This month, we've caught Long Branch Elementary School in the Web. In order to understand how Long Branch Elementary got caught in the Web, you have to understand Ms. Carla Schutte. If you take a look at her online profile, you'll see that her involvement with educational computing didn't just happen overnight. Over the course of the past twenty-eight years, her involvement with technology has evolved as quickly as technology itself. As a result, Long Branch offers one of the most interesting sites on the Web today.
Since Ms. Schutte is the Technology Specialist for the entire school, rather than for just one classroom, the entire school community makes use of the Internet and other telecomputing resources. Stop by the second grade and you'll see that they are involved in a recycling project and a wind and weather project. Visit the fourth grade and you'll find them busily preparing nutrition recipes and wondering "Where in the World is Roger?" These students are definitely interested and motivated.
After two years of participation in the Global Schoolhouse Project, the logical next step was the creation of the Long Branch Web server. While continuing to participate in Global Schoolhouse, Long Branch has joined several other technology projects. The key to their continued success seems to be their willingness to evolve and adapt with technology.
The commitment to educational technology at Long Branch doesn't end with the teachers and students. The PTA and local community add their support to Long Branch's programs. From the Long Branch homepage, you can access information on the Arlington public school district. You can also access general information about the Arlington region as a travel destination. Long Branch seems to play an integral role in its community.
Be sure to visit Long Branch Elementary School this month.
Who will be "Caught in The Web" next month? Feel free to send us suggestions.
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