Monday, December 15, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will take a typing drill to assess accuracy and speed.
Students will create Christmas e-cards for their teachers and/or friends!

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Typing Drill)
2. e-cards (CHRISTMAS!)
3. Typing Games
Digital Zen:
Prepare for a timed TYPING DRILL.

West Coast fans who have long suspected an East Coast bias from Bristol, Conn.-based ESPN can begin to rest easier, because the cable sports giant is on track to open by spring 2009 a full-fledged broadcast production facility across from Staples Center.

The five-story ESPN building that is taking shape will house an ESPN Zone restaurant on the first two floors and two television production studios with digital control rooms on upper floors. One studio will become home for the late-night edition of its signature “SportsCenter” that now is produced on the busy Bristol campus. ESPN also will house its 710 radio station studios next door in an office building now under construction.

“The scope of this project makes sense on a lot of different levels,” said ESPN President George W. Bodenheimer, who was in town last week. “And, frankly, having toured it today, I feel very good about our decision to come out here.”

Bodenheimer declined to state the cost of the new building. But, during a groundbreaking two years ago for the entertainment district that will surround Staples Center, television industry insiders speculated that the building would cost ESPN about $100 million.

One broadcast industry engineer recently estimated the cost of digital technology for the West Coast television studio at between $35 million and $45 million, with related construction costs of about $20 million – not including the restaurant, which will open late next year.

ESPN executives are still wrestling with how to introduce fans to a bicoastal “SportsCenter,” with early shows originating in Bristol and the late edition coming from L.A. The network regularly incorporates feeds from studios in New York City, Washington and Charlotte, N.C., but the show’s hosts always have been in Bristol.

ESPN hopes to make the switch in a manner that won’t confuse viewers. For example, there’s a good chance that the two studios will be identical in appearance, and ESPN must decide if broadcasts will be regularly labeled as “live from Los Angeles.”


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Ms. Lee: mlee@animo.org
Ms. Harding: stacey.harding@animo.org
Ms. Aceves: aide.aceves@animo.org
Mr. Ramos: edgar.ramos@animo.org
Ms. Salazar: karen.salazar@animo.org
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