Teen Tech Week

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And the Technology Petting Zoo
El Paso Public Library
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Teen Tech Week (TTW) is a great opportunity to
introduce teen, tween and young adult patrons to our
library’s digital o...
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Programming ideas
Displays and Passive Programming ideas
Resources

Gadgets and TTW
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE DAY
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Teens bring in their personal mobile devices to
the program.
Teens learn about our d...
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WHY BYOD?
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Students report that technology is
important to them in order to
access educational materials.
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Helping...
Cardboard Cases
Sewing
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Fabric Cases

No-Sew Fabric Case

Old Book Cases

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Duct tape case

MAKE A GADGET CASE
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WHY GADGET CASE DIY?
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Learning to make something out of
what you already have teaches
resourcefulness.
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Teens can ...
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Encouraging
participation
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The Display needs to
encourage teens to WANT
to come to the TTW Petting
Zoo events.
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QR Codes
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Use QR codes to make
displays interactive.
You can track how
many scans your code
receives.
The QR co...
Apple vs. Android
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Passive Programs

Set up a display and
encourage teens to vote
on whether they prefer
Apple ...
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About Teen Tech Week:
http://teentechweek.ning.com/
El Paso Library Teen Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/...
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  1. 1. Teen Tech Week { And the Technology Petting Zoo El Paso Public Library
  2. 2. { 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
  3. 3. { • • • Programming ideas Displays and Passive Programming ideas Resources Gadgets and TTW
  4. 4. BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE DAY     Teens bring in their personal mobile devices to the program. Teens learn about our digital library with help from the teen services coordinator. Let teens share and see how others’ gadgets work. Test drive petting zoo gadgets for teens without gadgets. Programs: BYOD
  5. 5. { { WHY BYOD? • 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 on Overdrive. • Sharing devices during the BYOD and looking at our Tech Petting Zoo allows teens to understand different types of gadgets. http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/ecar-study-undergraduate-students-and-information-technology-2013-infographic Programs: BYOD
  6. 6. Cardboard Cases Sewing required Fabric Cases 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 to make. • 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.
  7. 7. { { WHY GADGET CASE DIY? • Learning to make something out of what you already have teaches resourcefulness. • Teens can be creative… let them express themselves. • Teens create instead of consuming materials. • Gadget cases can be an intersection of art and technology: Very cool! • Self-expression is important to teens. Programs: Gadget Case
  8. 8. { Encouraging participation    The Display needs to encourage teens to WANT to come to the TTW Petting Zoo events. Include technology if possible. Encourage teens to help make displays { Promoting services  The Display should advertise our digital offerings. Display ideas This is good… but we can do better!
  9. 9. QR Codes • { • • Use QR codes to make displays interactive. You can track how many scans your code receives. The QR code can link to anything you want! • Display ideas In the example, it links to our Overdrive page.
  10. 10. Apple vs. Android • { • • Passive Programs Set up a display and encourage teens to vote on whether they prefer Apple or Android. Display books about Steve Jobs and other technology pioneers. Share the results on the Teen Facebook Page. Who’s the winner?
  11. 11.      About Teen Tech Week: http://teentechweek.ning.com/ El Paso Library Teen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/libraryteenhangout QR Code Generator: http://www.the-qrcodegenerator.com/ DIY projects: http://www.instructables.com/ Information: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/ecar-studyundergraduate-students-and-information-technology2013-infographic Resources

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