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25
Sep
Blog / Posted by Mary Moen
MEDIA SMART LIBRARIES  - “SMART ROBOTS” WORKSHOP 9/5/17 - CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY After a short introduction by program director Mary Moen, workshop attendees were able to jump right into fun, hands-on learning led by Dan Berman of the Rhode Island Computer Museum.  In teams of two, we struggled, laughed, and whooped our way through a series of engaging challenges with Raspberry Pi, a small...
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21
Sep
Blog / Posted by Mary Moen
Media Smart Libraries is happy to bring our popular Stop Motion Animation workshop to librarians across New England the week of September 25th! This workshop is a free train the trainer continuing education event. This purpose of this event is to broaden the impact of the Media Smart Libraries' goal of advancing the digital and media literacy competencies of practicing librarians in order for them to provide new types of programming to patrons. Stop Motion Animation is a great way to engage...
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05
Jul
Blog / Posted by Alyssa Taft
When 13- year- old Jack Martin began as a library volunteer in Georgia, he had not pictured himself on a journey to the office of Executive Director of Providence Public Library. In fact, he was not sure he was going to like library work at all. After spending time filing cards in the card catalog, shelving and repairing books, Jack discovered that he had a passion for helping people and sharing his love for books. Through his years at The University of Georgia and into the early 2000’s, Jack...
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05
Jul
Blog / Posted by Donna Ouellette
My first introduction to the idea of computer coding came from a parent who kept mentioning how he was using it with his children at home. He questioned the principal and I at a school open house about whether it was taught in our school. I looked into what computer coding was and possible professional development. I have to admit, that I was nervous and felt overwhelmed when I first thought about coding. I tried searching for any Professional Development about coding with kids and came across...
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05
Jul
Blog / Posted by Alyssa Taft
I am 55 years old. I remember TV in black and white with less than 10 channels, a telephone attached to the wall by a chord and music recorded onto large black vinyl discs played with a needle. I began my career in the corporate world while the “typing pool” still existed, mail came from the post office and meetings were always in person. Well, we’ve come a long way since then. I wondered, though, had I really come that far? Now, don’t think that this is going to be another essay about how...