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Code Savvy - Summer Connections #7

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

This summer, we will use our newsletter to highlight a variety of people, organizations, and resources that are doing work to broaden participation and expand equitable and engaging computer science and STEM opportunities. We are honored to work in this space along with so many talented and passionate individuals and organizations and want to help bring attention to their work. 

This Week’s Spotlight: IT Center of Excellence - Youth Programs

This week we want to introduce you to One Book | One Minnesota and eBooks Minnesota. One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Ebooks Minnesota is an ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.

One Book | One Minnesota’s featured book for Summer 2020 is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin (Minnesota Historical Society Press). For the next two months, this book will be available for free to all Minnesotans via unlimited, simultaneous download through EBooks Minnesota. A myriad of resource materials for libraries, individuals, companies, and communities is also available to help facilitate reflection, conversation, and change. The book's publisher, Minnesota Historical Society Press, notes in its description that "Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps."

The book club is also offering a virtual author discussion featuring editor Sun Yung Shin in conversation with contributors Taiyon Coleman, Shannon Gibney, David Lawrence Grant, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, and Andrea Jenkins. REGISTER HERE.

This Week's Project Inspiration Theme: Family Fun

August is Family Fun Month!

Families come in all different shapes and sizes, this month is focused on celebrating, making memories and especially having fun with these families. This App Inventor tutorial will give an example of how to create a photo booth app, you can use it to help take photos of all the fun things your family and you do together this month. Remember, this is just a suggestion; use your own creative genius to create a personalized project!

We hope you create a CS project in honor of Family Fun Month! If you do, please share it with us.

Share Your CS to Go Projects!

How to Share: We invite CS to Go with Code Savvy participants to consider sharing your projects publicly with the Code Savvy and greater #MNCodes community via video with Flipgrid. We can’t wait to see what you create! Please be sure to follow online safety guidelines and get adult permission before sharing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.

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