"I provide snacks, but I only give them a snack bag of chips and a soft drink or capri sun. I generally do not give them more unless I do a game which requires a lot of moving... For instance I did a Just Dance Wii night which I bought…"
"You could always consider doing some of the low tech ideas on one of the boards. If you have any computers available to use (we are lucky enough to have a computer lab) you could use Animoto to create book trailers for free. Or do some…"
"I am going to have my teens create a book trailer for their favorite books using Animoto. You can create free 30 second videos using this. Its a great way to incorporate technology and books. I will also raffle off some prizes (we…"
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
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
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 →
An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the â€œunfamiliarâ€ bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your â€œkidsâ€ 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 →
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 →