NHS Media Center is dedicated to supporting the staff and students of NHS. As a licensed teacher/librarian, Mrs. Longgood helps teachers create lesson plans, co-teaches with classroom teachers and purchases items to supplement the curriculum of all courses offered at Northwestern. Please see the items below to discover what we have to offer. If you do not see what you need, please contact Mrs. Longgood, and we'll see what we can do to make it happen!
Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning
The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
The Best Apps for Teaching and Learning is a new recognition honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
Open Access Policy and Open Knowledge that can be shared and re-used!
Want to teach your students about ethical use of what they find on the internet, but don't know where to find images, music, video, writing, code, or other creative works? Creative Commons has got you covered!
Looking for other sources for items in the public domain? Check out the sources below:
Educator Discount Clubs
Free Educator Discounts are available from many retail stores. I've started a list here, but if you know of more, let me know and I'll add it. I've attached the sign up forms if I had it.
- Barnes and Noble Booksellers
- Joann Fabrics (15% off your purchase)
- Staples (10% off Art & classroom supplies, and earn cash back). Click here for more info and the application)
A-V Equipment Available From Your Media Center
For your convenience we have many A-V items which can be checked out both short term and long term for you to use in your classroom.
Magazine and Newspaper Subscriptions
NHS subscribes to 4 newspapers and 38 magazines for both academic and personal interests.
Channel One and Channel One Connection
NHS has over 3000 electronic books available to you right from our electronic catalog! Topics include anything from 100 Spanish words everyone should know to Creating a will to medical books and more. Just about any subject you could need for academic or personal use is available. Instructions for finding and using this great resource is available below.