2013-2014 Media Center

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 13, 2012 in Front Page |
Welcome to Mr. Wasil’s Media Center Blog. The purpose of this blog is to:
1. Provide students, parents, and teachers information about technology standards and how integrating technology in the classroom can benefit learning. 2. To provide appropriate web links and approved sites for K-3 students. 3. To permit students to voice their opinions by commenting on this site. Students will be given the opportunity to review books, suggests websites, and provide ideas on what they feel important and want to learn.The picture below is a snap shot of the website that the students use to complete assignments in the media center. Click Here or on the picture below to view web page.

What is a Media Specialist?

School Media is the practice of finding, evaluating, and using information. Information is everywhere. . .in our books in the library, in our reference section, and in the computer room through online databases, directories and websites.

A media specialist helps students develop the skills they need to locate information, decide whether it is useful, and use it in a meaningful way. We also help instill the concepts of ethical use by honoring copyrights and Internet safety.
These are life skills which will become more and more important as the children mature. In the elementary years, we introduce age-appropriate challenges which will be built upon in middle school.

At all levels, these skills are taught in the context of the core classrooms and in collaboration with the classroom teacher.

Media Specialists are also librarians and we love books! We introduce the children to various genres of literature, such as realistic fiction, fantasy, or mystery. We help them to locate information books and begin to develop an understanding of the Dewey organizational system of our libraries.

A media specialist is in a school to help children unlock the pathways to knowledge, understanding, and success.

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