Beecher Feature

Volume 16 - Here we go....AGAIN. We can do it!

100% eLearning environment is back - and we are ready to help support you!

Your library is still here to help!

Library support may have a different look to it, but we are still going strong, working behind the scenes to ensure teachers and students have the resources they need to be successful in our digital world.

This edition of Beecher Feature will serve as a reminder of eLearning resources and highlight just a few activities in the DC media center from August - November.

New Service: DCHS Media Center Pick Up and Return During COVID Shut Down

Need a book while away from school? We can help!

Students who attend DCHS and DTSE may....

  • Return a library book to DCHS MC
  • Check out a library book from DCHS MC*
  • Pick up a hold from another branch at DCHS MC

When and Where:

  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays (only)
  • Times: 10:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Inside door #1

*REQUIRED: Schedule an appointment here and the MC staff will have your items bagged and waiting for you at door #1 at the scheduled time.

Please link the schedule form to your Canvas pages!

The MC staff will be here all day every day, so teachers - business as form needed for you.

Interactive eBooks (Lightbox)

These engaging interactive tools can be a game changer for you and your students. Students and staff have specific credentials. Need a reminder? Let Mrs. Beecher know!


Create media spot projects, store your stuff, or simply make your own tutorial and share...MyVRspot allows for sharing outside of their platform so you can link content right into Canvas.

BreakoutEDU Platform

We know how engaging and effective BreakoutEDU activities can be in person - but now that we are 100% virtual, how does this work? BreakoutEDU now has full virtual activities - ready made. Check them out and get your students thinking!

Find your next read from IndyPL Bibliocommons

Being a Shared System partner with Indy Public Library has many perks - and this is a big one. Use the online catalog to find a new great read in nearly any format. Use your library card to place a hold and have it sent to DCHS library for pick up!

Axis 360

eBooks and audio books are waiting for you here! Download the convenient app, and identify Decatur Central High School as your library. Add your library card number and you're are ready to go! The platform also allows for annotating in the ebooks!

The 2020-21 Rosie Library

Take a look at the current Indiana Eliot Rosewater nominees!

Gale Research Databases

The Gale online databases are user friendly and reliable. We highly encourage our learners (of all ages) to use quality resources for research. Library cards needed!

Online Databases via IndyPL

EBSCO, Mango Languages, Current Issues, Homework Help, Read It, sooooo many more. Grab your library card and start exploring.

Indiana eLearning Lab

The eLearning Lab is a personalized microlearning platform full of easily accessible eLearning resources and lesson ideas that are grounded in solid instructional pedagogy.

Streaming Services with IndyPL

In addition to Axis 360, you'll find more gems like Tumble Books, Hoopla, Kanopy, and Libby. Your library card is a magical thing. Use it for good. Tell a friend.


Need a reminder about Flipgrid? This Flipgrid board will provide an explanation and samples of how to implement!

Remember to share what you read with your DC community! Check out the many responses/posts we have already! a part of our reading culture!

2020-2021 Rosie Flipgrid board

Digital Indy

Explore the Indianapolis Public Library Digital Archives

Your DCHS Media Center During COVID Times

Services may look differently, but we still find ways to provide students with safe, comfortable, engaging, and educational activities while they are here. Check out a few scenes below. We miss our full house from previous years, but knowing the students can still come to their school library, safely, and engage in learning in a variety of ways is such a blessing!

Reading Fun!

Bonus Thinking Activity

Wow....thanks for scrolling this far!

As a fun reward, try out this fun critical thinking activity!

Give it a shot - let Mrs. Beecher know you tried - and you'll get some Beecher Biscotti for a treat!