Welcome to the Virtual
Ms. Marcie Jarquin, Media Specialist Ms. Kimberly Soles, Media Assistant
The Diamond Elementary Library Media Program’s mission is to cultivate a collaborative learning environment for enthusiastic and confident lifelong learners. We support and compliment the MCPS curriculum, promote reading and the appreciation of literature, and teach the information literacy skills necessary to be responsible and effective users of ideas and information.
Diamond ES Virtual Classroom
Come join us for some fun! This is the link to our MyMCPS Canvas Library Media Center virtual classroom course page. https://mcpsmd.instructure.com/courses/420776
Destiny Discover is our school library's online catalog with all of our e-books and audio books.
Here's how to use Destiny Discover.
Login in with your MCPS ID# (Do not include the @mcpsmd.net.). The password is your regular password.
Here are links with lists of our Diamond ES e-books:
Montgomery County Public Library
Here is the link to the main page: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/ (Links to an external site.)
If you don't have a library card, the MCPL is making it super easy to get one right now. You can get a digital library card with your parents' permission. Here is the link to do that: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/services/registration.html (Links to an external site.)
With a MCPL library card, you can access so many books of course, but also all of the online resources. From the main website page, go to the Guides and Research tab and select All Electronic Resources. A couple of awesome resources we are sure you will enjoy are:
Montgomery County Public Schools subscribes to TeachingBooks, an online literacy service. You can click on the links below.
- Meet authors and illustrators with exclusive movies and recordings (Links to an external site.)
- Experience 12,500+ read-along audiobook performances (Links to an external site.)
- Hear authors pronounce and tell the stories of their names (Links to an external site.)
- Enjoy 1,250+ complete book readings (Links to an external site.)
- Explore book trailers, Meet-the-Author Recordings, and more (Links to an external site.)
These links are also featured on your home page of TeachingBooks (Links to an external site.). If needed, the Montgomery County Public Schools access directions are:
Username: MCPS Password: MCPS
Enjoy this link to Storyline Online where you can listen to actors read wonderful books.
Search for books by category, interest, and level. Good resource for adults and students.
Every student at Diamond Elementary School will become a responsible digital citizen who knows how to harness the learning potential of digital media in a 24/7 connected world and do it safely, effectively, ethically, and respectfully. Teachers will implement technology-rich lessons that encourage active and project-based learning opportunities for our students to equip them to take ownership of their own learning and prepare them to thrive in the 21st Century. (from Tippin Elementary School, El Paso, TX)
MCPS has launched a partnership with Common Sense Education that will provide students with the resources and information they need to behave safely and responsibly with technology and social media. We already began this venture with Internet safety lessons our chrome book usage agreements. The curriculum will cover issues such as privacy, cyberbullying, internet safety and other digital dilemmas.
You can sign up as a parent and utilize the resources from the site.
The following link is to Common Sense Media. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Once you sign up, please watch the following introductory video.
We are participating in Book It! It is a reading incentive program partnered with Pizza Hut. Please visit www.bookitprogram.com for details and ask your student about it.
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Program
|Please click on these links to learn more about the program and this year's nominees.|