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Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carla Avitabile Feb 18, 2014. 28 Replies

So, how are you supposed to celebrate Teen Tech Week if you don't have access to the latest technologies?One program that my library has been running each March for the past five years is a Teen…Continue

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Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"There are many ways to do a QR code scavenger hunt. I did a pretty straight forward one for my teens 2 years ago; and have attached the document so you can see if that would fit your needs/time frame. Also see the post below from Christie, I love…"
Feb 18, 2014
Christie Gibrich replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"I did this with my teens, and it's been interesting...  I took ideas from http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/03/qr-code-quest-library-scavenger-hunt.html with huge permission and used codes that had them moving all over the library.…"
Feb 17, 2014
Donna Block replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"We made QR codes for new blog entries, videos we psoted to youtube, photos from programs we posted to flickr (you could use Instagram or facebook, too),  and twitter links. We'd put a secret phrase in a tweet, for instance, and they would…"
Feb 12, 2014
Tammy VanBuskirk replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"I want to plan a QR scavenger hunt too! How did you get started? I've never done anything like this before. I would love any insight you can share!  "
Feb 12, 2014
Amanda replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"These are great!  Thanks for the assist :)"
Feb 12, 2014
Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"I am not sure what databases/digital services you have at your library or how they are organized on your web pages but here are some of the questions: 1) What resource would you use if you wanted to find literary criticism about Alice Walker? (Hint:…"
Feb 12, 2014
Amanda replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"I'm thinking of doing a similar scavenger hunt, but I've just started working as a YA Librarian and I'm having trouble coming up with questions that would be good for teens.  Any ideas you'd be willing to share?"
Feb 8, 2014
Michelle Smith replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"What a wonderful idea! Our YA and J materials share a room & we unfortunately don't have a teen area to host programming, but this is something we could do!  "
Jan 29, 2014
Christy replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"That's a great idea! "
Jan 21, 2014
Angella Dagenhart replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"This year is my first planning TTW programming. I've had two ideas that I'm going to run with. First, we will be having a "computer autopsy" where an IT professional will deconstruct an old computer while explaining the process…"
Jan 14, 2014
Patricia Eyer replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!"
Jan 13, 2014
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Dec 31, 2013
Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"One great inexpensive way to make tech cozies is to make them out of spent mountain bike tire tubes. You can usually get these free from your local bike shop. Then you just cut the tubes in half along the length, and wash (tubes have a chalky…"
Nov 24, 2013

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QR Code Scavenger Hunt Begins...

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

Our Scavenger Hunt went "live" on March 1. Our graphic designer created five lovely 8.5" by 11" posters  - one for each code - which I placed around the library.

Each code leads to a different post on our book blog, website, flickr, youtube or twitter feed.  The bit.ly links included with each code are there for…

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Teen Tech Week: Evolution

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

In my last blog post, I wrote about  plans to gamify my library's social networking sites. The idea came about because of a building-wide renovation project that would render our computer room unavailable during March.  Since then, our plans have evolved.

Here was the original concept, as it was to be advertised in our newsletter: Earn prizes throughout March by connecting with the Library via Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Twitter and through our blogs. Five check-ins will…

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Teen Tech Week: Under Construction

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

My library is about to embark on a year-long renovation project. The basic structure of the building will stay the same, but everything inside it will shuffle around - much like one of those sliding tile puzzles that you rearrange to form a picture.

Our comptuer room/board room will be unavailable during March, which means that the computer-dependent programs that we typically schedule for Teen Tech Week won't be possible this year. On the upside, we'll eventually have separate board…

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VRP Program Ends

Started by Kelly Dennison in Sample Title Jul 9. 0 Replies

We had a wonderful Vocational Reading Program here in Meigs, GA.  We had a lot fun but getting ready for back to school again.  Just wondering how the other libraries are feeling about their…Continue

Teen Tech Week: Lego WeDo 2.0

Started by Ruma Gonzales in Sample Title Mar 21. 0 Replies

Learn how to make the rover and program it using an iPad to respond to sensors and make sounds and different color LED lights. It is a 4-week session. Supplies will be provided. Limited space.Continue

Teen Tech Week @ ECHS

Started by Stacie Maples in Sample Title Mar 8. 0 Replies

Our Kids "creating" in the library this week.…Continue

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Teen Tech Week: Four Steampunk Ideas

Teen Tech Week is finally here! “Libraries are for Creating” is a good theme for to introducing teens to Steampunk. Steampunk is not “punk” at all; the science fiction author, K.W. Jeter made up the word in the 1980’s. Think of it as science fiction meets Victorian Age. Jeter coined… Continue reading

Teen Tech Week: 9 Activities for Creating at Your Library

This year’s Teen Tech Week theme, “Libraries are for Creating,” highlights how teens can combine technology and creativity to create some truly unique products.  The ideas and resources here make for great program activities this Teen Tech Week and any time of the year. Paper Circuits This low-tech, low-cost project… Continue reading

Instagram of the Week – March 14

A brief look at ‘grams of interest to engage teens and librarians navigating this social media platform. Last week from March 6-12 marked this year’s “Create it at your library” Teen Tech Week celebration. Sponsored by YALSA, this yearly initiative aims to connect teens and libraries, and encourage teens to make use… Continue reading

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