Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Teen TECH Week 2016


I usually like to participate in national events during the time that they are scheduled. This year Teen Tech Week (TTW) comes at a bad time for me. Two days this week, I will be attending the state library conference for the Louisiana Library Association. This is so inconvenient. At first, I thought of starting the celebration this week and finishing next week. When I mentioned this to some students, they said that is ridiculous, and so in the PFTSTA Library, we will celebrate TTW beginning on March 14th. Actually, I really liked that idea because it gave me some extra time to finish up the planning and to purchase the supplies. 

All events are scheduled during the students' lunch periods. The last activity is online, and the students can participate anytime. I plan to post lots of pictures of the week on the library website here. 

PFTSTA LIBRARY: All Reader’s Welcome

Monday:                     Oscar Winning Animated Short
Kick off Teen Tech Week and visit the library during your lunch period to watch a movie and eat a sweet treat. Showingwill be the Oscar winning animated short, The Bear Story, as well as several other animated shorts nominated for an Academy Award. 
 
Colorful Spinning Tops

Tuesday:                     Design a Spinning Top
Are you a designer? You can be today. Visit the library at lunch to create a spinning top.  All the supplies and instructions will be available for you.

Wednesday:               Create an Augmented Reality (AR) Picture
This activity is being sponsored by Learn Lab NOLA. Each participant will choose a sheet to design in color. Using the Quiver 3D app, the picture will come to life.

Duct Tape Bracelets

 

Thursday:                   Duct Tape Bead Bracelets
We provide all the materials including duct tape, straws, and yarn. You get creative and craft some awesome jewelry.

Friday:                        Game of the Fast Finger Search
Bring in your phone or device or use one of the iPads in the library. We will ask you to search for a picture or information on the Internet. The first one to find that item wins a prize.

                                      Write a Review Contest
Pick a favorite book, movie, or  game(it can be a video, card, or board game), write a review describing it and recommending it. Complete the form here to submit your review. Ms. Kahn will publish the reviews on the TTW website, and everyone who completes a review will be eligible for a chance at the grand prize. There will be two grand prize winners one from middle school and one from high school who will receive a $15.00 gift card to iTunes or Amazon.  

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