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Apply for a Free 3D Printer from 3D Systems!

3D Systems, in collaboration with YALSA, is committed to expanding young people’s access to 21st century tools like 3D design, 3D scanning and 3D printing.  The MakerLab Club is a brand new community of thousands of U.S. libraries and museums committed to advancing 3D digital literacy…

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Added by YALSA on October 7, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Teen Tech Week 2015 Theme: Libraries are for Making

Celebrate with the “Libraries are for Making” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015.

Demonstrate the value your library gives to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. From maker spaces, to coding classes to online fan fiction clubs, libraries can leverage the making theme to show how you connect in meaningful ways with the teens in your community…

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Added by YALSA on October 7, 2014 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Teen Tech Week: Making a Crete Teens Mix Tape!

The Crete Public Library was able to buy new sound recording equipment and software thanks to the YALSA/Best Buy Grant. One of our main projects during Teen Tech Week will see our Open Mic Night singers, instrumentalist, readers, and comedians collaborate to create a Crete Teens mix tape (or CD, I suppose, but mix tape sounds way cooler). Teens will book time to use the equipment, laptop loaded with necessary software, and a room to record and edit their contribution. All of our Teen Tech…

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Added by Daniel Thorson on February 26, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

DIY for TTW

For DIY I invited a local knitting and crochet instructor to teach students (and school staff) how to knit and crochet.  The activity may connect us to get involved in community projects like making blankets for recovering Veterans and prayer shawls for those in need.  Can't wait for TTW this year!

Added by Loretta Burke on February 5, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Device Day hosted by Teens

I am blessed with a phenomenal group of teens, both as part of my library advisory board (the LABbies), as well as my library aides that work for me each class period in the library. As part of our goals to do outreach with technology this year for TRW, the LABbies wanted to expand what they did last year and reach beyond their peer groups. Our device day for students last year was so successful that they opted to host one for teachers, and it was a smashing succes! They were such good…

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Added by Gena Marker on November 8, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Teen Tech Week!

We'll celebrate the 2014 Teen Tech Week March 9 - 15 with the theme DIY @ your library.  Check back to this page in November 2013 for a wealth of resources to help you plan your 2014 celebration!

Added by YALSA on April 30, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Teen Tech Week: Thinking Ahead

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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Added by Kip Odell on March 20, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Happy Teen Tech Week from @your library The Campaign for America's Libraries

Time to Check in @ your library and check out the outstanding technology they offer like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and online homework help.

What's your favorite thing to check out when you Check in @ your library!

Submit your answer at http://atyourlibrary.org/happy-teen-tech-week for a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. Open to library lovers of all ages. Contest will remain open until noon…

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Added by YALSA on March 14, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

New Report from Pew on Teens & Technology

Pew released a new teens & technlogy report on March 13, 2013:

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Teens-and-Tech.aspx

You can also read the YALSAblog post about it:

http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2013/03/13/pew-report-teens-and-technology-2013/

Added by YALSA on March 13, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

Our TEEN TECH WEEK at CGPL

We are working on Teen Tech Week here at Cottage Grove Public Library, in Cottage Grove, Oregon. On top of that, we're also working on a Space Night event in which Astronomer Teena Della from NASA is our special guest! We're very busy here at CGPL, but nonetheless, I'm sharing my TTW Plans!

We and the Teens will be using our computer resources at CGPL to cast our votes in this years Kids' Choice Awards!

Also, we are having a photo contest, in which teens ages 13 - 19 can submit their…

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Added by Rebecca McElroy on March 7, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Free Webinar about Building Partnerships to Create Interactive Teen Spaces

In recognition of Teen Tech Week, the Afterschool Alliance will moderate a free webinar focused on how libraries—in partnership with youth-serving organizations—can be key allies in providing innovative and digitally-rich programming for teens.

With support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), thirty libraries and museums throughout the country are working…

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Added by YALSA on March 5, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

QR Code Scavenger Hunt Begins...

