The few times I have reached out to authors that I like I have been surprised at how accommodating and communicative they are! Not that I have reason to think that wouldn’t be the case. I just wouldn’t think that responding on Twitter or via email to little ol’ me would on their radar… let alone a priority.… Continue reading How authors and illustrators can touch us… beyond their work
I just created a Land the Helicopter game using Scratch! Press the green flag to let gravity lower the helicopter down on to the platform. Use the left, right, and up arrow keys to maneuver around the clouds. Hit one and the game is over. Land on the platform and you win! Press the green… Continue reading Play Land the Helicopter Game Made with @Scratch
I am so excited to see that the Colorado State Library is expanding their training website! I utilized some of their modules in a library customer service training I did. They are apparently going to be including Makerspace programming, potential funding opportunities, and resources. The Tampa Bay Library Consortium also has a great website, Florida… Continue reading Some Free Professional Development Resources For Librarians
Just got word that my proposal for a session on robotics programming at the 2016 Texas Library Association Annual Conference has been accepted! The session, Bleep! Blorp! Books! Robots in the Library: How to Sustain a Robotics Program @ Your Library, is tentatively scheduled for Thursday of the conference, April 21st. Headed to Houston in the spring!!… Continue reading #TXLA16 Robotics presentation
I just created a Number Guessing Game using Scratch! Please give it a shot and let me know if you find any bugs!
The Space Science Institution is a nonprofit organization that does R&D and education to make science accessible. They created an education branch called the National Center for Interactive Learning. One of the NCIL’s projects is called the STAR (Science-Technology Activities and Resources) Library Education Network. Also known as Star_Net, they have an online community where librarians can collaborate,… Continue reading Public Librarians as STEM Educators?