The start of the school year is certainly a time for information overload. In the past few weeks students have been receiving emails explaining how to access digital versions of their textbooks. I feel that it is also important to share this information with families.
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Maths use a Pearson Mathematics textbook which only has a PDF version and is available for download from the library. Students can either bring in their laptop or a USB to receive the PDF version.
Students who are in the following classes 07MAT1, 08MAT1 and 10MAT1 received a 2nd edition copy of the Pearson Mathematics textbook this year. Therefore, they have a digital version available for viewing and download using the following information:
Visit - Pearson Places https://www.pearsonplaces.com.au/
Students can access username and password information for access to these books via the Student Portal. Students click on the “Student” tab at the top of the page. Then select “Student Curricular Resources” on the left and then “Digital Textbooks”.
Students can then select which year level and subject they require information for.
Students can access digital versions of daily newspapers whilst at school using the link in the Student Portal.
Newspapers can be a useful resource when completing English assessments. Students have access to The Cairns Post, Herald Sun, The Australian, Townsville Bulletin, The Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin and many more regional papers.
Students can access many valuable sites using the APPS on the Student Portal.
OLIVER Library – this app links to our Library Database. Students can view what books we have available for borrowing in our library. Students can click on the NEWS tab up the top and see links to other sites and information to use for researching assignments.
BRITANNICA – this app links to the Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Students can use this site for researching information to assist with English and Humanities assessments.
SORA eBOOKS – this app links to our eBook collection. Students have access to over 10,000 eBooks. Students need to select the “ACEN Member Collection” and then it will use the student’s CES credentials to enable access to the eBooks.
CLICKVIEW – this app links to our library’s online video catalogue. We have over 5,000 videos stored which can be viewed by staff and students. Student’s use their CES credentials to enable access. Students can only view videos that are appropriate to their age classification ie: Year 7 & 8 students can only view E – for educational or G rated movies.
TURNITIN – this app links to our Plagiarism checker. Students have to submit their assignments through this program to check for any plagiarism. Students can also submit drafts via this program, and it will check Grammar and provide a report on where improvements can be made. Students will be set up in Turnitin by their teacher and will receive a lesson in how to use the program during a library lesson.
Our library is open from 7.30am to 4.30pm each day except for Thursday when it closes at 3pm. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to make contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Eloise Harnett