Media Center Minute
Minuteman HS Library Media Center
Topics in this edition of the Media Center Minute include:
- World News Wednesday & CTE in the News
- Collaborations & New/Updated Resource Guides
- Minuteman Reads & DVC's Dracula Project
- Resource Round-Up
Staff and students are always welcome in the Minuteman High School library media center. In addition to coming for classes, students come to browse for books, ask for assistance, study, research, and relax. Teachers use the library media center space for their preps, club meetings, collaborative lessons, and classes.
The library media center website is located in the Student Resources section of the Minuteman website. Please take advantage of the media center space and resources.
Library Media Specialist
World News Wednesday & CTE in the News
Have you heard about the engineer who designed a plastic extractor to comb beach sand in California? Or the climate scientists who are studying the water levels at Lake Mead? How about the ecologist who figured out that the oldest trees in the woods are the ones holding on to the most carbon? Well, for career and technical education (CTE) students in Minuteman High School’s Environmental Technology program these are just three of the many topics they consider and discuss on World News Wednesday.
Learn more about World News Wednesday and CTE in the News in this "World News Wednesday" article by Emily Kotwal, Kara Gleason, and Shantel Schonoer published in the October edition of Techniques, the magazine of the Association for Career and Technical Education.
Please reach out if you would like to begin or restart a CTE in the News initiative. You will be in good company!
Collaborations & Resource Guides
Some of the recently posted or updated resource guides include:
- Cookbook Culture: Cookbook Reviews in Culinary Arts & Hospitality (see images below)
Here are some of our latest Minuteman Reads book lists and activities. Let us know if you'd like to suggest a Minuteman Reads theme.
Check Out DVC's Dracula Project
The DVC sophomore & junior classes put their BLOOD, sweat, and tears into their latest project: reimaginings of book covers for Bram Stoker's 1897 horror classic, Dracula.
For this project, each class screened the original 1931 classic film and watched accompanying summaries to fully understand the story. Students were them cut loose to reimagine their own cover designs using digital illustration, photo collage, or a combination of the two techniques. (text from Mr. McNamara)
The library media center is thrilled to display these original pieces of design. Come by the library to check them out.
Databases & Reference eBooks
Classroom Video on Demand
Sora eBooks & Audiobooks
With Sora, students can access a large collection of eBooks and audiobooks for independent reading. Students log-in with their 5-digit student ID number. Staff please let us know if you would like to be set up with a Sora account.