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The future of the school media center

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Kristin Mastejulia

on 20 February 2013

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Media Center of the Future The Future Media Center

expand away from its restritive walls

students will have access to the information the media center provides no matter where they are

the media center will be able to have a deeper impact on the education of the students it serves through new technologies weeding all out-of-date print sources in order to make room for more computers

provide docking spaces for students who want to work on their own PC's or tablets

will allow Internet access via the school's wifi along with an outlet that students can re-charge their computers as they are working

interactive spaces where student work face-to-face on group projects

relevant databases offering immediate, up-to-date, reliable resources that students will be able to access from media center computers or from any Internet connected technology

purchase and distrabution of e-books Participants The teacher librarian
...be available to
impart their knowledge
and expertise
regarding research and
technology in order to
guide students and
teachers towards
becoming effective
users of information Participants The student
... will learn research and information
... create media productions such as
podcasting, original videos using the
lastest editing software and digital
...become life long learners, questioners
and creaters of information and
technology Participants Teachers
... co-teach with the
teacher librarian
...learn from the
teacher librarian transform into a technology hub Technology to be used Computers
Smart phones
Cameras Technology to be used Internet
Educational software
Video editing software
Social networking sites
Blogs Funding District budget
Grants Technology implementation plan create a set of long term goals, objectives and targets that will initiate the change that the library media program will undertake
guarantee all students have access to media center programs which will help them achieve state standards and become life-long learners
guarantee that all students have access to current technologies that are relevant in the school setting and in the society in which they live Challenges Fear
Lack of training
Unrealistic expectations
Technical difficulties Evaluations A board of teacher librarians, teachers, administrators and students will assess the progress in technology use at least three times during each school year

Surveys given after a new technology lesson will be given to all students involved with the lesson and their teacher References

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