Three new games on Toollama


I don’t think I’ve written about Toollama.com yet on this site, so here’s a quick introduction. Toollama is a loose collection of education-focused productivity tools and games. For the past year, it has been the home of all of the little apps that I create for myself, teachers, or my kids.

Over the past three weeks, I have created two new games and one new activity to help children develop core computer skills:

  • 🐢 Turtle Guide: Use the arrow keys to help a little turtle find his way home
  • 🐷 Paint Pig: Use the arrow keys to help Pig paint a picture
  • 🔦 Spotlight: Use the mouse/trackpad to reveal animals hidden in color nature scenes

From a technical perspective, these are all vanilla JS, CSS, and HTML served from GitHub Pages. I’ve found that solving problems with simple tools has been a relaxing change of pace from the complex environments of work. As always, the code is open source on GitHub: turtle-guide, paint-pig, and spotlight.

These additions bring the grand total on Toollama up to 13 apps! Check it out, if you haven’t already.

Happy learning!



About the author

Sean McPherson is a software engineer for Khan Academy who specializes in web and mobile app development. He lives with his wife, sons, and dog in Pittsburgh, PA. (SDG)