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'Un-tech' Methods Help Library Teach Coding to Kids

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Question: When do you go “un-tech” when you want to go high-tech?

Answer: When you’re creating a coding program for kids.

That was the strategy Assistant Branch Manager Claire Rust applied when she designed the Beginning Coding Concepts program for kids at the Mid-Continent Public Library Blue Springs South Branch. Instead of building the program around computers, Rust opted for manipulatives and tabletop games to introduce the concepts behind computer program coding.

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