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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology April 2016

Tournament of Champions Janice Scurio It can pay to be handy with a controller. For over ten years running, the largest competitive video gaming tournament in the world, EVO (short for the Evolution Championship Series) has brought the best gamers... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Matthew Jobin

Inspired by the forests of his childhood home near Toronto, Canada, Matthew Jobin spent his formative years writing—in some form or another—The Nethergrim, the first book in his first trilogy. It makes sense that our current author would have his... (Continue reading)

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Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2015

Capturing the interest of middle school readers requires compelling stories with inspiring protagonists, and plots that spark emotion. Fortunately, this year we reviewed books that meet all of those criteria. Regardless of the genre, the 2015 Top Shelf nominations are... (Continue reading)

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The Perfect Tens 2015

With over 1,000 reviews in VOYA in print in 2015, our reviewers awarded only 40 titles (four percent) the Perfect Ten: A 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and a 5P for popularity (every young adult who reads... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Aditi Khorana

Growing up on three different continents—Asia, Europe, and North America–while her father worked for the United Nations would have to make for an amazing childhood full of unique experiences. Perhaps this is partly why our current author Aditi Khorana was... (Continue reading)

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Sphero Maze Madness PowerPoint

Click on the image to download the PowerPoint by Poudre River Public Library District that shows how to teach Sphero to follow a maze. Read “Sphero Maze Madness: Teens + Teamwork + Coding” by Kristen Draper and Diane P. Tuccillo... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone February 2016

The Global Pulse: International Influences on YA Practice Anthony Bernier I come not to praise the superiority we feel about library service in the United States, but to bury it. This issue of VOYA (February 2016) concentrates on how technology continues... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks February 2016

Keeping It Together Rebecca Purdy and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library For your teens who are trying to organize a few tasks or entire projects, the Web Surfers have checked out and chimed in on which... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech February 2016

Social Media: It Takes a Village to Engage an Audience, Especially Teens Kelly Czarnecki There’s never been a shortage of social media sites to choose from to get your message out. Deciding which is right for you and your community... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye December 2015

Screencasting in the Library : Using Online Video Creation Tools with Young Adults Kathleen Meulen Sunday nights find me at home with my ChromeBook, creating slides with book covers of all the things that I’ve read over the week and... (Continue reading)

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