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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Tabletop TTT Teasers to introduce inspiring teen tech entrepreneurs

Started by Sheri Levasseur in Sample Title. Last reply by Joanna Nelson Jan 21. 3 Replies

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

Games systems for teens to use.

Started by Angelica Torres in Sample Title. Last reply by Aaron Volner Jan 20. 1 Reply

We just received a couple of game systems. We have never had them before. Any tips on how to handle having the game systems out during one of the TTW days? Thanks so much!!Continue

"Gaming" at the Library

Started by Aaron Volner in Sample Title. Last reply by Beth Alyea Jan 19. 5 Replies

This year our library…Continue

self-directed activity ideas ?

Started by Mollie Mulligan in Sample Title. Last reply by Aaron Volner Jan 6. 2 Replies

We have a few very sizable week-long programs planned but are still looking for something that we can leave out all week long.Thoughts? Ideas? So far I considering one of the following but am not…Continue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

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

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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