JISD Library Services Newsletter
September 2020 - Return to Learn Edition
Librarians Return to Learn
Katrina Simmons - Escondido Elementary - FlipGrip and Quizizz
April Schweizerhof - Wortham Oak Elementary - Padlet & Flippity, FlipGrid, Interactive Google Slides
Andrea Colwell - Kitty Hawk Middle School - FlipGrid
Pamela Arevalo-Thompson - Veterans Memorial High School - Nearpod
Zoom Office Hours
Our world looks different, but we are striving to give the best customer service!
Library Services Electronic Resources
Get your username and password from your school librarian.Many of the resources are compatible with Google, so students may save articles, highlight, take notes, and cite their sources.
If you teach reading, and you haven't used Teaching Books, you are missing out! There are thousands of author interviews, hundreds of readers theaters scripts, and lesson plans. Check it out!
Learn360 has thousands of videos with transcripts, printables, and STEM lessons.
Learning Express (not pictured) has test prep resources including STARR (all levels), SAT, ACT, and TSI.
To access Sora, go to your JISD Portal and select Sora. Click "login to your application" (pictured below). When asked to enter your school's name, enter Judson ISD. Your school name is Judson ISD as well.
To add the San Antonio Public Library, click the pancakes in the upper right corner (pictured below), click "Add a Library," and type in San Antonio Public Library.
Learning Ally Collaboration
Students who qualify to use Learning Ally include students with a reading deficit, visually impaired students, and students with other disabilities.
Look for information coming soon from the dyslexia teachers and librarians!
Re-imagined Battle of the Books
This Re-Imagined Battle is an individual contest rather than a team competition.
Look for more details and dates in our October newsletter.
Judson High School
Spring Meadows & Elolf Elementary
The Elolf library is currently under construction, so I packed all of the books and materials in every part of the library, labeled them for reorganizing, and moved them to another room. I also created a "mini-library" on the cafeteria stage for check-out. Ms. Bronson and I participated in an Introductory Zoom meeting with the Specials Teachers at SME and got to know some of the students. We also created a video for the morning announcements at Elolf! We plan on big things happening this year so stay tuned! Go Thunderbolts and Hawks!!