HCA Media Center – MS/HS

 

The mission of the Hebron Christian Academy MS/HS Media Center is to teach students to be effective users of information, and to encourage and prepare students to be life-long learners with a Biblical worldview. With this mission in mind, our media center offers support for students in the following ways:

  • Provides intellectual and physical access to informational materials in a variety of formats and media
  • Provides instruction in information literacy and citation of utilized sources
  • Stimulates interest in reading and the use of the media center by students and adults
  • Fosters the knowledge and use of digital resources
  • Works with teachers to develop educational strategies to meet the informational needs of students
  • Assists in the location of needed and appropriate instructional materials

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (unless reserved for a special event)

Contact: Renita Probst, 770.963.9250, ext. 2243

 

RESOURCES

  • Destiny Online Catalog
    HCA’s media centers are managed by Follett’s Destiny Library Management System. Please see Mrs. Robertson for passwords.

DATABASES

  • Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition
    Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias including 98,000 articles, 27,000 graphics, plus 3,300 animations, audio clips, and videos.
  • Facts on File Ancient and Medieval History Online
    Facts on File Ancient and Medieval History provides articles, biographies, videos, charts and maps of the eight main ancient civilizations.
  • Gale Science in Context
    Gale Science in Context supports high school curricula by integrating comprehensive information from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library.
  • Gale U.S. History in Context
    U.S History in Context provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most studied events, issues and current information. It combines documents from Primary Source Microfilm’s™ digital archives; articles from classic Macmillan Reference USA™ and Charles Scribner’s Sons® references as well as other Gale proprietary content.
  • Gale World History in Context
    World History in Context offers students and researchers unparalleled access to a broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents, including: articles from acclaimed world history titles from Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and other highly regarded encyclopedias and compendiums. The database also has selected articles from more than 125 new Gale reference titles and the ability to cross-search U.S. History in Context.
  • Galileo-Georgia Library Learning Online
    From the Gwinnett Public Library Webpage – Student must have a public library card to login with Galileo password. Galileo is a library portal for subscription only information with access to over 100 databases.
  • Questia
    Online research library with access to books, journals, articles, and encyclopedias plus helpful citation tools. Student accounts have been created and usernames and passwords are available from the media specialist.
  • SIRS Discoverer
    A multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.
  • Turnitin.com
    Leading academic plagiarism checker technology for teachers and students. The program offers online plagiarism detection, grammar check, and grading tools. Link takes students to Turnitin.com’s login where they use their email and created password to access their account. View Mrs. Rob’s Helpful Instructions for Turnitin.com (PDF).

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND LINKS

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) Newspaper
    Get Atlanta news, sports, Atlanta weather, entertainment, business & political news and more from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • Bible Gateway
    The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online all in the language or translation of your choice!
  • Blue Letter Bible
    BLB provides Bible study tools and aids that will encourage and exhort the Body of Christ.
  • Civil Rights Digital Library
    The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.
  • Easy Bib
    This program automatically formats, alphabetizes, and prints bibliographies for free.
  • International Public Library
    The International Public library offers information you can trust in a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines, etc.
  • Library Spot
    Free virtual library resource center with collected sites that are hand-selected and reviewed for their exceptional quality and content.
  • National Geographic
    National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, etc.
  • New Georgia Encyclopedia
    Free state encyclopedia with 2,000 articles and 6,000 images of the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA Formatting and Style Guide
    This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers.
  • World Atlas or Atlas of the World
    An educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information.

PRESENTATION TOOLS

  • dafont.com
    Create free titles and subtitles for your presentations using different fonts.
  • GlogsterEDU
    Create digital multimedia papers with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more.
  • Piktochart
    Create easy, fun infographics to convey information visually.
  • Prezi
    An alternative presentation tool that updates your PowerPoint presentation. To utilize this free program, students must create an account with their Hebron email and understand their Prezi presentations will be made public.
  • Wordle
    Create word clouds with a variety of color and formatting options.
  • Yodio
    Add your personal voice to photos and presentations.

VIDEO EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Khan Academy
    Repository of video lessons, sorted by subject, on topics related to math, the Sciences, the humanities, and test prep.
  • Show Me
    Online video lessons organized by subject.
  • Watch Know Learn
    Educational videos organized by subject and audience.

CREATING AND MAINTAINING WEBSITES

  • Screencast-o-matic
    Create free videos of what you see on your computer screen to share with others.
  • TinyURL
    Create short, customizable, easy to remember web addresses in place of long, unwieldy addresses to easily direct students to a site.
  • Weebly
    Free website creation tool.

QUIZZES, POLLS, AND STUDY TOOLS

  • Jeopardy Labs
    Online Jeopardy template to create study games.
  • Polldaddy
    Create surveys, polls, and quizzes, then generate reports on the results. Sign up for the free service.
  • Quizlet
    Study site that allows students to create customized learning tools, games, and digital flashcards.
  • Survey Monkey
    Create and distribute your own survey, then analyze the results. The Survey Monkey is free, but students will need to create their own account.

MRS. ROB’S HELPFUL HINTS AND PRESENTATIONS