NEISD Library Services
Week of December 1-5, 2014
In this Friday Focus:
- Nexus eReader/Tablet Training
- Moodle Services Ending
- Updates & Reminders
Tweets & News from NEISD Librarians
Hardy Oak ES Library
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More Tweets and Posts from NEISD Librarians
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RT: MAC Library (@MacArthurLib)
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RT: Jennifer Oldham (@battyforbooks)
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RT: Driscoll MS Library (@DriscollReads)
Nexus eReader/Tablet Training
Library Services will host 3 more training sessions for the Nexus eReaders/tablets.
Even if you have not received your tablets yet, you are encouraged to attend. Please bring the fully charged Master device and 3-4 other tablets. Training will include Nexus basics and how to manage student Nexus eReaders. A review of OverDrive and Google Play Education will also be provided.
The sessions are not level specific, so register on Eduphoria for the training of your choice.
Held at Ed White MS Library from 3:30 - 5:00
Held at West Ave ES Library from 3:30 - 5:00
January 8, 2015
Held at RAMEC from 3:30 - 5:00
Nexus eReader/Tablet Continued...
The Nexus presentation used at trainings can be found on the Procedure Manual > Electronic Resources > eReaders.
You may read through the Nexus presentation and begin using the devices in the library for a few weeks/months to get familiar with them before circulating them to students.
Always use the Technology Parent Permission form located on the Procedure Manual. This fillable form is provided in both English and Spanish. The replacement costs are also found on this page.
The Nexus covers have arrived and will be distributed at trainings or they may be picked up at the NERC.
Moodle Services Ending
Due to rising support costs coupled with low product utilization, Moodle services will no longer be available beginning August 1, 2015. This includes Student, Staff and STEM instances of Moodle. Technology Services recommends the use of Edmodo, Edublogs or Google Classroom as alternative solutions to Moodle. Current Moodle users are strongly encouraged to begin saving and transferring any Moodle content they wish to preserve.
Please contact David Haddad (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns you may have related to this announcement.
Moodle is the platform librarians use for the NELF postings.
Reminders & Updates
Spending Guidelines (Found on the Procedure Manual)
By Winter Break, one half of Library Book Budget must be spent or encumbered
Two Elementary eBook Collections (Elementary Librarians)
There are two elementary eBook collections (LibGuides) which highlight our unlimited, simultaneous use content. One is eBook Explorer for Elementary Students and the other is for staff eBooks for Elementary Curriculum.
Please consider adding a link to the eBooks for Elementary Curriculum to your Library Resources page. This guide will be spotlighted at the upcoming Principals Meeting.