Dillard Elementary Media Center
Our Media Specialist is Marva Bertram
Media Center Procedures
- Take good care of our books.
- Return books on time. Books may be checked out for one week and may be renewed two times.
- 2 books may be checked out at a time. 1st Semester Kindergartners will be allowed 1 book.
If you love to read and help children then volunteering in the Media Center is a wonderful opportunity. We are looking for dedicated individuals to help in the following areas.
- shelve books
- prepare materials
- assist with book fair
- type certificates
- assist with inventory
If you are interested, please contact the Media Specialist. Before volunteering, you must complete the on-line application at www.getinvolvedineducation.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Book Donation Policy
We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library. The use and disposal will be at the discretion of the LMS in the interest in maintaining an appropriate and balanced collection.
The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.
- The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
- The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
- The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
- The item’s condition is acceptable.
- The library has space to store the donated items.
- The item is supportive of the school's curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate elementary school academic level.
Media Center Links
District Online Databases: District access to the research databases and instructional resources listed below are provided by the Department of Learning Resources & Instrucional materials. Our mission is to provided the Broward County Public Schools community with relevant and timely information regarding library media resources, curriculum and instruction, and related instructional materials the support 21st century teaching and learning.
Grolier Online (http://go.grolier.com/kids) All levels includes: New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia America, Lands & People, and New Book of Popular Science which procide users with access to magazine & news articles, wesites, and multimedia materials. Home Access- Username: 1broward Password: online
Tumble Books (http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com) Online collection of animated, talking picture books with puzzles, quizzes, & teacher resources. Username: broward Password: books
Net trekker (http://beep.browardschools.com) A search engine for hand-selected, educator-approved web sites organized by readability level. Username: 10 digit students number Password: birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy)
Atomic Learning (https://www.atomiclearning.com/login/xavier) Online video tutorials for using technology tools.
Destiny (http://destiny.browardschools.com) This is an online searchable public access catalog for all books, audiovisual materials, and District databases in Broward County Schools.
Basic research tools plus geography resources-(world atlases, maps, countries, explorers)
Kid Info Reference Resources: The World - MUST SEE SITE!
Kid Info is probably the best geography gateway site on the Internet right now. It contains links to categories such as Countries of the World, Currencies of the World, Customs, Famous Landmarks, Flags, World Holidays, and Festivals, Maps, and Trivia.
http://www.graphicmaps.com/aatlas/world.htm - MUST SEE SITE!
World Atlas provides a variety of general geographic information about the countries of the world. Clicking first on one of the seven continents enables you to then click on individual countries, to view their detailed maps along with important facts and figures. There is a helpful list option which allows you to compare information about the countries of the world in such categories as area, age, gross national product, and population.
These links are grade specific to help students practice on specific concept areas.
Caution: As a teacher, you know that if a child doesn't understand a skill, they will still not know it if they are put on the computer to practice it. These skill practices are suggested to be used with adult or peer assistance until the student has a basic skill knowledge that can be improved with some extra practice
Game Goo Learning that Sticks
Educational games by Cognitive Concepts that help develop early reading skills identified as important language arts building blocks in state curriculum standards.
Math Advantage (Harcourt Brace)
Has activities for sorting, patterns, geometry, using a number line, telling time, addition and even a math glossary!
Interactive Internet Games
This site has some awesome interactive multiplication math games for third and fourth graders.
This site features a variety of age and grade appropriate math arcade games. Find a math game by clicking on your grade level.
FirstGov for Kids - MUST SEE SITE!
Children from Kindergarten through grade 12 will find a variety of information about basic aspects of the United States and its government.
Find Sounds.com is a search engine you can utilize for finding sound effects and musical instrument samples on the Web.