Teen Tech Week
And the Technology Petting Zoo
El Paso Public Library
Teen Tech Week (TTW) is a great opportunity to
introduce teen, tween and young adult patrons to our
library’s digital offerings!
Tech Zoo for Teens
Displays and Passive Programming ideas
Gadgets and TTW
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE DAY
Teens bring in their personal mobile devices to
Teens learn about our digital library with help
from the teen services coordinator.
Let teens share and see how others’ gadgets
Test drive petting zoo gadgets for teens without
Students report that technology is
important to them in order to
access educational materials.
Helping teens learn to use
technology now will help them in
college and beyond.
Teach teens about TexShare and
demonstrate nonfiction offerings
Sharing devices during the BYOD
and looking at our Tech Petting
Zoo allows teens to understand
different types of gadgets.
No-Sew Fabric Case
Old Book Cases
Duct tape case
MAKE A GADGET CASE
In conjunction with BYOD, teach teens how to
create their own gadget case.
Gadget cases can be expensive to buy, but CHEAP
With the device “in hand,” it’s easy to customize.
Programs: Gadget Case
*Click on picture to see instructions… or find your own favorite ideas online.
WHY GADGET CASE DIY?
Learning to make something out of
what you already have teaches
Teens can be creative… let them
Teens create instead of consuming
Gadget cases can be an intersection
of art and technology: Very cool!
Self-expression is important to
Programs: Gadget Case
The Display needs to
encourage teens to WANT
to come to the TTW Petting
Include technology if
Encourage teens to help
The Display should
advertise our digital
This is good… but we can do better!
Use QR codes to make
You can track how
many scans your code
The QR code can link
to anything you want!
In the example, it links
to our Overdrive page.
Apple vs. Android
Set up a display and
encourage teens to vote
on whether they prefer
Apple or Android.
Display books about
Steve Jobs and other
Share the results on the
Teen Facebook Page.
Who’s the winner?
About Teen Tech Week:
El Paso Library Teen Facebook:
QR Code Generator: http://www.the-qrcodegenerator.com/
DIY projects: http://www.instructables.com/