Hands-on time creating tracks for Ozobot mini robots, at Franklin Public Library in 2017. Ozobot is an intelligent robot that is programmed to follow drawn lines and perform actions by following color-coded sequences.
Keynote presenter Laura Solomon spoke at 2018 Tech Days West about emerging tech trends, and free and inexpensive tech tools we can use in our libraries.
Bicycle-powered charging station
Kirsten Almo brought the stationary bicycle that Edgerton Public Library uses as an on-site pedal-powered charging station for mobile phones and tablets.
Coding & Tech for Tweens & Teens
Mary Ostrander and Leah Portz from Verona Public Library provided tips and tricks to get your tweens and teens coding and exploring, using programs like Google’s CS First and starting a Minecraft club.
Tech Toys With Seniors: All Fun, No Fear!
Jill Miatech and Rachael Murphy of Kenosha Public Library talked about how you can swipe tech toys from your youth services staff, and use them to bring the joy of play to older adults. Attendees had lots of hands-on time learning about Ozobots, Spheros, MakeyMakey, and Osmo.
Appy Hour at Fitchburg Public Library
2018 Tech Days keynote presenter Jason Griffey went on to bigger things!