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Posted March 27, 2017

National Poetry Month Coming in April

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April is National Poetry Month, and if you’re looking for resources to create a display, host an event, or find some other way to explore poetry or share poetry with others, GALILEO has a few resources that can help.

From the ancients to recent Pulitzer Prize winners, patrons can find poetry criticism, poet biographies, full-text poems, and more in Literary Reference Center.

For institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica includes a great article about poetry with links to famous poets. If you’re interested in poetry in other languages, take a look at the foreign language encyclopedias in Global Reference Center.

Find plenty of interesting Georgia poets in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Click Topics > Arts & Literature > Literature > Poetry to see Georgia poets and journals.

If you work with children and teens, you can find activities and lesson plans in ERIC. Search for “poetry and activity” and limit by grade level in Advanced Search. Check both ERIC@eric.ed.gov and ERIC@EBSCOhost – each may have different items in full text. Professional Development Collection also includes research articles and practical guidance for the teaching of poetry. Just search for poetry study, poetry slams, or a favorite poetry-related term or type of poetry, such as haiku.

Students of all ages (yes, even the grown-ups!) can write a poem about their own hometown and create a digital story to share their personal narratives in the activities outlined by the Where I’m From in GALILEO lesson plan. See the GALILEO site for the lesson plan, poem template, GPS alignments, guides to resources and tools, and an example video and poster.

Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

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Posted March 25, 2017

Celebrate Open Education Week with Affordable Learning Georgia

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Open Education Week, a celebration to raise awareness of free and open resources for education, is March 27-31, 2017. Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative, is celebrating is focusing on OER awareness and education during Open Education Week 2017. ALG will host a series of free instructional web events on open educational resources and our programs.

Introduction to Accessible OER: Monday, March 27, 12:00pm

Katie Bridges, Instructional Designer at Georgia Highlands College, will take you through the easiest ways to make your created open educational resources accessible to all learners.

Register Here

Introduction to Open Licensing: Wednesday, March 29, 12:00pm

Denise Dimsdale, Education Librarian and ALG Library Coordinator for Georgia State University, will introduce you to how open licenses work and why they are important for sharing your educational resources.

Register Here

Introduction to Affordable Learning Georgia: Thursday, March 30, 11:00am

Interested in applying for a Textbook Transformation Grant? How does ALG work together with eCore? What is Affordable Learning Georgia, anyway? Jeff Gallant, Program Manager for Affordable Learning Georgia, will introduce you to ALG’s programs, answer any questions you have about the initiative, and provide advice on getting started in making your course’s resources more affordable.

Register Here

Many events are taking place during Open Education Week across the globe. These events are listed in the Open Education Week Schedule of Online Events.

Great content related to Open Education Week will also be sent through the ALG’s newsletter. If you are new to the newsletter, please remember to subscribe in order to get these updates.

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Posted March 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O'Connor One of America’s greatest fiction writers, Flannery O’Connor was both on this day in 1925. She would have been 92 years old. O’Connor was born in Savannah and moved to Milledgeville with her family in 1938. She attended the Peabody Laboratory School associated with Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College and State University, where she served as an editor for the college’s literary magazine, The Corinthian.

Although O’Connor is primarily known as a short-story writer, her novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away are recognized as valuable lasting works of American literature.

See more photos of Flannery O’Connor in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Posted March 22, 2017

GALILEO Newsletter, March 2017

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The March newsletter includes information on research starters in Discover GALILEO, training, the Digital Library of Georgia, and a slate of web events from Affordable Learning Georgia to celebrate Open Education Week 2017. Being the information lovers you are, you will also enjoy the top searches and top ebooks lists. Finally, executive director Lucy Harrison catches you up on resource renewals, strategic planning, and the GALILEO user group meeting on June 16. GALILEO News, March 2017

Posted March 20, 2017

National Poetry Month Coming in April

Natl Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and if you’re looking for resources to create a display, host an event, or find some other way to explore poetry or share poetry with others, GALILEO has a few resources that can help.

From the ancients to recent Pulitzer Prize winners, patrons can find poetry criticism, poet biographies, full-text poems, and more in Literary Reference Center.

For institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica includes a great article about poetry with links to famous poets. If you’re interested in poetry in other languages, take a look at the foreign language encyclopedias in Global Reference Center.

Find plenty of interesting Georgia poets in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Click Topics > Arts & Literature > Literature > Poetry to see Georgia poets and journals.

If you work with children and teens, you can find activities and lesson plans in ERIC. Search for “poetry and activity” and limit by grade level in Advanced Search. Check both ERIC@eric.ed.gov and ERIC@EBSCOhost – each may have different items in full text. Professional Development Collection also includes research articles and practical guidance for the teaching of poetry. Just search for poetry study, poetry slams, or a favorite poetry-related term or type of poetry, such as haiku.

Students of all ages (yes, even the grown-ups!) can write a poem about their own hometown and create a digital story to share their personal narratives in the activities outlined by the Where I’m From in GALILEO lesson plan. See the GALILEO site for the lesson plan, poem template, GPS alignments, guides to resources and tools, and an example video and poster.

Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

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