I'm a blogging slacker for sure. I freely admit it. I own it. I'm not proud of it, but there it is. All I will say is I will make an effort to do better. Sigh...
Moving on...this is exam week and we've all been working on nothing but. In-between testing sessions, (and with the help of our awesome custodians and students), I have managed to rearrange the media center and do some weeding. I wanted to provide a better space for video production, especially as green screen is taking off here at West. I also have about 100 students every day who come to work on virtual classes offered through our local community college, and thought it was time to change some things around to better accommodate the mix of individuals, classes, and small groups that frequent the media center. So I took the conference table and office chairs out of what used to be my office in a galaxy far, far away, relocated them to a corner of the media center between 2 tall bookcases, and turned the former office/conference room into our new video production area. I also switched up the leisure reading area and small group tables. I'm excited to see what students and staff think about the changes.
I've mentioned before that this is the first year that our school has implemented the SMART Lunch model. There are 4 high schools in our county doing SL, and all 4 of the media coordinators are struggling with what to do with the media center during that time. We are going to get together soon to talk and try to figure out how to best utilize the time, space, resources, and expertise available. I will share ideas that we discuss in a future post.
More testing to come on Monday, then the new semester begins and I'll be "back in the saddle again".