Welcome Teachers!

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.

American Association of School Librarians

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.

Creative Commons

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.

  • Books-A-Million
  • 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)

Books-A-Million Educator's Discount Application

Barnes and Noble Discount Card 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. 

AV Equipment

Magazine and Newspaper Subscriptions

NHS subscribes to 4 newspapers and 38 magazines for both academic and personal interests.

NHS Print Subscriptions 2013-2014

Channel One and Channel One Connection
The Media Center is home to Channel One at Northwestern. This news broadcast is shown daily in every study hall. Another component of Channel One is Channel One Connection. Every night programs are broadcasted in the area of social studies, language & the arts, math, science & technology, health & fitness and events & encores. Check out the program schedule on their web site at ChannelOne.com. If you see something you would like, send me an email and I will record the program(s) for you and deliver them direct to your classroom. Couldn't be easier!
Electronic Books

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.

eBook Instructions