Teens and Technology

staci.shaw's picture

If you read the recent issue of The Scoop, you probably saw the SPLAT article about the new technologies that all librarians should be aware of and utilize:
Blogging, RSS and RSS Feeders, IM – Meebo, Online Applications, Wikis, and Tagging. Though I may have once been considered young and hip, I have to admit that I can't get my RSS feeder page to load, this is only my second blog ever, and I have absolutely no idea what Meebo is. It seems like it wasn't THAT long ago that I was a teen (ok, so my idea of technology back then was to be able to make a mixed tape of the radio hits of the '80's), but I can no longer look the other way when teennagers roll their eyes at my lack of with-it-ness. I must do something before my five year-old is able to outsmart me with technology! If you're in the same wiki boat as me, I invite you to register for the "New Technologies and New Literacies for Teens-2009" course, which begins in January. Please see the Teens and Technology link for more information. Hope to see you there- TTFN! (I hope that means Ta-ta for now, but I'm not really sure...)

    Barry Jomeneos's picture

    RSS readers don't excite me all that much,...

    RSS readers don't excite me all that much. I like the old way of doing it by manually visiting the website.

    amy.vecchione's picture


    i think it's great that you know what rss is and you know what works for you! a lot of our customers use rss feeds, some of us use blogrover, or other programs. it's just good to know what's out there, but to use what you prefer!

    Anonymous's picture

    Teens and Technology

    This class sounds like it may be very interesting, I don't want to be left out of technology either.

    sue.walker's picture

    Teens and Technology mentors

    The online course is great for those who want to increase their knowledge and use of technologies most teens use daily. But wait there's more! Library staff already using the technologies to increase teen participation in services are encouraged to register as mentors. Mentors will participate in the two meetings to be held in Boise on January 9 and February 20 to share expertise and experience and learn from other participants. All participants will develop programming ideas for Teen Tech Week (March 8-14)

    Both course participants and mentors can register at the Teens and Technology link.