If you are attending the Midwinter Conference, please join us for kick off celebration for Teen Tech Week at ALA Midwinter 2007 in Seattle WA:

When: Sunday, January 21, 10:30am-12:30pm

Where: Washington State Convention and Trade Center (WCC), 800 Convention Pl (Cross Street: 8th Avenue) Room 608-609

Stop by and say hi :o)

You still have time to register. Are you ready? We sure hope so, because we are going to make history and if you want to be a part of it, all you need to do is register your library and share your program ideas on the TTW wiki.

You say you don't have time to register? It won't take long. Just click on this link
Enter your information on the page and you're done. And don't forget to get your TTW swag for your library.

TEEN TECH WEEK, March 4-10, 2007, GET CONNECTED!!!!

It's here! The Teen Tech Week Registration page is now open. It is certainly not too late or too early to enroll your library for the most exciting celebration for your libraries in 2007. Registering is a snap! And it won't take long. Just click on this link
enter your information on the page and you're done.

If you are attending the Midwinter Conference, please join us for kick off meeting for Teen Tech Week at ALA Midwinter 2007 in Seattle WA:

When: Sunday, January 21, 10:30am-12:30pm

Where: Washington State Convention and Trade Center (WCC), 800 Convention Pl (Cross Street: 8th Avenue) Room 608-609

While you're registering, don't forget to get your TTW Swag for your library.

TEEN TECH WEEK, March 4-10, 2007, GET CONNECTED!!!!

Teen Tech Week is coming soon.

Yes, March 4 - 10, 2007.

Are you ready to celebrate? Have you planned your ultra cool programs? Did you spread the word that TTW is coming?

Wait! you haven't mentioned TTW to your teens yet!?! Now don't panic, you have time, the sooner you talk about Teen Tech Week the better.

Did you know that there are so many ways that you can inform your teens that TTW will be a very special event @ your library?

Just go to the TTW wiki and share your talking tips or get some great ideas about talking up Teen Tech Week in your community.

In preparation for Teen Tech Week March 4-10, 2007, we would like to take away any trepidation that teen librarians and educators may have about generating a podcast. There are many web sites that will assist with the process, but some of them are so intimidating. Fear no more, one visit to the Teen Tech Week wiki resource page and you will get inspired.

The wiki is chock full of excellent information, like the Podcast Education link where you can listen to samples of student podcasts. You will become a podcast aficionado that in no time you will be able to record, produce and publish your own podcasts in preparation for the launch of TTW 2007. Don't forget, if you want to add any links to the resource page, please do so.

Visit the Teen Tech Week wiki resource page, and soon you will be podcast savvy, the envy of all of your colleagues and a hit among of your Teens.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Teen Tech Week Website and the Teen Tech Week wiki, please do so. New additions and plenty of updates will give you the head start that you will need to get programming ideas for Teen Tech Week at your library or media center. If your teens are into gaming, podcasting or building a computer why not use both sites as your resource guide.
New additions to the Teen Tech Week Website:

  1. Activity ideas: Sponsor a Podcast Academy.
  2. Teen Tech Week Resource Page: Don’t feel overwhelmed about not knowing how to create a wiki or blog. Get the information about the latest technology trends right on the Teen Tech Week Website.
  3. Check out the new Teen Tech Week logo.

The Teen Tech Week wiki is the place where you can add information about your (and your teen’s) ideas and plans for Teen Tech Week. In order to add to the wiki or join a discussion, you must create a wiki account.
New additions to the wiki:

  1. DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act) Resource page with PDF files that you can print out.
  2. Online Social Networking.
    On the Web and In Print Resource to get you ready for Teen Tech Week.
  3. Tech Programs for Teen Tech Week. Did you ever want to host a How to Create Machinima Workshop?

Just a reminder to bookmark both TTW Website and Wiki for more updates coming soon.

Teen Tech Week Website: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teentechweek/ttw.htm

Teen Tech Week wiki http://teentechweek.wikispaces.com/

As a member of the Teen Tech Week Task Force, I will give you updates on how this new initiative will encourage not only the teens in your schools and libraries but you, the librarians who want to know what you can do to encourage literacy with the new and growing technology.
We will give you the resources that you need for the debut of TTW in March of 2007.