Take free PSAT practice tests, by using your student ID, as the library card number, to create an account for LearningExpress. Enter PSAT in the LearningExpress search box to explore the various options. Stop by the media center if you would like assistance accessing this resource, which 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.
Get help with how to log in to view grades, use Office 365 or MyPayments Plus, access USA TestPrep and other resources available to students and parents by going to ManeMedia.info and selecting More For Students from the menu at the left. See the KMHS/Cobb Accounts Info link, marked in the image below, for details about various types of accounts used at KMHS.
Students and staff may use the CCSDWireless network for free internet access on their personal devices! To get started
Office 365 allows each student to install Microsoft Office on up to five PCs or Macs and five mobile devices, and enables students to use Microsoft Office online applications. Students may access all of the resources by signing in at login.microsoftonline.com, using the following format: First.Last@students.cobbk12.org and their CCSD computer login password.
OneDrive is one of the many useful features that comes with online access to CCSD’s Office 365. When students use their @students.cobbk12.org account to access OneDrive, they have 1TB of storage in the cloud. They can easily save files to their OneDrive from the menus in Microsoft programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Files saved to OneDrive may be retrieved on any device with Internet access. Students may ask any KMHMC staff member for assistance using OneDrive or the other features of Office 365.
See ManeMedia.info’s Technology webpage for more information about Office 365 for Students including a link to tutorials.
The Cobb County Public Library System provides an easy method for all Cobb County students to access the public library system's digital resources! Login information and direct links to some of CCPL’s most popular electronic resources appear on ManeMedia.info’s Library PASS page. Discover resources for learning technology or a foreign language, read today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution, or enjoy multiple options for leisure reading and listening. Explore CobbCat.org Research & Resources to find more, items pictured below are under Downloads or Databases & Electronic Resources. Stop by the KMH Media Center for assistance logging in or using any of the CCPL digital resources.
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 130 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. Stop by the media center if you would like a demonstration or further information about accessing Cobb’s eMagazine collection; or contact the Cobb County Public Library offices by calling (770) 528-2326, or emailing email@example.com for assistance.
For easy access to CCPL’s eMagazines, and other leisure reading and listening options, scroll to the bottom of the ManeMedia.info homepage.
For those who prefer to flip through the pages of a print magazine, stop by the KMHS Media Center to enjoy any of the 28 magazines listed below. Current magazines from the KMHS print collection are available for overnight checkout, back-issues may be checked out for three weeks and renewed.
SYNC gives away two FREE audiobook downloads every week starting on Thursday, April 25 thru August 1. Sign up for email or text alerts and learn more at www.audiobooksync.com. Each week features one current release and one classic book, which are only available for one week. For example, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde will be available from July 4 – July 11. See the dates of availability for each of this year's 26 free audiobooks by visiting the 2019SYNC Titles list. Once downloaded these audiobooks are yours to keep, so stock up while they are free!
As we enter the final weeks of the semester, an increasing number of students find the need for support with creating Works Cited or Reference pages and formatting in-text citations for formal research papers. The media center has the support resources that can help improve the quality of students’ work. Join us at our first Lunchtime Leisure Learning session for a quick overview of the resources that we have available to support formatting for formal research papers.
Drop by the KM Media Center during any lunch block on Thursday, April 18 for a brief intro to our favorite sources for supporting MLA and APA citation formatting. We will focus on MyBib.com, a new citation generator produced on an open-source platform, as a replacement for what has been lost following disappointing changes to EasyBib. We will also provide quick overviews of other formatting support resources linked from ManeMedia.info. Sessions will follow an open format, allowing you to come and go at the time that works for you. Stop by at your convenience between 11:45am-1:45pm and find Dr. Bryan by the large screen monitor. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about citation formatting and actively engage with our resources. Sign in to MyBib.com on a library computer, or your own device, and complete a quick activity for a treat! Food is not permitted in the media center, so please eat your lunch before or after you drop-in.
This session is open to all members of the KMHS community: students, staff and parents. Parents who are interested in attending should register in advance to be on the admission list in the front office.
All KMHS’s library resources are still accessible by visiting ManeMedia.info or selecting Library Resources under Resources on the school website. We merged existing ManeMedia.info content with the new format of the updated Kennesaw Mountain High website. Navigation links that previously appeared on a bar at the top of ManeMedia.info are now located on the left side of each page; other than that, the content is arranged in the same sections as on the original version of our media center website.
We think we found everything that needed to be redirected to our new .aspx web pages, but we know it is likely that we missed something. Please report any links that lead from one of our new .aspx web pages to the old .htlml files, or any links that are otherwise misdirected or broken. If you are the first to report a specific problem*, we will offer you a treat the next time you stop by the media center.
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Love reading? Meet other students who also do, at KM Media Center’s next Book Info Talk, scheduled once each month during all lunches. Come talk to other book enthusiasts about what you are currently reading, or a favorite past read; or join us to listen and learn what makes others enjoy reading.
We discuss what draws us in to the books that we enjoy. Those interested in sharing may briefly describe a book that captures you, focusing on what makes it appealing to you personally. Dr. Bryan suggests a different focus for each month's discussion, but the gatherings are very informal so the conversation will go wherever the group takes it. Click on the Book Info Talk event on the KM Media Center calendar for details about the suggested focus for each month's conversation.
Please join us in the Media Center Conference Room, with your lunch at the beginning of lunch A, B, C, or D, and help us develop a community of readers, who share interests and information about books in all forms: print, ebooks, audiobooks.
See Dr. Bryan in the Media Center for more information, or if you have any questions.