Our Scavenger Hunt went "live" on March 1. Our graphic designer created five lovely 8.5" by 11" posters  - one for each code - which I placed around the library.

Each code leads to a different post on our book blog, website, flickr, youtube or twitter feed.  The bit.ly links included with each code are there for…

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Added by Donna Block on March 5, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Brand New: STEM Programming Toolkit

For those of you looking to infuse some Science, Technology Engineering, or Math into your TTW activities, YALSA now has an online toolkit to help you do just that!

Added by YALSA on March 1, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Teen Tech Week Resources on YALS online

The 2013 winter issue of YALS focused on Teen Tech Week (TTW) and mailed out earlier this month.  You can also find supplementary material on the YALS web site, including TTW-focused ideas and resources.  Check it out at http://www.yalsa.ala.org/yals/

Added by YALSA on February 19, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Using Tablets and Tech for Teen Tech Week

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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Added by Kip Odell on February 18, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Get & Share Ideas for TTW via a Tweet-Up!

Log on to Twitter any time from 2-3pm, eastern, on Fri. Feb. 22nd and participate in the Tweet-up.  Post ideas or search for ones using the hashtag: #TTW13.  This Tweet-up is being hosted by YALSA's Teen Tech Week Committee.

Added by YALSA on February 11, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Teen Tech Week: Evolution

In my last blog post, I wrote about  plans to gamify my library's social networking sites. The idea came about because of a building-wide renovation project that would render our computer room unavailable during March.  Since then, our plans have evolved.

Here was the original concept, as it was to be advertised in our newsletter: Earn prizes throughout March by connecting with the Library via Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Twitter and through our blogs. Five check-ins will…

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Added by Donna Block on February 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

RSVP for your Free Teen Tech Week Webinar!

Join YALSA for a free webinar, "Check In: Maker Spaces 101, Teens, and You" on February 7 from 2 - 3 p.m. ET. Discover how these new community spaces are engaging teens, encouraging research, and transforming activities from humdrum to home-run. Hillary Kolos, Director of Digital Learning at DreamYard, will guide you through teen content and technology spaces. Attendees will learn how to create a maker center when you have limited space and budget, how to apply Maker Space principles to…

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Added by YALSA on February 1, 2013 at 2:20pm — 5 Comments

Thinking Ahead to Teen Tech Week 2013

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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Added by Kip Odell on January 10, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

Teen Tech Week: Under Construction

My library is about to embark on a year-long renovation project. The basic structure of the building will stay the same, but everything inside it will shuffle around - much like one of those sliding tile puzzles that you rearrange to form a picture.

Our comptuer room/board room will be unavailable during March, which means that the computer-dependent programs that we typically schedule for Teen Tech Week won't be possible this year. On the upside, we'll eventually have separate board…

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Added by Donna Block on January 8, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Celebrate technology for teens at your library this March with YALSA! #ttw14

Perks for TTW Site Members

By joining this site, you're eligible for these benefits & resources:

  • FREE webinars on 1/21 (leveraging partnerships), 2/5 (DIY theme activity ideas) and 3/12 (measuring program outcomes & impact).
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

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Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Longview Public LIbrary

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Name & Name of Library: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Youth Services Librarian, Longview Public LibraryProject Name: Raspberry Pi CampProject Description: Raspberry Pi Camp will introduce this credit…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Amy K. Marshall, Craig Public Library

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Name & Name of Library: Amy K. Marshall at The Craig Public LibraryProject Name: New Dimensions in DYI -- Let’s Build a 3D Printer!Project Description: Starting Saturday, March 8th, teens from…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library

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Name & Name of Library: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OregonProject Name: Raspberry Pi DayProject Description: Raspberry Pi Day will be a hands-on…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch

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Name & Name of Library: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County (NJ) Library SystemProject Name: Exploring Arduino Project Description: A beginner’s course in open source Arduino…Continue

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