James Moran Middle School

James Moran Middle School is located in Wallingford, CT half-way between New York and Boston. We have 900 students in grades 6-8. Our Library of Congress Archive group was made up of 25 volunteers who met to select websites for inclusion into the Archive. We spent time simulating in school our natural web surfing activities that they would have followed at home. Just like at home, what naturally happened was that the "crowd" influenced what sites we chose and the power of social networking's influence on our net surfing behavior became very obvious. We tried to start off each day by casually surfing the web and take note of what sites we were naturally drawn towards and which ones we were influenced to visit based on the word of others. We also took note of sites that we might not visit everyday, but that were important sources of information that we might use every so often such as church sites, and movie theatre home pages. One thing we noticed this year that while the amount of time we might spend on the internet might have not changed from previous years, we are visiting fewer and fewer sites each day. After choosing the websites, we found that almost every site could fit into one of three categories: Entertainment, Education, and Teen Life. We think it is an honor to be able to contribute to the archive, and in our own little way help to "write" history.

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Teen Life

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Assateague Island
http://www.assateagueisland.com/

This is a site about a inlet in Maryland. It also has an amazing beach and I go to this beach every summer. On the inlet there are also many wild horses and they wander around on the sides of the roads.

Teen Life

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  • http://13themusical.com/
    This is a broadway musical that James H. Moran is proforming this year. It was orignially proformed in Los Angles and then broadway. It is off-broadway now.
  • http://moranmustangs.org/kaarishm12/
    My blog is a sit written all by me, we are assigned different things to write about, and sometimes, I come up with my own ideas. A blog is sort ofawebsite, but we can constantly change the material on it, and it is very personalized. My blog is important because I would like peopleto know what we were learning about in school in 2012, and what things were happening in the news.
  • http://moranmustangs.org/shannong12/
    This is a student blog from James H. Moran,SR. Middle School. This consits of posts about personal stuff or posts this student is requiered to do each week. This blog helps this student write about thier personal opinion for freedom of speach.
  • http://moranmustangs.org/williamm12/
    This website is about breaking news, weather, sports and traffic. You can also learn about the news on the channel this website's news channel on tv. A TV a box with moving pictures on the screen. You can also check school closings on this website.
  • http://mp3skull.com/
    This website lets you search, download, and listen to almost any song that anyone has created. In the home screen there is a list of the weekly top ten songs a search bar to search songs. The site constantly adding new songs and old ones. It has songs all the way back to the 70's and earlier. I like this site because I can search music that I like and then download it.
  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nyy/
    A website to get updates on the baseball team, the New York Yankees. Baseball is a game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players, each team playing alternately in the field and at bat, the players at bat having to run a course of four bases laid out in a diamond pattern in order to score
  • http://www.7-eleven.com/
    This site is used to check up on a store. this is important to me because i go there for slurpes= a slushy drink flavored with syrup.
  • http://www.99restaurants.com/
    This site is a dance and music studio that is scattered all over connecticut. On the site it would show us the dates for the recital and how much everything cost.
  • http://www.abercrombie.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreView?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10901/
    Here teens buy clothes that are somewhat expensive and very much in fashion.This site is for brand-name clothes that almost every kid wears today. It is important because people in the future should know what teens in this time period wore.
  • http://www.academyofdance1.com/
    This site is a dance and music studio that is scattered all over connecticut. On the site it would show us the dates for the recital and how much everything cost.
  • http://www.apple.com/
    This website is owned by Apple and allows you to buy or research their products. In the home page Apple displays its new products and products comeing soon. You can click on some of the things and it will give an explenation and some pictures. You can also search and buy products.
  • http://www.assateagueisland.com/
    This is a site about a inlet in Maryland. It also has an amazing beach and I go to this beach every summer. On the inlet there are also many wild horses and they wander around on the sides of the roads.
  • http://www.battersboxonline.net/
    The Batter’s Box is a baseball and softball training facility catering to all talent levels of the game.
  • http://www.cabelas.com/
    This site is used for buying hunting and sporting good items. Hunting is when humans try to kill animals for sport and for the meat. It is important to me because I hunt and buy hunting products from the site.
  • http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/
    This site is used for buying hunting and sporting good items. Hunting is when humans try to kill animals for sport and for the meat. It is important to me because I hunt and buy hunting products from the site.
  • http://www.eteamz.com/wallingfordvikings/
    A site for the wallingford vikings.
  • http://www.gaetanos.com/
    A place where you eat. This restaurant is located on Main Street in walllingford, CT.
  • http://www.hollisterco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HomePage?storeId=10251&langId=-1&catalogId=10201/
    Hollister is a place where you buy clothes. Though there clothes are very expencive, one shirt could cost up to $60.
  • http://www.kohls.com/?pfx=pfx_google_roi&cid=bsolo/
    Kohls, is a place where people all ages can shop you could be 16 months old and still shop there, you could be 100 years old and still shop.
  • http://www.petsmart.com/
    Here you can purchase pets, cupplies, and other neccessities for pets. People can get anything they need for their small animals that live with them in their house. It isimportant, because people in the future should know what a pet was, there may not be many animals left for them to have pets in their houses.
  • http://www.stopandshop.com/
    A store across New England where you can buy food and get your prescriptions filled.
  • http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/default.aspx/
    Subway, is a really famous fast food restaurant that serves sandwiches. A sandwich is two pieces of bread on top of vegetables, sauces, meat, and other garnishings in the middle. This is important, because in the future, people may not know what sandwiches are, and what we eatwhen we are on the run.
  • http://www.t-mobile.com/?cm_mmc_o=Vzbp%20mwzygtCjCVAygtzlwCjCPyzEpCjCW%2f-
    This is a cell phone store that has an online store and a store you can walk into in person. A cell phone is a portable divice where you can call people on it and text them with words music
  • http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/index.html
    The mall is a place for people of all ages to either get some shopping done, or to spend time with friends. Here multiple stores are located, all in one enormous building. It is important, because this is where almost every teen goes to hang out, and most people go here for shopping; in the future, people maynot know what a mall is or how it is used.
  • http://www.westfield.com/meriden/
    Here you can purchase pets, cupplies, and other neccessities for pets. People can get anything they need for their small animals that live with them in their house. It isimportant, because people in the future should know what a pet was, there may not be many animals left for them to have pets in their houses.
  • http://www.wtnh.com/
    This website is about breaking news, weather, sports and traffic. You can also learn about the news on the channel this website's news channel on tv. A TV a box with moving pictures on the screen. You can also check school closings on this website.
  • http://www.yalesvillelittleleague.com/
    This is a website about the Yalesville-Wallingford Little League for baseball.

