D97 Library News
Happy New Year
All families with students in grades K -8 are invited to join the District 97 Teacher Librarians and the Oak Park public librarians at CodeFest on January 17th, 2018! At this exciting event everyone will get the opportunity to explore robots, coding websites, and many other hands on stations to unlock the student's decision making, computational thinking and trouble shooting sides of their brain. The Oak Park Education Foundation Vex Robotics Program and members from the group CoderDojo will even be there! For more information please go to the Oak Park Public Library Website.
Hour of Code 2017
Holmes students programed a robot mouse!
Working on computer science skills can even be done without a computer! Look at the students at Longfellow who had to find the treasure!
Books to Inspire Coding
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas
This exciting book introduces kids to the fundamentals of computational thinking, like how to break big problems into small ones, create step-by-step plans, look for patterns and think outside the box through storytelling. Then, these basic concepts at the core of coding and programming will be reinforced through fun playful exercises and activities that encourage exploration and creativity.
Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes! This is a great graphic novel!
Code It, Create It!: Ideas & Inspiration for Coding by Sarah Hutt
Think being creative has nothing to do with computer coding? Think again! Coding is all about creativity. This book is full of activities to inspire some amazing coding!