We all get frustrated when we’re unable to connect wirelessly, wherever we are. Like it or not, we’re using more and more wireless devices to help manage our lives and information needs. CIT is working to make everyone’s experience as good as possible by monitoring usage and upgrading equipment to meet these needs. Did you know that in the space of a single year, users have nearly doubled the number of devices being used on the wireless network? That’s staggering.
It can be difficult to find the right website to use in lesson planning, specifically one that contains videos, activities, games or other engaging material. I am highlighting three that stand out: two because of their high-quality content & their alignment w/the Common Core (BrainPop & PBS LearningMedia), & one that specializes in hard-to-find educational videos (Kanopy Streaming Video).
These media resources are helpful to use while creating lesson plans for your classes and for use with students in the classroom. In addition to containing subject and topic specific videos, they are also rich in lesson planning and activity ideas, many aligned to the common core.
BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content. Resources include: movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, experiments, activity pages, and much more covering hundreds of topics within Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Technology, Arts & Music, and Health. All content is aligned to and searchable by state standards including Common Core.
PBS LearningMedia provides access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You must be a SOE faculty member or student to access this resource. Please contact me if you have issues accessing the site.
Kanopy Streaming Video is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides access to more than 26,000 films. Over 80 subject areas range from Global Studies & Languages to the Arts, to Education (K-12); Technical Training to Career Development to LGBT.
All of us here at Milne Library wish you a safe and happy journey home for the Thanksgiving holiday. If your plans include a little studying or research, the library will have reduced hours over the Thanksgiving Break:
|Tuesday, November 24||7:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday, November 25||7:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday, November 26||CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day|
|Friday, November 27||CLOSED|
|Saturday, November 28||CLOSED|
|Sunday, November 29||Noon – 1:00 AM|
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Milne Library will host a Thanksgiving Story Time Celebration for children and their caregivers! This event open to the entire community and is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council and students from the School of Education. All ages are welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).
Friday, November 20th
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Teacher Education Resource Center
(located on the lower-level of Milne Library)
Story Time is performed by members of the Young Children’s Council and refreshments, songs and crafts will be provided.
Milne Library’s address is 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454. Parking is available on Main Street; park by Ward Place, walk down the hill, and you will arrive at Milne Library! Look for signage to direct you into the library entrance.
WORLD OF WANDER: LIVING WITH PEOPLE WITH DISAPPEARING AND UNDER-DOCUMENTED LANGUAGES, AND SHARING STORIES THAT HIGHLIGHT THE POWER OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE.
Kris Dreessen, editor of the SUNY Geneseo alumni magazine and a freelance photographer and writer, gave up most her belongings in 2014 to live her dream: To travel around the world helping to document tribes with disappearing or changing languages, and sharing stories of everyday people who make a difference in the lives of others. (Full description here)
Sponsored by Student and Campus Life and Residence Life, the All-College Hour Speaker Series aims to provide integrative opportunities for the campus community to come together to engage in learning that promotes cognitive, emotional, and civic development. The topics of the series are intended to challenge thinking, spur self-reflection, encourage civil discourse, and promote social responsibility.
For more details and a look at this semester’s further line up, check out their page.
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the Chicago/Turabian style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library
Thursday, November 12, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104
Students plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library
Wednesday, November 11, 6:00 – 6:50 pm | Newton 214
The best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the APA style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Dan Ross – Academic Excellence Librarian, Milne Library