Team 2

Librarians for this team are:
1 high school Librarian = Jan Marie Brow
1 middle school Librarian = Karen Rodgers
1 elementary Librarian = Guusje Moore
1 elementary Librarian = Jodi Zawadzki
1 elementary Librarian = Karen Bohls
1 elementary Librarian = Melanie Scales

Be specific. Discuss all aspects of the question from various perspectives. Do some research if you want to. You have about 20 minutes for each question, although the first question should take less. Question 3 is the critical one that should take the most time. Write your answers on this wiki page after each question.

Question 1:
What hardware, software, infrastructure, resources, and training did you have to meet the needs of your students for assignments and/or curiosity in the ’07 school year? (Think in terms of information, tools [computers, software, databases, etc.], reading motivators, Library spaces, and training for you

  • old, out-of-date computers
  • headphones that don't work
  • databases
  • filters (excessive)
  • AR
  • plenty of space
  • one projector
  • CD and cassette players
  • overhead projectors
  • lots of software
  • Atomic Learning


Question 2:
What hardware, software, infrastructure, resources, and training will you need to meet the needs of your students for assignments and/or curiosity in the ’08 school year? (Think in terms of information, tools [computers, software, databases, etc.], reading motivators, Library spaces, and training for you)

  • replacement projectors (mounted and mobile)
  • ACTIVBoards with ACTIVClassroom
  • completely wireless library with more laptops than desktops
  • laptops to check out to teachers and students
  • e-mail accounts for students
  • flash-drives for students
  • student and teacher access to district servers from HOME
  • user-friendly filtering system
  • e-books
  • Elmo projector
  • Atomic Learning


Question 3:
What hardware, software, infrastructure, resources, and training will you need to meet the needs of your students for assignments and/or curiosity in the ’11 school year? (Think in terms of information, tools [computers, software, databases, etc.], reading motivators, Library spaces, and training for you)

  • DVR's
  • MP3 players for podcasting
  • sound system for library (music)
  • totally wireless library
  • production-presentation station
  • color printer easily available
  • scanner easily available
  • seamless home-school connection with technology
  • less textbooks, more digital media
  • increased # of ACTIVBoards (or comparable)
  • training for all of the above for teachers and librarians
  • updated security to maintain inventory
  • mobile barcode scanners


Question 4:
What hardware, software, infrastructure, resources, and training will you need to meet the needs of your students for assignments and/or curiosity in the ’20 school year? (Think in terms of information, tools [computers, software, databases, etc.], reading motivators, Library spaces, and training for you)

  • hand-held device for every student and staff member
  • totally wireless
  • seamless environment (school, home, work, play)
  • training to manage new technologies
  • digital media readily available