Teen Tech

Robotics

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Mindstorm Robotics

In Mindstorm Robotics we use LEGO Mindstorm NXT kits to explore engineering, visual programming, problem solving, creativity, and teamwork. Each team will build a robot using the kits and follow directions from the instructor to achieve an objective.

In this class the instructor uses Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

The Mindstorm Robotics program meets for two sessions and individuals are required to register through our calendar in order to attend.

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Homeschool Robotics

The library offers a semester-long beginner and intermediate robotics program for homeschooled students aged 10 to 18. 

This program uses Mindstorm EV3 Robotics. The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit engages teens in building a robot with sensors and to achieve an objective. Using teamwork, everyone works towards an assigned task.

Students should leave with improved logical thinking and problem-solving capabilities as a result of participating in this program.

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Computer Programs

You can find design, writing, music, video and lots of other software for all your Teen Tech needs at the Teen Zone.

  • Adobe Acrobat 8
  • Celtx Screenwriting Software (Mac)
  • Comic Life
  • Illustrator CS3
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Sketchup (PC Creative Station)
  • Wacom Tablet
  • After Effects CS3
  • Digital Camcorder
  • Encore
  • DVD creator CS3
  • Flash CS3
  • iDVD and iMovie (Mac)
  • Premiere Pro Video Editor CS3
  • Roxio My DVD (PC)
  • Soundbooth CS3
  • Audacity
  • Contribute HTML editor CS3
  • Dreamweaver CS3
  • Fireworks editor CS3
  • Flash CS3
  • Soundbooth CS3
  • Garageband (Mac)