"For most of our activities they will have to come up with some sort of information which suggests they did the challenge. (Our bingo is a mix of low and high tech.) Ex: Play song #5 on the tape, write the first line. or Find the TTW…"
"We'll be initialing the bingo sheets as they complete each task so this will promote participating in this program while in the library. As an example, one of the tasks is visiting our Teen Page, so they would simply show us they are visiting…"
"Mollie and Donna, thanks for your suggestions. I spoke with my Head Librarian and we've decided earbud headphones would be a good prize considering how many kids ask if we have any spares.
As for some of the bingo square ideas, I wanted to get…"
I'm thinking of having a TTW Bingo program where our teens can participate in TTW by filling out the bingo card by doing tech-y things like checking out our teen page or getting an eBook. For incentives my first idea was to give out a coupon for an extra hour on the computers (computer use is big at our library). Some of our teens, however, won't be interested in extra computer usage as they have their own at home and I need another idea for a participation prize to get them interested. This is…See More
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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
I’ve wanted to host a Minecraft program at my library ever since I began working there last August. I mentioned the idea to our teens and quickly saw that there was a captive audience for it. Minecraft is the epitome of this year’s YALSA presidential theme; with this game you can connect [...]
by Kip Odell As we near the end of Teen Tech Week, librarians will begin to evaluate their programs. Experiencing and learning about library programs in action during this week is always a great reminder about how important technological literacy is for teens and how beneficial hands-on experiences can be for them. This year three [...]
by Donna Block My library is in the midst of a renovation project that makes planning Teen Tech Week programs difficult — mainly because we’re never sure whether we’ll have access to a room where we can hold events. Our current office space is located in what used to be a prime study area. As [...]