Laurie Solawetz
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  • Monroe, WI
  • United States
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Laurie Solawetz replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"Hello Library friends, Is anyone doing food/snacks with teens during TTW? If so what are you doing? How are you incorporating this, "Brownies and Books" etc.? Ideas? I'm on a budget as many of you are, and when we have snacks I get 40…"
Jan 22, 2014
Laurie Solawetz replied to YALSA's discussion Outcomes & Evaluations
"I look at it as  a learning process for both the teens and the library staff. Teens are great at innovation and helping others when it comes to technology. Teens love to show others what they know about ipads, cell phones, games on the computer…"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz replied to Kelly Scherer's discussion Prizes & Displays
"I know this sounds too simple but, teens enjoy snacks, like small candy bars, lunch  box cookie packs, coupon to the local deli, ice cream shop or candy shop. Teens I work with are always hungry. I've put together artsy bags too. Just a…"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"Our Teens recently got into the art of book sculptures. Creating usable art from old books and magazines. We are starting simple with magazines and creating Christmas Trees. Try this site for other ideas as well.…"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz liked Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
Nov 21, 2013
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"Love the Amazing Audio Books list for young adults 2013!"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz is now a member of Teen Tech Week
Nov 19, 2013

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Monroe Public Library
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Monroe
State/Province
Wisconsin

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QR code challenge Teen Treasure Hunt

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

I found this unique link to creating a QR code Treasure Hunt. This is something new to me and putting myself out there to give it a try. I made up questions and it's super easy. just follow the instructions. I'm working on downloading an app on the Ipad to use and get students to do the same. Then we can work together on the codes for the treasure hunt. The QR reader recommendations are for I-Nigma, NeoReader or Kaywa to a device to scan the codes.  You print off the QR codes which…

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TTW 2016

Started by Brandy Walton in Sample Title Apr 8. 0 Replies

Is there a theme for 2016 yet? Trying to plan ahead. :)Continue

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

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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

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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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