After School Clubs and Programmes

After School Clubs and Programmes

Library after school clubs and programmes are not running as usual while in Covid-19 Alert Level 2. We will post updates about our return to programming as levels in the coming weeks are confirmed. Our team is continuing to develop programmes and would like to share these with kids while they are at home.

Introducing…

STEAM Club Online

Library after school tutors are uploading a STEAM challenge each week to put your kids to the test at home!
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Activities are generally project and inquiry based, with a focus on interdisciplinary learning and real life applications.

Week 4 - Learn how to make a 3D printable emoji using Tinkercad

Follow along with this video to make your first emoji smiley face. You will learn the basics of 3D modelling as you go. You can then use your creativity to create your own emojis, in your own style. After you have finished modelling in Tinkercad, you can send us the file to be 3D printed at the library!

1: Make a 3D emoji with Tinkercad

2: How to 3D print your model

Share your challenge story

We would love to hear your challenge stories and see some of the work you have been doing. If you would like to share your work with our tutors this week or if you have a question for the team, send them an email.

Further information for parents

Charges apply for 3D printing of $0.20 per gram of filament – this is approximately $1.20 per emoji. Due to technical limitations, a two colour layered design (as demonstrated) is the most effective. Colour choice may be limited.

STEAM Resources in our collection

Week 3 - Introduction to Coding with Scratch Challenges

1: Introduction to Scratch – Let’s Get Started

2: Introduction to Scratch – Say Something

3: Introduction to Scratch – Let’s Move

4: Introduction to Scratch – Draw

5: Introduction to Scratch – Sound

6: Introduction to Scratch – Animation

7: Introduction to Scratch – Background

Ready for more of a challenge? Check out these tutorials and activity guides on the Scratch website:

Share your challenge story

We would love to hear your challenge stories and see some of the work you have been doing. If you would like to share your work with our tutors this week or if you have a question for the team, send them an email.

Week 2 - Photography Challenge - Learn how to edit your photos using Pixlr X

Now that you have some great photos to work with, Beaulah will show you some fun ways to edit your images in the free online photo-editing software Pixlr X. Watch these videos from our tutor, Beaulah, to learn more and join our Library STEAM challenge.

See more photography videos in our Photography Challenge playlist.

Share your challenge story

We would love to hear your challenge stories and see some of the work you have been doing. If you would like to share your work with our tutors this week or if you have a question for the team, send them an email.

1: Introduction to Pixlr X - Interface

2: Introduction to Pixlr X - Turn your image black and white

3: Introduction to Pixlr X - Create a Profile Picture

4: Introduction to Pixlr X - Create a Banner and Add Text

Week 1 - Photography Challenge - Take photographs of your favourite toy

Munny the Bunny wants to create his own YouTube Channel. He'll need some good photos to use for his profile, header and to advertise his channel on other social media. What has your favourite toy been up to? Can you think of a reason they might want a photo shoot?
Watch this video from our tutor, Beaulah, to learn more and join our first Library STEAM challenge.

See more photography videos in our Photography Challenge playlist.

Share your challenge story

We would love to hear your challenge stories and see some of the work you have been doing. If you would like to share your work with our tutors this week or if you have a question for the team, send them an email.

Photography courses on Lynda.com

Find STEAM resources in our collection

Books and eBooks

eResources

Lynda.com

NCEA subjects

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