This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. The "Maker Carts" are wire shelving carts stocked with STEM-themed kits that teens may complete in the library and take home. Also included are robots to play with, such as Ozobots and Makey Makey.
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[OYAN] Summer learning grants, teen tech week & more from YALSA
Teen Tech Week kicks off Sunday, March 8 and runs for a week at libraries around the country. During the week, libraries will hold special events and programs designed to give teens exposure to, and hands-on experience with, digital literacy and technology-related services and activities. YALSA holds this event to make teens aware of the digital resources and services available to help them succeed in school and prepare them for college and jobs. The range of classes from electronics and robotics to programming and videography is impressive and will definitely appeal to teens. Programs consist of using Tinkercad to design a 3D model, creating robots with toothbrushes, Scratch programming, and making notebooks from recycled floppy disks, to name a few. Libraries are a great source of free technology programming for teens and many offer events throughout the year. Your email address will not be published.
2011 Teen Tech Week Mini Grants
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If you don't have enough devices, Hour of Code supports paired programming and tutorials feature popular characters in pop culture. If you have an especially large and active teen group, or member branches, TTW activities could be published via a teen-managed Spark Page! This class would be great for an IT person to lead especially if they let you raid their old equipment.