Students and staff may use the CCSDWireless network for free internet access on their personal devices! To get started follow the 3 basic steps below. Click the image to access the district page with additional help.
More info about CCSD Wireless is posted on the district site. Stop by the media center if you need assistance.
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 this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SYNC gives away two FREE audiobook downloads every week starting on Thursday, April 30 thru July 29. Sign up for email or text alerts and learn more at www.audiobooksync.com. Each week features two thematically paired books, which are only available for one week. For example, The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg and The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay will be available from June 18 - June 24. See the dates of availability for each of this year's 26 free audiobooks by visiting the 2020 SYNC Titles list. Once downloaded these audiobooks are yours to keep, so stock up while they are free!
Find audiobooks that you can borrow anytime via links in the Leisure Reading & Listening section of ManeMedia.info. Research indicates literacy skills improve by listening to audiobooks.
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.
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.
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 25 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.
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.