the HyperDuino and MakerBit

by clicking on the links to their websites .


                                                                                                                                                                                                 MakerBit               HyperDuino  

... and putting it all together


You can read an eBook I made using Book Creator about the HyperDuino!


Click here to read the eBook online!

Welcome to Auntie's Web Page

Aunt Goodiebags is a character that lives in the computers of Dr. Nancy Smith.

The character was created in the early days of computers in the schools

to help teachers better understand technology and how it could be used to enhance their teaching.

Aunt Goodiebags always brought choco-chip cookies to workshops because

we know technology can be a tad confusing and frustrating.

We also know that choco-chip cookies can help!


Please look around at the items on the navigation bar at the top of the page. 

There are lots of things to look at and ideas to try.

This opening page shows our new HyperDuino Ideas  book.

(We are very proud of the book and hope it encourages you to get involved with HyperDuino!)



It's HEEEEERE! (finally!)

Yes, our HyperDuino Ideas  book IS now available online at Barnes and Noble and Amazon!!!


Search those sites for "HyperDuino" in "Books" (or click on the links on the photos below)

and you'll find it!


ISBN: 978-0-9883556-1-3

HyperDuino Ideas-- Contents


     HyperDuino Ideas


HyperDuino HowTo 





 1.   Getting Started with HyperDuino

  2.   A Shared Vocabulary

  3.   Setting up HyperDuino with Battery 

  4.   Setting up HyperDuino with Computers

   5.   Building a HyperDuino Project

  6.   Wires 

  7.   Tools 

  8.   Organization 

  9.   Safety 

10.   Some Things to Think About 


    HyperDuino Ideas







  1.   MakerSpaces: Living with Mess

  2.   Display / Design 

  3.   Paper

  4.   Sticky Stuff

  5.   Working with Cardboard

  6.   Paint

  7.   Documentation 

  8.   Clip Art File Idea

  9.   Evaluation: A Good BAD Example

10.   Some Things to Think About


HyperDuino Ideas


  Project Ideas 





HyperDuino with 9 volt Battery

  1.  Button Box

  2.  Emily’s Sight Words Book (and Quiz Boards)

  3.  The Piano

  4.  Pinball

HyperDuino with Computer

   5.   The Little Museum

  6.   Steampunk Sample Book

  7.   The Paintings Game

  8.   Artist Report Books

  9.   The Clicker

10.   Some Things to Think About


Workshop Ideas

Please send a note if you have any questions or comments!


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