Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Not every kid gets a dedicated librarian


Not every kid gets a dedicated librarian. New York, California and Philadelphia have had legislative actions dedicated to cutting funding for libraries and school librarians, and the outlook looks bleak for some. Libraries give students a safe space to study, get help with research projects and essays, read and access materials and information that they not be able to at home. Librarians serves as research specialists, literacy advocates and curriculum support. Studies show that students do better and learn more with a certified school librarian on staff.  What do you think?  How would the school change without a dedicated librarian?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

More Coding!

If you attended our coding workshop and want to learn more you can visit this awesome sites to teach yourself how to create games, apps and more. Look out for more workshops and resources from our media center.

               XBOX GAMES

              ANDROID APPS




Monday, March 9, 2015

Teen Tech Week - Computer Basics for Parents and Grandparents

Do you have a Grandma or a cousin that needs an introduction to computers? It's hard to get started when you haven't been immersed in it all your life. Help them out with this free online course from Microsoft. Look out for workshops tailored exclusively to grandparents and parents in the Media Center.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Culture Grams and Opposing Viewpoints

Google isn't the be all and end all of internet research. Databases give a much deeper and more specific context for your research. Take a look at the most recent additions to our online resource catalog.

Culture Grams

Opposing Viewpoints

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Events

Code to Game

Coding isn't just about games, though that is a BIG part of it. You can also use coding to start a revolution. If there are things about your world that you want to see changed then you need to be the person to change it. Even if all that you want to see different is your favorite basketball character in NBA Live to have a better jumpshot (programming can do that!).

Sign up for our computer programming workshop on Wednesday March 11th in the Media Center.