• 68°

Discovery students research with Alabama Virtual Library

Classes at Discovery pursue research strategies with the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL).

“Students have received instruction on how to use the virtual network, install printers, save to their U-drive and use the portal from home and from school,” Melissa ‘Missy’ Jenkins said.

Discovery students Antonio Muratori, from left and Kate McArthur research an assignment with media specialist Missy Jenkins. (Photo contributed)

 

Jenkins has worked as Discovery’s media specialist for six years. Debbie Harlow works as library aide.

Many Discovery teachers require research sources from the Alabama Virtual Library, a massive information source that can overwhelm some students, Jenkins said. They often need direction to databases offering the optimum benefits and features.

Available to all Alabamians, AVL offers groups of online databases with magazine, journal and newspaper articles (avl.lib.al.us).

Atriuum, an online card catalog, has replaced wooden drawers with printed cards. All library materials are cataloged in Atriuum and available to parents, teachers and students to search. After logging in to Atriuum, students can manage library records from any school or home computer.

Students who want to print from school must ‘install’ a school printer at each login. With the virtual network, each time they log in they get a different desktop.

“Each student has a personal U-drive to access from home and school,” Jenkins said. “When working on the virtual network, they must save (data) to their U-drive” during each work session. Otherwise, their work is lost.

“The portal is the gateway for students to access network files, Moodle, MediaCast and email … from school or home,” Jenkins said. Teachers can check out DVDs, audio books, book sets for literature circles and iPads. The library doesn’t own e-books.

“Our nonfiction collection needs updating,” Jenkins said about books needed for college- and career-ready standards, along with student interest.

Discovery is conducting a fundraiser, Bound-to-Stay-Bound Books, that allows individuals to purchase books on the school’s wish list or to donate money. To donate, visit sb.com/sosl/discoverymiddleschool1 before the fundraiser ends on Jan. 11.

For details, send email to m.jenkins@madisoncity.k12.al.us.

Madison

Heritage honors Katie Scruggs as ‘Teacher of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, Mill Creek Greenpower race teams take national titles at Talladega

Harvest

UAH workshop: Turn fear into business savvy

Bob Jones High School

Notable number of MCS students place at state in Reflections

James Clemens High School

James Clemens collects honors at tech students’ conference

Madison

Schools select Super Citizens in Liberty Legacy study

James Clemens High School

Ellenburg named ‘Staff Member of the Year’ at Columbia

Bob Jones High School

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 22, 2024

Bob Jones High School

Samantha Chan Selected Presidential Scholar- Uses Swimming And Academics To Perfection

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run 2024 Set For Memorial Day Morning

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Disc Golf Alive And Well In Madison

Madison

Third infant surrendered at Madison Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

“Where It Belongs”- The Bob Jones Patriots Earn Baseball State Championship

James Clemens High School

Liberty’s Shravan Balaji wins ‘Best of Fair Award’ in regional science fair

Events

Trash Pandas hosting Elvis tribute night contest on May 21

James Clemens High School

French, Latin students at James Clemens excel in testing

Harvest

Enable Madison County announces needed asset at event

James Clemens High School

Koswoski awarded Department of Alabama’s ‘VFW Scout of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Lilliann Markowitz achieves top rank in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets

Bob Jones High School

Madison’s JROTC cadets challenged in Rocket City Rivalry Day

James Clemens High School

McDaniel, Stundtner, Vaughn and Woodard earn national grants

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 15, 2024

Madison

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Harvest

TARCOG’s Senior Fun Fest moves to Agribition Center at Alabama A&M University

x