Saturday, March 25, 2006
To make things easier for the teachers, Terrylynne Turner, the librarian media specialist, has decided to increase the amount of educational DVDs in the media center since this spring.
Prior to this, many teachers would go to Blockbuster and rent movies for their
students to get a better understanding on what they are learning. Turner wanted
to make it one less errand for the teachers.
As a result of the increase in educational DVDs, all teachers now can play
DVDs on their computers. Only teachers can access the 120 DVDs in the media
center. VCRs are also being replaced by dual VCR and DVD players. Because it is
difficult for students to watch a curriculum-related movie on a small screen
television, Turner also decided to get speakers and new projectors to make it
easier and more enjoyable for the students to watch.
“DVDs are a better investment for the future than videos,” said Carla Colburn, a
librarian media specialist.
Turner used the small budget from the school district through the library
funding. She also used the fees from students that had overdue books or lost
“I did this to make it more enjoyable for the students and save time for
teachers,” said Turner, who has been working at the library for four years.