Easy 1-2-3 Steps When You Start from Home
1) At home follow the instructions linked below for your device:
3) Log-in with your ID number and your school computer password
Now you can download and install the required certificate for Cobb's Wi-Fi access from home, see device specific instructions linked under step 1 below. If you are starting the certificate install on campus, you will need to begin with step 2. Once the certificate is downloaded you must move the file to the proper location for your device.
Students and staff may use the CCSDWireless network for free internet access on their personal devices! To get started at school follow the 3 basic steps below, or start at home for quick access when you arrive on campus. Click the image to access the district page with additional help. The current initial password to begin access is cobb2021.
More info about CCSD Wireless is posted on the district site. Device specific instructions for installing the security certificate are linked under item 1 on ...for an Easy Connection... Stop by the media center if you need assistance.
Students can view the status of their KM library account by logging into the media center’s Book Catalog Search using their student number and KM computer password. To view current checkouts and fines click on My Info at the top of the screen. Extend the checkout period for a borrowed book by clicking the Renew button; this option will only be available before the original due date and will provide an extra three weeks from the date that you click renew. After the original due date for a book, or using the renew option for an extension, the book must be brought to the library for further renewals, to extend the checkout period without incurring a fine. Fines for late books will be waived for all materials returned by the end of the 2021 school year!
To check the status of a Cobb County Public Library account, students may use their Library PASS login.
Participate in CCPL's May Madness vote for the favorite YA novel from the titles below. Every week, the list will be cut in half to select the favorite new book and favorite classic YA novel. Then, the new and classic favorites will go head-to-head to find out which book comes out on top. Complete the YA May Madness Week 1 form by, Friday May 7. Read more about the May Madness YA Favorites Vote on the CCPL website.
Register in advance for this limited capacity online event, sponsored by CCPL. Author Vanessa Riley will instruct on how to research before writing, and the other paths to publication that she took to achieve her goal. Learn more and consider whether you can follow her guidance to get your work published! See the CCPL website for more info.
Place a hold on any book from KM’s collection, then complete the Library Book Pickup form. We will contact you to schedule your pickup! See our Curbside Pickup flyer for more information.
View our quick guide for book catalog search options, login, and hold procedures. Find additional leisure reading and listening resources on ManeMedia.info.
Let us know! Take ManeMedia.info’s Magazine Survey to let us know what magazines you would like available in Kennesaw Mountain High’s library next school year. Please provide input by May 4th.
SYNC gives away two FREE audiobook downloads every week starting on Thursday, April 29 thru August 4. Learn more and register for access via the SORA app at www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync, and sign up for text or email reminders about the release for weekly titles. Each week features two free YA books, see the dates of availability for each of this year's 28 free audiobooks by visiting the SYNC Season page. Once downloaded to your SORA app these audiobooks are yours to keep, so stock up while they are free!
Find audiobooks that you can borrow anytime in the Leisure Reading & Listening section of ManeMedia.info. Research indicates literacy skills improve by listening to audiobooks!
KMHS Media staff have been busy during the past year genrefying our fiction collection to improve your experience browsing the library shelves. Ms. Garrett did another great job planning the Media Center genre displays and Dr. Bryan reorganized the Destiny Discover book search to support online browsing of our collection by popular genres or topics.
We hope you will visit us soon in the Media Center or online at ManeMedia.info to find the next book you will love!
Take a look at Online Presentation Tools & Digital Makerspaces on ManeMedia.info’s Technology page. We link to multiple options that are available online, for free, that can be used to produce presentations, websites, brochures, videos, crossword puzzles, online exercises, rap, beats and more. Using digital options for producing your project or presentation materials will help you to strengthen technology skills required for college and careers, and it may save you money because all of the resources that we recommend are free! KMH media center staff members can provide support if you have questions about any of the resources listed on ManeMedia.info.
