Tag Archives: STEAM Back

Would You Like Some Tech Tips in Your Inbox?

pictured: EZ Robots, Ozobot evo, PowerUp planes, Sphero SPRK+ and Skoog

SLQ has started a coding & robotics discussion list to support libraries to share ideas and resources.  Members receive regular updates about new gadgets, innovative program ideas and quick tips for engaging communities through technology. The term coding and robotics has become a buzz phrase for schools, libraries and other education-focused community organisations. Learning how to … Read more

STEAMing into the future

ALIA STEAM agenda

Public libraries have long been supporting the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) agenda in interesting and innovative ways. Now, the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance has created an advocacy document to show everyone just what can be achieved through local government investment and library staff skills and creativity. How Public Libraries Contribute to … Read more

The Robots are Coming!

Rockhampton student interacting with a NAO robot

Empowering library staff to deliver STEM programming and build digital literacy skills for all Queenslanders is a key objective of State Library’s regional outreach services.  As a presenter at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation’s Digital Skills for All Queenslanders tour, SLQ is providing hands-on robotics workshops for five key communities across regional … Read more

Play on With OzoFarm

An agriculture robot tends to a field of corn

During the school holidays the OzoFarm game proved very popular in libraries across Queensland, and thanks to the passion and innovation of Ipswich and Isaac public libraries we’ve got two new Ozobot resources to share. The games developed by both libraries are available online  as part of the digital literacy resources on Public Libraries Connect and … Read more

Southwest Robot Roadshow

Male student uses a laptop to program a robot

Libraries across southwest Queensland came face to face with the latest technologies in February to engage their communities through programming robots and coding.  The Robot Roadshow, supported by SLQ in partnership with Regional Development Australia, visited Charleville, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah and Quilpie libraries and engaged over 500 library staff, teachers, students and community members. Technologies featured … Read more