Reminder: Send New GALILEO Password Home with Students for the Summer

I hope the school year is winding down well for everyone.

This is a reminder that the GALILEO password will change on Friday, May 17.

If you would like your students and teachers to be able to access GALILEO resources over the summer, they will need the new password.

The following can be used to send the password home with students:
Password Bookmarks
Password Take-Home Sheet

Parents and students may also be interested in having educational activities and other resources for the summer.

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

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Educational Activities in GALILEO: Keeping Students Engaged through Summer


The school year is coming to a close and summer is coming quickly. If you’re looking for some activities to keep restless students engaged in learning or if you’re looking for activities to send home with students so that parents have something fun and educational for students on a rainy day, GALILEO has a quite a few things to offer, including magazines, activities, and editorially-selected websites for further exploration.

**Elementary Students**
Britannica Learning Zone (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zelz)
PreK- 2nd grade students can find videos from around the world and reading and drawing activities.

Britannica Elementary (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebk)
Watch videos, investigate animals, and read about famous people. Search for a topic and check The Web’s Best Sites section on the right of the article to find websites to explore. Find games and fun activities in the Learning Materials.

SIRS Discoverer (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd)
Click Activities on the right of the screen to find art and science projects, games, puzzles, and more. Click Discoverer WebFind Selected Websites for further exploration.

Book Collection: Nonfiction (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf)
Read about famous people, pets, pirates, dinosaurs, and more.

Magazines A-Z (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?path=/magazines/&view=high-school)
Parents can help students find magazines with activities, stories, and other items, such as Highlights for Children, Humpty Dumpty’s Magazine, Jack & Jill, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick, Spider, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Time for Kids.

NoveList K-8 (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne)
For the kids that love to read, parents can find Grab and Go Book Lists to help their children pick out books during the next trip to the public library.

**Middle School Students**
Compton’s by Britannica (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebm)
Investigate important people and big events, keep up with the news, and watch videos. Search for a topic and check The Web’s Best Sites section on the right of the article to find websites to explore. Find interesting science activities in Learning Materials.

SIRS Discoverer (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd)
Click Activities on the right of the screen to find art and science projects, games, puzzles, and more. Click Discoverer WebFind Selected Websites for further exploration.

Book Collection: Nonfiction (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf)
Read about celebrities, cars, sports, hobbies, and more.

Magazines A-Z (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?path=/magazines/&view=high-school)
Find magazines in GALILEO, such as Boys’ Life, Calliope, Cobblestone, Girls’ Life, and Stone Soup.

NoveList K-8 (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne)
Find more books like a favorite that’s already been read. Just search for a favorite book, click the title to see the book information, and then click Find Similar Books. Take the list on the next trip to the public library.

**High School Students**
Encyclopaedia Britannica High School (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zehs)
Read biographies and learn about historical events, keep up with the news, read the Britannica Blog, and watch videos. Search for a topic and check The Web’s Best Sites section on the right of the article to find websites to explore. Find interesting science activities in Learning Materials.

Book Collection: Nonfiction (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf)
Read about celebrities, cars, sports, hobbies, and more.

Magazines A-Z (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?path=/magazines/&view=high-school)
GALILEO includes several magazines for teens, including American Cheerleader, BMX Plus, Dance Spirit, Discover, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Teen People, and Transworld Skateboarding.

NoveList (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zknl)
Find more books like a favorite that’s already been read. Just search for a favorite book, click the title to see the book information, and then click Find Similar Books. Take the list on the next trip to the public library.

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:

Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebs
Encyclopædia Britannica High School: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zehs
Compton’s by Britannica (for middle school): http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebm
Britannica Elementary: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebk
SIRS Discoverer: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd
NoveList: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zknl
NoveList K-8: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne
Book Collection: Nonfiction: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf

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National Poetry Month Resources in GALILEO

Are your students studying rhythm and rhyme for National Poetry Month? From the ancients to recent Pulitzer Prize winners, students can find poetry criticism, poet biographies, full-text poems, and more in Literary Reference Center. And, when they are trying to figure out what onomatopoeia means, Literary Reference Center also includes a literary glossary for that.

For a broader search for middle and high school students, just type a poet’s name, a type of poetry, or the words, poet* or poetry criticism, into the Discover GALILEO search box to find articles and more.

If you’re looking for a poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 18, 2013, here’s a quick tip for finding poems. In Literary Reference Center, go to Advanced Search, leave the search field blank, and then limit your search to Poem in the Document Types section. Click the Search button, and you have thousands of poems at your fingertips.

Elementary and middle students can find fun poetry activities in SIRS Discoverer. Search for “poetry” and look for the red “a” code that indicates articles with activities. Students will also find editorially-selected websites and articles about poets and poetry.

Students of all ages can also 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.

Teachers, media specialists, and other school personnel can find classroom 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.

Find plenty of interesting Georgia poets in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Browse to Literature > Poetry to see the list. Several of the poets have video and audio clips included with the article, so don’t miss David Bottoms talking about metaphor or the reading of Sidney Lanier’s “The Marshes of Glynn.” Students can also read about Georgia poets, Alice Walker and Judith Ortiz Cofer as well as Natasha Tretheway, who is the current poet laureate for the United States.

See the archived Poetry Resources in GALILEO webinar in the Archived Sessions section of GALILEO Training and download the handout from the Presentation and Materials page.

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

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

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:
Literary Reference Center: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zblr
SIRS Discoverer: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd
ERIC (at http://www.eric.ed.gov): http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zeri
ERIC (at EBSCOhost): http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zber
Professional Development Collection: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbpd
New Georgia Encyclopedia: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngen
Find All Your Express Links (what’s this?)

FINAL DAY TO VOTE FOR THE GEORGIA PEACH BOOK AWARD!!!

Please remember that today is the last day to vote for the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers.  Voting is done online only at http://www.georgiapeachaward.org/teens-vote-your-favorite-peach-book-voting-ends-midnight-friday-march-15

The voting page will shut down at midnight tonight, so be sure to encourage all of your readers to go online.  The winner and two honor books will be revealed at the Kennesaw State University Literature Conference Thursday, March 21st.

GA Peach Book Award for Teen Readers….correction!

Apparently, in my haste to announce the new GA Peach nominees, I left one book off the list.  Please add I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga to the list.  The corrected list is below.  I apologize for any confusion.  The list is also now posted at www.georgiapeachaward.org (where you can also apply to be a Peach committee member).  Happy reading to you all!!

The 2013-14 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers list is:

 

Ashfall  by Mike Mullin

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Erebos  by Ursula Poznanski

Every Day  by David Levithan

The Fault In Our Stars  by John Green

The Girl of Fire and Thorns  by Rae Carson

The Good Braider  by Terry Farish

Grave Mercy  by R. L. LaFevers

The Hunt  by  Andrew Xia Fukuda

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

The Language of Flowers  by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Leverage  by Joshua Cohen

My Book of Life by Angel  by Martine Leavitt

My Life Next Door  by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Never Fall Down  by Patricia McCormick

Pink  by Lili Wilkinson

Raven Boys  by Maggie Stiefvater

UnWholly  by Neal Shusterman

Mary K. Donovan

Media Specialist, Mill Creek High School

2012-13 Chair, GA Peach Book Award for Teen Readers

Mary_Kay_Donovan@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

www.mchsmedia.com