In celebration of Teen Tech Week, and in honor of International Women's Day, Arts and Communication Magnet Academy Maker Club, in collaboration with Lumina Lab and the Intel Innovators Program, presents a Maker Open House and Opening Reception for Stoicheia [ELEMENTS] on Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the foyer of ACMA's Performing Arts Center.…Continue
Added by Leann ORourke on February 27, 2017 at 10:24pm — No Comments
Day #10: Peeps Show
It's Easter time and that mean an abundance of Peeps. Peeps are cheap and come in a variety of colors, what can you do with them? Make a diorama of change.
There are two ways to do this: 1-Give your teens two hours to make their…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on February 27, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Day #9: Interactive Change
Surround your teen room/space with messages of change! Teens can draw a picture of themselves or a piece that represents their message. They record a MP3 of their message of change and when other teens visit your space and touch the picture, they can hear the message of change.
Added by Dawn Abron on February 24, 2017 at 10:38am — No Comments
Day #8-Social Change Bookmarks
With this new administration, civil rights are being challenged daily. You can encourage your teens and all their classmates to voice their concerns to their congressman through bookmarks.
Simply download an app that prints old timey photo booth strips. Our favorite is Cream &…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on February 23, 2017 at 10:27am — No Comments
Day #7: Upcycle Your Jeans
Many teens are passionate about the environment and one way to help them get the word out is upcycling. You and your teens can encourage their friends to turn their old denim jeans into bookbags, purses, jewelry, hair accessories, or book covers.
Incorporating Upcyclying your Jeans into your Teen Tech Week Programming
Added by Dawn Abron on February 22, 2017 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Day #6: Umbrellas for Love (Social Change)
Teens like to write messages of tolerance, love, and peace so think out of the box and have them turn umbrellas into artwork.
Set out tarps, paint, Sharpies, or fabric markers and umbrellas-you can purchase white umbrellas at Oriental Trading. Provide a theme of social change and let the creativity…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on February 21, 2017 at 2:53pm — No Comments
YALSA is excited to announce award winning young adult author Gene Luen Yang as its 2017 Teen Tech Week national spokesperson.
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of YALSA's …Continue
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Day #5-Social Media Takeover
A popular trend you'll see on Snapchat and Twitter is a total takeover. In the book world, publishers let authors takeover their social media to do unique, engaging posts that include videos, contests, and polls. You can allow your TAG, book club, anime club, or teen room regulars to take over your social media or a day or for the entire Teen Tech Week. If you have strict policies for social media at your library, I advise you to get permission from…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on February 20, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments
Day #4-Coding Social Change
As you may have surmised, this year's theme is social change and coding. How can you incorporate the two? Scratch, a free coding website, is the perfect place to begin. Scratch allows you to code all types of games and you can use it to code a game about social change. Please click this link to see a game about the…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on February 18, 2017 at 12:52pm — No Comments
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Added by Dawn Abron on February 17, 2017 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Programming Idea #2-Hashtags
Social Media is a great way to spark social change. Movements such has Black Lives Matter, Stomp out Bullying and NoH8 (No Hate), used popular social media sites to begin and maintain conversations and action. You can empower your teens by having them choose a popular movement or start their own.
First you should decide which social media sites to use. There…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on February 16, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments
Programming Idea #1: Zines
Zines are written publications that allow the creator to express themselves. Zines are cheap to make and can draw a large crowd of teens.
To do a zine program during TTW at your library, simply lay out pencils; markers; and paper. Display instructions on how to fold a zine or your can show Youtube videos about zines for inspiration and information. Check out this…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on February 15, 2017 at 12:07pm — No Comments