Digital Citizen: first cycle of education for librarians from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo
More than 140 librarians learned how to use the micro:bit!
“Digital Citizen” is project led by IRIM that aims to transform libraries into digital innovation and educational centres. Educational equipment (micro:bits and BOSON sets) was acquired for more than 170 libraries from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. This will enable libraries to introduce digital skills in to their local communities.
During January 2019 IRIM’s educators held initial workshops for newly included libraries from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.
In total, we organised 9 workshops for more than 140 librarians. The workshops were organised on:
- January 18 in Belgrade
- January 23 in Zadar and Zenica
- January 24 in Zagreb and Mostar
- January 25 in Beli Manastir
- January 26 on Mali Lošinj
- January 28 in Virovitica
- January 30 in Prishtina
In workshops librarians learned how to use the micro:bit and how to code their first programme code lines.
Micro:bit is a simple new technology that enables users to enter a world of coding in an easy and fast way. And this is how librarians became programmers because they have learned how to turn micro:bit into a dice or into a thermometer.
There is no age limit for using micro:bit and to use it you don’t need to have prior technical knowledge.
We will start with the second educational cycle soon. The librarians will learn how to use the BOSON set of additional equipment that will enable them to develop new creative projects.
Here are the photos from the workshops:
Do you want to participate in a workshop in your library or try to code at home with borrowed micro:bit?
Check in which libraries you can borrow a micro:bit just like a book, and for workshops check directly with your librarians 🙂