Connecting to CCSDWireless Network

As of June 1, 2017, COSIGNO/COSIGNORADIUS wireless networks will be replaced by a more user-friendly wireless network called CCSDWireless.

BYOD changes for the 2017-2018 school year include the following:

  1. Staff & Students (Only)
    • CCSDWireless (New BYOD Network):
      1. Users will need a password to join the CCSDWireless network. (Ask your librarian for the password).
    • User Login:
      1. Students- Can now login using their Student ID #
      2. Staff – Login using their Badge ID
    • Internet Filter:
      1. Users will need to install the internet filter certificate.  This will be available on the CCSD Wireless Network landing page after you login to the network or via QR code.

    Guests

    • CCSDGuest:
      1. Guests will need a password to join the CCSDGuest network. (Ask the librarian for the password).
    • User Login:
      1. Guest users will need to register using their personal email address.  They will need complete the registration process using the password sent to their personal email address.
    • Internet Filter:
      1. Users will need to install the internet filter certificate.  This will be available on the CCSD Wireless Network landing page after they login to the network or via QR code.
      2. Staff and Students who join this network will not have the same internet filter access they have while logged into CCSDWireless.

     

    Our support documentation and video can be found at the following websites:

    http://ccsdwireless.cobbk12.org/faq2/

    and

    http://streamingcobb.cobbk12.org/newwireless

Fall Art Exhibit

Stop by the media center to admire original works of art designed by Wheeler students.  Wheeler’s Fall 2016 Art Exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, December 20th.  Wheeler Library always enjoys displaying students’ art work, but you won’t see this much art in the library again, until May 2017, so don’t miss out.
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Record and Mix Sound Using Audacity to Enhance Presentations

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Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.  You can download the version that is installed on Wheeler Library computers from SourceForge, or find the latest version for your device offered through AudacityTeam.org.  Use Wheeler Library’s quick start guide 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, PowerPoint, or VoiceThread.  You may schedule the small group room in Wheeler Library to record, or talk to a library media specialist for assistance getting familiar with the basic features of Audacity.

Find more ideas for using technology to produce creative digital projects on WheelerLibrary.com’s Technology Tools & Tips page, see the Online Presentation Tools & Digital Maker Spaces section.

 

Using Snapchat to Download a Wheeler Library eBook

Many of our eBooks can be download to your device for offline access, which can save you from consuming valuable data or allow you to continue reading in a dead spot. Instructions below, provided by Kristen Hibbert, will guide you through the process of using Snapchat to download and locate an eBook on your device, watch for differences between Android and iOS devices.
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Downloading

Method 1:

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Step 2: Hold your phone up to the QR code of the book you want.

Step 3: Make sure the code for the book is in focus (for ABDO books you have to get closer to the code before the phone can read it properly).

Step 4: Take a snap of the QR code.

Notice: it doesn’t work quite like snapcodes, where you can just have the phone view it. For this method, a picture must be taken.

Step 5: Click “Open Link” on the popup that appears. If there is no popup, repeat step 4, or try Method 2. Save the book to your phone (Android only), or save the book to your Reading List (iOS only). Alternatively, you can copy the link to your phone notes (It helps to put the name of the book in the note with the link).

Method 2:

Method 2 works the same way as method one, except at step 4. Instead of taking a snap of the QR code, press and hold on the screen where the QR code is. If this does not create a popup, try again, changing the distance between the phone and the code, or try Method 1.

Reading a Saved eBook

Saved to Phone:  (Android)

The book should be in the downloads folder of the phone. If not, see a librarian for further assistance, or try another method of saving.

Saved to Reading List:  (iOS)

On your iOS device, go to Safari. Select the book icon, then the glasses icon at the top middle. Find the book link in your reading list, and select it.

Copied to Notes:

Find the note you with the link. Click the link, or copy and paste the link into your desired browser.

Happy reading!

 

Support for Creating Source and Note Cards Using EasyBib

If you already have your sources entered in an EasyBib Bibliography, try the Notebook feature to produce source and note cards to fulfill your class assignment, or just to help you organize your thoughts for a research paper.  Once note cards are created in EasyBib they can be arranged to develop an outline to guide your writing as you develop the paper.  Follow the steps below to start creating note cards for your existing EasyBib project:

  • Select Notebook for the project with your sources (you must enter Wheeler’s EasyBib coupon code to use this feature, ask library staff for the code or join our Google Classroom for password access)
  • Select New note to start a card
  • Select a Source and Title your note card
  • Follow each quote or paraphrase with a properly formatted in-text citation

The step-by-step guide Note Cards from EasyBib explains how to move the source and note cards to Microsoft Word and then format for printing. This instructional guide and additional resources to support students who are writing and formatting research papers are always available on WheelerLibrary.com’s Research & Citation Help page.  Visit Dr. Bryan in the Media Center for assistance working with note cards in EasyBib or for a demonstration.

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Fiction Writer’s Guides

Interested in writing fiction, maybe hope to someday publish a novel? One of our new databases has eBooks that may help.  Take a look at the titles linked below, which are also available on WheelerLibrary.com’s Art & Entertainment page, under the Fiction Writer’s Guides section.  These books are available to you through GALILEO’s new eBook collections, so you will need the GALILEO password for access.

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New eBook Collections from GALILEO with over 150,000 Books – All Available All the Time!

We have just received access to two new eBook collections through GALILEO, eBook High School Collection and eBook Academic Collection. A great feature of the GALILEO eBook collections is that multiple users can access the same book simultaneously, so there is no waiting for the book to be available, like you may experience for eBooks offered through public library eBook collections.  You and a friend, or a whole book club, can be reading the same book for free!  Search for books for leisure reading, or research, by exploring the eBook collection databases which are linked under the General Research Database section on WheelerLibrary.com. These collections contain over 150,000 books; if you would like to know more about searching the collections, creating a link to a book, or linking to a page within a book, stop by Wheeler Library for assistance.  For off-campus access, you will need the GALILEO password.eBookBlog