Increasing Technology Access for Tennessee Students
The NTC Technology Lending Library is a free resource available to local school educators to borrow devices for classroom instruction, supporting tech education from an early age.
Tech Learning Should Be Fun
Launched in 2016 as a component of the NTC Hour of Code initiative, the Technology Lending Library provides educators with the tools they need to teach students how to code. This increased access makes tech education more approachable for schools, and more fun for students.
All of this is made possible by generous donations from technology companies across the state. As a result, more than 2,500 students have learned to program using robots from the library. By starting this training early via the library, NTCF helps prepare the next generation of technology experts to drive innovation in our state.
Donors: A Small Investment Goes a Long Way
The NTC Technology Lending Library focuses its efforts on under-resourced schools where educators typically have to personally fund these devices. When you donate to the library, you remove this financial burden and help strengthen tech education math and science curriculums across the state.
Supplying a device for the library is a simple way your organization can be involved in growing the Middle Tennessee technology industry. This small investment can have a lasting impact on the students who use the devices to grow their technology knowledge and acquire valuable skills that can take them through college and beyond.
Educators: Get the Tech Tools You Need
If you use technology as part of classroom instruction, you don’t want to have to purchase costly devices for short-term use. That’s why the Technology Lending Library allows you to check out the devices you need, and return them when you’ve completed the applicable lessons.
Technology education shouldn’t be intimidating for you or your students, and by taking advantage of the free library resources, it doesn’t have to be.
Resources available for check out include:
- Dash-and-Dot, and Sphero robots
- Accessory packs containing Xylophone, Building Bricks, Dash Launcher, and Challenge Cards
- Make Makey invention kits
- Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1
- Snapchat Spectacles
Q: How do I check out a device?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up date and time. Please indicate the items and quantities you need.
Q: Where do I pick up and return my items?
A: Items can be picked up and returned to the NTC offices at 500 Interstate Blvd. S, Nashville, TN 37210. Arrangements can be made upon request to accommodate those who cannot make it to the office.
Q: How long can I keep a technology resource checked out?
A: We lend devices on a two-week check-out period. Extensions are available upon request and will be accommodated when possible.
Q: How many items can I check out at once?
A: There is no limit on the number of devices that can be checked out at once, but this is subject to device availability at the time of request.
Q: Can I share information about the library with teachers I know or work with?
A: Absolutely! NTCF created this library to be used by educators, and we encourage you to share about it with others.
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