MidLink Magazine's History
|MidLink Magazine is the oldest
children’s publication on the web. Established in October, 1994,
MidLink continues to be updated quarterly with projects in locations
all over the world. For ten years, it has operated without
interruption and continues to grow as a non-profit organization
because of sponsorship and support by NC State University, the
University of Central Florida. The heart of MidLink’s success,
however, is the cadre of dedicated teacher-editors who guide
students to create the exceptional content that fills its pages.
The magazine has won numerous awards from its first recognition as
an exemplary web project by the Franklin Institute of Science in
April, 1995, to the National Information Infrastructure Award in
October, 1996, to being identified as an exemplary site by the
American Library Association in August, 1999. MidLink continues to
be recognized for making a valuable contribution to the educational
community on the World Wide Web.
In spite of these exemplars, MidLink’s greatest contribution is
undoubtedly the sharing of working models of technology integration.
What does skillful technology integration look like? What are the
outcomes of a successful technology project? What does the student
work actually look like? What learning outcomes can teachers hope to
accomplish with their students? The answers fill the pages of
MidLink Magazine. Teachers, students, and parents visit the magazine
at the rate of 5,000 – 10,000 per month to view projects and gather
inspiration and new ideas to use in their own classrooms. Any
teacher of students ages 8 - 18 is invited to participate.
Listen to Caroline
share about MidLink's history in the site's first Podcast.
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