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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

Applications to borrow a Finch Robot for the 2019-2020 school year are being accepted by BirdBrain Technologies. This is open to districts, schools and libraries. You may borrow more than one! BirdBrain wants the robots to be used in pair programming so that 2 students work with...

See Making in Action this June Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C., will celebrate the maker movement on Capitol Hill this June. Nation of Makers, along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Congressional Maker Caucus, will host the 2018 Capitol Hill Maker...

Learn about the FREE Finch Robot Loan Program for your school or library.  The deadline is May 6th. ...

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This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

by Angie Andre It can be very intimidating when you embark on a new program and have no experience in that area. Believe me, I understand. Robots, beginning programming, circuits? No way, not me. I started to do a little research and realized I was wrong, very wrong. It is possible,...

Washington, DC—The Maker movement is coming to Washington, DC, and the Capitol Hill Maker Faire kicks off the celebration. The June 11 event is being held in conjunction with the much larger National Maker Faire at the University of DC, on June 12–13, and will be followed by...

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Miss the webinar?  Watch the archived webinar What Newbies Can Learn by Making Simple Robots!  This is a good intro with ideas for libraries. O’Reilly offers other live and archived webinars on business, design, data, programming and more.   ...

O’Reilly Online is offering a FREE webinar  today, February 12 at 1:00 pm: “What Newbies Can Learn by Making Simple Robots.”  Here is the info/registration link. ...