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20
Apr
News / Posted by Cynthia Alexandre
In Pawtucket this year we have spent a lot of time planning and implementing STEAM units and activities. As educators we have all been challenged to think outside of the box and embrace ideas where science, technology and the arts can meet. With this goal in mind, I was very excited to learn that Media Smart Libraries was hosting a Sonic Pi workshop. Sonic Pi is an open-source program that allows users to create music by writing code. This program is easy to use, offers many options for...
Sam Simas's picture
20
Apr
Blog / Posted by Sam Simas
Media Smart Libraries and Providence Community Library are partnering to provide high school teens with after school internship experiences.  School librarians, teachers, and internship coordinators from Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex and the Providence Career and...
Kristen Mitchell's picture
03
Mar
Blog / Posted by Kristen Mitchell
As a Media Specialist, I spend a lot of time planning lessons for my fifth graders about Digital Literacy and Citizenship.  When I saw that Lynette Owens, Founder and Global Director of Internet Safety for Kids and Families, would be facilitating a workshop, I eagerly signed up.  I was surprised to learn that Lynette works for Trend Micro, an IT Company whose goal is to promote a vision of making a world safe for the exchange of digital information.  They company has a division devoted to...
Mary Moen's picture
02
Mar
Blog / Posted by Mary Moen
“Archive the Wisdom of Generations.” How can any librarian not be attracted to StoryCorps’ tagline? A great group of school and public librarians were intrigued enough to find out more about oral histories and podcasting at the Media Smart Libraries workshop held at Rochambeau Library in Providence on February 8th.    A team of oral history experts delivered an informational and motivating experience. Leah Lubman, the manager at the Washington Park branch of the Providence Community Libraries,...
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14
Feb
Blog / Posted by Sam Simas
The 2017 Providence Children’s Film Festival is taking place February 17th-26th, and there is an incredible line up of independent and international children’s films! To get a taste of what this year’s festival will feature, please view the 2017...