YALSA teen week ideas - MARCH 6-12, 2011
Registration is open in November
more ideas from YALSA

mini grant winners

1. Photo contest with cell phones.
create a gallery on the library Web site.
Judging Criteria: Originality, composition, creativity (all school vote)
top 10 phone camera tips
cell phone camera tips
Invite a speaker from THE BIG PICTURE blog Alan Taylor


2. Hold a book trailer contest, enticing others to read a book. Example: The Adoration of Jenna Fox

3. Caricature

4. tag cloud posters:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/tag_clouds_of_obamas_inaugural_speech_compared_to_bushs.php Word Cloud Analysis of the Obama's Speeh

4. Create a serious of community voice threads, start some interesting conversations. Maybe invite alums?

How long does it take to call a place home? 8th grade refugee stories
Talk about a significant event from your past (spanish): http://voicethread.com/share/192960/

voice thread interesting questions
1. if you can have one superpower what would it be? Describe how would you use it.
2. significant event from your life
3. what does being a student mean to you
4. you had a choice of only 5 books you can read
5. you can speak to the president for 15 min
6. you could influence people's mind
7. you didn't need to sleep
8. there were no laws
9. everybody looked identical
10. you could ask God three questions
11. you could talk to your family about anything
12. you were granted three wishes
13. you could be any model of automobile
14. you suddenly were 70 years old
15. you could live anywhere in the world
16. you knew the world will end in a month