Thursday, June 13, 2019

Movie Making: Day 2!

While everyone started finishing up their scripts, we went ahead and started shooting scenes for the group that were already done! All of the planning that went into the last day is coming in handy; we're using our storyboards and scripts to shoot as efficiently as possible. We are about 50% shooting two movies and throughout the next two classes we'll wrap up shooting and prepare for the grueling editing process...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Movie Making - Day One!

Today was the first day of movie making here at Project Next Generation!  It's always tough to stare at a blank page with endless possibilities and try to figure out what kind of story to tell, but the faster we write a script and cast our movie, the faster we can get to shooting scenes and editing footage!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hour of Code: June 2019

Today was a big Hour of Code session!  We had an almost full classroom of coders learning and honing their skills on!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Robot Club

Today was the first day of Robot Club for the summer.  We had a batch of all new students this time around and we are getting started from the ground up!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Vinyl Cutter - Day 2

Today was the last day for vinyl clings and the last day of spring for PNG and a lot of these kids.  School is out and PNG Summer 2019 starts next week, Tuesday @ 2pm!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Poster Sessions

Iris and Alexis have been working hard on creating posters for "fun".

Check out their great work!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Vinyl Cutter - Day 1

Today was our first day of vinyl cutter class.  We are making vinyl clings of all different shapes and sizes.  On Thursday we'll have them all cut out and ready to go!

Friday, May 24, 2019

PNG Summer 2019

Robot Club: Thursdays 2pm

Interested in robotics?  Join our monthly robot club to learn how to use our Vex Robotics kit and form our very own Library Robotics Team!

Hour of Code: Tuesdays 2pm

Not only is coding massively important to the fabric of our digital world, but it can also be pretty fun!  Sign up for this quick introduction to activities on and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding then try your hand on some of our programmable robots!


2pm - 3:30pm

Movie Making (5-part) 6/11 - 6/27
Lights, Camera, Action!  Let's write a script, shoot some footage and edit it into a movie.


2pm - 3:30pm

3D Printing & TinkerCAD (4-part) 7/16 - 7/25
Learn to create 3D models and print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This class will teach you the basics of 3D design and how to use to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

Put your engineering skills to the test in order to protect an ordinary egg from a 2-story plunge without breaking!


2pm - 3:30pm

Negative Space Art (2-part) 8/13 - 8/15
Combine creativity and technology in this fun program that utilizes vinyl cutting technology and natural artistry to create cool art!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

TinkerCAD - Last Day... for now

Today is the last day of TinkerCAD class!  We are prepping our designs for the printer and soon we'll have some cool objects to take home and show off our hard work!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

TinkerCAD: Suprise Class Sequel

Today was another surpise PNG class.  Alexis and Khalil stopped by and worked on some 3D designs in TinkerCAD.  It was pretty cool.

Monday, May 20, 2019

TinkerCAD Surprise

Today was a surprise TinkerCAD class.  Ahren was working in the PNG lab and a dynamic duo of students showed up and wanted to work on TinkerCAD projects.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


We're doing TinkerCAD today!  Creating 3D objects using and printing them out on the Makerbot Replicator.

What cool thing will we create today?!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Comic Book Creator - Day 4

Today was the last day of our Comic Book Creator class, but I have a feeling work will continue!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Comic Book Creator - Day 2

Today was the second day of comic book creator.  We've gotten familiar with the process and now it's time to start producing pages!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Comic Book Creator - Day 1

Today is day one of Comic book creator.  We started things off easy with just a simple self portrait to get familiar with the process of creating our own art.  First we start by taking a digital photo, then printing the photo and tracing it.  Then we scan that trace into the computer and use Adobe Photoshop to give it color.  It's a cool effect and if the students get good at it they'll be able to create a bunch of images, enough for a panels and pages and before you know it a whole comic book!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Video Game Creator - Final Day!

We're going gold!  Time to pass cert!  The devs are done and the testers known shippable have been submitted.  Have fun and enjoy our Flowlab arcade below!




Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Video Game Creator: Day 2 or 3

Games are serious business and we got down to business with our video game designs.  We had a chance to kick the tires and see what was possible using Flowlab, last time.  This time it's all about realizing our vision and creating the video game of our dreams!  Only one more class to go and then you can try them for yourselves!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Video Game Creator: Day 1... or is it 2?

We're back!  We took a sick day on Tuesday so even though today is the 2nd day it's actually of the 1st.  Still with me?
We are making video games using Flowlab.  Flowlab is simple, but very powerful.  The students are figuring it out as they go along and asking for help when they get stuck.

Check out this level I made in about 5 minutes to get an idea of what to expect:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hour of Code - April 2019

Today was Hour of Code!  We worked on some exciting projects and it was the Ozobot Obstacle Course's last hurrah!

Thanks for your service Ozobot Obstacle Course.  Rest Assured your successor will be bigger and more even more obstacular!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge - Day 2

Today was the second day of Ozobot obstacle course challenge!