The new “Library of Things” provides access to cutting-edge technology for TST BOCES component districts.
Featuring a wide variety of instructional technology, kits and equipment, the Library of Things can facilitate exciting educational opportunities for students of all grade levels throughout the region. This shared service provides access to all component districts interested in trying new technology in the classroom. Offerings include virtual reality systems, drones, KORG littleBits modular synthesizers and coding-based gear like Cubelets.
“The Library of Things is ultimately about creation,” said technology integration specialist Justin DiMatteo. “Using the technology and tools, teachers and students create. Opportunities are created to engage in innovative practices around teaching and learning. Ideally, the Library of Things gives our students, teachers and districts the opportunity to connect with technology that amplifies learning.”
With a focus on STEM, the Library of Things provides districts access to new technology and new ideas for implementation. The chance for students and teachers to use the technology hands-on in the classroom can also help districts make budgeting decisions by demoing a product to inform future purchases. Specialized, on-site integration support is also available whenever needed.
The equipment is a combination of gear provided through the CS4All grant with support from Dell and technology owned by the TST BOCES school library system. For more information, including a full list of available technology, or to reserve equipment visit: https://tstboces.org/instructional-services/school-library-systems/library-of-things/