Malvern Teachers and Staff:
Welcome (or Welcome Back) to Malvern for the 2015-16 school year. It is going to be a great year and I am here to help you with that. We will go over a LOT of questions you may have during Nuts & Bolts on August 20th, however here are some answers to the FAQs.
Can I get a laptop?
If you have not received a laptop from MISD please contact the central help desk. They are the only ones that can provide you with a MISD computer.
When can I get iPads?
iPads will be distributed August 18th at my iPad workshop. Please make an effort to attend this as you will also receive valuable information about setting up the iPads. If you cannot make it to this workshop, please stop down after the 18th.
The Malvern Website needs to be updated with information about ME! How do I do this?
Please visit this link and complete the form provided. The password is malvernstaff. I STRONGLY suggest that you complete a draft of this in Word or Google Docs and then copy and paste your final version into this form. What you submit will be what parents, administrators, the community and the world see when they visit our page and learn more about you.
What else is on the Beginning of Year tech checklist?
There really is a checklist. Find it here. Print it out and complete.
What is the password for .....? How do I access......?
Malvern has access to MANY great resources (and I would LOVE to set up a time to share these with each team!). Checkout the MalvernLC Website for links to many of these. This is also where you can find all of the passwords, click on Links and then Teacher Links.
Where is the laminator/poster maker/color printer/scanner?
If you were at Malvern last year you might come looking in the LC Workroom for the poster maker or the laminator. These have both been relocated to the workroom. If either runs out of paper or film PLEASE let Pam Green know ASAP. The laminator is ALREADY depleted. Please laminate only those things that are permanent, as we do have limited film for that machine. The color printer and scanner remain in the workroom and are available for your use as well, but again please use the color ink judiciously.
I need a bunch of books.
Anytime you need books we are here to help. Feel free to come browse the collection or find books on your own ( we will even show you how to check these out on your own!). However, you are also welcome to let us help you find the books you need. Stop in to talk, or just send us a quick message telling us what you are looking for and we will get it to you ASAP. You CAN browse the Malvern library collection online (visit Malvernlc.weebly.com and click on FIND A BOOK)! If we do not have it, we can also check other MISD libraries and request titles through ILL.
Help! X, Y or Z does not work!
Please let me know right away if you have something that does not work. This means that you want to test out most of the technology in your room now so we can spot problems. Help tickets can be completed in Eduphoria and a district tech will come to help ASAP.
What is the Twitter hashtag for convocation?
We are going to use #mckconvo as the "official" hashtag of the 2015 Convocation this year.
Nuts and Bolts
I will cover a LOT of LC Nuts and Bolts with you on August 20th. We will talk about book checkout, student library orientation, classes and workshops I can offer, computer lab reservations, morning announcements, social media and MORE. If you have a specific topic you want to make sure we cover, please feel free to note it in the comments here, or send the MRS a quick email!
Librarian or Media Resource Specialist at Malvern Elementary School, McKinney, TX