I visited one of our middle schools a week or so ago. I was excited to see what was happening there. Two classes were working in the library. One had a presentation going on. Students were interacting with the presenter who had a power point to emphasize the topic.
Another class worked at the computers. Their teacher was guiding them through writing a paper for their classwork.
Other students were in the library reading, using extra computers, and checking out books.
The media specialist showed me a project that his student helpers were working on. The students were assisted by the media specialist and the school instructional technology teacher. They have set up a webpage using My Big Campus and WordPress for the students to enjoy. It has links to sites for music, manga, news, science and sports. The students are using an app called Tellegami to create avatars for their site.
It was delightfully busy, with noise, but not disruptive. All were doing what they needed to do! I left with a smile on my face!