Media Orientation

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This is an orientation for students and teachers at Colonial High School.

This is an orientation for students and teachers at Colonial High School.

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  • 1. Using the Colonial High School Media Center Ms. Sokowski, Media Specialist
  • 2. The Media Center
    • Hours:         M, T, R, F    8:00 - 4:30
    •                       W                8:00 - 3:15 
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      • Book checkout procedure:
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        • Students need to have their student ID in order to check out a book.
        • Books are checked out for 2 weeks at a time.
        • Students can check out up to 4 books at a time.
        • Books can be renewed if needed for longer than two week.
        • Late fees of 10 cents per late day will be accessed.  
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  • 3. More about the Media Center
      • Computer use:
        • Students need to have their student ID visible in order to use a computer in the media center.
        • Printing from the computer is 10 cents per page.
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      • Copy Machine
        • Coin operated and costs 10 cents per page.
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  • 4. How do I Find the right Book?
    • Go to Destiny ( http://destiny.ocps.net ).
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      • Find Colonial High School under High Schools.
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    • 2. Then click on the right tab that says Catalog.
    •   ( Notice you can search by keyword, title, author, or series.)
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    • 3. Type in what you are looking for in the search box.        
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    • 4.  A list of results will come up. 
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    • 5. You can click on any title to see a summary of the book. Under each title is a call number which will tell you where to find the book.  To the right of each title, it will show you if the book is available. 0 out of 1 means that that we have one copy but it is currently checked out.     
  • 5. What if you don't have any books on my topic?
      • Try using different search words
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        •   If you are too specific, we may not have a book on something that specific.
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            • ex: If you are looking for a book on breakdancing, we may not have one on that specific style but you may find a chapter on breakdancing in a book about dance.
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        • If you are too broad in your search, you may find too many sources that don't fit your topic.
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          • ex: You may be doing research on violence and have trouble finding a book.  If you narrow it down to guns, gangs, or domestic abuse, you may have better luck.    
  • 6. I know what book I want, now what do I do?
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      • Once you have the call number of the book, you will be able to find the book. A call number is like the address of the book. Every book has a call number which is on the bottom spine of the book. Call numbers are usually two lines.  The first line is the section of the media center that it is in and the second is usually the author's last name.
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      • Fiction - F & Author's last name
      • Biography - B & Subject's last name
      • Easy - E & Author's last name 
      • Reference - REF & Dewey
      • Dewey - 122.234 & Author's last name
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  • 7. Where is it?
      • The fiction is on one side of the media center. 
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        • The call numbers all start with F or FIC so all you have to do is find the first three letters of the author's last name.  
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        • All the books are in alphabetical order based on the author's last name.
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        • Ex: A Stephen King book would have a call number of
    •                      F KIN.
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  • 8. Where else could it be?
      • The nonfiction books are on the other side of the media center. 
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        • They are arranged by number. The numbers are above the bookcases.
        • Dewey Decimal is the classification system for non-fiction books. The number represents a topic.  The more specific the topic, the more specific the number.  
        • First you have to find the number, then you find the letters of the author's last name.
        • Ex : The ASPCA complete dog care manual  would be 636.7 FOG
  • 9. Is there a process for Research?
      • Yes, we use the Florida Research model called FINDS.  
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      • Information on Finds can be found at www.sunlink.ucf.edu/finds/ .
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  • 10. FINDS : Florida Research Model http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/
    • F is for FOCUS
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        • Focus on the information need
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        • Look at the assignment and make a plan
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        • Create  thesis statement if one is needed
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        • Create an outline so that you will know what information you will need. 
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        • What keywords would be best for your topic to help you find the most information?
  • 11. FINDS : Florida Research Model http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/
    • I is for Investigate
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        • Investigate resources to look for an answer
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        • How will you choose your information sources?
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        • Where are the sources located?
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        • What information do I need at each source?
  • 12. FINDS : Florida Research Model http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/
    • N is for Note
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        • Note and evaluate facts
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        • How are you going to evaluate the information that you found? 
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        • Make sure that you are paraphrasing and not just copying work.
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        • Do you have the citation for your quotes and facts?
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        • Is you research complete?
  • 13. FINDS : Florida Research Model http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/
    • D is for Develop
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        • Develop information into knowledge for presentation
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        • What is the best format for presenting my information? (ex: PowerPoint, Essay, Research paper, Assignment)
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        • Have you edited your work or had someone else peer edit it?
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        • Is your works cited in the correct format?
  • 14. FINDS : Florida Research Model http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/
    • S is for Score
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        • Score presentation and search for  ways to improve it.
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        • How are you being graded?
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        • Have you met the criteria given to you by your teacher?
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        • Are their any improvements you can make?
  • 15. Now that I know the process for research, where do I go?
      • Look for Books
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      • Use the Internet and other online resources
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      • Google or Yahoo!
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        • Pros
          • Easy to navigate
          • Comfortable
          • Familiar
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        • Cons
          • Advertisements
          • Personal Webpages
          • Not always reliable results        
    Using the Internet for Research
      • Wikipedia
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        • Pros
          • Answers for everything
          • Easy to use
          • Great starting point
          • Updated constantly
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        • Cons
          • Anyone can add information
          • Information is not always accurate
  • 17. Online Resources
      • Britanica Encyclopedia Online ( http://school.eb.com )
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        • This is a database for articles. 
        • Click on the High School level (Top Blue one on the right)
        • Notice how it gives the Works Cited citation
        • Notice on the right Web's Best sites
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      • Nettrekker.com ( www.nettrekker.com )
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        • This is a website search engine
        • Notice the Resources Page
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      •   InfoTrac ( http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/colonialhs )
        • Infotrac is a database for articles.
        • Notice magazine articles, news, books, etc. 
        • LitFinder is a database for Language Arts research.
        • Each article has the works cited at the bottom.
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      • Ottobib.com and Easybib.com
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        • These sites will help you create your bibliography or works cited page
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      • Owl at Purdue ( http://owl.english.purdue.edu )
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        • MLA or APA formating help
        • General help with writing
    More Online Resources
  • 19. Introducing Social Bookmarking
      • What is Social Bookmarking? 
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        • It is a way of sharing your favorite sites with other users.
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        • It is also a way of accessing your favorite sites from any computer.  
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  • 20. Why use Social Bookmarking?
    • Why use it?
        • This site can be accessed from any computer at any time to help you complete your research. 
        •   You can access Colonial's sites and create your own list of favorite places to visit on the web.    
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      • How do I use it?
        • Go to Del.icio.us.com
        • To create your own account go to the log in button and follow the directions.
        • To access the sites that Ms. Sokowski has suggested,
            • Click on the sign in button at the top right corner of the screen. 
            • Click on the People tab which is the third from the left.
            • Type in colonialhighschool.
  • 21. Thank you! Good Luck with your Research.
  • 22. How did you make this  presentation ?
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      • This is a GoogleDocs presentation. You can use this free tool if you go to www.google.com  and create a free gmail account.  Then at the top left, go to the more options link and you can create your own presentation that is accessible from any computer.
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