This week, Thinkfinity.org/@yourlibrary highlights YALSA’s Teen Tech Week (March 8-14). Teen Tech week was first celebrated in 2007 with the theme Get Connected @ your library. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative encouraging teens to become competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames. Teen Tech Week also recognizes that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology.
Trainers from Thinkfinity.org were on hand during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, as well, demonstrating how librarians can use the site. If you missed them in Denver, you can still learn more: Thinkfinity.org offers free training for all educators. Click on the links in the “Professional Development” box for more information.
Thinkfinity.org is the Verizon Foundation’s online portal to 55,000 standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans and other educational resources provided with many of the nation’s leading educational and literacy organizations.
Contributed by Megan Humphrey, Manager, Campaign for America’s Libraries