Virtual and Remote Learning is changing the way many think about education.

This list includes resources for BotsIQ teachers who want to increase their students’ technical knowledge and skills.

If you have a resource that we can add to the list, please send to Michel Conklin at [email protected].


Online Resources

BotsIQ Academy –


Haas Certification Program – Basic Mill Operator Course –

Additional Haas Learning Resources – (shout out to Jess for sharing!!)  –

Toyota Introduction to Manufacturing Lesson Plans –

CMU CS Academy –

Code Academy –

Edge Factor –

Autodesk Design Academy –

CTE Online –

camInstructor Resource Hub –

Manufacture Your Future – Resources, including Virtual Learning Experiences –

Sandvik –

Siemens STEM Activities –

Make: Community – Hands-on STEM Activities –

Teach Engineering – STEM Curriculum for K-12 –

Try Engineering – STEM Lesson Plans K-12 –

Amazon Future Engineer – Virtual Robotics and Coding Classes – (currently free)

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy – some of the work can be done remotely with limited resources – (Extended Premium Access Trial to 90 days)

Discover E – collection of Engineering and STEM content and activities; sort by hands-on activities, videos, websites, games, and lessonplans –

Mitsubishi Material’s FREE E-Learning Courses – 11 courses in drilling, milling, turning, threading, tool grades, and workpiece materials –

Pittsburgh STEAM Channel – Youtube videos with STEAM challenges and activities – 

The Consortium for Public Education – Career Journeys Videos –


Free CAD / CAM Software for Students and Educators

Autodesk Fusion 360 –

Autodesk Inventor –

SOLIDWORKS (through NRL) –

SOLIDWORKS App for Kids –

OnShape Free –

Google Sketchup –

Mastercam (through NRL) –

Tinkercad (Has 3D Design, Electronics, and Codeblocks) –

GrabCAD –


Apps / Games

Cube Cut – Available in Google Play, Apple App Store, and Amazon –

MechLife: Manufacturing Career Quest – Available in Google Play, Apple App Store, and Amazon –

Other Career Readiness Games are available from Simcoach Games – Available in Google Play, Apple App Store, and Amazon –

Smart Manufacturing 2 App –


Online virtual tours

Sentry –

Toyota Tour –

Manufacture Your Future – several virtual field trips –

Catalyst Connections – What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Videos –


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WQED Future Jobs – videos with discussion guides –

Zoom Meeting – Video Conferencing – Free –

Google Meetups – Online Meetings – Free –

Free Conference Call –

AIU3 and tranformED’s Pop Up PLNs (Professional Learning Networks) hosts daily webinars (at 11:00AM and 3:00PM) covering a variety of virtual and online technologies and teaching practices –

Discovery Education’s STEM Careers Coalition –