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Teen Tech Week Project a huge success!

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…

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Added by Ryan Traynor on March 19, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

QR code challenge Teen Treasure Hunt

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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Added by Laurie Solawetz on March 4, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Teen Tech Week at the East Lyme Public Library

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:…

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Added by Rebecca Scotka on February 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Snapchat for Libraries

Great article for beginning Snappers >> Mashable

Added by Karen Radziewicz on February 12, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Research Summary: Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

By: Kyungwon Koh, PhD and June Abbas, PhD

INTRODUCTION

Learning Labs and Makerspaces in libraries and museums are transformative learning…

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Added by YALSA on February 10, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

TTW Twitter Chat -- January 23, 2015 12-1PM EST

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.

*Update*

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,…

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Added by YALSA on January 9, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!

Be sure to save the date for three additional Teen Tech Week webinars. Additional details and registration will be available soon!

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Added by YALSA on December 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Apply now for the 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants!

Through generous funding provided by Best Buy, YALSA will distribute 20 grants of $1,000 each to support digital literacy programming. The application deadline is January 1, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced on or around January 26, 2015.

Apply through the online form.

To determine if you are eligible to apply, you must answer yes to the following…

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Added by YALSA on November 26, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Demystifying Connected Learning: FREE Webinar

Registrants of the Teen Tech Week ning site are eligible to sign up for the opportunity to participate in a free webinar about connected learning.

The webinar is titled, "Demystifying Connected Learning" and will take place on Tuesday, December 16 12pm EST. This webinar will be the first in a series of four, scheduled for December, January, February, and March!

A description of the webinar can be found below.

Heard a lot about "connected learning", but wonder exactly…

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Added by YALSA on November 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

Connect teens to technology at your library this March with YALSA! #TTW15

Perks for TTW Site Members

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

  • Free digital download of themed posters, bookmarks, and more!
  • Free access to archived webinars and opportunities to participate in upcoming TTW related webinars. For more info on 2015 TTW webinar topics, click here.
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

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TTW 2016

Started by Brandy Walton in Sample Title. Last reply by Natasha Payne-Brunson on Friday. 1 Reply

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

Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started by YALSA in Sample Title. Last reply by Lauren Regenhardt Mar 9. 6 Replies

Please share your ideas on program ideas for the 2015 theme.Continue

TTW Ideas

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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