Day #18-FB Profiles
Phew, we made it and here the last idea for your last minute TTW passive programming.
Have your teens change their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat profile picture to reflect their cause. They can hold up a hashtag in their pic, hold up a book, or showcase their artwork. Have them encourage their friends to take a stand and change their profiles pics.
I hope everyone has had a great…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on March 9, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments
Day #17: Share Your Stories
Most of your teens are probably on Instagram and Snapchat and chances are they share stories. Stories allows users to use a series of photos and videos to tell a message.
For a passive program, have teens choose a cause. For subsequent photos or videos they can hold up hashtags, state why they are standing up for their cause, tips, hotline phone numbers/websites for additional assistance, books, artwork, etc. Make…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on March 8, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments
Day #16: Post its for Change
Teen Tech is in full swing and if you are looking for a quick passive idea that doesn't cost anything, go and raid your supply closet!
Set out a bunch of Post its of all sizes, shapes, and colors and ask teens to draw a picture of change or write a message/poem/hashtag of change. Then stick them all over your teen room, YA collection, or your library. You can even spell out a word or create a picture with the Post…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on March 7, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments
Day #15: Chalk Art Gallery
It's been unseasonably warm so why not take Teen Tech Week outside. Simply have teens choose a cause, supply chalk, and have teens promote their cause outside of the library. Take pictures and post to social media.…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on March 6, 2017 at 8:12am — No Comments
Day #14: DIY Coloring Sheets
Coloring sheets are still all the rage and they are also a great and cheap passive program for your TTW programming.
Added by Dawn Abron on March 5, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments
Day #14-M&M Mosaic
Teen Tech Week begins Monday and you don't have time to plan anything big; what can you do? Passive programming. Passive programs require little to no assistance from staff. Just put an example with instructions and supplies in the middle of the table and let the teens take it from there.
A fun passive program is M&M Mosaics. Teens can create a message of change using M&Ms.
Added by Dawn Abron on March 4, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Day #13: Harry Potter Alliance
The Harry Potter Alliance is a social change organization that encourages teens to make a difference through the Harry Potter Series. There are several campaigns to choose and info on how to get started. Check out the website for complete info.
Added by Dawn Abron on March 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Day #12: Tee Party
Teens love graphic tees and during Teen Tech Week, they came make their own graphic or words of social change.
Added by Dawn Abron on March 2, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Day #11: Open Source Coding
Although Hour of Code is in December, it doesn't mean you can't host one on your own.
Hour of Code is a program designed to teach the basics of coding in one hour. You simply choose a open source coding site (free site) and chose a coding activity you think your teens will enjoy and let them loose. The great thing about these coding sites is that the lessons are geared to teach teens step by step with little assistance from staff. in other words,…Continue
Added by Dawn Abron on March 1, 2017 at 11:46am — 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
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