In an effort to do our part to flatten the curve, the Cobb and Douglas Public Health – Director of Epidemiology, Rachel Franklin – has asked us to please share with our communities.
“Students please be mindful that while schools are closed, social distancing should be practiced, and that includes play dates! Everyone should be self-monitoring for symptoms.”
Please check out these links:
CDC – Coronavirus -“What you need to know”
CDC – Coronaviruse – “How to prepare”
Cobb Digital Library
Educational Resources for ALL subjects!
Below you will find a handout for accessing the databases on the Cobb Digital Library from home. I have shared it out with all the teachers for them to post to their blogs as well.
Cobb Digital Library home access
Under the list of “Databases” you can find some great resources. In an earlier post today, I highlighted a great place for students to find ebooks and audio books called Sora. Using the Sora app or Sora in the Digital Library, students can access Cobb School district books as well as connect to ebooks and audio books through the Cobb Public Library. See earlier post.
Passwords and other information
Password help for CDL
Explore the Library Learning Commons Classroom for 6th grade students.
Find a welcome from me, booktalks for 6th grade students, information about curbside checkout, and a how-to instructions for Sora.
Explore the Media Center Learning Commons Classroom for 7th grade students.
Find a welcome from me, booktalks for 7th grade students, information about curbside checkout, and a how-to instructions for Sora.
EBSCO Middle Search Plus and Explora
Go to the Cobb Digital Library
If you ask your mom or dad if they had to use EBSCO databases in college or graduate school, the answer will be yes. Just about anyone who went/goes to college is expected to use this valuable resource. Middle Search plus is EBSCO’s resource containing over 100 magazines for middle school students.
Explora was created for high school users and contains many more sources.
Log in using your Office 365 username and password
Open the group for “Magazine Reference and More”
EBSCO resources are part of GALILEO and may require an extra password “linen.”
Check to see how current an article you can find on the Coronavirus
Publications included with these databases:
Girl’s Life – April/May issue is already up
Boy’s Life – March issue and older
Sports Illustrated – March
Sports Illustrated for Kids – Feb
Time Magazine – March 16
Time for Kids – March 20
Scholastic Action, Scholastic Art, Scholastic Choices, Scholastic Math, Scholastic News, Scholastic Scope, Scholastic SuperScience and Scholastic Update
Science News and Science News for Kids
Science World – March
Christian Science Monitor
and many more
See this handout for more help using these resources
Welcome Back 8th Grade Students
Please start by clicking on my bitmoji.
Here is the link as well
Need more ideas of ebooks and articles to read? Try these out.
First sign into the Cobb Digital Library, then the links to the books and articles will work.
6 Ways You Can Make the Most of Staying Home for a while! – from Bangor Daily News
If you are asked for an extra password – linen
From Mother Earth News
Link to eBook Link to eBook
eBook from the CDL – check it out
Check out this video of the Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye: Math, Business and Industry.
Just one of the fantastic videos students can find on Discovery Education.
Log into Cobb.discoveryeducation.com and learn more.
Take a Tour of the a 3D model of the human body.
Check out NFL Play 60 and get some ideas of some fitness workouts you can do for 60 minutes a day. These workouts were created by NFL players in collaboration with the American Heart Association.
This is a list of resources compiled by both the Media Services Dept. and Instructional Technology Dept. to support teaching and learning during our “Digital Days”.
RESOURCES FOR DIGITAL LEARNING DAYS for Dickerson
Out of the 20 books nominated for the annual Georgia Book Award, students in the state chose Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen as their favorite.
Next years nominees, also our reading bowl books for next year, can be found here.
Students can checkout all these books through Sora.