Terry Middle School

Library News

Vol.1 Issue 4: May 1, 2020

Tips, tricks, and resources you may want to use or share with your classes. All newsletters, along with other fabulous resources, will be housed on the Library website's Teacher Zone (feel free to bookmark it) ;)

I Guess We're Okay, Betsy

I Guess That We're Okay, Betsy

Welcome to the Virtual Library Desk. We are OPEN!

I have an open Meets/Hangout from 9 am - 2 pm weekdays for teachers or students who need to stop by for help, just like they would during a "normal" day. The camera and microphone are muted unless someone comes in, but I'll be listening for the ding to come meet you. Just like the real library, sometimes I may have "stepped out" for a minute, but even if I'm in a meeting, I can pop over to let you know what time I'll be finished or mute the other meeting and help you really quickly (but honestly, most of my meetings are 2 pm or later anyway).


PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS. They can use this link and the meets nickname is tmslibrarydesk. If they get a notice it doesn't exist or is unavailable, make sure they know they should be going through their MISD portal to meet me.

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It's Children's (and Teens) Book Week

We're in the home stretch now... It's Children's Book Week. Since we're at home, secondary schools have been invited to participate this year as well. Share with your kids the theme of the week and if you choose to participate on any of the days- send pictures. I'll put out a slide show the following week.
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Technology Resources for Teachers

If you've missed some of the great staff development sessions the Instructional Technology Team has been putting together, they are recording and posting many of their "how to" sessions for everyone who couldn't make it.


I highly recommend the "Google Keep" (I keep hearing about this) Tuesday at 2 pm and "Making PBL a Reality" Monday at 8 pm.


Next week's schedule can be found here

Check out their page here

The FULL calendar can be found here

Resources for Parents and Students.

If you have parents or students needing help with connecting online from home, Instructional Technology and the Help Desk have put together videos and links for help. Students and Parents can contact the stuhelpdesk@mesquiteisd.org or fill out the Distance Learning Assistance Request form


They can visit this page to access all of the videos and resources.

Two Factor Authentication is BACK!

If students are locked out, they need to email stuhelpdesk@mesquiteisd.org with their first/last name and Student ID Number to reset.

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