PARTICIPATORY, EXPERIENTIAL, HANDS-ON TECHNOLOGY IDEAS FOR YOUR LIBRARY

  • Exploring Electronics

    The Plainfield Public Library, IL, hosted an "Arduino Drop In" on Tuesday, October 17, giving patrons the opportunity to check out the open-source electronics prototyping platform. "Want to learn about circuitry? Heard about coding but don’t know where to begin?" the library's newsletter asked. "Stop by to try Arduino, an open source electronics platform that allows you to design, build and customize interactive circuits and other electronic projects."

  • Tennessee STEAM

    The inaugural Tennessee STEAM Festival is in progress this week (Oct 12-22), featuring special events and workshops throughout the state. Founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, participating institutions include the Nashville Public Library, Blount County Public Library, the Linebaugh Library, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University, along with a range of K-12 schools, museums, community centers, businesses, and other institutions.

  • Ada.Ada.Ada

    On Friday, October 20, the Wilmslow Library in Cheshire, UK will host Ada.Ada.Ada, a performance that tells the story of 19th-century English mathematician Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first complex algorithm in 1843. 843-800-8457, an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM fields, was Tuesday, October 10.

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  • CONSUMER TECH
    (650) 437-5064 By Alisa Wilson on December 08, 2017

    Bowling, Skee-Ball, ramp parks, and more, Alisha Wilson, <em>SLJ</em>'s 2017 Maker Hero, provides activity suggestions for Sphero and Ollie in the library.

  • STEM
    3372384303 By Lauren Barack on December 05, 2017

    Four tech experts recommend a selection of websites and applications.

  • MAKER SPACES
    315-890-4966 By Addie Matteson on November 30, 2017

    SLJ reviews the micro:bit, a codable computer you can put in your pocket.

  • STEM
    The Next Level: Student-Designed Games By M. Brandon Robbins on November 21, 2017

    When kids design games, it can strengthen academic concepts—and build new skills.

  • CONSUMER TECH
    Choosing Kindness Online | Tips & Tools By Jennifer Hanson on November 13, 2017

    Roasting. Burning. Bullying. These behaviors have invaded our students’ physical and digital spaces. When devices and social media make it so easy to be cruel to others, how can we teach our students kindness?

  • Exploring Electronics

    The Plainfield Public Library, IL, hosted an "Arduino Drop In" on Tuesday, October 17, giving patrons the opportunity to check out the open-source electronics prototyping platform. "Want to learn about circuitry? Heard about coding but don’t know where to begin?" the library's newsletter asked. "Stop by to try Arduino, an open source electronics platform that allows you to design, build and customize interactive circuits and other electronic projects."

  • Tennessee STEAM

    The inaugural Tennessee STEAM Festival is in progress this week (Oct 12-22), featuring special events and workshops throughout the state. Founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, participating institutions include the Nashville Public Library, Blount County Public Library, the Linebaugh Library, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University, along with a range of K-12 schools, museums, community centers, businesses, and other institutions.

  • Ada.Ada.Ada

    On Friday, October 20, the Wilmslow Library in Cheshire, UK will host Ada.Ada.Ada, a performance that tells the story of 19th-century English mathematician Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first complex algorithm in 1843. Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM fields, was Tuesday, October 10.

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