Teen Superheroes: Helping Libraries Get Ready to Code

Teen Superheroes: Helping Libraries Get Ready to Code

Mar 01, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Seattle Public Library Level 4 – Room 1

Learn how teen leaders worked with their local librarian to teach their community computational thinking as part of the Ready to Code ALA / Google initiative. For the past months, teens and librarians at the Seattle Public Library have been preparing to teach a hands on workshop called Build a Computer and Beat the Clock. In this workshop, the computers use pen and paper for memory cells, a grid of kitchen sponges for a screen, participants' minds and bodies as processing units, and a simple programming language as their instructions. In teams, learners build their computers by arranging their sponges and memory cells correctly. With their local librarians, the youth leaders helped facilitate the workshops throughout the city of Seattle. Come and learn the role of the teens as they become superheroes in computational thinking. 


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