Cedar Ridge HS Media Center Teacher Guide

Library Equipment

Equipment available for check-out
  • Butcher paper carts
  • iPads and iPad minis
  • Wii gaming system and games
  • WiiU gaming system and games
  • Digital video cameras
  • Microphones
  • Tripods
  • Portable stereo CD players
  • Headsets

Other equipment available for use in the media center:

  • Ellison letter cutting machine
  • Four small group mobile whiteboards
  • Large screen monitors for small groups
  • Wii gaming system and games
  • WiiU gaming system and games

Breakout EDU

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Each kit includes a collection of locks, hidden contraptions, timers, keys, and other “diversion hardware” that can be used to play countless Breakout challenges. Challenges can be tailored to meet teacher content.

CRHS Magazine Subscriptions

Click this button to see a listing of all magazines for which we currently hold a subscription.

Professional Resources

Professional Library

Professional reading materials are located along the side wall behind the circulation desk. All subject areas are represented. If you discover a professional resource elsewhere that you would like to have as part of our collection, please let me know. I can add it to my book order!

Quick Tips

The library website offers a section of resources for teachers. I try to add new quick tips as I discover them or as you request help. Examples include: how to use canva for graphics, using smore to make quick newsletters, google docs tips, etc.


You are welcome to work in the library anytime, especially if you are displaced during your planning period. The library has several larger screen monitors that can plug into teacher laptops and can make it easier to view your work.

Library Website

Online Resources

Many resources to support teaching and learning are available on our library website. Most of these resources are available 24/7 outside the library walls. These resources include:

  • On-line databases to support research and learning. (Contact your Teacher Librarian for user names and passwords.)
  • The library catalog, which lets you know what resources are available in our library collection.
  • Follett Shelf, which provides access to our e-books. (Contact your Teacher Librarian for user name and password.)
  • Links to search engines, Web 2.0 tools, and citation information are posted on our library website.
  • Library policies are posted our our library website for quick reference.


Research assistance is available for individual students, small groups, whole classes, and/or teachers.

Research Help

  • Navigating on-line databases
  • Conducting effective internet searches
  • Determining the authority of a website
  • Evaluating websites
  • Citing sources and using web citation tools

Library Visits

  • To schedule a visit, contact your Teacher Librarian via e-mail, phone, or come see me! Your class can come to the MC, or I can come to you!
  • Prepare your students in advance with topic, research questions, key words related to research topic, project criteria and expectations, etc. (Consider using a research model to assist your students with the research process.)
  • Instruction will be provided on how to use project-specific resources (i.e., on-line databases, websites, reference books).
  • You may send students with a pass for independent research, small group work, etc. Please contact the library staff in advance to verify space and supervision availability.

Library Special Events

The library hosts many special events and activities throughout the year. Here's what's happening so far this year:

  • Banned Books Week
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Teens Read Week
  • Teen Tech Week
  • School Library Month
  • Poetry Month