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OnePlaceSC - a great resource for classroom teachers

OnePlaceSC makes available educational resources from 30 websites. With a single sign on, users can get results from all available resources with a single search. OnePlaceSC also streams television programming provided by the SC Department of Education's eMedia Team, as well as live programs such as presidential addresses and live eTraining sessions. Visit

Book Blog

We are a community of readers at Hand Middle School and it is a constant challenge to keep up with the students as they read every kind of fiction and nonfiction we have available. One thing that I have found effective is to BLOG about what I am reading.

It serves two purposes: helps me keep track of what I am reading and serves as a place where students can look for a good book.

Check it out at

You can start a blog, too. Just log into eChalk and click on "MY ACCOUNT" and then "BLOG". Stop by the media center if you want some help getting started!

NASA Kids' Club

Engage your students in outer space! Join the NASA Kids' Club and take off into a universe of STEM activities that will engage and inspire teaching and learning. Join the Discovery Crew, visit NASA, explore outer space or voyage to another universe. NASA Kids Club guarantees an out-of-this-world experience

Media Center Staff

Carolyn Masek, Media Specialist

Patricia Kassel, Instructional Assistant