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Games and Other Cool Stuff

No tech games
No-tech games always available at the SCFPL!
Clubs and Events at the SCFPL

 

Fun, educational, and librarian-approved website recommendations for kids.

Anybody can learn computer coding at Code.org.

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming and video game development. One of our favorite coding apps for school-aged kids! 

Learn more about Makey Makey, a kit for hacking everyday objects. Available for use at the St. Croix Falls Public Library in our Community Create Space.

 

Apps for Early Literacy

 

Become a Better Digital Citizen:

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/kids.html

http://www.admongo.gov/

 

Free online computer science courses:

http://www.computerscienceonline.org/courses/

https://www.curiositymachine.org/challenges/

https://www.tinkercad.com/

https://gamestarmechanic.com/

http://code.org

http://www.appinventor.org/

https://www.madewithcode.com/

http://scratch.mit.edu/

http://www.scratchjr.org/ Scratch for a younger crowd.

 

Learn stuff about your world:

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/  

TED Talks for Kids https://www.ted.com/playlists/86/talks_to_watch_with_kids

 

Make Video:

http://www.powtoon.com/

https://animoto.com/

Jing (capture video from game-play or make a tutorial). https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

Make a Podcast or edit sound: http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/

 

Make something interesting:

https://infogr.am/

https://www.smore.com/?ref=logo Digital flyer-maker!

http://www.zamzar.com/ File conversion.

Canva is an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop design platform

 

Watch Something Cool:

Crazy Russian Science Hacker https://www.youtube.com/user/CrazyRussianHacker

The Art Assignment https://www.youtube.com/user/theartassignment

ASAP Science https://www.youtube.com/user/AsapSCIENCE

The Brain Scoop https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop

Brain Stuff Show (from How Stuff Works) https://www.youtube.com/user/BrainStuffShow

I’m Seventeen (TED Talk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OkOQhXhsIE

Jay Silver Hacks a Banana (TED Talk) http://tinyurl.com/n2xvlcl

Crash Courses with John Green https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

Khan Academy on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy

Minute Physics https://www.youtube.com/user/minutephysics

TED Ed https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

https://www.youtube.com/user/Computerphile

 

Favorite Games at the SCFPL:

http://www.horseisle.com/

http://www.howrse.com/

Steam http://store.steampowered.com/

Minecraft https://minecraft.net/

Roblox http://www.roblox.com/

Wolfquest http://www.wolfquest.org/

Hooda Math http://www.hoodamath.com/

 

Gamification:

http://ratearead.org/  IFLS’ own gamified reading challenge!

https://diy.org/ Cool gamified DIY crafty projects.

https://www.mentormob.com/

 

Art:

http://www.iscribble.net/

http://www.picassohead.com/

http://pencilcode.net/

http://www.myscriptfont.com/ Make a font with your own handwriting!

www.blockposters.com/ Make huge art using the tools at your disposal!

http://bighugelabs.com/ Lots of cool filters and tools for digital art.

http://www.tagxedo.com/  Make wordclouds!

http://www.toondoo.com/ Create comics!