Techykids.com is a hub for kids to be inspired with a blend of robotics, creativity, technology, and invention. Techykids.com is the US distributor for the Thymio educational robot and contains student projects created with the TechyKids Learning System. Educators can also use the original and kid tested curriculum to power their classrooms. Kids can learn online or participate in on of our programs in the Bay Area!
Techykids.com is located in Menlo Park, CA and is founded by Sharon Marzouk, an avid technology and robotics educator in Silicon Valley, with years of experience teaching kids of all ages.
Sharon Marzouk is the CEO and Founder of TechyKids and has a passion for creativity, making, and design thinking. She is an entrepreneur, mechanical engineer from Purdue University, educator, and product designer. Since 2010 she has led many premier technology programs for kids around the San Francisco Bay Area including at Woodland School, The Tech Museum, Hack the Future, Wizbots, and Willow Garage.
She developed TechyKids in parallel while working as the K-8 Technology Instructional Coordinator and Teacher for Woodland School . She is an active yearly exhibitor and presenter at Bay Area Maker Faire and the Robot Block Party. She partnered with Willow Garage to develop and lead the PR2 program at The Tech, an exhibit to teach kids how to program the $400K research robot. She plans to continue growing TechyKids.com to encourage robotics education and provide resources, products and educational material to kids and parents. She herself is a lifelong artist, maker, learner, and educator, and believes in the empowerment of the individual and the power of thoughtful collaboration.
If you would like to read more about the story behind founding TechyKids, you can find it here.
Rekha Iyer is Head of Business Development and Partnerships at TechyKids. After earning her Bachelor degree and Masters degree in Biology, she spent time utilizing her technical degrees. Eager for more breadth in her learning and to branch out her career, she then earned her M.B.A from Haas School of Business from UC Berkeley. Rekha is active with her two daughters’ education in public schools, active as a parent lead in both Destination Imagination and Math Olympiad. She has joined TechyKids to help enable more educators to bring TechyKids into their classrooms and help form partnerships that will enable TechyKids to inspire more kids with 21st century learning and skills.
Founder Sharon Marzouk’s Tedx Talk in 2017 about The Future of Education:
Learn about TechyKids and the Thymio Robot:
Awards: Techykids.com wins Educator’s Choice Award at Makerfaire! Press:
Talks, Conferences, Fairs & Presentations:
4/23-25/2017- TechyKids Learning System with Maker Tech Tools – Bootcamp, Presentation, Sponsor & Exhibitor, ATLIS 2017, Los Angeles, CA
3/17/2017- TEDx Woodside Priory School– The Future of Education- Woodside, CA
8/9/2016- Programming and Project Based Learning with the Thymio Robot- Design & Maker Class Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA
8/4/2016- 3D Modeling, Programming, & Robotics with Project-Based Learning Workshop at reMAKE education, Sonoma, CA
3/11/2014- Speaker at “Robotics of Today and Tomorrow” hosted by JHTC
2/2014- Guest Lecturer at Purdue University in Dr. Karthik Ramani’s ME: 444 Toy Design Class
10/3/2013 – Published Article in Robohub: Classroom robotics: Motivating independent learning and discovery
Other Press about Thymio Robot:
South Bay Accent
Microsoft Store, Stanford Shopping Center April 2017
Menlo Park Library Science Night April 2016
Maker Faire 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Robot Block Party 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017