The Eastside High School Media Center provides users with a large collection of print and non-print resources, in addition to the availability of two media specialists for consultation, co-teaching, collaboration and instruction.
Our objective is to “ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information” (American Library Association, 2007). In order to do so, in addition to supplying resources, we provide instruction to encourage students to use information in all its forms and work with teachers to design instruction to meet the needs of students.
Our job is to promote information literacy or the ability to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources and in a variety of formats. We work and develop collaborative lesson plans based on the Florida Research Process Model FINDS, a systematic model that encourages student communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills during the research process.
Please come in and talk to us about your students’ needs so we can plan ahead and serve them better!
Resources for Parents Internet Safety
Common Sense Media:
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Internet Safety 101:
Internet Safety 101, is an initiative of Enough Is Enough, a 501c(3) whose mission is to make the Internet Safer for Children and Families.
Parents - FBI:
A summary of resources provided by the FBI
Digital Safety - Family Resources | National PTA
National PTA has partnered with several internet and social media providers to host events across the country, creating a safe space for parents to talk about their digital safety concerns and learn from experts in the field about what they can do to support their families in creating safer communities online.
Department of Homeland Security:
Find tips and resources on how to become a good digital parent
Family Online Safety Institute:
Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families