Ann Boes

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  • in reply to: Teens and Social Media #3623
    Ann Boes
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    An interesting follow up to the article posted earlier in this thread:

    https://medium.com/message/an-old-fogeys-analysis-of-a-teenagers-view-on-social-media-5be16981034d

    in reply to: Teens and Social Media #3616
    Ann Boes
    Participant

    One thing we are in the process of developing for our site is this glowing twitter beacon:

    http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/sparks-will-fly/things-with-stuff/twitter-emblem

    I’m not sure if we’ll have it done in time for the conference, but if we do I’ll bring it.

    Ann Boes
    TSC at Lab:Revolution
    4hlabrevo.wix.com/4hlabrevo

    in reply to: Teens and Social Media #3615
    Ann Boes
    Participant

    Perhaps one way to utilize sites such as Instagram and Snapchat is by incorporating some sort of photo opportunity within the Cafe that the teens would find fun and want to share with their friends. They would be spreading the word themselves.

    It seems to me that by the time I am somewhat caught up on how a platform works, my kids have long since abandoned it.

    Ann Boes
    TSC@Lab:Revolution
    4hlabrevo.wix.com/4hlabrevo

    Ann Boes
    Participant

    It would be helpful to have a page on the TSC site with links to various Citizen Science projects that might align with Cafe topics, along with commenting capability where TSC site coordinators could share their teen’s experience with a given project.

    in reply to: Who develops hands-on activities for YOUR Cafes? #3613
    Ann Boes
    Participant

    I hope that some of the more experienced TSC coordinators will respond to this post. This is an area of interest (and concern) for me too.

    Ann Boes
    TSC at Lab:Revolution
    4hlabrevo.wix.com/4hlabrevo

    in reply to: First Contacts #3612
    Ann Boes
    Participant

    Hi Eleanour,
    I think your idea of reaching out to those folks at Project MALES is a good one. Chances are they would appreciate any additional educational resources that they could recommend to their participants. In our case, we went ahead and organized our first Cafe without having a YLT. We chose something that we thought would be of high interest, Zombies!, and started talking with local teachers about the idea. They got interested and encouraged their students to come. In our case the middle school teachers were the ones who were most interested and we had a large percentage of 13 year olds at our event. Those students really enjoyed the Cafe and are excited about the next one. Some of those teens have now joined the YLT and are working to produce the next few Cafes.

    Ann Boes
    TSC at Lab:Revolution
    4hlabrevo.wix.com/4hlabrevo

    in reply to: Getting the word out #3611
    Ann Boes
    Participant

    We’ve only done one Cafe so far but it was very well attended – 25+ youth. What worked for us was cultivating a relationship with teachers at several schools in the area. The middle school teachers were excited about the opportunity. They really talked it up to their students and then emailed after the event to let us know that they had the students who attended stand up in class the next day and talk about it. They loved it and wanted to know when the next one would be. They shared it with colleagues as well who promoted it in their classes.
    Ann
    TSC at Lab:Revolution
    4hlabrevo.wix.com/4hlabrevo

    in reply to: Ways to Establish Partnerships #3491
    Ann Boes
    Participant

    I am wondering what you are looking for in a partner.
    Ann
    TSC at Lab:Revolution
    4-H Technology Playground and Makerspace

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