Re-imagining the CMS Media Center
The Media Center is being re-branded as the "CMS Learning Hub". The word "hub" is appropriate because the word refers to the essential region of an activity or geographic area. It is also the central part of a wheel. The goal is to create an environment that supports our mantra of "making learning irresistible" and making it a place where kids want to visit frequently! We must ensure that we are taking pride in the games and objects in the Learning Hub, as many different people work very hard to make it a fun and education space for all.
Regular Programming and Features
New instructions for log-in
Mackin VIA connects you to all of our school’s digital resources with just one username and password. There is an app on your Chromebook to access Mackin VIA. You may also login at www.mackinvia.com. If you have an ereader or cell phone you may download the free app on it. You now have a backpack account and can start checking out eBooks.
School : Cascade Middle School (Clayton, IN)
Username: first initial, last name, graduation year Ex: cgruener20
Password: lunch number
This login will provide you access to your Backpack account in MackinVIA. This is where you will check out ebooks and access databases.
Select All Resources or select the resource that you want to find.
Browse the selection. Once you find a resource, click Open Now to read it, Add to Favorites (or the Heart icon) to save it for later, or Checkout to borrow it. If the resource is currently “Out”, click Request to be placed on a waiting list. You also have the option to Preview it. Not all books are available to checkout. Some books will be available to read online only.
For more information click on the following links:
About MackinVIA: http://help.mackinvia.com/about-mackinvia/
MackinVIA Reader – eBooks: http://help.mackinvia.com/mackinvia-reader-ebooks/Check Out Digital Resources :http://help.mackinvia.com/check-out-digital-resources/Request Checked-Out Digital Resources: http://help.mackinvia.com/check-out-digital-resources/
Click on the link below to watch video tutorials
A new addition to the Learning Hub would be Rosetta Stone. A supplemental learning website that gives exposure to foreign languages. There are over 30 different languages to choose from.
A new sticker poster has been put up for your pleasure.
Please keep in mind to only do two or three stickers at a time per day.
We also have a program on the computer called Bitsbox. It is an online programming for students to code. You create your own apps. You can ask a media assistant or the librarian and we will help you get started.
The Learning Hub would greatly appreciate any donation of art and craft supplies! Glue sticks and other items would be greatly appreciated. Any markers and colored pencils can help!
Please return all books that have been checked out from the Learning Hub. If you have a book that is not returned you will be charged for the book.
- The CMS Learning Hub will be "open" from 7:00 a. - 3:00 p.m. daily that we are in school.
- The CMS Learning Hub will remain opened to students during lunch shifts.
- The CMS Learning Hub has a program called "Math Problem of the Week."