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Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Regenhardt Mar 9. 6 Replies

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

Outcomes & Evaluations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Solawetz Nov 21, 2013. 2 Replies

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…Continue

Advocacy & TTW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Williams Mar 10, 2014. 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

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Incorporating STEM into Your Library and Teen Tech Week

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Couch Nov 14, 2013. 5 Replies

STEM -- Science, Technology, Education, and Math -- is the latest buzzword in education. How does your library incorporate STEM into its offerings? What are some ideas for using Teen Tech Week to…Continue

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Jill Willey commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Remember Sid from Toy Story? Then you'll remember him taking apart his toys and putting them back together. We did our own version of this yesterday - Frankentoys - at our library. Like us on Facebook Jackson County Public Library Teen Scene."
Mar 10
Lauren Regenhardt replied to YALSA's discussion Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas
"We're doing a lot of things in Yuma! An Egg Drop where they have to make an egg carrier that protects the egg when dropped from the balcony, perler bead creations, DIY Computer part bookmarks, Temporary tattoos, and our big event is with Makey…"
Mar 9
Karen Lemmons liked YALSA's page 25 Easy Tips for Teens
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Ashly Roman commented on YALSA's page Showcase
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Melissa Eleftherion Carr replied to YALSA's discussion Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas
"The Ukiah Library will be hosting four events: Altered Books, a Minecraft Build-Off, Texting Challenges, & a Divergent maker event:  Altered Books - On Tuesday, March 10th from 3-5pm, we’ll be using old books as our canvas to create…"
Mar 3
Renee Sanning replied to YALSA's discussion Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas
"Pikes Peak Library District's East Teen Center is making A-Mazing Lasers. Teens and Tweens will explore reflective surfaces and overcome a variety of obstacles to construct a maze and get a laser pointer beam to hit their target. We are looking…"
Mar 3
Ashly Roman commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Reading Public Library Teen Department in Reading, PA is celebrating all month long! "
Mar 2
YALSA replied to Coleen Stretten's discussion Free webinars
"Once you've logged into the Ning page, click on the Resources tab, and scroll down to "Webinars". Links to the webinars are on that page."
Mar 2
YALSA commented on YALSA's blog post SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!
"All webinars are archived on the Resources tab. Scroll down to "Webinars" and when you click on the link, you'll see webinar descriptions and links to the recordings."
Mar 2
Mariano M Ulibarri commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Parachute Factory is partnering with the New Mexico State Library for #TTW15 to host 7 Makerspace programs all around the state of NM! We are super excited to reach such a wide audience this year through the NM Makerstate Initiative. Check…"
Feb 27
Sally Jo Dooley commented on YALSA's blog post SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!
"Can the webinars be archived so those of us who can't get there at the arranged time, have an opportunity to learn?"
Feb 10
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Bill Stea replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"If all goes well, we are ordering some mini-quadricopters for a "Game of Drones" program. Teens will learn how to pilot a mini-drone with a camera kit onboard, and navigate it through an obstacle course, take a picture of a sign that is…"
Feb 2
Jennie Bahnaman replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"Does anyone know if they will be selling the larger posters and bookmarks? I saw the ALA store does not have any posted. Thanks!"
Jan 28
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Research Summary: Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

By: Kyungwon Koh, PhD and June Abbas, PhD

INTRODUCTION

Learning Labs and Makerspaces in libraries and museums are transformative learning…

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TTW Twitter Chat -- January 23, 2015 12-1PM EST

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Gear up for Teen Tech Week™ with monthly Twitter chats, starting Friday, January 23rd from 12-1PM EST.

This month's topic will be "Utilizing Teen Tech Trends in TTW Programming." Participate by using the hashtag #TTW15 and tweetchat.com to follow the conversation.

*Update*

The other two twitter chats will take place on the following dates:

Thursday, Feb 12th, 12-1PM EST : Publicity Strategies for TTW

Wednesday, March 4th,…

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SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

Be sure to save the date for three additional Teen Tech Week webinars. Additional details and registration will be available soon!

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Apply now for the 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:05am 0 Comments

Through generous funding provided by Best Buy, YALSA will distribute 20 grants of $1,000 each to support digital literacy programming. The application deadline is January 1, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced on or around January 26, 2015.

Apply through the online form.

To determine if you are eligible to apply, you must answer yes to the following…

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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 archived webinars and opportunities to participate in upcoming TTW related webinars. For more info on 2015 TTW webinar topics, click here.
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

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Tabletop TTT Teasers to introduce inspiring teen tech entrepreneurs

Started by Sheri Levasseur in Sample Title. Last reply by Cheryl Griebenow Mar 9. 1 Reply

I just finished making a handful of 5x7 teen tech entrepeneur bios complete with # and handles for teens to follow for more info. I also included reminders to take our HS engineering classes. I will…Continue

Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started by YALSA in Sample Title. Last reply by Lauren Regenhardt Mar 9. 6 Replies

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

TTW Ideas

Started by Lisa Crutchfield in Sample Title. Last reply by Rebecca Ekstrom Mar 4. 7 Replies

We are a rural library, with a large patron population of homeschoolers. Many of them come to our library to do their online work, so doing TTW will be a challenge and very exciting thing. Not being…Continue

Free webinars

Started by Coleen Stretten in Sample Title. Last reply by YALSA Mar 2. 5 Replies

 Are the webinars archived? and where? ThanksContinue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

How are you preparing for Teen Tech Week?

Teen Tech Week is right around the corner and we all know that it takes a ton of planning to make this short week awesome. We also know that not all of our teens geek out with the techy stuff. How do you geek out for teen tech week when your teens aren't really interested? Read More →

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 →

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