The How-to for Students guide is where you can find instructions for everything from logging on to your Google account at Amityschools.org, to renewing a book.
How to Print with New Printing System 2017
At the computer: 1. Log on to computer as yourself. 2. Choose printer “Amity-Follow-me-Student”. 3. Click “Print”. 4. Now you can release your document at any printer.
At the printer: 1. Click “Alternate Logon” at upper right of screen. 2. Username or ID: Powerschool NUMBER (your lunch code) (OK). 3. Password/Pin: Leave blank; hit OK. 4. “Print All”, or just release the documents you want to print. 5. Log out of the printer.
Username and passwordcan also be your regular computer log-in.
We have our own Amity Google account at Amityschools.org, where you can see all other Amity users, so you can share information, communicate, and collaborate.
How to edit videos in YouTube
We have compiled some instructions and a tutorial on compiling and editing videos using YouTube's editor. (Disclaimer: YouTube has changed its look a bit, so not all the instructions are accurate, but if you start the tutorial at the point at which it shows the YouTube editor, much of it is still valid. It will be updated soon.
How to sign up for NoodleTools for Citations
NoodleTools is Amity’s new subscription citation and note-taking platform, as of September, 2016. Like Easybib, it allows you to create citations, take notes, and link those notes to the specific citation the information comes from in an article, book, or web source. You can then organize your notes, and create an outline to organize your paper. Once you sign up for your own, full-service premium account, you will be able to access your citations and notes from anywhere! Teachers can view this tutorial to learn how it works, and request a librarian lesson to be developed for their students.
How to sign up for EasyBib
Our new citation platform is NoodleTools, since EasyBib is in transition, and stopped offering a paid subscription as of 7/2016. However, Amity students can still use their own accounts on a free education version of EasyBib, though we cannot guarantee how long access will be available. Follow these instructions to sign up for your EasyBib account.
How to share citations in Easybib
When you create a bibliography in Easybib, you can share the whole list, or only specific citations with another Easybib user. You can also import those citations into one of your bibliography lists. Take a look at How to share citations in Easybib.
How to use the Oxford English Dictionary online
Good news, the OED is available through the State Library, but students do need a state card (different from a local library card).
Download the form from the CT page here, which you can fill in electronically, including the parent part, and print it out for signatures. Fill in your driver license number or, if you don't have one, your local library card number right above that. If you are under 18 the parental information is also required.
How to Research and Write
Our Research and Writing Guide which is now under development, will help you throughout all your research projects. It will help you answer the following questions:
What should I write about?
Choosing a topic
Developing a research question
Where should I look?
Determining best sources
How should I organize information?
Understanding copyright and avoiding plagiarism
Using citations and references
How can I use technology tools through the whole process?
How do I find a book?
How do I find digital information?
How do I take out a book?
How do I renew a book?
How do I reset my passwords?
For writing help from other students, visit the Writing Center located in Room 103.
Amity High School, Amity Region 5 School District, Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-397-4844 Copyright 2014