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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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!
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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!
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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…Continue
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Pew released a new teens & technlogy report on March 13, 2013:
You can also read the YALSAblog post about it:
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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…Continue
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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!
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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/
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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.
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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…Continue
Share this Issue Brief from YALSA with the elected officials and policy makers in your town and state: http://bit.ly/AyI06V. It focuses on the role libraries play in keeping teens safe online, which is often a hot topic in local, state and federal government. Passing this on to your officials can help ensure that they are knowledgeable about the important work that you do. Is sharing this an act of lobbying? Nope. You're just providing…Continue
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