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Teen Tech Week

Ignite your creativity during Teen Tech Week! Discover, innovate and create with technology, shaping the world of tomorrow today.
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March 3
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Get ready to embrace the future during Teen Tech Week, kicking off on March 3! This exciting celebration of technology was first established by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 2007 to help teens become competent, ethical digital citizens who can not only successfully navigate the digital world, but also contribute positively to it. With an array of activities, workshops, and events, Teen Tech Week aims to inspire teenagers to fuel their passion for technology and innovation. Let's get started - it's time to ignite your creativity and shape the world of tomorrow, today!

History of Teen Tech Week

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Teen Tech Week Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) initiated Teen Tech Week to encourage teens to ethically and competently use technology.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Attention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Teen Tech Week received broad national and international attention, motivating libraries worldwide to implement their own versions of the event.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Major Tech Companies Support</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prominent tech companies began supporting the event, providing resources and workshops, boosting its recognition and effectiveness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Creativity Focus</div><div class='timeline-text'>The focus shifted to promoting digital creation, rather than mere consumption – encouraging teens to produce their own digital content.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expanded Programming</div><div class='timeline-text'>Programming expanded to include coding workshops, 3D printing demonstrations, and more, ensuring that diverse technological interests were covered.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Year-Round Initiative</div><div class='timeline-text'>YALSA declared Teen Tech Week a year-round initiative, emphasizing the importance of consistent technology education for teens.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Teen Tech Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Join a coding bootcamp</h3><p class='facts-text'>Coding is an in-demand skill in today's tech-driven world. Use this week as an opportunity to join a coding bootcamp or workshop. There are plenty of resources available online, both free and paid.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create your own video game</h3><p class='facts-text'>Video game development has never been more accessible. With platforms like Unity, you can create your own games even without any coding knowledge. Design a simple game and share with your friends for feedback.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a tech gadget swap</h3><p class='facts-text'>Gather up all of your unused gadgets and host a tech swap with friends. It's a great way to recycle and reuse technology and you may even find a new gadget you love!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Explore the world of robotics</h3><p class='facts-text'>There are plenty of starter kits available that can introduce you to the basics of robotics. Spend Teen Tech Week learning how to build and program robots.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Start a tech YouTube channel</h3><p class='facts-text'>If you're a tech enthusiast, consider starting a YouTube channel. Whether it's game playthroughs, gadget reviews, or tutorials on coding, the platform is an engaging way to share your passion for technology with others.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Teen Tech Week

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Opportunities for Skill Building</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Teen Tech Week provides teenagers with the opportunity to build on their digital skills, whether it's coding, video game development, or robotics. This helps them prep for a tech-driven future and gain in-demand abilities that are crucial for various career paths.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes Creativity and Innovation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Through various activities, workshops, and events, Teen Tech Week sparks creativity and encourages innovation. Teenagers get the chance to shape new ideas, design video games, develop robots or even start their own YouTube channel, inspiring them to create and innovate using technology.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages Ethical Use of Technology</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Teen Tech Week also emphasizes the importance of being ethical digital citizens. It's not just about understanding technology but also promoting responsible and ethical use of digital resources, making sure teenagers are safe, smart, and aware when they navigate their digital lives.</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for Teen Tech Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Speed of Technological Advancement is Astounding</h3><p class='facts-content'>The processing power of computers has doubled approximately every two years, according to Moore's Law. This rapid development is why we see such dramatic improvements in the technology around us.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Largest Tech Companies Started in Garages</h3><p class='facts-content'>Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all started in garages. Today, they are among the world's largest tech companies, showing that great ideas can come from humble beginnings.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Computer Programmer was a Woman</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer, having written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s, long before the first computer was built.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Artificial Intelligence is on the Rise</h3><p class='facts-content'>Machine learning, a subset of AI where machines can learn and adapt without explicit programming, is a major field of current technological research. This technology is already employed in areas like spam filtering, search engine result refining and more.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Internet of Things Connects Our World</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Internet of Things refers to devices that are connected to the internet and can be controlled remotely. This includes everything from smart thermostats and fridges to wearable fitness trackers, creating a world more interconnected than ever before.</p></div></div>

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