Cyber Center Connections

Blythewood High Library Cyber Center

January 2013

How Can You Transform Student Research?

Common Core standards require "short as well as more sustained research projects." What can you do to make research more meaningful and get out of the research paper rut? Ask your media specialists about teaching your students to create Infographics!

Read more about Infographics in the blog post "Infographics: Transforming the Traditional Research Paper & Addressing Common Core Standards" or check out the sample Infographics below created at Visual.ly.

No time to stop by the Cyber Center? Now you can renew books online!

Students & teachers can now renew books online that are checked out in Destiny Quest. Log in to Destiny Quest using the link above or on the Library Cyber Center page. Use the same username/password that you use to log in to the school's network. Click on the My Info tab at the top of screen. Click the renew button under the title that you wish to renew. The new due date will be displayed.

More New Features in Destiny Quest

  • Keep a list of books you are reading, have read or want to read
  • Rate a book that you have read
  • Recommend a book to a friend

What happened in the Cyber Center Second Nine Weeks?

  • 110 classes used Library Cyber Center services
  • 12 events or meetings were held either during or after school
  • 6,672 students signed in
  • 2,451 materials were checked out
  • 2,500+ visits to the Library Cyber Center web site since January 1st