Media Center Mission Statement
The Fulton County Schools Media and Educational Technology department promotes academic excellence by empowering student and staff to be effective, discriminating users of ideas and information. Additionally, Fulton County Schools Media and Educational Technology Instructors (METIs) assist instructional staff in using technology effectively for differentiating instruction and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students. The Fulton County Schools Media and Educational Technology department facilitates the development of balanced and relevant collections of digital and print resources for teacher and student use. Digital resources are provided for all students that are accessible anytime, anywhere, on any web-enabled computer, laptop, or mobile device.
Destiny Discover is the main resource the Media Center uses for immediate information on Media Center news, activities, and resources. Destiny Discover provides a single discovery interface for students and educators to search and access all your print and digital resources, including eBooks, audiobooks, and interactive books, as well as free and paid subscription databases.
Link to Destiny Discover (or you can link to Destiny Discover in ClassLink) Students sign in with their Student ID number and password.
SORA - Sora is a digital depository of online books and magazines to help you/your students investigate reading materials online at any time from any web-based device. Access can be granted through FCS Classlink or by CLICKING HERE to view any of our digital magazines available to students online.
Media Center Policies and Procedures
Students may use the Media Center for school-related research using print and Internet resources, and computer activities, quiet study, and book selection for academic or recreational reading.
The instructional purpose of the Media Center is to ensure that students become successful users of information resulting in information literacy. Students will learn:
How to choose from a variety of sources for information to meet their needs
How to access print and non-print resources efficiently and effectively
How to discern a credible source from a non-credible source
How to cite bibliographic sources from academic research
Books may be checked out for two weeks with a two-week renewal.
Fees are charged for items that are returned late. Replacement costs are charged for lost or damaged items.
- Multiple Online "EBooks" are also available for digital checkout for the same time period.
- Headphones and other small digital devices may also be checked out on a limited basis to help students complete projects for class.
Acceptable Use Policy
Students may access the Internet for academic-related purposes only.
Riverwood complies with all Fulton County Board policies and procedures regarding computer and Internet usage.
Refer to the Fulton County School Board Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure and please SIGN OFF digitally as soon as you have a chance!
Library Books, Ebooks and Digital Magazine Collection
Laptops & other Digital Equipment available for Checkout
Multiple Online Resources for Curriculum & Research
- Coordination with the RICS Makerspace to provide materials to help students investigate, explore and create through engineering minded activities.
The Media Specialist
Degrees and Certifications:
Currently Pursuing - ABD Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA Ed.D. Program - Instructional Technology Leadership Valdosta State University - Valdosta, GA Specialist Degree – Instructional Technology Full Sail University - Orlando, FL Masters Degree - Educational Technology & Media Development Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA Bachelor of Science Degree – Middle Grades Education
Ms. Ann Marie Carrier
The Media & Education Technology Specialist works with students and teachers providing formal and informal instruction in research skills, reading advocacy, information literacy skills, technology applications while engaging students in activities that inspire them to learn more through the various resources available to us digitally and on paper.
Ms. Carrier has a background in middle & high school education as well as multiple degrees in Education Technology where her passions include finding new and innovative ways to engage students using technology to enrich classroom content and to inspire others to learn. Her research is currently focused on how to use virtual reality to replace real world experiences with students to increase learning and interest in science, which she plans to pursue while working in the media center here at Riverwood with students.
No matter what your students are learning, researching or wanting to know, Ms. Carrier is committed to helping students move to the next level in their work and to reach success in whatever they endeavor. She hopes the media center becomes a learning hub for all, a place where students can come to learn, to grow, to be inquisitive and to inspire others to investigate possibilities for their lives they never knew existed.
Feel free to contact the Media Specialist, Ms. Ann Marie Carrier, with any questions or ways that she can help at firstname.lastname@example.org