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Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest for Teen Tech Week

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…

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Added by YALSA on February 9, 2016 at 9:27am — No Comments

Free Downloadable Digital Posters & Bookmarks Now Available!

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.

Added by YALSA on December 7, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Teen Tech Week Webinar Registration: Tuesday, Dec 15 12pm EST

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…

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Added by YALSA on December 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

2016 Theme: Create it at your library

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!

Added by YALSA on October 6, 2015 at 9:00am — 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource for Sharing with Local Officials

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…

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Added by YALSA on March 9, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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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 the upcoming Teen Tech Week webinar on Tues., Dec. 15 about planning project-based learning opportunities for teens
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

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Tabletop TTT Teasers to introduce inspiring teen tech entrepreneurs

Started by Sheri Levasseur in Sample Title. Last reply by Joanna Nelson Jan 21. 3 Replies

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

Games systems for teens to use.

Started by Angelica Torres in Sample Title. Last reply by Aaron Volner Jan 20. 1 Reply

We just received a couple of game systems. We have never had them before. Any tips on how to handle having the game systems out during one of the TTW days? Thanks so much!!Continue

"Gaming" at the Library

Started by Aaron Volner in Sample Title. Last reply by Beth Alyea Jan 19. 5 Replies

This year our library…Continue

self-directed activity ideas ?

Started by Mollie Mulligan in Sample Title. Last reply by Aaron Volner Jan 6. 2 Replies

We have a few very sizable week-long programs planned but are still looking for something that we can leave out all week long.Thoughts? Ideas? So far I considering one of the following but am not…Continue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest for Teen Tech Week

As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, the National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge. The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about what happens when a hero becomes a villain, or a … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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