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Tompkins, Stephanie
Inovvation Center - Teacher

Innovations Center

Policies and Procedures

  • All book bags are to be left in the main foyer upon entering the Innovations Center.
  • Students are admitted to the Innovations Center with an official pass only. Passes must be signed by a releasing teacher. Students without an official pass will be dismissed from the library and sent back to class. Each student must have a separate pass. Small groups of 5 or less may visit the center without a teacher.
  • Students are allowed to check out a maximum of 5 books. A late fee of $.25 per book, per day will be assessed for overdue materials.
  • The Tate Innovations Center adheres to all copyright laws. Copies are $.15 per page.
  • Each student is responsible for materials checked out in his/her name.
  • Internet/Media: Per Board policy, parents must contact Guidance Office if they do not want their children to use the Internet at school.
  • All records must be free of fines and/or replacement costs to check out additional materials. Students are responsible for all fines, damaged, or lost materials.
  • Classes may be scheduled in the Innovations Center. Scheduling for the main library floor area, classroom, and lab production room must be done by the Media Specialist. (24 hr prior notice is requested)
  • Gum, food, drinks, and personal grooming are NOT allowed in the Innovations Center. Tables, computer sites, and chairs/stools should be left in order after use and upon leaving the center.
  • When entering the Innovations Center, students are required to sign in at the table located at the entrance. A separate sign in for computer and restroom use is required. Only one student is allowed in the restroom at a time.
  • Students are NOT allowed to play computer games.
  • The library circulation desk is off limits to all students with the exception of library assistants.
  • After student hours reservations for the faculty must be scheduled via the Media Specialist with a 24 hr notice request.
  • Frequent use of the Innovations Center is encouraged!

Recommended Research Sites

Ask Jeeves: www.ask.com

Campus Information:
www.onlinecollegescouting.com          www.campustours.com

www.florida.echoices.com         www.myfutures.com

Digital Primary Sources:
Library of Congress- http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html
Florida Memory Project- http://www.floridamemory.com
Holocaust Museum in Tampa- http://www.flholocaustmuseum.org
Gilder Lehrmann- http://www.gilderlehrman.org
Teaching History- http://teachinghistory.org
Discovery Education (streaming)- http://www.discoveryeducation.com/administrators/curricular-resources/streaming-plus/index.cfm?campaign=flyout_admin_cr_plus
NBC Learn- http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn
National Archives- http://www.digitalvaults.org/
Florida Digital Educators- http://etc.usf.edu/fde/fderesources.php
FYI- Pictures on ebay are not copyrighted!
PBS- primary sources & contemporary u.s. history: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/thismonth/primarysources/index1.html
Weekly use of digital primary sources boosts FCAT scores!

District Media Services: an online resource containing links to useful district and state library media and textbook related resources. This site contains pages related to research and information literacy, information connections, forms, and contact information. Find us at http://ese.escambia.k12.fl.us/media or on the district web site under the Departments link.

Financial Aid:
www.gocollege.com          www.finaid.com          www.collegelink.com
www.facts.org                   www.fastweb.com

Florida Electronic Library: multiple online databases that include references, periodicals, and other information resources. This resources requires a state of Florida library card and a remote access password: aggie http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/flesc_0521

Google Book Search: A search engine that contains book records, previews, and eBooks. This site also contains links to related reviews, resources, and local libraries carrying the requested books. http://books.google.com

Google Scholar: a Google search engine limited to scholarly literature including peer-reviewed papers, articles, theses, university resources, and professional publications. http://scholar.google.com

Princeton Review: www.review.com

Scholarships: www.fastweb.com          www.collegeboard.com

School libraries on web: www.sldirectory.com

Student Research:
www.gradesaver.com             www.researchpaper.com
www.aresearchguide.com       www.search.com      

Tests: ACT: www.act.org

The Internet Public Library: an online reference resource sponsored by Florida State University, Drexel university, and University of Michigan library/information science programs. This site includes age-specific resources: KidSpace and TeenSpace. http://www.ipl.org

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Contact Us

Media Specialist
Stefany Tompkins
Email: stompkins@escambia.k12.fl.us