Local teens tuned in to the Davie County Public Library in Mocksville, North Carolina, as the Youth Services Department celebrated Teen Tech Week March 8-14. The following events were sponsored:
Movie Magic: Behind the scenes technology: Teens saw how movies are brought to life with the use of technology! Behind-the-scenes clips from several popular movies were shown and discussed.
Cyber Safety and the Law– Speaker Rob Taylor, ADA: Mr. Taylor gave a speech about cyber safety and cyber bullying. Teens, parents and interested adults were invited.
Libraries Are For Making: A hands-on workshop was held featuring the following stations:
-Robotics station featuring the Lego Mindstorm EV3: Teens worked together to figure out how to build and program a robot to complete each simple task like pushing a wooden block, turning around a coin, and picking up an object.
– Brush robot construction: Teens followed instructions provided to create the robots from wires, toothbrushes, pager motors, and batteries.
– Augmented reality book preview: Teens were able watch books come to life and created their own augmented realities through pictures and video captured by an iPad.
– Teen Tech Tutors: Teens were encouraged to show parents and friends how to use a device provided, and to answer any questions about the devices.
– Animation Station: Teens were able to use this studio for creating stop-motion animation videos that enabled them to build and shoot their own short movie using given props.
A wide variety of print resources were available that featured different areas of technology.
Submitted by Debbie Archer