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Bravo Long Cane Middle School Media Center!

Posted by grizzlymedia on March 27, 2009

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Yesterday I visited the media center of Long Cane Middle School in LaGrange, a 2008 Exceptional Media Program. Media specialist Pam Murphy and her staff (Judy Beach, Chris Miller, and Terry Tucker) collaborate with teachers in her school to create innovative student products. Recently, Long Cane students communicated on a Ning with other kids from five different countries. The students contributed to a wiki and collaborated with each other in their research on digital citizenship in schools. Students also used a webcast to collaborate with students in a nearby county and compare water usage, making comparisons to online data provided by schools from around the world. The media center hosted a Curriculum Fair to display resources available for teachers to integrate into their curriculum. A Technology Expo provided teachers with an opportunity to observe demonstrations of new technology equipment and technology integration ideas. The media center provides twenty-first century learning opportunies via blogs, wikis, digital storytelling via MovieMaker, Flip camera video productions, Web 2.0 applications, podcasting with Audacity, student response systems, and other materials. In cooperation with Georgia Tech, the school also provides a Lego Robotics program and other technology initiatives including a state-of-the-art video production studio. Their Lunch Bunch, Strive for 25, and other reading promotions keep students reading across the curriculum. Congratulations to Long Cane Middle School Media Center for their devotion to children and their dedication to the ideals of twenty-first century education.

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