Chanhassen High School Media Center
Open Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
ATTENTION SENIORS –
Your ISD112 Google account will be deactivated after graduation
Sync up your school Google account.
Come to the Media Center if you need help with
your Google account or ANY tech/device questions.
Books, eBooks, Audiobooks, Databases
Flexible Learning areas in the Media Center:
Personal Flex Zone (Quiet)
Group Flex Zones (Collaborative)
Standing-Height Work Table
MakerBaskets with markers, scissors, glue, etc
Multimedia Makerspace – Green Screen, Video & Audio Recording
Check Out Policies
Books, Cameras, Chargers, Tech Equipment
- Students may check out up to 4 books for 3 weeks. Check your Campus Portal to see the books you’ve got checked out.
- Please return your books on or before the due date. Over-due reminders will be emailed through your school account.
- Students may renew a book if no one else is waiting for it.
- If students need more time for English free choice reading, they can contact Mrs. Nuss or Mr. J.
- Digital cameras, tripods and microphones are available to check out for 1 class period. Equipment must be used at school.
- If you need to charge your Chromebook or phone, you can leave it at the Media Center desk. We don’t check out chargers.
Research Project / History Day Research / Capstone Research
- Preliminary Research
- Using Libraries for Research
- Guiding Questions and Thesis
- Primary and Secondary Sources
- Outline and Note-Taking
- Boolean Operators
- Ethical Use of Information ; Cite Sources
- Evaluating Sources of Information
- Digital Images & Music
Pick a topic.
Use tertiary sources (a distillation of primary and secondary sources).
Read, read, read broadly.
Get a broad overview of your topic. Jot down new keywords and phrases.
Topic Overview – Use these databases to explore issues and topics
–ELM (Go to the Content Type tab, scroll down to click on Topic Overviews, choose a couple of databases)
–Issues & Controversies
–Points of View
Libraries = Resources + Reference Help
Chanhassen High School Media Center – Of course!!
Carver County Library – You’ll need a library card.
Normandale Community College Library – Visit the campus library and get a Guest Pass to use the college databases.Be sure to take your driver’s license to show you’re a member of the community if you want to check out a book. Or request it through MnLink!
Write down questions and new keywords as you read.
Look over the questions and choose a focus of your topic.
Answer the question you choose and turn it into a thesis statement.
Take a stand on an issue or problem.
A thesis statement is specific rather than a general fact statement. It reveals the writer’s opinion about the topic.
Choose a citation style and stick with it. Check with your teacher if you’re not sure which style is recommended.
CiteThisForMe – an app for Chromebooks
Pixabay – an international website for sharing high quality public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage.
Images – Creative Commons
Unsplash – Free photos
YouTube’s Audio Library for music and sound effects
Incompetech – Royalty-Free Music (for school projects, be sure to give credit to Incompetech) You may need a license for other uses.
Free Music Archive (Creative Commons) – free and reusable music
Pexels – public domain images
FreeMusicArchive – Music for videos (Choose the Creative Commons license)