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Welcome to the Virtual
Diamond Elementary
Media Center!

We are always open!  Enjoy!


            
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Staff

Ms. Marcie Jarquin, Media Specialist                 Ms. Kimberly Soles, Media Assistant

Marcie.L.Gross@mcpsmd.net                            Kimberly.D.Soles@mcpsmd.net

Mission

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 

Destiny Discover is our school library's online catalog with all of our e-books and audio books.

Click on the image below:

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: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uNNYTqWig-ZA-CwaLriBBQOSMnWt2J8abWgXhrHFOA8/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HZgQS-XMhG9RpyBVi7sYoYjRQqSaQNdebsZDt_Vsm2k/edit?usp=sharing

Online Resources

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Montgomery County Public Library

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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:

BookFlix  This link opens in a new window (Links to an external site.)This opens a pop-up window to share the URL for this database
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic.
 
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Read current and back issues of your favorite adult and children’s magazines online.
 
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TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.
 
 

Reading Websites

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Montgomery County Public Schools subscribes to TeachingBooks, an online literacy service.  You can click on the links below.

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

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Enjoy this link to Storyline Online where you can listen to actors read wonderful books.

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 A Book and a Hug

  Search for books by category, interest, and level.  Good resource for adults and students.

Digital Citizenship

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. 

Kids and Tech: The New Landscape

Book It!

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

All Diamond Elementary students participate in Maryland's student choice program, the Black-Eyed Susan Award. Each year a new set of nominees is selected by school librarians from around the state. Students listen and respond to Picture Book nominees during their library instruction. Students in grades 4 & 5 may choose to read 3 of the 10 nominees in the Chapter Book category. Voting takes place in April and the winner is announced in early May. 
Please click on these links to learn more about the program and this year's nominees.

What is the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Program? 

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