The mission of the OCMS Media Center, in addition to supporting the educational mission of Oconee County Middle School, is to serve as an ambassador to the worlds of discovery, learning, and reading. It will do this by making accessible the best possible print and digital resources and providing an environment that encourages a love of knowledge and intellectual pursuit. So that OCMS's students can be critical and productive users of these print and digital resources, the media center will vigorously pursue an agenda of teaching informational and technical literacy.
Noodletools: Best Search Tool for Your Information Need- The name says it all.
Research Tools- Information for guiding students through the research process.
PlagiarismChecker- Helps teachers and students determine if a paper has any parts that have been copied but not attributed.
Notestar- Online place for students and teachers to gather notes, store links, and create citations.
Spezify- Supurb research tool. Type in a search term and results come in the form of notecards on a desktop. The results are identified as video, text, original document, or audio. You drag them around and organize them in a way you see fit. This isn't a website search but an actual content search.
Easy Bib- Tool to properly format research citations.
Voki- Create a digital avatar (like Abe Lincoln above). You can determine clother, facial features, eye color etc., then have it say what you want. You can incorporate in into a project or your website among other things. Free with added features if you subscribe. Cool and fun.
BibMe- Nifty bibliography creation tool. You type the name of your desired material in a field, then you select the closest match from a number of choices that spring up. The bibliographic information of the selected item is properly formatted and added to your bibliography. I wish they had this when I was in school.
Son of Citation Machine- Website that can help you with the proper formatting of citations, parenthetical references, bibliographies, etc. Variety of citation styles available.
Galileo Teen- Rich online research resource provided by The University System of Georgia. Online database featuring full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and professional journals.
Tag Galaxy- Cool Place for finding pictures. Very cool.
Your Dictionary- Online tool to look up words.
Visual Thesaurus- Need a different word to say the same thing? Interactive tool with cool animated graphics that lets you find that word.