Category: Additional Resources

Cell Phone Coverage for Kansas

Coverage Map of USA

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) was recently granted a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to challenge the legitimacy of coverage maps from various major cellular carriers in Kansas. Although phone carriers say nearly all of Kansas is covered with reliable, fast cell phone coverage, we know that isn’t true. Help us get the cell …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2018/08/17/cell-phone-coverage-for-kansas/

New Maker Kit available

Maker Kit #15

NCKLS has added a new maker kit to the collection.  The new kit is the Rube Goldberg Kit.  This kit will enable you to put on programming that allows kids to make Rube Goldberg machines. Who is Rube Goldberg and What is a Rube Goldberg Machine? Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist and artist with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2018/04/30/new-maker-kit-now-available/

National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month: “a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.” To learn more about NFCM, visit the USA Child Welfare website. Since it’s difficult …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2017/05/05/national-foster-care-month/

Flipped Learning

Ever heard of Flipped Learning? It has been around about ten years but the benefit of this learning model is the ability to demonstration real world applications and engage students with interactive projects. It is called ‘flipped’ because the traditional definition was, “what used to be classwork” (the lecture) is done outside of class (usually …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/12/21/flipped-learning/

Another Pokémon Go Post

I know, I know. . . You may be getting tired of hearing about Pokémon Go. But, if your patrons are still interested, I found some more resources for you. The Ultimate Guide to Everything Pokémon Go from C|NET Podcast on Pokémon Go from Library as Makerspace Pokémon Go for Parents video from LearningWorks for Kids

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/08/01/another-pokemon-go-post/

More Pokémon Go Program Ideas

Are your patrons still clamoring for Pokémon Go? I keep receiving more Pokémon Go programming ideas. Rather than keep adding them to my previous post, I decided to collect them here. Use Pokémon Go to Get Kids Coding from Tech Age Kids Simple Pokémon Programs from Youth Services Shout-Out-YSS! Pokémon Thaumatrope from One for the Books Pokémon Materials including Pokémon Jeopardy games …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/25/more-pokemon-go-program-ideas/

Make Your Library a Pokémon Go Gym!

Want to get in on the Pokémon go craze, but your library isn’t a site? You can request that Niantic, the game’s creator, designate your library as either a PokéStop or a PokéGym. To make a request, follow this link Pokémon Go Help and fill in the relevant information. If your library already is a PokéStop or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/18/make-your-library-a-pokemon-go-gym/

NCKLS Programming Kits

 They’re fun!  They’re easy to use!    They’re free! Want to learn more about the Programming Kits NCKLS circulates to libraries? Check out this short video: NCKLS Programming Kits.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/11/nckls-programming-kits/

Librarian Approved to Inspire

30 Tech Apps to inspire creativity and creation: Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test various apps and find the perfect …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/01/librarian-approved-to-inspire/

Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library!

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library was named the 2016 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year!   “The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The library is central to local deliberations and changes; creates leaders; and uplifts the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/06/13/congratulations-to-topeka-shawnee-county-public-library/

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