Bully Prevention Project

Databases in the Cobb Digital Library with great articles on bullying
https://cobb.mackinvia.com

Gale Student Resources in Context (group – Advanced)
EBSCO Middle Search Plus (group – Magazine, References and More)
Gale Opposing Viewpoints (group – Advanced)
SIRS Discoverer (group – Advanced) – either search “bullying” etc. or you can scroll down and click on the link for “Pro/Con Leading Issues.”
Other internet sites to help understand bullying

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

http://www.copingskills4kids.net/Home_Page.html

http://www.pacer.org/

https://www.ncab.org.au/

 

Bully prevention project

Look for information that helps answer the following questions:

  1. Find 3 types of bullying – define and give examples.
  2. Try to find a statistic or fact related to the different types of bullying.
  3. What is the difference between a bystander and an up-stander?
  4. What can a bystander do to help or hurt?
  5. What does an up-stander do to help those who are bullied?
  6. What groups or types of people are bullied?
  7. Why do people bully? Who tends to become a bullying?
  8. Where does bullying occur?
  9. What was a wow moment for you? A fact or a statistic that surprised/shocked you the most about bullying.
  10. What are ways a bullied person can react to a bully that could help his/her situation?
  11. What does resilience mean?
  12. What can you do to help prevent someone from being bullied? What can you do to help stop someone from bullying?

What should I read next?

Did you just finish a book and wounder what to read next?  Check out this web site. Just type in the name of the last book you enjoyed, and it will show a list of other books you could read. Give it a try!

What should I read next?

Here are some other places you can go to get recomendations:

Good Reads for Middle School

Time Magazine – Best Young Adult Books of All Time

Destiny – go to the top 10 most popular books. (You can also check out other schools top 10.)

Georgial Book Award Nominees for 2017-2018

October Data

See our newsletter with October circulation and other stats. We circulate over 3800 books with over 1000 of them were non-fiction. We had over 36oo articles viewed in the Cobb Digital Library. Please note new resources featured from our Digital Library as well as the popular new books that arrived this month.

Newsletter with October data

Touch Cast

Touch Cast Tutorials – the following tutorials are here for your help.
User guide / help for just about everything.

Vaps – Bideo Apps.

White board.

Camera, buttons and how to operate

Green Screen use

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

Cobb Digital Library resources helpful for this project include:

Advanced Group – Gale Student Resources in Context
Group – Magazine Reference and More – Explora or Middle Search Plus

 

August Data

Here is our newsletter which has our August circulation data as well other happenings in our Media Center/Learning Commons. We had a busy month our circulations were up about 600 from August of last year for a total of 4,670.
Sept. Newsletter with August Data

Other news: I want to welcome Mrs. Lisa Larkin to our Media Center staff. We were very sad to loose Mrs. Dengler but totaly understand her choice to stay home with her family. She is in for a busy year.

Mrs. Larkin is a former teacher of 23 years with Dickerson. I am so happy she chose to return and be with us in the Media Center. She is happy to be back working with the wonderful students of Dickerson.

Sun Creation Mythology

The following links will help students research sun creation myths.

Sun Creation Myths

http://solar-center.stanford.edu/folklore/

http://www.cs.williams.edu/~lindsey/myths/myths_13.html

https://norse-mythology.org/sol-mani/

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2046823_2046865_2046872,00.html

https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/mythology/planets/sun.html

http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Sp-Tl/Sun.html

 

Welcome Back

I hope you had a wonderful summer.  We have had a very busy first week in the media center. Students have checked out 842 books. We have had 19 classes through.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came in this week! I could not have survived this week without you. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help. A special thanks to Ms. Downey for organizing volunteers this year. I know that is a big job. I am hoping we will have an assistant starting Tuesday.

Again, Thank you!

 

 

Resources for Thieme’s research project on GMOs

The following resources will help students researching information in GMO’s in the
Cobb Digital Library

Gale Science in Context (Science group)
Gale Opposing Viewpoints (Advanced or Current Issues group)
SIRS Discoverer – (GALILEO Resources, then go to GALILEO Teens, click on “All resources” and go to “S”.)
Current events can also be found in Explora (Magazines, References and more.)

for Pictures use Britannica Images or see Ms. Thieme’s blog for other options.

GALILEO resources all require an additional password for use at home. mountain