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Why is the media center important?

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I think that media centers are important for several reasons. The first reason is that all students learn in different ways, so if we can use a variety of teaching methods, including media, we can be sure that all of our student’s can benefit from our teaching. The second reason is that we live in a technology driven world, and any time we can integrate technology and media into the classroom we should.

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The media center is important because it allows for kids to be exposed to many different aspects of technology and how they are involved with our society. They are there for the students to allow for them to have the best education possible and be taught many varieties of options and techniques concerning technology, accessing information, and enhancing the learning environments.

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Britini Murray


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The media center is an important resource for students and teachers. It gives students an opportunity to check out books for reading in the classroom and outside of the school. For some students the media center might be the only option of getting a book in their hands to read. The media center is also important for the teacher to be able to utilize the resources in their classroom so they aren't always having to locate materials on their own time. The media center is also a comforting part of the school building in which students aren't pressured and can be themselves and make decisions for themselves.

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Lauren Jennings


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The media center is a very imporant resource for both teachers and students. A media center is where I learned to find books that I needed, work with certain technology, and how to use equipment such as camcorders, cameras, and even computers. I can recall loving "media center day" in elementary school, and I think that many children still do. It helps to promote reading to students, as well as using technology for their assignments. The earlier that students learn to keep up with technology the better. So, basically the media center has many important aspects for students and teachers.

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Like most others, I believe the media center is very important for both students and teachers. It is a great resource for teachers to be able to find things to use in thier lesson plans and classrooms. It is also a great resource for students to learn about the media and keep up with the technology. I feel it should also be a place where students can learn on their own and explore things that they like and want to learn more about through books.

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The media center is a good source for students to use in finding books they like to read or need to use for research in a project. It is also an important resource for teachers to take advantage of. They can use books, videos, etc. from the media center in developing lesson plans or other activities for their classroom.

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The media center is important because it is just that... the CENTER of the school's media and technology. It is the school's base for the endless opportunities offered through technology, modern media, and good old traditional paper books.
There are tons of resources available for students there and it is a great place for quiet study, research, and additional helpful resources. I think it should be utilized more often. I sadly have seen Media Centers used kind of as a punishment place. "Go to the library and read" or "go to the library and look this up on the computer" has been used to get students out of the classroom. This is unfortunate because it shows the library in a negative light when really it is a great and positive place. It was very strange to me to come to college and see TONS of people in the library at all times because I had always seen it as a place that was boring and for the "bad" kids.

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The media center is probably one of the most important places in a school because it is where students and teachers can go to get different information and technology. Also some students may not have access to what is provided in the media center, so it gives them an equal if not an advantage over classmates if only they take advantage of it.

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The media center is a place that students and teachers can go to do an number of things. They can use the web, do research, check out books, and receive help with the current media equipment. It is a place of knowledge and power.

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The media center is one of the most important locations in the school. The students need to know about different types of books, where and how to find them. Students also need to know about how to access the internet and what are some good eductational sites to use. I think students also need to feel like the media center is a fun place to go, not a boring place to go. The students should be encouraged to explore all avenues of the media center so that they feel comfortable when they are there. I think students should be introduced to the media center at an early age, because it is a place that we all have to get used to. We all need to know how to do research and where to look for things and by being shown the right ways in which to use the media center early on, we are better prepared for challenges later in our educational career.

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The media center is important because it offers a huge amount of resources for students and teachers. There are far more books, technology resources, and tools in the media center than there ever could be in a classroom.

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The media center is important because it brings different types of media into the school setting. It is important that students learn about and understand the different types of media that are used in our society. Students will be surrounded by them for the rest of their lives.

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The media center is important because, if properly maintained and used, it introduces children to many different types of literacy(technology, books, etc.). It also gives students a chance to use and experience resources that they may not normally be introduced to.

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Media center is important because it teaches students how to research and find books. It also teaches them how the library "works". In elementary school during media center I remember not only learning about books, finding them, how they are organized, etc. but also about an atlas and how to read a map. On the other side of things it is also very important for students to be exposed to technology as much as possible and most of the time there are more technology resources in the library than in the classroom.

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The media center is important because it provides a variety of resources for students and teachers. It gives studetns a place to check out a variety of books that interest them or a place to do research for an assignment. It is also a place for teachers to have access to resources for lessons and activities. It is great for schools to have access to these materials right down the hall from the classroom, and to have a specialist there to help them.


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The media center is important because it gives both students and teachers equal access to a variety of forms of media (books, technology, etc.) This center can give students a chance to get information in a variety of methods and it allows them to be exposed to a greater amount of material than that of a classroom library.

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The media center is important because it is an extension of the classroom. Without a media center, the tools which are available to the classroom in order to learn are quite limited. I know when I was in high school, in my English classes, we would go to the media center atleast twice per week. We used the internet to find resources on the topic we were discussing, as well as the numerous books our knewly built media center contained.

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The media center is important because it is an extension of the classroom. Without a media center, the tools which are available to the classroom in order to learn are quite limited. I know when I was in high school, in my English classes, we would go to the media center atleast twice per week. We used the internet to find resources on the topic we were discussing, as well as the numerous books our knewly built media center contained.

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The media center is one of the most important classrooms in a school. It is during students time in the library that they are often giving the chance to find new and exciting material to read. Reading is an activity that all students need to get involved in and any chance to influence students to read is great. It is also during time in the media center that students are able to get on the internet which may not be available to them at home. The media center provides students with educational experiences that are harder to replicate in the typical classroom.


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