Don’t miss it! Ms. Garrett’s creative BHM display features ten of many notable black men and women who have made significant contributions to American history and culture. Stop by the media center to see who you recognize and learn about those you don’t. Next to each featured contributor you will find a biography or other books connecting their life to our history and culture. The media center shelves have a variety of books available that highlight many other blacks who have made outstanding contributions to society. Search the catalog and eBook collections on ManeMedia.info, or stop by the media center for help finding the right book for you.
If you register for self-service password resets, you can reset your password for your Office 365 account, which automatically syncs the new password with your CTLS, StudentVUE and other related accounts. View CCSD’s instructional videos for detailed instructions on registering for passsword resets and steps for using the new self-service password option.
Once you have completed registration for password resets, you will be able to change your password anytime. After you reset your password you will need to enter the new password into all Cobb sites or apps requiring your Office 365 password. If you prefer assistance with a password reset from Media Center staff, please complete the tech help form on www.ManeMedia.info/help. For additional information about KMHS/Cobb accounts, see www.ManeMedia.info/accounts.
Are you looking for a fun way to enjoy books and make friends? A book club is a fantastic place to talk about what you love, get recommendations for new reads, and create connections. Cobb Public Library's High School Virtual Book Club will focus on the joy of reading instead of having each member read the same book. Everyone is different and you should have the right to choose what you want to read!
Each month the group will pick a genre they would like to read before the next meeting. The High School Book Club will be the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm. Find more information and the link to join the Google Meet session on www.cobbcounty.org/library/events/high-school-book-club-virtual.
Go to ManeMedia.info and select KMHS Accounts Info under More to find links and login information for accessing the following and other resources for students and parents. The KMHS/Cobb Accounts Info link, under More for Students, will also lead you to details about various types of accounts used at KMHS, including:
When you need to study for the SAT, a Georgia Milestones End of Course Test, or a driver’s learning permit test, take a look at the digital resources available under the More For Students - Test Prep section of ManeMedia.info. Find additional practice and learning resources for a variety of academic subjects through the links to USA TestPrep or Khan Academy.
We also have a variety of SAT and ACT prep books in our library collection, if you prefer a print book look for our test prep display in the library learning commons. If an ebook format will work for you, our subscription to Ebook Central provides unlimited access to online or downloadable copies of well-known SAT and ACT test prep books, including:
Find additional eBooks for test or class prep from KMH's collection by authenticating first, then viewing the list.
Stop by the KMH Media Center for assistance with any of these resources or to check out a book!
You will never be bored if you have a book that interests you. Fortunately, we all have access to an abundant collection of eBooks and audiobooks that we can download for free. Use Library PASS to access collections from Cobb Public Libraries or explore other options listed in the Leisure Reading and Listening section of ManeMedia.info. If you are looking for books to help you learn about a topic of interest try searching the eBook Collections under the research area of ManeMedia.info.
Use unexpected quiet time to read, reflect, and relate! Non-fiction and fiction books help us learn when we take time to reflect. A novel may help you relate to people living in a different environment or those with perspectives or character traits you have not previously considered. Informational texts enhance learning even more when you think about how the presented material relates to concepts that you already understand.
Use your spare time to read or listen to books so you will return to school with strengthened literacy skills and new insights. Let me know if I can assist you with accessing resources linked from ManeMedia.info.
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Whether you enjoy reading informative magazine articles or just swiping through to look at pictures, the Cobb County Public Library eMagazine collection is sure to have a publication that will match your interests. Students can use their student number to set up an account providing free access to over 100 eMagazine titles available on smart phones, tablets, or computers. Both current and past issues are available; once you download an issue it is yours to keep, and it may be viewed offline. We recommend that you checkout and download a magazine while on Wi-Fi to avoid consuming costly mobile data. View our one page quick reference list of eMagazines offered through CCPL, and then search for the magazine of your choice in the CCPL’s eMagazine database. For assistance using Cobb’s eMagazine collection contact Cobb County Public Library support at (770) 528-2326, or email email@example.com.
