NCHS Library News
The Media Lab
The library media lab is open for business! Students can use the green screen & lighting equipment to film projects for class (or just for fun). Students may borrow library laptops to edit projects. The media lab is available on a first come, first serve basis to anyone who needs it, and it is open after school as long as the library is open.
The NCHS Techxperts are going to take turns introducing new tools in the makerspace. Someone will be on hand to introduce at least one new idea per day. Be sure to check the schedule, and this is not limited to Techxperts! Anyone can facilitate a learning session. Students, and parents are welcome!
Research "Boot Camp"
Ms. Rothschild’s 9th grade Global History I students participated in a two day “research bootcamp”. They were assigned a specific feature of Ancient Greek civilization, and asked to explain it to the class in under one minute (filmed!). To learn about their civilization, they were tasked with finding three database or eBook resources and cite them. In a debrief following the experience, students said they enjoyed the following aspects of this exercise:
We all got our own topics
- Good insight into Greek civilization
- Each topic led to the next
Fun way to learn a lot fast
Good for research
We got to make it our own
Simplicity of the task
Teaching what we knew
Transforming notes into paragraphs
Was nice to present with notes
Was able to learn more in-depth information
Students assigned the same topics focused on different things
The library program developed four lessons for the fall research paper. Librarians will build on these lessons in the spring when they work with juniors on their social studies research paper.
Photography students explore intellectual property (Copyright & Fair Use) and the use of online bibliographic generation tools-EasyBib. Students research “text” on a noted photographer using a variety of NCHS library resources such as Grove Art History Online.