Hey Kiddos! Welcome back for your second classroom visit to the DMC this school year! This time we are learning about our online catalog–Destiny Discover! Today’s lesson will serve to highlight some of the awesome features available to you. Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Webb will be guiding you through accessing and logging into Destiny Discover so that you can personalize your profile. You will then access the main menu to verify your checkouts, place holds on materials, add resources to favorites lists and even create collections. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to renew and/or checkout materials. Here’s the brief student video, Using Destiny Discover-Students, we will be utilizing to guide our learning. Off we go . . .
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Destiny Discover log-in is the same as your school computer log-in.
Hey 8th Grade Spanish Students!
Here’s some research guidance for you as you entice tourists to visit your country. Be sure to brainstorm and consider all the things that appeal to you when you travel. It is especially important that our information be from reliable and relevant sources, so we will be using the databases to which we subscribe through the Cobb Digital Library. Let’s get started!
Getting Started on Day 1
Additional resources in Cobb Digital Library recommended for this assignment are:
Remember: You access Cobb Digital Library at home by using your Office 365 username and password ([email protected]) and your school computer password.
Presentation: Microsoft Sway
Introduction: What is Sway? (This video will be shared via direct instruction in class.)
How to Sway by TTIS, Whitney Prather (Here is a step-by-step how to if you need additional guidance while off campus. Direct Sway instruction will be provided in class by Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker. THIS VIDEO LIKES MICROSOFT EDGE!)
Helpful Hint: If you face obstacles or have questions while creating your Sway, be sure to utilize the Help feature within Sway.
Welcome Back to the Media Center!
Eighth grade classes are visiting the media center along with their ELA classes for a review of the media center behavior expectations, policies, and procedures. In designated groups, students will visit stations to complete specific objectives. Media specialist Mrs. Baker, Media paraprofessional Tracey Webb, along with Durham ELA teachers, will guide students along the way. Also during their visit, students will have the opportunity to check out materials. Yay for reading more books this year!
For all the details, check out the Media Center 8th Grade Orientation Guide.
At STATION 8, be sure to view NSTeens’ video 6 Degrees of Information and complete the corresponding questions.
Welcome Back to the Media Center!
Seventh grade classes are visiting the media center along with their ELA classes for a review of the behavior expectations, policies, and procedures. Students will also have the opportunity to verify their computer and Office 365 passwords and connect to the WIFI if they are BYOD approved. In collaborative groups, students will visit stations to complete specific learning targets. Media specialist Mrs. Baker and Media paraprofessional Mrs. Webb, along with the help of Durham ELA teachers, will help guide students during their visit.
At STATION 8, be sure to check out the Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System video:
Works Cited: “Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System.” YouTube, YouTube, 21 Sept. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch? v=9bV_sI8XQdI&index=2&list=PL8VBzOAcGweK1Kv7x8HWyUbCVAuQVAT92. Accessed 9 Aug. 2017.
Mrs. Baker will be leading students through Station 10. If you miss it, be sure to get your answers here:
Sixth grade students are visiting the media center for the first time this week with their ELA teachers. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker and Media Paraprofessional, Mrs. Webb will introduce 6th graders to the Durham Media Center where students will search the library collection utilizing the online catalog, Destiny and will then locate and check out books of interest to them. Any students from Mrs. Stahler’s, Mrs. Hall’s, Mrs. Dean’s, and Mrs. Slade’s ELA classes who missed this exciting event should view the Media Center Orientation and complete the accompanying Media Center Orientation Guide.
Log your Summer Reading minutes in Biblionasium.
All the details, and abundant resources including access to thousands of FREE digital books, can be found at Cobb Summer Reading. Check it out!!
Don’t forget! Durham Media Center’s catalog, Destiny, and Cobb Digital Library are available 24/7 during the summer too! Check out all the ebooks and audiobooks that are part of the Durham Media Center collection through Destiny, and be sure to search Ebsco eBook and Tumble Book Cloud for lots of AWESOME digital books.
Google vs. Cobb Digital Library
Using your device, go to the following link to share your perspective. You’ll need to get the password from Mrs. Baker in order to access it.
STUDENTS: Use the Anchor Chart: Asking Questions as you research the disease of your choosing.
Be sure to use Britannica School Middle in Cobb Digital Library to gather your notes.
SUBMIT YOUR SWAY HERE:
When your Sway is perfected and has been approved by Mrs. Gaut or Mrs. Baker, do the following:
- Open your Sway.
- Go to Share (upper right-hand corner)
- Make your Settings match what’s below: Share your Sway with ANYONE WITH A LINK
4. Copy the link.
5. Open the Sway Submission Form for your class, and follow the example to post your Sway.