The students in our school are a diverse group of learners. While they are digital natives and born into a world full of technology, they still need computer science training and opportunity to create, explore and engage with technology. Coding is the newest literacy for our library to support, and we currently have limited coding resources to use with our students.
Our students will get hands-on experience and time to tinker around with a variety of coding devices and simple activities to spark creativity.
Hopefully, the addition of coding to our library will encourage more computer science exploration and education into many different aspects of our school curriculum.
Raspberry Pi's and Cubelet robotic blocks are excellent resources for teaching students to code and create in today's technology-focused world. They are both of high interest to middle school students and have an interactive focus for collaboration and creation.
Coding is the newest literacy in our 21st century libraries.
By making these tools available in our library, all students will have access to them. Although coding classes are becoming more popular, they do not always have equitable access for all students. Libraries will provide this as well the opportunity for teachers to use the materials in their classrooms whenever possible.
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