Cyber Center Connections

Blythewood High School Library Cyber Center - Jan 2016

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Star Wars in the Classroom - All subject areas

The New York Times has published thousands of articles on Star Wars since its debut in 1977. Take a look at these lesson plan ideas for many subjects across the curriculum. They offer everything from analyzing Yoda's syntax to the physics of space battles. Subject areas include English, History, Science, Math, Economics, Art, and Journalism.

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Get Your Students Talking - Understanding Election 2016

What's the difference between a primary and a caucus? What's the big deal about Iowa and New Hampshire? Is there a better way to choose a president?

The Learning Network presents a combination of resources from the New York Times with videos and other information that will help students better understand the election process.

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Just Arrived - Blended Learning by Catlin R. Tucker

We first met Google certified teacher Catlin Tucker at the Midlands Summit a few years ago. In her book, Blended Learning in Grades 4-12: Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classroom, you'll find a step-by-step guide and an abundance of ideas for integrating online discussions with face-to-face instruction in your classroom.

Preview the Book

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NEW - Online Access via NIE (Newspapers in Education)

We just added a link to The State newspaper on our library's Research web page. BHS students and teachers have online access to the current and archived issues when using the link on our page and the username/password for our library account. The username/password is available ONLY to BHS students and faculty via the Online Resource password list linked at the top of the library's Research page. Note: In order to open the password document, you must be logged in to your school gmail account.


We just received an order of new books! There are lots of new series that have recent releases and SC Book Award voting is in February. Bring your students in to check one out today.
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Don't forget about Soundzabound!

Don't worry about copyright issues again. BHS has a subscription to the Soundzabound Music Library, and we just added a new volume! You'll find the username/password in our Resource password document linked on the library's Research web page.

Soundzabound Music Library offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects
for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety.
Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling,
presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more!
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The Impossible to Fail Quiz using Google Forms

Check out this great idea for remediation when students need additional help with learning a topic or concept.

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Media Literacy Teaching Opportunity - SUPER BOWL 50 - All Subject Areas

Frank Baker has updated his amazing Super Bowl Ad site to help teachers incorporate the Super Bowl ads and media literacy in their instruction no matter what you teach.

Includes close reading of media texts and infographics!

First Semester By the Numbers

  • 281materials added to library collection
  • 1,901 materials weeded from our collection
  • 46,000+ visitors came through the library doors
  • 16, 701 individual student sign-ins (includes during class, before/after school & lunch)
  • 215 classes used the library
  • 44 events or meetings were held during school or after school
  • 4,784 materials checked out
  • 1, 057 database searches in Destiny
  • 1,939 visits to the Cyber Center website since December 27
  • 1,372 temporary IDs issued
  • 700 paid temporary IDs
  • 599 charged IDs not paid yet
  • 417 permanent IDs issued with lanyards
  • $92.40 collected for late fines

Special Events

  • Banned Books Week
  • Teen Read Week
  • College Application Day
  • Chromebook Roll Out
  • Chad Crews - Authors of Mystery and Horror
  • TGIF
  • Financial Aid Night
  • Alive @ 25
  • R2i2 Parent Information Night
  • School Board Meeting
  • Faculty Meetings
  • SIC Meetings
  • Career Fair
  • Joe Wilson - BHS Teenage Republicans


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