Full STEAM Ahead with Tween and Teen Programming, webinar for Florida Library Webinars
Today I did a webinar for Florida Library Webinars. Do check out Florida Library Webinars as they host a wide variety of excellent webinars on a wide variety of important topics. Here are the slides from my presentation.
Please note: This link takes you to the technology comparison chart with clickable links https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_0B-FUwQaggvaN3bBjX3-fXxs2ExiEEIBz3Ce–_rZs/edit
Top 10 Video Editing Software (TopTen Reviews, PowerDirector is the editing software my teens recommend)
What you’ll find in the webinar slideshow:
Why use technology in your library programming?
What technology can you use in your library programming?
Evaluating Cubelets, Little Bits, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pis and Spheros (with help from The Robot Test Kitchen)
Some simple kits you can use
Strawbees in the library
STEAM: Technology + Art (including benefits)
What types of art:
Photography (including Memes)
— 5 Things you can do with the pictures you create
Making motion pictures – videos and GIFs
Some free online creation tools
DIY and technology
Legos in the library
Tools and Tips
Decide which combinations work best for your library’s size, budget and space.
Consider a combination of tools so you can provide variety in your programming
Legos, an iPad or 2 with various apps, Little Bits and a gaming system with a variety of games
Have a weekly program that provides predictability in day and time to establish an audience, but have diversity in your activities.
Be willing to let the tweens and teens lead. If they come in wanting to do something different that day, go with it if you have the tools in place.
Don’t be afraid to get new tech and learn WITH your tweens and teens. You don’t have to be an expert, just be willing to try.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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