Teen Tech Week @ Forest Hills Middle
Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. Preparing teens for the workforce is a major concern in the US. In the last three decades, the skills required for teens to succeed in the workforce have changed drastically, but the skills emphasized in schools have not kept up with these changes. Reaching teens through libraries is a natural fit. Libraries bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school time, helping teens learn through digital media so they can achieve more academically and develop the digital and media literacy skills they will need in order to be informed, productive citizens.
- In 2010, half of the nation’s 14-18 year olds reported visiting a library to use a computer.
- A 2011 student from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Opportunity for All, reported that youth ages 14-24 make up 25% of all library users, which made them the largest group in study.
Follow our District theme of "Learn, Create, and Inspire"
- Configure your account to download and read an ebook from your school library.
- Learn the workflow: Use Google Drive-Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
- Learn about QR codes.
- What is digital citizenship?
- Learn everything about copyright (Basics, FAQs, and take a Quiz too).
- Learn about blogs.
- Explore the Job and Career info for teens.
- A book review of your favorite book using Book Creator/iMovie app on your ipad.
- Organize your documents and projects in Google Drive by making folders or tags.
- Build your own website: weebly, wix, Google sites etc.
- Create your avtaar/superhero.
- Presentation on any topic you are studying in class (Keynote, Google slides, Prezi).
- Thinglink + Blog: Write a blog post and embed the image created at Thinglink into the post. Share and see what happens when the world leaves a comment or two on your post.
- Explain Everything + iMovie + YouTube: Export the Explain Everything files to iMovie to add title slides, transitions, and special effects then upload to YouTube. A great way to showcase student work and an engaging way to share with others.
Send pictures and/or project links through this form to be posted on this webpage.
Try some additional activities: