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Returning Chromebooks

posted by Central Library   [ updated ]

The Manchester School District has announced that "Schools have loaned a large number of Chromebooks to students since remote learning began. Graduating seniors and any students who are leaving the district must return the borrowed Chromebook. At the moment, we are not asking students who are returning to school in the fall to return borrowed Chromebooks.".

Source: May 28 update from MSD communications via schoolmessenger email

Filmmakers Contest

posted May 27, 2020, 10:01 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 27, 2020, 10:02 AM ]

https://freedomandunitytv.org/
CHECK OUT THIS YEAR'S RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION.

Freedom and Unity Young Filmmakers Contest is open! Vermont and New Hampshire residents ages 10-30 are invited to submit a short film (12 minutes max) that explores the life and culture of the Green Mountain and Granite States.

The deadline to submit is June 15th and the date/details for the virtual screening, discussion and awards ceremonies are coming soon! The selected films also have a chance to screen on VERMONT PBS and at MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL! And did we mention that there is OVER $3500 in CASH PRIZES?
 

No film equipment? No experience? No Problem!

Visit https://freedomandunitytv.org/ to find resources about where to find equipment, how to plan your film and our rules and regulations this year!

And if you're looking for inspiration, check out our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXHNyF2IZ2FQheMGt2GU7Q/videos

Questions? Contact us! info@freedomandunitytv.org
 

THANKS!




Learn more!

JoVE a digital resource for Science

posted May 20, 2020, 4:40 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 20, 2020, 4:40 AM ]

A free trial resource for Science content...

https://www.jove.com/highschool

 

Regarding logging in - anyone with an @mansd.org email address can log in using google single sign-on.  Alternatively, students and staff can create a JoVE account.  Check out instructions on how to log in here



JoVE offers two distinct resources, JoVE Video Journal and JoVE Science Education

Our case studies have shown that JoVE:

  • Enables professional labs to train new scientists at least 20% faster
  • Reduces lab training time for students by up to 75%
  • Serves as a vital knowledge transfer platform linking labs around the world

Science Education

Educators and students use our innovative video collections in the JoVE Science Education Library to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

Video Journal

Our peer-reviewed journal combines high-quality video demonstrations of experiments with a detailed text protocol, allowing researchers around the globe to learn from each other easily and efficiently. This saves a lot of their time, money and laboratory resources. The fields covered include: Biology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Bioengineering, Engineering, Genetics, Cancer Research, Immunology and Infection, Chemistry, Behavior, Environment, Developmental Biology, and Biochemistry.



Ebsco Usage Statistics

posted May 19, 2020, 6:12 AM by Central Library   [ updated ]

Looking at how our students and our faculty are using the Ebsco resources at Central, statistics show about 5% of our users are on a mobile device.  For operating systems of our desktop users, we are mostly split between Windows and ChromeOS. 

Our yearly timeline shows the highest login and search activity was performed in December with a monthly average user logins of 804. 

Coming a close second are the months of February and March, before and during our remote learning; both with monthly average user logins of over 500 for each month.  This seems to prove our library's successful strategy of using targeted, effective, digital resources on campus and off to ensure continuous learning.

Our most common Literary Reference Center search terms, used this year....

chs search terms




 

Free Trial: Auto Repair Source

posted May 15, 2020, 5:38 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 15, 2020, 5:39 AM ]

From now until the end of the year, we have access to Ebsco’s Auto Repair Source. 

Please let us know if you like it, and if we should fund it for next year!

The username for all of Central's Ebsco products is: mchs

The password can be found in by logging in to your school google account, 
and looking in this Google document


Free Trial: Referencia Latina

posted May 13, 2020, 7:57 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 13, 2020, 7:57 AM ]

From now until the end of the year, we have access to Ebsco’s Referencia Latina . 

This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.

Please let us know if you like it, and if we should fund it for next year!

The username for all of Central's Ebsco products is: mchs

The password can be found in by logging in to your school google account, 
and looking in this Google document


https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s9747828&groupid=main&profile=slrc


Free Trial: Classroom Video On Demand

posted May 12, 2020, 7:00 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 15, 2020, 5:34 AM ]

New free trial for streaming educational videos, Classroom Video On Demand, from InfoBase, offers thousands of top-quality videos and clips across the entire high school curriculum, including life skills and guidance.

The username is mancentral and the password is the same as our other InfoBase products, and can be found in this Goggle doc.

Check out the most popular videos from 2020! Also, be sure to try the advanced search!

Teachers, we have attached the PDF and have shared the Educator Guide for this product.

Final day of remote learning is the same as the final day of school: June 15th

posted May 12, 2020, 5:15 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 12, 2020, 5:16 AM ]


AP Exams start on Monday

posted May 8, 2020, 8:38 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 8, 2020, 8:39 AM ]

Just a reminder that AP Exams will begin Monday, May 11 and run through May 22. Tests will be administered online this year,
so you’ll want to make sure you are prepared. Please make sure you know what time the exam starts in our time zone.

You can find a guide to get ready and use a demo for the exam, along with much more information, at https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/.


Free Trial: Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

posted May 7, 2020, 11:20 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 7, 2020, 11:22 AM ]

From now until the end of the year, we have free access to Ebsco’s Poetry & Short Story Reference Center. 

Please let us know if you like it, and if we should fund it for next year!

The username for all of Central's Ebsco products is: mchs

The password can be found in by logging in to your school google account, 
and looking in this Google document

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s9747828&groupid=main&profile=prc


Poetry & Short Story Reference Center contains the following content:

  • Thousands of full-text poems, short stories and dramatic works
  • Hundreds of audio recordings, including podcasts from The Poetry Foundation
  • High-quality videos from Academy of American Poets and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
  • Detailed explications of both classic and contemporary poems
  • E-books focused on poetry, drama and short stories
  • Poetry Showcases from The Paris Review highlighting current and emerging writers and their works
The database is very easy to use. Students can search by keyword, author, title, poem or short story. In addition, they can browse alphabetically by poem, short story, poets and authors, poetic forms and techniques, themes, literary time periods and movements.

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