What outcomes are people setting for TTW?  What is it that they want the teens to learn or achieve?  How will that be measured and shared out?  What issues are people experiencing around measuring outcomes and what resources, advice or tips do you have to share?

Views: 91

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I would like my teens to know how to evaluate websites, how to use other electronic resources for information (like databases, organization, institution and governmental websites) instead of Google, how to use social media to create a positive image of themselves, and how to use different Web tools that could make them more marketable.  

I have used various website evaluation sheets so that students can begin to evaluate websites.  I still need to reinforce this school, as some of our teens still believe the hype of some hoax websites.  

I have given assignments to introduce students to our state databases.  Again, students will need additional instruction and reinforcement of this skill.

I have taught some units on digital citizenship which, at the minimum level, have students thinking about their digital image.  Although a few could care less about their digital image, more are beginning to care about their digital image.  These are the students who plan to attend a big college or university or are seeking employment.  These students want to make sure that they portray a positive image online.

I introduced students to Wordle(wordle.net) and some students know Prezi (prezi.com).  I'd like students to learn more tools, but some of these tools are blocked.  However, I will introduce alternative tools to students that are not blocked.  

I look at it as  a learning process for both the teens and the library staff. Teens are great at innovation and helping others when it comes to technology. Teens love to show others what they know about ipads, cell phones, games on the computer and more. Teens also love to show others how to play chess, checkers, Uno and board games not all Teens have come in contact with. I've learned a few things from my teens in the computer age of gaming.

One thing I've noticed is that some teens may be reluctant at first. But when they see other teens helping with technology they want to jump right in. I supply what resources I can in the service of the library setting and let them discover and achieve. I always say "Give it a try" and if they don't it's ok too. I think just getting them in the library and setting the example, showing what's available to them get the spark going!

RSS

Connect teens to technology at your library this March with YALSA! #TTW15

Perks for TTW Site Members

By joining this site, you're eligible for these benefits & resources:

  • Free digital download of themed posters, bookmarks, and more!
  • Free access to a webinar about connected learning titled "Demystifying Connected Learning" on December 16 at 12pm EST.
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

Forum

Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started by YALSA in Sample Title 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

Please share your ideas on program ideas for the 2015 theme.Continue

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Sandy DiCicco Mar 15. 30 Replies

Do you work at a public library? Use this space to find and share ideas for TTW programs that are hosted through public libraries!Continue

Advocacy & TTW

Started by YALSA in Sample Title. Last reply by Tiffany Williams Mar 10. 4 Replies

In what ways are people leveraging TTW as an opportunity to do some advocating for library services for/with teens?  Inviting an elected official to attend a TTW event?  Recruiting a library advocate…Continue

Tags: advocacy, TTW

Digital Citizenship

Started by Karen Lemmons in Sample Title. Last reply by Karen Lemmons Mar 9. 1 Reply

Digital Citizenship, in addition to learning cool technology tools, is important to share with our teens.  Some of the award recipients are modeling appropriate digital citizenship behaviors in their…Continue

Members

TTW Posts from YALSABlog

Self-Directed Programs: Scavenger Hunts

An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the “unfamiliar” bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your “kids” tend to congregate to one particular area- whether it's your teen space, a place with the most comfortable chairs or a low table for card gaming, or Read More →

Teen Tech Week: Self-Directed Contests

I am completely in love with self-directed contests. Also known as passive programming (which always leads my superiors to think that there is NO thought or work involved at all, which is not true), these self-directed contests get teens involved because they are: drawn into the library by the contest itself ask the staff questions Read More →

TTW: Start with What You've Got

Feel less than tech savvy? Concerned that you are not techie enough to pull off a Teen Tech week program? Well, don't be! While it is fantastic to have the double bonus of offering coding or robotics during Teen Tech Week (March 9-15)' the reality is that many of us do not have the skills, budgets, Read More →

Groups

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Badge

Loading…

About

YALSA created this Ning Network.

© 2014   Created by YALSA.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service