My library has had a few robotics programs and they are always a hit. The directions for How to Make a Mini-Robot look like a promising project for future programs.
Mozilla’s Hackasaurus iniative is aimed at teaching kids what is “underneath the hood” on the Internet. The X-Ray Goggles slide over a web page and show what code was used for each section. They will be at ALA Midwinter in Dallas. Look forward to hearing reactions from conference attendees.
Via Teacher Tech, I learned about some programs that allow you to create animation without having to learn Flash. Picasion will turn GIFS into animation lickety-split. Children’s author and illustrator Peter Reynolds has created a kid-friendly program, Animation-ish.