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!
Phone battery dying? The Main and Science libraries now have charging stations that will work with almost any type of mobile device. The stations are located on the entry level in each library.
Looking for a fun way to share the love on Valentine’s Day? How about borrowing some picture books and juvenile literature from the Curriculum Materials Library,207 Aderhold Hall, to share with the little ones in you life? (The big ones will also be charmed. We promise.) We have pulled some titles into a display, curated by the always creative Stephanie Duque. Need more? We have more than fifty titles to help you celebrate. You can also request delivery of CML books to the Music, Main & Science Libraries by using GIL-Find and the “request delivery” link. We’ll provide the books– and you can provide the cupcakes & flowers.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold. Thanks to our student worker, Stephanie Duque, some of the titles we have for Black History Month are on display:
We have many more books on this topic, so please come by and see what is available. Don’t forget you can also search in GIL-Find and request delivery of CML books to the Music, Main & Science Libraries!
Need more resources or lesson plans? Try these:
Teaching Tolerance : Excellent source for classroom materials from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Also, for newer titles, a visit to the book publisher’s website may have links to teacher’s guides for that book.
BrowZine, the app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device, now has a web version. Like the mobile version, the web version provides a clean, visually appealing way to read select journals from the last ten years.
The mobile version also lets you customize your own newsstand on iPads, Android tablets, Kindle Fire, iPhones, and Android phones.
Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students.
Although BrowZine doesn’t include all our journals, they add publishers and journals regularly. For more details, see our BrowZine guide.
Keep up with new titles for the COE by visiting the New Books & CML News page. There are lots of fun & interesting titles in the CML section featuring our juvenile titles!
It’s now possible to check out Bulldog Bikes at one library and return to a different library.
As a refresher, here are the basics about the program:
- Once you are registered, you can check out a key from the library circulation desk just like you would a book.
- Helmets (they’re required) are also available if you do not have your own. (And, yes, we do spray them with disinfectant between uses.)
- Your key will have a number on it, and it unlocks the bike with the matching number.
- You may lock the bike to any bike rack during your travels, but you must lock the bike to one of the Bulldog Bikes racks when you are done.
- Bring the key (and helmet, if applicable) back to the circulation desk for check-in.