For easy access to CCPL’s eMagazines, and other leisure reading and listening options, scroll to the bottom of the ManeMedia.info homepage.
Take free SAT and PSAT practice tests, by using your student ID, as the library card number, to create an account for LearningExpress. Enter SAT or PSAT in the LearningExpress search box to explore the various options. This resource is available through our partnership with the Cobb Public Library System. If you are not logged into a school computer when you initiate the process you will need your Library PASS credentials to get started. Call CPLS customer support at 770-528-2326 for assistance.
School Closure Hours: 9am-11pm
Get help with math homework, writing essays, and more with free, personalized, assistance from TutorATL.org. Use your Library PASS credentials for access to the services funded by the Cobb Library System. See the attached flyer for more information, then stop by the KMH Media Center or call CCPL customer support at 770-528-2326 for assistance setting up your free TutorALT account.
Hopefully we will all return to KMHS following our digital learning days and you will not have seen anyone you know suffering from symptoms of the coronavirus. If you are wondering why schools are closed, the graph below explains how slowing the spread of the virus will help to keep the number of people who will likely need treatment within a range that our society can manage. Read “Flattening the Curve for COVID-19: What Does It Mean and How Can You Help?” for a detailed explanation and to understand the importance of our community taking this serious measure. To learn more about the current coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 search MedlinePlus.gov for reliable articles from medical professionals. You can help reduce the spread by learning how to protect yourself and others.
Interested in the Data?
See The Georgia Department of Health website for data about COVID-19 throughout our state, or Emory University's site for an analysis of COVID-19 cases in Cobb. Harvard Global Health Institute's interactive map provides key metrics to determine the severity of the spread of COVID-19 in every county in the United States; it is recommended that the data be checked by those considering visiting other areas.
Need help creating a list of sources in MLA or APA format? MyBib will do much of the work for you. See the intro guide on ManeMedia.info to get started. Look under Formatting Research… where you will find more info about MyBib and other guidance for writing research papers.
A Gallup poll reports library visits in 2019 outpaced visits to movie theaters and live sporting events. Stop by the KM Library Learning Commons to see why libraries are a popular destination. Explore what we’ve added to our space since the beginning of the semester, such as the exercycle by the tall table (health benefit), adjustable height tables on wheels by the soft seating, and headphones by the audiobooks. Sign-in on the computer as you enter and make yourself comfortable while you work or relax, libraries are great for both!
Look through other ManeMedia Info Blog posts to discover more about the many resources we have for leisure and learning...
Wherever you are you can use your favorite internet connected device to enjoy free ebooks, audiobooks, or emagazines.
For popular books you may have to place a hold. To see titles currently available, look for settings to display only the books that are available now. For example, in SORA click preferences and change Available Books from Everything to Available Books.
KMHS students have a variety of places to find free ebooks, audiobooks, or emagazines. Start your search in the Leisure Reading section of ManeMedia.info and relax with a book or magazine during the semester break.
Visit the KMHS Media Center during your lunch block on Tuesday, October 22, to meet Teen Librarian Kristin Gwin, from North Cobb Regional Library. She will share information with you about what this beautiful new facility has to offer. Learn about features of the NCRL’s great makerspace, such as a sewing machine, soapmaking classes and more. Ms. Gwin will also be able to provide information about the library’s free, personalized, online tutoring service and other electronic resources that you may use and enjoy without even visiting the library.
Learn how to back up and restore your world or move it to another computer. School computer updates may cause the loss of the data files that store your Minecraft world. Visit the Media Center during lunch on Tuesday, October 8, to learn how to preserve the world that you have built. You will also have the opportunity to meet with Mrs. Crosby, Global Minecraft Mentor, who will explain how you may get more competitive while you play Minecraft, by participating in a Global Challenge.
See the comments section for follow up information and a link from Mrs. Crosby.