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Teen Tech Week 2014

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March 6, 2014

Teen Tech Week BannerMarch 9-15, 2014
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Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Servies Association (YALSA) and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries' nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library.

Teens’ use of nonprint resources has increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. Yet multiple studies have shown that the majority of teens lack the critical thinking skills and technical expertise to use the Internet and other electronic resources effectively. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help them develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently.
Information pulled from Teen Tech Week's FAQ page: http://teentechweek.ning.com/page/faq

Blackwater Regional Library Teen Tech Week programs/activities

Franklin

  • 3/11/14 6-7pm - Join us as we make 3-D paper Minecraft worlds!
  • Visit the front desk March 10-15 and receive a free pair of earbuds.

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Awesome Stuff on the Internet

Teen Virtual Worlds

Check out one of our databases for fun or to help you with school!

  • Downloadables - OverDrive, Freading, OneClickDigital, Zinio
  • Chilton Auto Library for rebuilding and automative work
  • Consumer Reports - research the best products
  • NoveList and NextReads - find your next favorite read
  • Research - Find It Virginia and Literati Public
  • Free Homework Help for grades 3-12 in reading, writing, and math from Literati Public
  • LearningExpress Library - practice tests and tutorials in high school and AP courses, college prep, and job skills.
  • Job & Career Accelerator - research and learn about jobs, learn how to write cover letters and resumes
  • Rocket Languages - language learning online, 14 languages to choose from



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