Ready to Code library promotes computational thinking with FarmBot app

This 20-minute slide presentation details how the Independence (Kan.) Public Library worked with youth to gain computational thinking skills through Scratch, Python and the FarmBot app, which they used to build their own FarmBot for the library garden.

This example of a Ready to Code library program showcases how one rural community designed their computing activities for youth.

Audience: 
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Rural communities
Lower income communities
Girls
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
School
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Robotics
Text-based programming
Block-based programming
Design thinking
Program Type & Frequency: 
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Resource Type: 
Ready to Code examples
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