For Educators

For Educators

We encourage educators to preview the Museum for free. A preview visit is the perfect opportunity to learn more about computing history from an expert docent, see a restored historical artifact in action, or plan how your class will spend their time here. Present your faculty or staff identification for free admission, and do not hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff and volunteers for assistance.

Education staff are always available to answer questions or help develop ideas for integrating computer history into your curriculum. Contact us for more information.

Design_Code_Build For Educators

Design_Code_Build for Educators combines elements of both the introductory and intermediate student programs, helping K12 classroom teachers and community educators explore concepts of computer programming, work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, and discover meaningful strategies for incorporating computer science and computer history into cross-curricular learning environments. Educators will benefit as they gain experience and discuss how to create a framework of support that can enhance student learning.

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Teachers' Toolkit

Find lesson plans and activities for use with students in grades 3 through 12 before and after a visit to the Museum. In many cases, these lessons can also be conducted independently of a visit. All lessons are aligned with California State and Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts, and with Next Generation Science Standards.

Additional Resources

The Museum´s website contains a wealth of information, stories, and images relating to the history of computing. Here you will find digital versions of current and past exhibitions, biographies of industry pioneers, and a searchable database of our collections, among many other helpful resources

  • Revolution Online
    Every aspect of Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing is contained in this digital version of the exhibition. Click on the link to find timelines, interactive applications, imagery, and extensive video resources that can enhance your understanding of computer history.
  • Timeline of Computing History
    The history of computing from 1939 to 1994, complete with illustrated descriptions of significant innovations, all in a searchable timeline.
  • The Computer History Museum on YouTube
    More than 200 lectures, historical videos, and oral histories from the Museum’s collection. Computer pioneers, innovators, industry leaders, and commentators from the last 50 years recall the challenges of developing and introducing new technologies, discuss the computer´s impact on society, and ponder what´s coming next.
  • "Revolutionaries"
    Our acclaimed speaker series, featuring live conversations with visionaries and leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond. The series can also be viewed on KQED television.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Fascinating answers to intriguing topics in computing history.

For More Information

650-810-2729 Education