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WELCOME

Welcome to the Innovation Learning Center (ILC) at Niu Valley Middle School.

The ILC supports NVMS students and teachers with flexible seating and state-of-the-art digital tools to allow school-related ideas and projects to soar.

Teachers use the ILC as an extension of the classroom, either bringing their entire class or sending individuals or small groups of students to create tangible or digital products. Movable furniture and large screen monitors accommodate groups of up to 50 (table-seating) or up to 75 (floor-seating).

The ILC also offers traditional library resources, including books, graphic novels, and online articles and videos. Curl up on a sofa to read a good book. Use one of the Mac computers or Google Chromebooks to complete and print assignments. Find a quiet place to work before, during or after class.

 

CHECKING OUT A PHYSICAL LIBRARY BOOK (Currently only available for in-person and blended learning students)

Browse the school’s online catalog (LS2 Pac) for books available to borrow (https://bit.ly/NVMSLibraryBooks)

Complete and submit NVMS Library Book Request Form https://bit.ly/NVMSBorrow – 2 book limit

Available books will be delivered to student’s homeroom/advisory with copy of request for distribution

Library books should be returned to designated ILC cart/bin for proper processing and sanitation in accordance with established guidelines (http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek/resources/pandemic)

 

HOURS

Closed till further notice. Students are encouraged to use the online services listed below.

 

RULES

  1. No eating, drinking, gum chewing. (All water bottles are to be placed on the floor.)
  2. No running.
  3. No socializing or “hanging out.” Active reading or doing homework/assignments only.
  4. Please whisper.
  5. Push in chair upon leaving.
  6. Sign out to use computer/laptop and be ready to show your sticker on the back of your student ID card. Only school related work is allowed computers/laptops.

3D PRINTING

3D printing is the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.  Do you want to learn more about 3D printing or do you have an object to print for one of your classes?  Visit the ILC or complete this quick online form. (Use your NVMS email account.)

bit.ly/nv3dprint

Priority is given to class-related projects that are of an original design and that can fit in the palm of your hand.

EBOOKS

Borrow hundreds of fiction and nonfiction titles.
Digital Library (Overdrive and Kindle)

User Name: Your picture student ID #
Password: Your state ID (HSA testing login) #
Click on the title of the book to borrow.

EBSCO HOST RESEARCH DATABASE

A powerful online research database with articles from credible and venerable sources, many of which are not available elsewhere.
EBSCO Host

User Name: niuvalleyms
Password: Hidoe20!

Tutorial on how to access the EBSCO Host database for middle schools

ONLINE ENCYLOPEDIA

Explore the fact-checked online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos, and images. 

School Access ID: niuvalleyms
School Passcode: niuvalleyms

LEARN 360

www.learn360.com

User Name: nvms31
Password: 228056

Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 148,000 multimedia resources—including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, articles, activities, worksheets, interactive materials, and more—on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere.

All video content is correlated to Common Core, national, state, provincial, IB Organization, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards, as well as 21st Century Skills.

Video producers include A&E, the BBC, ABC News, NBC News, National Geographic, HBO Documentary Films, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, VEA, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.