Apply now for YALSA's 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant. Each grant will be worth $1,000 each to help support Teen Tech Week programs and activities. Apply by January 1, 2017.
Learn more here.
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Apply for funds to create a makerspace in a high school. Learn more at http://www.ctemakeoverchallenge.com/
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Teens really became creative today at Brooklyn Public Library's Arlington Branch with the throwies. One teen made a flower that also serves as a writing pen that will light up. Another teen created a mirror that had two blinking lights
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The Innovation Collaborative is collecting innovative lessons, units or projects from K-12 teachers and librarians as part of the first national effort to develop a framework for effective practices at the intersections of arts, sciences and humanities. The resulting matrix will include validated effective teaching practices that are often referred to as STEAM. These will then be tested in classrooms and used to develop educational materials. Submissions will be reviewed by researchers and…Continue
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Check out these two funding opportunities to help you continue to offer STEAM related activities for and with the teens in your community:
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It is a pleasure to join this great event.
Here is what we are doing this week to celebrate Teens and Technology in our Library.
ttw2016.pdf in Spanish…Continue
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To add to the festivities taking place at libraries across the nation, each day during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account, @yalsa will be turned over to a different partner who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens.
The takeover will allow partners to inform and engage YALSA’s 34,000+ Twitter followers about relevant issues from their perspectives, as well as…Continue
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Find and share resources for the Twist Fate challenge via this Google doc. Instructions for how teens can enter are at deviantart.com/twistfate and Wattpad.com/TwistFateChallenge. If you missed the free webinars about how to connect with…Continue
As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge.
The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about…Continue
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Ning site members can now download the themed posters and bookmarks to use for Teen Tech Week™. To access the posters and bookmarks, log into your ning account and click on the "Poster & Digital Files" page under the "TTW Logo & Poster" tab.
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Join YALSA for our Teen Tech Week webinar:
Create It at Your Library: Developing Hands-On Learning Experiences for Teens
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
12pm Eastern / 11am Central / 10am Mountain/ 9am Pacific
This year's TTW theme is Create It At Your Library and what a great opportunity to emphasize how library workers play a crucial role in creating learning experiences for teens! Join us on Tuesday, December 15 for a discussion…Continue
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Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at your library."
Check back in November 2015 for everything you need to plan TTW activities in your community, including free downloadable posters and bookmarks!
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The Redwood City Youth Literacy Council put on a free "Fun with Robots, Science and Math" event at the local library with 42 kids and 68 adults attending. The 2-hour event included a discussion of robotics engineering and construction following by rotating sessions about robot programming, robot design, tower…Continue
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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…Continue
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We will be celebrating our first annual Teen Tech Week showcase at the East Lyme Public Library in Connecticut. Stop by and visit!
Teen Tech Week “Maker” Showcase
Wednesday, March 11th
3:30 to 5 p.m. in the East Lyme Room.
Local teens will demonstrate their “maker” and science fair projects. Hands-on activities, too!
Find out what the “maker” craze is all about.
No registration required. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Teen Tech Week Prize Drawing:…Continue
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Great article for beginning Snappers >> Mashable
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Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces
By: Kyungwon Koh, PhD and June Abbas, PhD
Learning Labs and Makerspaces in libraries and museums are transformative learning…Continue
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Gear up for Teen Tech Week™ with monthly Twitter chats, starting Friday, January 23rd from 12-1PM EST.
This month's topic will be "Utilizing Teen Tech Trends in TTW Programming." Participate by using the hashtag #TTW15 and tweetchat.com to follow the conversation.
The other two twitter chats will take place on the following dates:
Thursday, Feb 12th, 12-1PM EST : Publicity Strategies for TTW
Wednesday, March 4th,…Continue
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Be sure to save the date for three additional Teen Tech Week webinars. Additional details and registration will be available soon!