TENNESSEE TEEN TECH WEEK SCAVENGER HUNT
MARCH 2 - 11, 2018
Friday is the beginning of THE MOST EXCITING THING YOUR TEENS HAVE EVER DONE: The Tennessee Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt 2018, or TTTWSH2018! (pronounced Tuh-twish2018!)
TTTWSH2018 encourages your Teen Advisory Group to:
For the next week, they will work together to create scavenger hunt challenges from THE LIST using technology at your library.
TO SUBMIT COMPLETED ITEMS YOU MUST INCLUDE THE ELECTRONIC PROOF OF THE ITEM (photo, screenshot, link to video, video, or web-link) AND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Send submissions to email@example.com.
Friday, March 2: THE LIST is released at 3 pm.
Saturday, March 3: Teen groups choose a name and start working on THE LIST
Sunday, March 11: Final submission day! All entries must be in by 6 pm.
Monday, March 19: Winner is announced
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Who is eligible to compete?
A: Members of your Teen group! This is intended to be a group effort, so all teens in your teen group will be considered as one team. Teams should choose a Team Name (but also identify the library they are associated with when submitting items). Only one team per library please.
Q: How long will this take? My Teen group only meets once a month/week/biennium.
A: It totally depends on your teens! You can devote a single meeting to TTTWSH2018, or your teens can work on THE LIST the whole week. It’s up to your teens! THE LIST will be released on a Friday afternoon so that any teams who want to meet Saturday morning will have plenty of time over the weekend to work, and final submissions are due on a Sunday evening, giving you two full weekends to participate. If your teen group doesn’t normally meet during March 2-11, then make that month’s meeting an exception!
Q: What if I don’t know how to use some of the technology that is on THE LIST?
A: That’s okay! Learning about the technology is part of the point of this scavenger hunt, so it is most important for the teens to learn how to use the tech!
Q: I only have a few teens that come to my library. They won’t be able to compete against large groups!
A: Oh sure they will! Extra points will be given for creativity and expertise. And again, the point is to learn new technology skills and HAVE FUN! And start recruiting for your TAB!
Q: I have too many teens! They can’t all work on one team together. Can’t they split up and have separate teams?
A: Sorry, one team per library. But they don’t all have to work on the same challenge. Divide up items from THE LIST and work separately. Help them work to use their strengths in the right places.
Q: So what is the prize?
A: A $700 MakerSpace for your library with a Makey Makey kit, SnapCircuits, a Pico Board, reference books about Making, and lots of other materials that will fill out your MakerSpace Starter Kit.
Are you excited? Do you have more questions? If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (615) 253-6445.
(And if you’d like to see where I got the idea for this nonsense, check out GISHWHES: The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen at gishwhes.com. We aren’t that big or that weird – yet.)
Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt
March 3-11, 2018