It’s now a given that kids need to be tech-savvy, and in an exciting pilot project at Cleveland Library they can go one step further and get code-savvy too.
Thanks to a partnership between Redland Libraries, the State Library of Queensland and Cleveland State School, a project allowing school children to gain experience writing computer codes begins this school term.
This project will see about 20 Cleveland State students work with teachers, a State Library facilitator and Redland librarians to put pieces of code together like a jigsaw puzzle to create their own programs. The students, aged 9 – 11 years, will use Scratch software to program animations, games and interactive stories.
The project is thanks to an Online Public Access in Libraries (OPAL) Technology Trendsetters grant. If the pilot is successful it may be expanded to other libraries and include other coding such as websites and electronics.
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