MEDIA CENTER

The Holland Christian High School and Middle School Media Centers provide access to a wide variety of print and online resources for students and staff.

With its glass entry that welcomes students into an open area, the High School Media Center provides a tremendous environment to study, work on projects, and connect with others. The projection screen in the curtained area provides the Media Specialist an area for group instruction, which often precedes student research. There is seating at tables for two classes as well as additional soft seating for working and reading. The glass outside walls connect inside space to the outdoor landscaping.

Situated in the center of the school, the Middle School Media Center provides easy access for students and staff from any classroom. A teaching area is located at the North side of the L-shaped room and tables for small groups are placed throughout the area. Comfortable chairs are positioned in various sitting areas.

The Media Center staff encourages an enthusiastic exploration of God’s world through reading and research, “equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ.”

Dawn Hogue, High School Media Specialist
Nancy Hoekstra, Middle School Media Specialist

/ MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA LINKS

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  • GlobalIssues.org
    • Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All
  • Creative Commons
    • Search for images, videos, music, media. Includes Google Images, Flickr Images, Wikimedia Commons and more.
  • Life
    • Life Magazine Photo Archive hosted by Google.
  • Pics4Learning.com
    • Categorized list of copyright-friendly images for teachers and students.
  • Cummings Study Guide
  • Idebate.org
    • International Debate Education Association: Debatabase is the world’s most useful resource for student debaters. Find arguments for and against hundreds of debating topics, written by expert debaters, judges and coaches. Also included are background summaries, links to websites of interest and recommended books, example motions and user comments.
  • Online Literary Criticism Guide
    • –From the IPL (Internet Public Library)
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
    • Purdue University’s Owl at Purdue offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style. Also a link to writing lab.
  • Shakespeare Resource Center
  • Choose My Plate
    • The most recent USDA food pyramid, offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices.
  • Family & Consumer Science
    • Provides links for Child Development, Clothing and Textiles, Etiquette and manners, Financial Literacy, Food Preparation, Health and Nutrition, Home and Garden, Understanding yourself and your family.
  • Country Reports
    • Historical, Cultural and Statistical country information. HCHS students can access with username and password.
  • Cyber School Bus
    • United Nations Global Teaching and Learning Project
  • InfoTrac Informe
    • Gale Database provided by MEL (Michigan Electric Library). Recommended for Spanish Language Resources. Accessible at school or at home with a MI driver’s license.
  • Newspapers & Magazines
    • Online newspapers from around the world. Site hosted by Internet Public Library.
  • Wikilibros
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  • Your Dictionary
    • Provides resources to the best dictionary and translation sites for French, Spanish, Italian, German and hundreds of other languages.
  • Statistical Abstract
    • The Statistical Abstracts of the United States, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • American Fact Finder
    • Source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • From the U.S. Department of Labor. Demographic categories including sex, age and ethnic origin.
  • Fed Stats
    • Links to various statistics and offers statistics from more than 100 agencies available to citizens everywhere.
  • KAHS Library
    • This high school library in PA has shared their Stats “libguides”. Great links to statistical data resources.
  • Library Spot Statistics
  • USA.gov
  • Census.gov
    • Public resources from the U.S. Census Bureau including population, economic, industry, and geography studies.
  • Wolfram Alpha
  • Department of Education
    • Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Professional Development Information Website. This site provides access to the Secure Central Registry, the SB-CEU Program and the Individual Professional Development Plan online tool.
  • Michigan Learnport
    • Create an account and then search courses for free or inexpensive online courses to earn credits or SBCEUs.
  • Michigan Virtual University
    • Michigan Virtual University, Michigan’s leading provider of online learning solutions. We invite you to explore our websiteto discover more about this dynamic learning experience.
  • PBS TeacherLine
    • Professional development for PreK-12 educators. A service of PBS Teachers. PBS offers quite a few online classes at reasonable prices. They can be taken for CEU’s or (at an additional cost) for credit.
  • REMC
    • Create and account and register for courses sponsored by the REMC/Ottawa ISD.
  • 4Teachers.org
    • 4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources.
  • Apple Learning Interchange
    • The Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) is a social network for educators. Find a wealth of content ranging from simple lesson ideas to in-depth curriculum units for K-12 educators.
  • Brain Betty
    • Includes free PowerPoint backgrounds, PowerPoint templates, tutorials and tips and tricks, graphics and video for presentations.
  • CIESE
    • The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.
  • Discovery Education
    • For downloading pictures, video clips and full length educational videos to your computer for real time or a later use. Check with the Media Center Staff for username and password.
  • HC Tech Helpdesk
  • 10 Tips for Using Discovery Education Streaming
  • Ed Select
  • Education World
  • Lamb’s Cool Starting Points
  • MACUL
  • PBS Teachers
    • Multimedia resources and professional development for PreK-12 educators.
  • Quia
    • A sampling of activities in more than 100 categories. All of the activities were created by instructors using Quia’s tools and templates. This area is continually being updated with new activities and new categories. Feel free to search, copy, and customize these activities.
  • REMC
    • REMC 7/OAISD: Links to Discovery Education, MediaNet, Michigan LearnPort, Research and Reference tools, MITV, MEL (Michigan Electric Library) Databases, and Professional Development opportunities.
  • Tech 4 Learning
  • Thinkfinity
    • Over 50,000 resources for teachers—Literacy, Education and Technology. Search for lesson plans for various holidays and topics. Provides quality standards based internet content and professional development to K-12 teachers and students.
  • WebQuest.org
    • Information about creating webquests, inquiry oriented lesson format. Includes webquests for teachers to use.
  • WIKILibros