Common Core resources in MERIT Library

by Vince Jenkins 27. August 2014 14:27

Selected recent additions to MERIT Library's growing literature collection on the Common Core State Standards--


Common Core Curriculum: United States History, Grades K-2.

First edition

Jossey-Bass, 2014

United States--History--Study and teaching (Primary)--Standards.

Professional Collection: LB 1530 C66 2014


Common Core in the Content Areas: Balancing Content and Literacy, by Jessica Bennett.

Routledge, 2014

Content area reading.
Education--Standards--United States.

Professional Collection: LB 1050.455 .B465 2014


Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities: Strategies to Deepen Content Knowledge (Grades 6-12), by Katherine S. McKnight.

Jossey-Bass, 2014

Content area reading--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Standards--United States.
Language arts (Secondary)--Standards--United States.

Professional Collection: LB 1050.455 M468 2014


Vocabulary for the Common Core, by Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms.

Marzano Research Laboratory, 2013

Vocabulary--Study and teaching--United States
Language arts--Standards--United States--States.

Professional Collection: LB 1574.5 .M387 2013


Common Core Curriculum: English, Grades 9-12.

Second edition

Jossey-Bass, 2014

Language arts (Secondary)--Curricula--United States--States.
Language arts (Secondary)--Standards--United States--States.

Professional Collection: LB 1631 .C657 C65 2014


Common Core State Standards for Grade 7: Language Arts Instructional Strategies and Activities, by Michelle Manville.

Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

Language arts (Middle school)--Curricula--United States--States.
Middle school education--Activity programs--United States.

Professional Collection: LB 1631 .M3854 2014


Build the Brain the Common Core Way, by Pamela Nevills.

Corwin, 2014

Teaching--United States.
Learning--United States.
Education--Standards--United States.

Professional Collection: LB 1775.2 N48 2014


Building a Common Core-Based Curriculum : ‡b Mapping with Focus and Fidelity, by Susan Udelhofen.

Solution Tree, 2014

Curriculum planning--Standards--United States.
Curriculum evaluation--United States.

Professional Collection: LB 2806.15 .U32 2014


Uncomplicating Algebra to Meet Common Core Standards in Math, K-8, by Marian Small.

Teachers College Press, 2014

Algebra--Study and teaching--Standards--United States.
Mathematics--Study and teaching--Standards--United States.

Professional Collection: QA 159 .S57 2014


Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5, by Judith A. Muschla, Gary Robert Muschla, and Erin Muschla-Berry.

Jossey-Bass, 2014

Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary)--United States.
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Activity programs--United States.
Education, Elementary--Curricula--Standards--United States.

Professional Collection: QA 135.6 M869 2014


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Children's Literature Review Online now available on campus

by Vince Jenkins 27. August 2014 14:02

UW-Madison now has complete access to Children's Literature Review Online! Thanks to the cooperative efforts of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, the UW School of Library and Information Sciences, and MERIT Library, the entire database of reviews is available to the UW-Madison campus and to qualified users off-campus.

Go to Literature Criticism Online, click through "Go directly...", enter your query, and select Children's Literature Review (the first menu pick).

Contact the Merit helpdesk or the Cooperative Children's Book Center for information or questions.


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Kanopy, a streaming video database, now on trial on campus

by Vince Jenkins 27. August 2014 13:57

Video is an increasingly visible segment of classroom instruction, and streaming video providers help ensure access to timely content both in and out of the classroom. We encourage you to take a look at Memorial Library's database trials page which regularly offers "try-outs" of online resources of potential interest to the UW-Madison learning community. 

Look for the "submit comments about the resource" at the bottom of the page and tells us what you think about Kanopy.  Your responses help guide us in our acquisitions decisions!   

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Kanopy (trial period extended to 14 Sept. 2014):
"Kanopy is 'the Netflix for colleges' offering a streaming solution and a broad catalog of over 26,000 films across all faculty areas from over 800 leading producers to choose from, including PBS, Media Education Foundation, Criterion Collection, First Run Features, HBO, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Medcom, Green Planet Films, BBC, Psychotherapy. net, Stanford Executive Briefings, and more."

Please let us know if you have any questions.


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MERIT Offers Fall Workshop Program

by Jim Jonas 26. August 2014 09:58

We are pleased to share the MERIT worshop schedule for Fall 2014.  

Workshops include:

Teaching Outside the Box: Building Makerspaces to Support Teaching, Research and Community Building
Managing Your Citations with Zotero
Act 31 Educational Resources
Designing and Printing Posters with Powerpoint
Creating Teacher Observation Videos
Personal Privacy in the Digital Age

Find session descriptions and workshop dates posted on the MERIT web site; we also include links to more learning opportunities on campus.

MERIT staff offer opportunities to visit class sessions and groups.  SoE faculty and staff are encouraged to contact Jim Jonas to arrange a class visit or consultation.  

MERIT workshops are free and open to UW Madison and the Education community.  No registration is required.


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Moodle Support at UW Madison

by Catherine Stephens 14. August 2014 09:42

UW Madison currently provides two Learning Managements Systems - Desire2Learn, and Moodle.  Moodle is not new to the SoE - it has been around for some time.  Moodle is a common LMS found in area school districts and provides flexible design options for schools and instructors.  Tools that are unique to Moodle include a Wiki space for class use, and special plug in tools developed here at UW Madison.

Faculty may choose to create Moodle sites for timetable use or contact Chris Dowling for help with creating course sites.  Catherine Stephens at MERIT provides instructional design support, and can assist faculty and staff with learning to use specific Moodle tools.  UW Madison also provides campus level Moodle support drawing on a campus community of instructional technologists in a variety of schools and colleges, and support is offered by the DoIT help desk.   

We encourage you to visit the Moodle knowledge base to learn more about the new Moodle features offered this fall.
Fall workshop offerings include:

    •    Basic Overview of Moodle: August 19 10-12pm and August 20 10-12pm
    •    What's New in Moodle: August 20 11-12pm
    •    Quizzing Basics: August 19 1-2:15pm
    •    Gradebook Basics: August 19 2:30-3:45
    •    Multimedia in Moodle: August 20 2:30-3:45
    •    Case Scenario Builder in Moodle: August 20 1-2:15 pm
Please register to attend as space is limited.


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Fall Reserves Requests due by August 12th

by Donna Meicher 29. July 2014 08:48

The fall semester will be here soon!  If you would like your reserves ready at the start of the semester, please submit your reserves requests by August 12th. (Early requests are always appreciated!)

You may use our printable Reserve List request form.  Please fill it out and return to Donna Meicher at 368 Teacher Education Building.

Or you may submit your request using our electronic Reserves request form.

For more information, please see our guidelines for placing items on reserve at MERIT Library.

Questions? Contact Donna Meicher at


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