Resistance Cafe

Students in 6th grade are enjoying a resistance book tasting. Our Resistance Café is serving a multitude of books from various historic periods with a resistance theme. These historical fiction books include slavery, the Civil Rights, WWII, Cuba in the 60s, and 1890s Russia.

Activity – Resistance Café

Sora

Cobb County students now have access electronic and audio books through Sora (developed by Overdrive.)
Find a collection of local books, a Cobb County School collection as well as have the ability to link to our Cobb Public Library collection.

Cobb Public Library access –  students will use their student ID as their username and their pin would be 2 digit month and 2 digit day of their birthday.

Sora

 

Databases for pro/con issues

Opposing View Points / SIRS Discover

These databases on the Cobb Digital Library are awesome for information on any controversial issue where there may have various or opposing views.

The Cobb Digital Library is an icon on the desktop of every laptop and computer in Cobb County Schools. Accessing the CDL from home requires a username and password. Use the link from the Dickerson Library Learning Commons. The username would be the same as Office 365. Firstname.lastname@students.cobbk12.org and password is what students set for logging into computers.

Select the group “Current Issues Databases.” Most helpful are Opposing Viewpoints or SIRS Discover.

Opposing Viewpoints: Either search a topic or in the top left corner click “Browse Issues.” Be sure and look at the “viewpoints.”

SIRS Discoverer will require an additional password when accessing the database from home because it is part of GALILEO. The current password is “derail.” Once in SIRS Discoverer look for the link/category on the bottom left of the main screen called “Pro/Con Leading Issues.” Scroll down and see the viewpoints and the articles associated with the topics.

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August 14th

Welcome back all. These first two weeks have been productive in our Library Media Center/Learning Commons. We have had 45 classes come through for orientation and book checkout. 7 classes have participated in a library breakout. We have checked out 1389 books, and we still have 5 classes yet to come through.

Students have learned about some of the changes in our Destiny library catalog such as how to log in from home and how to place holds on popular books. We already have a book with 37 people on a hold list. 

We are looking forward to a fabulous year. Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped teachers with copies and helped students in the media center. We could not have such a successful program without you.

End of Year Newsletter

We had another great year in the Media Center/Library Learning Commons. Please see our end of year newsletter below. 

May Newsletter 19.

A huge, huge thank you to all the parents who volunteered in our Media Center and copy room. You all make our program possible. With out all our parents we could not support our students and teachers as we do and circulate all the reading materials we do. We are definitely a community of readers.

THANK YOU!

Touch Cast

Touch Cast Tutorials – the following tutorials are here for your help.

Click here to go to the Touch Cast website which houses all tutorials.

Educator’s user  guide / help for just about everything.    Warning! This document is 106 pages.
use the links in the document to access how to videos.

Tutorials include how to use a green screen, white board, video apps.

Vaps – Video Apps.

Sharing – How you might work on your project from home.

Cobb Digital Library resources helpful for this project include:
Group – Magazine Reference and More – Explora or Middle Search Plus and Gale Research in Context