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Teen Tech Week: Thinking Ahead

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Every time my library wraps up a big program I think about how I should take five or ten minutes to note what improvements and tweaks I want to make the next time.  Of course, I usually get busy working on whatever the next big thing is and don’t get around to it.  I have been intrigued by a lot of cool possibilities for next year, so I’m thinking it is not too early to consider what form your programs might take for Teen Tech Week 2014.…

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Using Tablets and Tech for Teen Tech Week

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 7:19am 0 Comments

There are many ways to use tablets in library settings and Teen Tech Week is a perfect time to try some of these out.  A few of the ways are somewhat obvious.  There are fun and educational apps to use in various ways during teen programs, some libraries have been able to loan out tablets and others are…

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Thinking Ahead to Teen Tech Week 2013

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 9:19am 0 Comments

Welcome to the website for Teen Tech Week 2013!  Teen Tech Week is coming up quickly, March 10th through March 16th, so what are some important things to be thinking of now?

Besides planning your programming for Teen Tech Week this is a great time to advocate for teen services at your library.  Special programs like TTW help highlight the successful programs and services you do…

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What are Your Plans for TTW 2018?

Started by Kylie Peters in Sample Title on Saturday. 0 Replies

Active or passive programs?High-tech or low-tech?What is your budget like?Are you doing coding? Filmmaking or music-making? Robotics? Circuits? 3D printing? Technology/art fusion?Continue

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Kylie Peters on Saturday. 45 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

Passive Program

Started by Valerie Gilbert in Sample Title. Last reply by Kylie Peters on Saturday. 2 Replies

Any ideas for a TTW passive program? We're a small branch and get a handful of teens.ThanksContinue

Successful High School Programs

Started by Karen Abraham in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy Ojserkis Feb 27, 2017. 4 Replies

I have always struggled to get a large turnout at my high school for teen tech week.  Any suggestions on how to draw them in?  Any ideas that have worked for other high school libraries?  Thanks!Continue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

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

Create it at Your Library: Preparing for Teen Tech Week 2016

Teen Tech Week is YALSA’s yearly initiative encouraging libraries to engage their teen community with resources that enhance their digital literacy skills. During March 6-12, libraries across the country will be buzzing with tech programs, STEM activities, and will be showcasing their digital resources with pride. Not only does this… Continue reading

Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest for Teen Tech Week

As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, the National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge. The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about what happens when a hero becomes a villain, or a… Continue reading

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