What is Thimble?

Thimble is an online academy that helps middle school and high school educators teach students robotics, coding, and tech through virtual courses. Courses include hands-on projects and tools that are shipped to the classroom. Students learn college level material in and develop skills for careers in engineering and computer systems.

Supplemental curriculum

We offer over 10 beginner-friendly courses that align to national curriculum standards. Content is in English and Spanish. Grades 5-12.

Parts + tools provided

Courses are hosted on our online learning portal; we'll ship project kits, tools, and equipment to your school so you can focus on teaching.

Live or online training

We help teachers build confidence with training and assessment tools to measure student engagement and achievement.

Some of the SCHOOLS WORKING WITH THIMBLE

"We love using Thimble in our STEM classes in Telluride, CO. I run the Pinhead Institute, which is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and we're excited to bring hands-on learning to our students. Thimble is terrific!"
Sarah Holbrooke
Director, Pinhead Institute
“The students had no prior experience in programming or electronics, yet became completely invested. The students loved it and a mother made a point of saying that no school is offering this kind of curriculum."
Rob Handsfield
Curriculum Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

WHo is THimble for?

Thimble courses are for students in grades 5-12. Courses provide curriculum, training, and support for educators to help them teach material to students. 

How much time will i need to commit?

Our courses are organized into units and take three to four weeks to complete.  That time will be spent watching video lessons and building projects. 

What if i have no experience in electronics OR code?

We created Thimble to teach beginners a basic understanding of electronics, engineering, and code. We assume you have no prior knowledge; all we ask if that you have a hunger to learn.  

HOW IS THIMBLE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PLATFORMS?

Other platforms teach coding only. We teach hardware and software – putting real engineering tools in your hands to learn in-depth STEM skills used in industry. 

WHAT DO I RECEIVE WHEN I BUY A COURSE?

You’ll receive online access to course instructions, video tutorials, and support forums. We’ll ship you the components and tools to build your hands-on projects with students. 

What curriculum does thimble cover?

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA), ISTE Computer Science Standards, Common Core, and CSTA. 

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  • support@thimble.io
  • 255 Great Arrow Ave. (Suite #212)
    Buffalo, NY 14207
  • 585-730-1413

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