The Curriculum Materials Library (CML) will be closed Sunday, May 29th & Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Weekend. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 31st at 8am. Visit our webpage for the complete list of hours.
Longing to hear “It’s over the fence!!” “Strike TWO!” “Safe!”? Worried about Turner Field and the Braves? For that matter, worried about Cleveland? Aren’t we all…. We have thousands of books on baseball, from histories to novels, from stats to the quirkier side of baseball to carry you from opening day to the last out in October. Visit our guide to baseball books, Play Ball! for non-fiction, fiction & kids’ books.
You supply the Cracker Jacks, we’ll supply the books. …..
- April is National Poetry Month: The CML has a long list of poetry titles and here are some other ways to celebrate National Poetry Month: National Poetry Month Website & Teachers’ Materials; Classroom ideas from GPB; Poetry Writing From Scholastic–Featuring Jack Prelutsky and ReadWriteThink from NCTE.
Georgia Children’s Book Awards Nominees & Speakers. The Georgia Children’s Book Awards Conference takes place March 18th & 19th and the Curriculum Materials Library has the nominee titles on display. Stop by and be ready for the Conference! Below are links to what the Libraries own by the Conference speakers. Also visit the Literature Resource Center in GALILEO to brush up on background info.
Got a basketball itch? Need to think more about your brackets? Need a break from your brackets? Let the Libraries help! We have hundreds of books on basketball. Find books on women’s basketball and children’s books as well. There are even some films. Visit our brief guide to basketball titles, Hoops Reading to either get fired up or to take a break from the madness….
March is National Women’s History Month. Celebrate it in your classrooms with these resources:
- National Women’s History Project
- Great Quotes from Feminists
- Women’s History Month from the Library of Congress
- Celebrating Women’s History Month from the New York Times
- Lesson Plans from the National Education Association
- Here is a link to a brief bibliography on Women’s Rights for titles in the CML.
- Also, check out the exhibit on Women’s Suffrage at the Special Collections Library, which closes March 31st.
- Visit the Teaching Tolerance website to get classroom ideas and resources for diversity.
The CML is OPEN during Spring Break: Monday through Friday, 8:00-5:00 and closed Sundays March 6th & 13th.
During Spring Break, the Curriculum Materials Library in 207 Aderhold will be open 8:00-5:00, March 7th through 11th and closed on Sunday the 6th and Sunday the 14th. Regular service hours resume on March 14th. Please remember you can always return materials in the drop box by our entrance in 207 Aderhold when we are closed.
Open E-Books Now Available From their website: Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need households. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. Children from in-need families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps. Thanks to Sheila McAlister from the Digital Library of Georgia for sharing this.
Visit the New Books & CML News Page for info on National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February is more than just candy hearts!) for resources to share and other info, such as titles for the Georgia Children’s Book Awards Conference and more.
For lists of new titles of interest to the COE please visit our New Books & CML News Page
A note about Teachers College Record: Recently there was a question about an item from Teachers College Record and full-text access. This article had an unusual citation—just the date, not a volume, issue and page numbers. This turned out to be a commentary and our online subscription does not provide access to commentaries. Just a warning to perhaps save you from frustration!
We have added a blog of sources related to 3D printing and curriculum. Find it at the CML Page Thanks to Jason Matherly for curating this list. New entries will be added bi-weekly.
Please remember that Teaching Tolerance has great resources for diversity education, including suggestions for Black History Month.
We’re featuring nominees from this year’s Georgia Children’s Book Awards in the CML:
- Libraries & Maker Culture is a resource guide created and maintained by Sharona Ginsberg, the Learning Technologies Librarian at SUNY Oswego. While it offers a number of resources concerning the basics of 3D printing, it is particularly useful for its list of library-based Makerspaces. This is a great way to see how others are implementing this still emerging technology.
- Tales of a 3D Printer is a blog produced by the Maker Club at the Black Pine Circle School, a private K-8 school in the California Bay Area. Many of the posts on the site are written by the middle school students themselves, and they do a wonderful job of walking the reader through their work. The excitement and sense of discovery on display here is really inspiring.
- Fababaloo, started in 2007 by Kerry Stevenson, publishes daily articles with up-to-date information about the field of 3D printing. Recent articles, such an interview with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom and a commentary on the prospect of 3D printing with concrete, demonstrate the wide range of approaches covered. Their 3D printer buying guide is also a very handy resource.
- Engineering.com’s A Brief History of 3D Printing infographic provides a quick and easy overview of this new technology—that began in 1984!