Youth Tech











{October 11, 2007}   KRL2pt0

KRL2pt0

I had the pleasure of spending this past Monday with the Kitsap Regional Library to assist in their Learning 2.0 kick off. Take a look at what they have started and give them a shoot out of encouragement at: KRL2pt0.



{December 5, 2006}   Whyville & Stacey Orrico …

Whyville

I recently received an email from Whyville. Need I ask why? I don’t know, but anyway it is one of the more interesting social networking sites out there for tweens and teens. eSchool News writes about it as being a safe social networking site for youth.

Whyville has over 1.7 million residents that come to learn create and have fun together. It has its own newspaper, politicians, beach, economy, city hall and much, much more.

Check it out, for tonight Stacey Orrico is giving a free virtual concert there.



Although I tend to focus and all forms of literacy I do believe, as a librarian, that if one were to rely upon one basic form of literacy it should be reading a language. Here is an interesting documentary that I have not watched, but looks to have much promise for those of us in the literacy business, especially libraries and schools. It is hosted/narrated by Henry Winkler (the Fonz).

the fonz

 

Check it and more info about it at: http://www.readingrockets.org/shows/watch#brain.



Experts meet with Congress to discuss how afterschool programs that teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills through fun, engaging activities such as computer programming, robotics, and 3-D digital animation. The briefing was sponsored by the Coalition for Science After School, the Afterschool Alliance, the National
Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics in conjunction with the Senate and House Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Caucuses and the Senate and House
Afterschool Caucuses. For more information on STEM and afterschool check out: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/news_events.cfm#4000491



{June 28, 2006}   Beginnings …

Welcome!

This is a site/blog that will post, converse, write and communicate about issues that involve youth (teens, tweens & tods) and how best to interact, educate, entertain, relate and learn. We hope to post on broad themes and specific issues that will be of interest to educators and learners within the following institutional situations: schools, libraries, media & technology centers, museums, community arts centers, youth clubs and beyond.

The authority represented by this endeavor is only through desire. We do not claim to have particular expertise, etc., but we do have understanding, knowledge, interest and an occasional question or two that we would love to share.

This site is more about creating a conversation, a dialogue about working with youth in creative/innovative environments.

I think that fairly represents our intentions, so lets get this party started.

~Matt



et cetera