Teen Advisory Group

Be a part of our Teen Advisory Group in the Media Center! 

- Give input into what you think our area should look like (furniture, equipment, etc.)
– Help decide on a Book Fair theme plus be take part in the “behind the scenes” setup
– Plan fun programs and contests (such as Battle of the Books, You Can’t Catch the Gingerbread Man, Read Across America and more!)
– Offer suggestions for new books and equipment to be purchased
- So many other awesome things!

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EasyBib – Walker

1. Login to EasyBib:

  • username – [email protected] (example: [email protected])
  • password – your lunch number

2. EasyBib and Cobb Digital Library lesson with Mrs. Zimmerman.

3. View the slideshare below for a review on how to copy & paste citations from Cobb Digital Library into EasyBib:

Today’s Pathfinder of Resources on “The Giver” Project

Keywords/Phrases:

Here are some examples of search terms you can use. Remember that by using quotation marks, you are ‘gluing’ terms together. If you aren’t finding what you’re looking for, try rearranging your terms, think of new terms or use less terms.

  • euthanasia
  • “test tube babies”
  • “ethnic cleansing”
  • “in vitro fertilization”
  • “dream research”
  • drones

Online Databases:

  • Remember to use any ‘filter’ features in the databases if needed to narrow your results.
  • Within Cobb Digital Library: (username: student #, password: read)
    • Brittanica Online School Edition
    • EasyBib Research
    • EasyBib Sweetsearch
    • EBSCO Host Middle Search Plus
    • GALILEO Teen
    • Literature Resource Center (GALE)
    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • Student Research Center (EBSCO)

Prezi – Hobbs

Who needs PowerPoint when you have Prezi?

1. Prezi requires an email address to sign up for an account.  Make sure you have one already or get parent permission to sign up for an email account at school.  I highly recommend Gmail for students because you get so much more than email (hello, Google Drive for docs and forms!).

2.  Click here to go to Prezi

 

3. If you need a quick review of Prezi, watch the slideshare below created just for you by yours truly, Mrs. Z.

EasyBib – Hobbs

1. Login to EasyBib:

  • username – [email protected] (example: [email protected])
  • password – your lunch number

2. EasyBib and Cobb Digital Library lesson with Mrs. Zimmerman.

3. View the slideshare below for a review on how to copy & paste citations from Cobb Digital Library into EasyBib:

Today’s Pathfinder of Resources on “The Giver” Project

Keywords/Phrases:

Here are some examples of search terms you can use. Remember that by using quotation marks, you are ‘gluing’ terms together. If you aren’t finding what you’re looking for, try rearranging your terms, think of new terms or use less terms.

  • euthanasia
  • “test tube babies”
  • “ethnic cleansing”
  • “in vitro fertilization”
  • “dream research”
  • drones

Online Databases:

  • Remember to use any ‘filter’ features in the databases if needed to narrow your results.
  • Within Cobb Digital Library: (username: student #, password: read)
    • Brittanica Online School Edition
    • EasyBib Research
    • EasyBib Sweetsearch
    • EBSCO Host Middle Search Plus
    • GALILEO Teen
    • Literature Resource Center (GALE)
    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • Student Research Center (EBSCO)

Websites:

 

Compare & Contrast World Religions – Kamhout

iPad days are THE BEST!

Part One:
Join your group at a table where you will create a rough draft of a Venn diagram on the three major world religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism.  You have your class notes so I suggest you use them (hint, hint).  This is a timed activity so work quickly and listen out for Ms. Kamhout’s timer!

Part Two:

  • Learn the basic iPad rules and watch me model how to create a Venn diagram on the iPad.
  • Each member of the group will take turns typing information from the rough draft to the iPad.
  • Each member of the group will choose a different color to type the terms.
  • Now it’s your turn:
    • Open Educreations on the iPad
    • Select the Add Picture icon
    • Search term is “Venn”
    • Select the appropriate diagram
    • Select to fill screen from top to bottom
    • Lock the image
    • Select the T for text and tap your finger anywhere on the screen to start typing

Rock Cycle – Anderson

You will be creating your Explore Learning account and learning about the rock cycle during your science class in the media center.

Creating your Explore Learning account:

  • Follow along with Mrs. Zimmerman as she takes you through each step of the sign up
  • You must type the class code in ALL CAPS!
  • Gizmo labs will appear on the homepage of your account.
  • Click Launch Gizmo to open the lab assigned to you for this class.

Biomes Virtual Museum

You will be creating a virtual museum about biomes.  Using what you know and notes from class, create your own virtual museum from the PPT.

  • Click to open the virtual museum PPT below and SAVE it to your lunch number.
  • REMEMBER – save your PPT after you finish working on each slide to avoid losing your work!
  • BiomeMuseum
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Biomes Webquest

—> Make sure the sound is OFF from the computer <—

Today you will be going on a  webquest of the major biomes around the planet.

Each website will open in a new window.  Make sure to come back to the media center blog each time you are ready to explore another biome.

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Tirpak Weebly Selfies

Today you will upload your selfie onto your Weebly account.

  1. On your computer, click the Start button.
  2. Select Computer.
  3. Double-click the STUDRIVE U:
  4. Scroll through the images to locate your art selfie.
  5. Double-click your selfie to open it.
  6. Select File, then Save As JPG.
  7. Navigate to the drive with your lunch number and click Open.
  8. Rename your picture as Art Selfie and click Save.

Upload your photo into Weebly:

  1. Login to your Weebly account.
  2. Select the page titled “Art Work”.
  3. Click and drag the Image widget to your page.
  4. Click the icon that appears.
  5. Follow the directions to locate your selfie saved to your lunch number.

 

 

 

 

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Homeostasis Gizmo – Shook & Banks

You will be creating your Explore Learning account and learning about homeostasis during your science class in the media center.

Creating your Explore Learning account:

  • Follow along with Mrs. Zimmerman as she takes you through each step of the sign up
  • You must type the class code in ALL CAPS!
  • Gizmo labs will appear on the homepage of your account.
  • Click Launch Gizmo to open the lab assigned to you for this class.
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