Education 2011-2012

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Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

A bookstore, where you can buy books, technology, and also read while snacking at the cafe. You can get so many things that provide information here. It is important because it is widely used, and many things that include data and information can be found here.

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  • http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/28/the-christian-debate-over-halloween-counter-co-opt-or-just-let-it-be/?hpt=hp_c1/
    It is a blog about religious beliefs.
  • http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
    A bookstore, where you can buy books, technology, and also read while snacking at the cafe. You can get so many things that provide information here. It is important because it is widely used, and many things that include data and information can be found here.
  • http://www.ct.gov/
    This website shows everything about our state, our government, attractions, and working coditions. A state is a region in our country that has it's own small government. This is important because, it tells all about our community and how we were governed and what places people visited while on vacation.
  • http://www.fws.gov/endangered/
    This site is about endangered species and the program they have made to save many of those species. It is trying to save many animals that are getting hunted for furs and are not many left of them. This is important to me because I care for animals every shape, size, or form.
  • http://www.onenewengland.com/
    This site is about the USA region of New England. This site shows pictures, history, arts, foods, etc. in New England. This is important to me because it is where I have lived for many years.
  • http://www.pbs.com/
    TV network
  • http://www.virtualnerd.com/
    Virtual-Nerd is a website with collections of videos that help various students in math and science. I think it is important because some teachers use it to introduce new lessons.
  • http://www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/
    This website is about the public schools in Wallingford. On this website you can see all the staff what time we you can see the events coming up. It helps us see what days we have off and what time we go to school on delays.

Entertainment 2011-2012

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Weird Al
http://www.weirdal.com/

A blog about a crazy man.

Entertainment

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