Thoughtful Thursdays

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Video: Actor Terry Crews explains how learning to build a PC made him a better dad


Watch this amazing video by actor and athlete Terry Crews on the day he decided to teach himself about computers to get closer to his son. (via BusinessInsider.com)  

Thoughtful Thursday: Do You Take Digital Literacy for Granted?


KTVU journalist Frank Somerville often shares stories of regular people on his Facebook page alongside the news of the day. In one share, he was able to amplify the importance of digital literacy in our lives. On January 31, 2017 he shared 4 photos courtesy of Adam August and his new friend Tarec Atkinson…

Thoughtful Thursdays: Computer science, unplugged!


Whether you have a computer or not, did you know that you can still learn and TEACH computer science principles? Code.org has provided a comprehensive list of its “unplugged” courses to use in the classroom, for home schooling, or to learn on your own complete with answer keys and curriculum book. Visit CS Fundamentals Unplugged at … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursdays: Code.org AppLab gives new developers a head start


If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to design and build and app, check out AppLab by Code.org! Anyone can learn in this environment, which uses blocks of JavaScript code to create apps that work, and that you can share online. There’s also an AppLab in the Classroom intro for educators and parents … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursdays: “Hidden Figures” movie highlights Black women at NASA who were instrumental in John Glenn orbital flight


(FoxMovies.com) – Actress Taraji P. Henson shares screen time with Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe in HIDDEN FIGURES, a film about 3 amazing Black female NASA employees who were critical to the 1962 launch of astronaut John Glenn into Earth’s orbit.  Mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) were key to … Continue reading

Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant


(Posted by Goodwill Librarian on Facebook): “Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. If you use your library, please SHARE.” – Goodwill Librarian

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