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Gina Giordano
Media Specialist
About Me
I have worked in education for the last 14 years.  This will be my 10th year as a
Media Specialist in Hillsborough County Public Schools.  My previous schools
include Sessums Elementary, Lewis Elementary, and Benito Middle School.
 I have also worked with the Mendez Foundation teaching character education
lessons in various middle schools and high schools throughout Hillsborough County.
I LOVE what I do and I am very excited to enter my third year at Tampa Bay Tech!
In 2010, I received my Master's Degree from the University of South
Florida in Library and Information Sciences.  My Bachelor's Degree Mass Media
Communications was obtained from the Florida State University in 2003.  
I am a member of the professional media organizations: Florida Association in
Media Education and Hillsborough Association of School Library
Media Specialists.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Media Center is to ensure all students and faculty at
Tampa Bay Technical High School are provided with the best resources for 21st
Century learning. The Media Center collection will include diverse materials that will
enrich the curriculum of all programs.  The Media Specialist will provide lessons on
information literacy, assist students with reading interests, and ensure a warm and
welcoming environment for all students and faculty.     

Twitter:  @TBTMediaCenter

Media Center Information
The Media Center is open daily from 8:00 to 3:25.  (8:00-2:25 on early release days)
Visit us during your lunch time!
Please do not bring food inside the media center.
Drinks with lids are welcome, but please keep all food and drink away from the computers.

Don't hesitate to ask for help!!!

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Poetry Jam is a way to express your passion!
The fee of $5.00 will get you a day full of pancakes, coffee,
and an invaluable lesson with a professional poet.
The 2019 date will be announced soon.

Winners 2019

*Click on the picture below to read the summaries of
each book.

SLAM is program that allows students to create 2D artwork based
on one of the titles above.
Visit the Media Center to checkout how you can join me at
the Tampa Convention Center with your artwork.

Come by the Media Center or
visit me on the Gram @TBTHookedOnBooks

Programs to look out for this year:

Spoken Word Club (Begins in August)

Poetry Jam (November)

SLAM (March/Art due in January)

Open Mic Nights (Fall & Spring)

Research Central:
Submitted by Mr. Morrison
*Click on the PDF links below

Finding Valid Online Sources
Research Flow Chart
Research Flow Chart Key to CAPITALIZED words
Finding Valid Online Sources c 2.pdf Research Flow Chart.pdf Research Flow Chart Key to CAPITALIZED WORDS.pdf

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Grade for Next Year
Reading List
& Assignment
9th Grade
9th grade.pdf
10th Grade
10th grade.pdf
11th Grade
11th grade.docx.pdf
12th Grade
12th grade.pdf
AP Literature Students
AP Lang. Summer Reading.pdfAP Literature and Composition Summer 2020 Reading Assignment.pdf
SDHC Media Recommendations for Recreational Reading

2020 HS Summer Reading ENG.pdf
2020 HS Summer Reading SPA.pdf


                        TBT CyberCat School Search
                            CyberCat District Search

Florida Teen Reads
Reading Rumble Books

CLICK PDF below for book summaries


High School ebooks
Click PDF file below for Axis360 directions


Need Help with Research?

Click Here!

Research Help With Capstones
Capstone research ppt.pdf
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Click on PDF files below
APA 6TH Ed Reference Sheet.pdf
APA formating sheet0.pdf

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Click on PDF files below
MLA Reference Sheet.pdf
Abbrev. Template for MLA 8th ed citation_worksheet.pdf
Works Cited Sample page.pdf

High School Virtual Library
Off campus password: hcpsfl

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Digital Citizenship Resources


High School ebooks


TbT Media Center Edsby Page

Office 365 Directions
Office 365 directions handoutpdf.pdf
Direction on how to save articles into Office365
Saving Articles from the Virtual Library Directly into Office 365.pdf

Use the public library for books, ebooks, and research databases without a card! You can visit a local library OR use the website above. Click on the picture link above.  Use your school student ID # as your login.  If they ask for a pin use 4321.