Author Archives: Marijke Visser

Coding in libraries is not just for experts

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This post was written by Crystle Martin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Irvine and member of OITP’s Libraries Ready to Code project Advisory Committee. This is one of several blog posts coming this week in recognition of Computer Science Education Week and the work libraries are engaged in providing coding opportunities for youth. Follow along with #ReadytoCode @youthandtech. Check ... Read More »

White House highlights Libraries Ready to Code for CSEdWeek

Children seated at a library table with computers working on a coding project

Marking the first day of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), today the White House issued a Fact Sheet: A Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All celebrating the past year’s progress and announcing new actions in support of #CSForAll. Federal agencies like the Department of Education and the Institute of Museum and Library Services as well as national and local organizations ... Read More »

Libraries work toward #CSForAll during CS Education Week

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When this year’s Computer Science (CS) Education Week launches on Monday, December 5, we will celebrate the progress of CS and coding organizations, tech companies, youth-serving organizations and school and public libraries over the last year to help youth gain access to CS Education and develop computational thinking skills. Libraries are also active in developing coding programs for youth and ... Read More »

Design a Doodle4Google on”What I see for the future…”

Google logo that says "doodle 4 google"

Of course you know some creative kids. They’re in your library all the time. Curious questioners,”what if” and”yes but” thinkers, avid readers, constant social media checkers/posters, scheme devisers, and doodlers. Why not challenge these K12 kids to submit a doodle in the 2016 Doodle4Google contest going on right now? The national winner has her or his doodle featured on the ... Read More »

Libraries Ready to Code: Charting the course

logo for European Conference on Information Literacy in Prague, Czech Republic, 10-13 October, 2016

In D.C. in OITP, we dread hearing the words, “While walking up Connecticut Avenue…” as this often results in the development of a concept paper on a new policy topic, a half-day planning meeting, a flurry of emails changing a course of action, or a mandatory glass of wine on the way to the metro because it’s actually all three ... Read More »