Recently, Bay Area K-12 teachers learned simple and practical ways to team a cutting-edge technology — an iPod touch, PowerPoint, and online tools such as MovieMaker and Garageband — with Calisphere’s thousands of primary source images to bring history to life in the classroom.
CDLINFO News: Calisphere
CDL is pleased to report that in its first year, Calisphere has become a valuable resource for scholars, a popular destination for the general public, and an essential site for K-12 educators, who call it “a dream resource” and “a teacher’s dream come true.”
Over 1,500 new digitized primary resources are now available in the CDL’s Calisphere and Online Archive of California (OAC) websites as of February 2008.
CDL’s Calisphere team is partnering with the Alameda County Office of Education’s CTAP Region IV and the UC Irvine History Project in order to promote best practices for teaching with primary source materials and achieve other objectives.
The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management is pleased to announce a new website featuring the Japanese Woodblock Print Collection.
The Calisphere’s California Cultures web site has been redesigned. The site now includes 3-5 historical topics for each of the included ethnic groups and browse terms as a way for users to easily access the content.
The UC Merced Library and the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture collaborated to make more than a millennium of Japanese art available online.
More than 3,600 digitized primary resources from 19 California cultural heritage institutions are now featured in the CDL’s Calisphere (http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/) and Online Archive of California (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/) websites. The … More…
On Monday, August 21, University of California officials joined California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell in Sacramento to announce the official launch of Calisphere. See the press release … More…