Lucy's Library Blast

December 7, 2015

Hour of Code Week!

Hour of Code is an opportunity each December to introduce and reinforce coding with students. There are a ton of resources out there. Here is a listing some excellent ones:


This link takes you to a really cool interview with the lead coder for Minecraft... https://studio.code.org/s/mc/stage/1/puzzle/1


This link takes you to a Smore developed by Robin Coultras, which you can share with your students... https://www.smore.com/mbwqd


This link takes you to a Symbaloo page that another librarian in the district developed... http://westmeade.symbaloo.com/mix/codingfun2


If you can't access the laptop cart, schedule time in the library to introduce coding.

What is Symbaloo?

I referred to Symbaloo in the segment above. It is a very efficient means of making order out of your many webpages that you keep up with. I have one and use it all the time. Go to http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOcK1fiV and follow the simple directions. This is a screen shot of my symbaloo:
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Please note that the library does not loan out headphones. :(

The Library will check out books over the Holidays!

I've had several students ask if they will be able to check books out over the holidays and I say, YES! In fact, I've got a special bookmark for student checking out books between now and the 18th. Fa la la!!!

Look for a couple of elves to be coming around over the next two weeks reading The Polar Express and serving hot chocolate to the good little boys and girls who still BELIEVE.