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Awesome low-cost things for 2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Matthews Mar 9. 1 Reply

Hi!What wondering things are you doing for 2014 that are low cost/no cost?I'm planning a self/directed (passive program) around a display of guess how many Legos or keyboard keys (if I can get the…Continue

Pis Anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle L. Chrzanowski Jan 15. 2 Replies

Anyone out there doing anything with the Raspberry Pis? Or something similar? I have $ to get some, and I'm hoping to launch them during Tech Week, and I'd love to hear what others are doing....Continue

Tags: raspberrypis

Self Directed Displays

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Williams Jan 13. 1 Reply

Have you ever done a QR display for your library? How did it go? Did you make it a scavenger hunt or just a learning experience?Continue

Tags: Codes, QR, hunt, Scavenger

Self Directed Displays

Started Nov 26, 2013 0 Replies

So, I LOVE doing self-directed (or passive) programming in my library. I am the only full time librarian there, and I wear a TON of different hats. Teen Tech Weeks seems to be a HUGE opportunity to…Continue

Tags: programming, marketing, displays

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Jane Matthews replied to Christie Gibrich's discussion Awesome low-cost things for 2014
"Made a smore flyer advertising activities and sites for DIY: https://www.smore.com/u8400"
Mar 9
Christie Gibrich posted a discussion

Awesome low-cost things for 2014

Hi!What wondering things are you doing for 2014 that are low cost/no cost?I'm planning a self/directed (passive program) around a display of guess how many Legos or keyboard keys (if I can get the keyboards from our IT department) with the prizes being candy of some sort for those who come closest...We're also showing Pacific Rim and Fast and Furious 6 tied in with crafts supplies that we already have... (robot tech and car tech)...What are you doing?See More
Feb 21
Christie Gibrich replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"I did this with my teens, and it's been interesting...  I took ideas from http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/03/qr-code-quest-library-scavenger-hunt.html with huge permission and used codes that had them moving all over the library.…"
Feb 17
Michelle L. Chrzanowski replied to Christie Gibrich's discussion Pis Anyone?
"We put them on our wish list, but I am not sure that will ever become a reality.  Have you seen this SLJ article - Life with Raspberry Pi: Sparking a School Coding Revolution?  There is some good info in there."
Jan 15
Angella Dagenhart replied to Christie Gibrich's discussion Pis Anyone?
"I wish we had the money to get some, too! Have you heard of Coderdojo? Check it out here http://coderdojo.org. It is on my "One Day" list :) "
Jan 15
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Pis Anyone?

Anyone out there doing anything with the Raspberry Pis? Or something similar? I have $ to get some, and I'm hoping to launch them during Tech Week, and I'd love to hear what others are doing....See More
Jan 14
Lisa Williams replied to Christie Gibrich's discussion Self Directed Displays
"I am creating a project to highlight author birthdays this month.  I will place posters in the library telling a little information about the author.  The poster will be displayed next to a book written by the author.  Along with…"
Jan 13
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"is setting up Ingress portals around my library: http://j.mp/1i4LzoZ"
Dec 19, 2013
Christie Gibrich posted a discussion

Self Directed Displays

Have you ever done a QR display for your library? How did it go? Did you make it a scavenger hunt or just a learning experience?See More
Dec 17, 2013
Christie Gibrich posted a discussion

Self Directed Displays

So, I LOVE doing self-directed (or passive) programming in my library. I am the only full time librarian there, and I wear a TON of different hats. Teen Tech Weeks seems to be a HUGE opportunity to use self-directed programming- what are you thinking of doing?Self Directed DisplaysSee More
Nov 26, 2013
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