Today we welcome author Cynthia Argentine to the blog to share how STEM titles, like her new book Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature, can inspire students and encourage creative connections. We also have a video featuring Cynthia and a brand new FREE Teaching Guide!
This week, we are kicking off a new feature on our blog: Librarians We Love. We wanted to have a dedicated way to share some of the great ideas, hard work, and innovative thinking we encounter whenever we connect with librarians.
At the National Association of School Librarian’s Conference in November, I had the pleasure of meeting Lorena Swetnam and Cynthia Johnson, middle school librarians at Blythwood Middle School and Longleaf Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina. They presented on how they’ve introduced computational thinking in their libraries. They’ve pulled together their story with some great example activities and photos. Check it out!—School and Library Publishing Director Jenny Krueger
Working in a middle school means every day with our students is unique and full of surprises. In the last year, we have worked together to create opportunities for our students and teachers to tinker, create, and collaborate. These makerspace activities allow us to see computational thinking skills in action: logics, algorithms, decomposition, patterns abstraction, and evaluation.