Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). This week draws attention to the importance and availability of various technologies in libraries as well as the importance of digital literacy. Besides offering technologies such as audiobooks, 3D printers, databases, computers with internet access and more, libraries also have librarians with expertise in using many of these resources effectively. This year during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account will be taken over each day by an organization who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens. Topics may range from connected learning, makerspaces and making, learning labs, web literacy, digital skills, practical tips for using digital tools, and more. Follow @yalsa for the latest info! Or #TTW16 to see the conversation
Watch our blog for posts throughout the week on great books, activites, apps and more at your library!
Digital Learning is instructional practice that uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience ensuring all students reach their full potential and succeed in college or in a career.
Digital Learning Day started in 2012 and is a national campaign to celebrate learning, instructional technology programs and teachers. With constantly changing technology, it is so important to increase equity and access to educational opportunities to build skills to succeed in college, career and life.
The library and the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) is committed to providing high-quality assistive technology services to clients, employers, and blind Iowans. IDB’s technology team’s mission is to provide the tech and training that empowers clients and staff to become self-sufficient. We want to help clients build their skills and self-confidence in regards to technology so that they can continue to grow and adapt as technology changes.
Link to more information about IDB’s Technology Services
Link to the Digital Learning Day site by Alliance for Excellent Education