The Future is Fun - Scratch & Comic Life

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The Future is Fun - Scratch & Comic Life

  1. 1. THE FUTURE IS FUN!GREAT TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMSFOR YOUTHILAOctober 11, 2012Janet PiehlYouth Services LibrarianWilmette Public Libraryjpiehl@wilmettelibrary.info
  2. 2. MEDIA MASHUP Can public libraries implement technology-based programs for youth? Can youth develop 21st Century Learning Skills in public libraries?
  3. 3. 21ST CENTURY SKILLS Learning and innovation skills Information, media, technology skills Life and career skills Partnership for 21st Century Skills: www.p21.org
  4. 4. Technology and Literacy: 21st Century LibraryProgramming for Children and TeensBy Jennifer Nelson and Keith BraafladtAmerican Library Association, 2012
  5. 5. http://scratch.mit.edu
  6. 6. SCRATCH @ WPL Installed on 12 PC laptops with Internet access One librarian, plus one teen volunteer 10 kids, working individually Grades 5-9. Occasionally grades 2-4. Network with families, technology teachers, librarians
  7. 7. SCRATCH @ WPL Two-hour classes Group projects Digital Literary Magazine WPL kids’ projects: http://scratch.mit.edu/users/wilmettelibrary
  8. 8. WHAT ELSE? Comic Life Stop-motion Animation Download the handout!

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