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Destiny Tutorials

Destiny is the library management system for Coweta County. Destiny allows you to search for materials availalble in the media center. Since Destiny is a web based program, you can search from any computer with internet access.

These tutorials are designed to help teachers and students learn how to use Destiny. Teachers can log in using their computer log in ID. Students may log in using their student ID number for username and password.

Teachers may get staff development credit for completing the tutorials. Be sure to log your time in your Learning Log.

Before starting, click on the links below and print out some documents to help you along the way.

Read Me Activities Tip Sheet Bookmark Evaluation

The following tutorials may look different from the site that it navigates to first. The website it under construction and things change periodically. Until the movies can be updated, please go to http://merdeen.com and click on Staff Development and then the tutorial you wish to see. The tutorials for Destiny are listed below. Be sure to look at the standards below the listed tutorials.

1. Destiny Basic Search

2. Destiny Accelerated Reader Search

3. Destiny Webpath Express Search

4. Destiny Georgia Performance Standards Search

5 Creating a Resource List

6. Advanced Search

The Standards

Helping students find information is vitally important. The amount of information in the world is growing exponentionally each day. If we can help students find the information they need and teach them how to assess and use the information, then we have given them the skills they need to be lifelong learners.

Take a look at Information Literacy Skills to see what media specialists and teachers should be doing to help students be successful in the 21st Century. Notice how the correlate to what we are teaching them by implementing the Georgia Performance Standards.

AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

The Standards

The Standards describe how learners use skills, resources, and tools to:

1. inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
2. draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
3. share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society
4. pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

 

 

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