Can’t make it to a library to satisfy your craving for new reading material? You can access all of the following digital resources online, using your favorite tech device! Once you check an item out you can read or listen even when your device is offline. You may use your student number via Cobb's Library PASS to access the following ebooks, emagazines and audiobooks. Access these resources and more anytime from ManeMedia.info's Leisure Reading & Listening section.
We recently updated our magazine area with new display boxes that will enable you to quickly browse covers to find something that appeals to your interests. The KMH Media Center subscribes to over 40 print magazines. Current issues may only be checked out overnight, but you may borrow back issues for three weeks at a time. If you are interested in viewing digital copies of magazines on your phone or tablet, take a look at the eMagazine collection offered by Cobb County Public Library, which all students may access using their Library PASS account.
Enjoy this special opportunity on Wednesday evening, October 10. Thursday is a half-day, so don’t worry too much about being out on a school night. Meet Nic Stone, NY Times bestselling YA author of Dear Martin, at the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center. It is a bit of a drive, but if you can make it, you will find the SM Library is an exceptional facility. They have a special teen area, which includes audio recording booths, Mac computers with great software for creating projects, and much more to explore. The pre-event reception, with refreshments and live music, starts at 6pm.
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, the book must be brought to the library for further renewals, to extend the checkout period without incurring a fine.
To check the status of a Cobb County Public Library account, students may use their Library PASS login.
Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. You can download the version that we use on Kennesaw Mountain High computers from SourceForge, or find the latest version for your device offered through AudacityTeam.org. Use the quick start guide from ManeMedia.info to learn the basics of recording, playing back, editing and saving project files and finalized WAV or MP3 files. Become a pro by reading the manual or viewing tutorials to learn about advanced features, such as noise reduction, fade in, or studio fade out.
With Audacity you can record narration for a multi-media project, edit out the narrator’s errors and then add a track with imported background music from your computer’s music library. The final audio file can then be used within other applications such as Windows Movie Maker,or a narrated PowerPoint presentation. You may schedule a space in the KMH Media Center to record; or, talk to Dr. Bryan for assistance getting familiar with the basic features of Audacity.
Find more ideas for using technology to produce creative digital projects on ManeMedia.info’s Technology Tools & Tips page, see the Online Presentation Tools & Digital Maker Spaces section.
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.
Interested in writing fiction, do you hope that someday you will publish a novel? Our eBook Collections have resources may help you reach your goal; take a look at the titles linked below. These books are available to you through GALILEO, so you will need the current GALILEO password for access.
Thanks to Katherine, Lucas, Matthew, Kehla, and others for completing the 1,000 piece “Best Sellers” puzzle on our coffee table. It is nice to see one finished! The next one is 2,000 pieces, we just put it out today.
As things slow down towards the end of the semester, or during the upcoming holiday break, we hope that you will have time to enjoy reading, or listening to, a book. Stop by the media center to browse our displays and shelves; books checked out now will not be due until January 2018. We continually add to our collection, and KMH Media Center staff members are eager to provide assistance in locating something to capture your interest! If you want more over the break and cannot get to a library, try some of our digital options for leisure reading and listening. If you prefer to spend your extra time prepping for a standardized test scheduled for the upcoming semester, try our test prep resources.
Take a look at our list of Online Presentation Tools & Digital Makerspaces on ManeMedia.info’s Technology Tools & Tips 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 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.
Feast your eyes on our display of new books and check out enough to keep you reading through the November break! Let us know if you do not see something that suits your appetite, and we will either help you find it on the shelves or we will add what you would like to our next book order. Remember you can recommend books for us to purchase at anytime by using our online suggestion form.
Thanks to Mrs. Garrett for creating the beautiful turkey for our display from an outdated book! We appreciate all of her creative displays.
Skype with a YA Author and Enjoy a Pizza Party at West Cobb Regional Library on Your Day Off – Tuesday, November 7
West Cobb Regional Library is hosting a teen pizza party and author Skype visit on Tuesday, November 7th, from 1:30-2:30pm, to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo). This event provides a great opportunity for young writers or fans of YA fiction to chat with a New York Times Bestselling YA author. Don’t miss out! Registration is recommended, see the flyers below for more info.
All Cobb students have access to Word Online, so the next time that you are working on a group project, try using a shared document to make life easier! See our instructions on how to create and share a document to get started. The same process can be used for sharing PowerPoint and Excel files. You may also share your document to get editing assistance from another student. We strongly suggest that you keep a personal back up copy of any work that you contribute to a shared document, so there are no regrets if something goes wrong.
If you would like further assistance stop by the media center, we are always happy to assist students in using collaborative technologies! See the Technology section of ManeMedia.info to learn more about Microsoft’s Office 365 free online tools.
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 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’ve just placed an order to add new SAT and ACT prep books to the KMH Media Center Collection, so if you prefer a book watch for an announcement about when the new books arrive. 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:
You will need the GALILEO password to access books provided through Ebook Central, password assistance is available on the MC Info page of ManeMedia.info. Stop by the KMH Media Center for assistance with any of these resources or to check out a book!
NoveList is an online readers’ advisory tool, provided by Georgia’s virtual library, GALILEO. Use NoveList to find lists of fiction books based on genre or similarity to other books. Here are a few of NoveList’s features that you may find helpful:
After you identify something that you would like to read, search the KMHMC Book Collection to see if we have the book. If the book that you are looking for is not already part of the KMHMC collection, then use the Suggest a New Book for the KMHMC Collection link under the Leisure Reading section of ManeMedia.info and we will consider adding it to our next order.
You will need the GALILEO password to search NoveList off campus, stop by the media center for password information, or find password assistance on the MC Info page of ManeMedia.info. See the Leisure Reading & Listening section on ManeMedia.info for easy access to NoveList along with links to access eBooks and audiobooks. KMH media center staff members will be happy to assist you with using NoveList to help you discover something new!