Added by Jen on March 28, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments
The Brooklyn Park Library's Teen Tech Squad went on the road to lead a workshop at Sumner Library in Minneapolis last week. None of us had ever visited this library before so it was kind of cool to see a completely different building in a completely different community.
The workshop took place in a meeting room in the basement of this split-level library. After a rocky start with various technology mishaps, the youth instructors launched into their workshop presentation with…Continue
Our TLA Presentation was yesterday morning, and it went off without a hitch. Well, except we ran out of 'play time' just as everyone was really getting into exploring Scratch. There was someone there who was posting our presentation to School Library Journal as we were presenting. [Glad I didn't know about that at the time, or I would have been more nervous than I already was!] I haven't had much time to search for the post this morning, but I as soon as I find…Continue
I have successfully downloaded Unubtu 9.1. But, now I am unsure how to get the OS burned to a disk or on a USB drive. I also downloaded a program called usblive-creator. But, the problem is I don't know how to get a Linux system to run these programs once I download them. Guess I have gotten lazy with all the Windows/Mac wizards that install everything for you!
Any helpful hints/suggestions?
BTW, I haven't forgotten about posting pictures and…Continue
Added by keithbraafladt on March 12, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
We had a great Teen Tech Week session here in Memphis today! [I was worried because Tuesday no one showed up for an Open Lab Session :( ] Today we had eight really engaged, bright teens and tweens. I think our youngest was nine. I began the session by walking everyone through the steps to build a simple circuit (like we all did in Minneapolis training). Then, we all added switches to our circuits. After much fumbling, everyone was on board. Then we moved to Scratch and wrote…Continue
As we gear up here in Memphis for our annual Teen Tech Camp, I have a few questions about computer configuration. We have an available group of laptops here at the library that are off the server, and out of the system. It's a great setup when you want to add or delete programs, and perform updates. But, it has led to a situation where about half of our laptops are running Ubuntu (linux OS) and about half are running some variation of Windows. We would love to have all…Continue