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Coding for Parents
Three informal weekly sessions to introduce you to coding. We will be using the same platform as the coding camp, Scratch. No previous coding experience required. By the end of the courses you will be able to make a game that you can play with your kids!! Session dates are June 25, July 2 and 9, 7-8 pm, by donation. Please register at the circulation desk.
Spirit of St. Louis Flight Simulation
Saturday, August 4 at 8:30 AM through Sunday August 5
We’re looking for two or three middle or high school age pilots who think they can stay awake for 33 – 38 hours to try to cross the Atlantic ocean using a flight simulation of the Spirit of St. Louis. Pilots camp out in Mediatech for the weekend, and attempt the flight in real time, using real weather. Pilots should be 12 or older; at least one parent is required to stay with the pilots (we take shifts). Takeoff will be on Saturday, August 4 at 8:30 AM. Landing Sunday August 5 around dinner time. There is no cost; however parents are asked to provide food for the pilots.
Dust or Magic Conference Attendees Coming to Mediatech!
Monday, November 6th at approximately 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. under the direction of Warren Buckleitner.
Warren Buckleitner is an educational researcher and product reviewer with a specialty in the design of interactive media for children. He is the founding Editor of Children’s Technology Review and covered children’s technology for the New York Times for over a decade. In 2001 he created the Dust or Magic Institute, an annual meeting of leading designers, researchers and reviewers, with the intention to share examples of best practice in children’s digital media. That same year, he started Mediatech Foundation, a non-profit technology center designed to enhance the services of a small town public library with technology. He’s the coordinator of the annual BolognaRagazzi Digital Prize, and the KAPi Awards — a juried prize given each year at CES. He’s an adjunct professor at TCNJ, and has taught in NYU’s ITP program, Rutgers and Michigan State University. He holds a BS in Elementary Education (cum laude), an MS in Human Development and a doctorate in educational psychology (Learning, Technology & Culture) from Michigan State University. He lives in New Jersey, is married with two daughters, and enjoys playing the trumpet.
Seeking Mediatech patrons to be part of a special panel of children of various ages under 18 for questions and answers. Call during center hours for more details.
Social Media and Your Children Discussion at Mediatech
Thursday, November 17th, 2017 7PM to 9 PM
Many of today’s children are carrying a connect supercomputer in their pockets. This single device can be a million channel TV, a game of Pokémon GO or a way to pass notes and photos to friends. With great power comes great responsibility, however — and a lot of questions for parents.
Let’s explore the general topic together. Here are some guiding questions:
How much is too much? How do you set realistic limits?
What technologies do children need to know?
How much should I worry about access to worrisome content?
What age should my child get their own email/phone/social media account?
How can I use these technologies to be a better parent?
Whitehouse Wind Symphony (WWS) 6th Annual Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 3, 2017
3p.m. at the old Court House on Main Street in Flemington
Just prior to the scheduled holiday parade, which starts at 5 p.m.
Free concert-Open to the public: Good will donations gratefully accepted
50% of proceeds go to WWS & 50% to Mediatech Foundation
Come and enjoy!
Extended Holiday Hours at Mediatech Foundation Center
Week before the new year, December 26th through December 29th, 2017, as follows:
12 noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, December 26th
Friday, December 29th
12 noon to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 27th
Thursday, December, 28th
Maker’s Day 2018 is Saturday, March 10, 2018
Join us for the fourth Annual New Jersey Makers Day! NJ Makers Day will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. We look forward to NJ’s freshest innovations, creative efforts, and inspiring growth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, math and more!
The November meeting of the Flemington .NET User Group will be on November 8, 2017 at 6:30PM in the Flemington Public Library. Jeff Widmer will give a presentation on Xamarin Forms.
Jeff will demo Xamarin Forms and show how you can build a cross-platform mobile app for both Android and iOS. We will then open up for discussion on this and any other technical topics.
The Flemington .NET User Group, run by Jeff Widmer are generally held the second Wednesday of the month. there is a selected topic which includes a presentation and ample time for discussion and sharing. Meetings will start at 6:30 p.m.
Go into the Flemington Free Public Library at 118 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822. Enter the library directly using the Maple Avenue entrance, across from the Flemington United Methodist Church. Take the elevator or the stairs to the 2nd floor. Meetings are held in the community room, which faces Main Street and Maple Avenue, next to the Mediatech Foundation Center.