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Licensing Texts for Use in the Classroom

I am considering ditching the textbook I currently use for my high school English class. I would like to create a digital anthology of poetry and short stories. Many of the texts I plan on using would be public domain, but what about those that aren't? Is there a cost-effective/user-friendly way to do small-scale licensing of short stories and poetry for use in the classroom?
posted by hadlexishere on Sep 23, 2014 - 8 answers

Need some help in setting up an informal ESL class

I've been informally tutoring my friends' kids in preparing for the New York State English standardized tests, and my friends have been happy enough with how it's going that they have now proposed another arrangement. They would like me to teach a beginning ESL class for a small group of their business's employees who are struggling with English skills. I would teach a 2-hour class of about 4-5 people once a week. My friends don't know what the going rate for that kind of instruction is in NYC, and I don't either. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2014 - 7 answers

What is a good way to get rid of textbooks?

I have just moved and am in the process of unpacking my things. I have far more books than my space allows and would like to get rid of old university textbooks that I haven't looked at in years and that are now woefully out of date. Are there some ways of repurposing them other than recycling? Would a university used bookstore or general used bookstore find some use for a 10+ year old textbook? Are there other more creative ways of reusing them? [more inside]
posted by jamincan on Feb 25, 2014 - 23 answers

Book / textbook recs for learning basic (art) painting techniques?

Decided to take a break from photography. Would like to learn how to draw / paint. Can anyone recommend a good book / textbook for reference purposes?
posted by NYC-BB on Dec 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me get up-to-date in genetics and immunology.

Please recommend some up-to-date textbooks in genetics and immunology. [more inside]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry on Dec 14, 2013 - 2 answers

Studying the masters, not their pupils (budget edition)

I am a frequent buyer of <$5 books on Amazon. Lately I am interested in math treatises but have been unable to find any that aren't way out of my price range. Am I being way too demanding? [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Oct 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Recommend books or textbooks on political communication?

I'm going to be teaching a second-year journalism-school course in political writing. I'd like to expand the curriculum a bit to build in elements of the study of political communication: The rhetoric, the language, the semiotic warfare of politics and persuasion. But I'm a working journalist, not an academic, and my understanding of such things is largely self-taught. So I need a book or textbook to formalize my own understanding and develop course materials from. Any suggestions? (Bonus: Suggestions for Canadians, which we happen to be?) [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Aug 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for a Chinese and English GCSE science book

I'm looking for two books, one biology, one chemistry. They are related to GCSE, they say that on the front of the books, but I don't know if they're licensed. One has a green cover, one has a blue cover, but they both have pictures on the front. The good thing about these books is that they explain scientific concepts through diagrams in one-pagers, which are conveniently in both Chinese and English. Help me find these books? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Aug 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Textbook Cross-reference for different editions

Is there some place I can find cross-reference guides to match up material and problem sets between different editions of the same textbook (specifically math textbooks) ? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jun 29, 2013 - 4 answers

Prep for Jure Sanguinis -> Help me find a great Italian textbook

Preparing for Jure Sanguinis and trying to brush up on my non-existent Italian. I haven't had much luck with various websites and apps (FSI is an exception), can't afford Rosetta Stone, and can't leave work long enough for an immersion course. I've found that I do well with language textbooks in that I get a better sense of the grammar and they allow for rote memorization of words and phrases. With that in mind, can anyone recommend a good textbook (or system, or correspondence course) for learning Italian at home? Thank you.
posted by NYC-BB on May 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Do the Right Thing

Chegg contacted me to ask if I wanted payment or credit for what appears to be someone else's books -- I'd like for the actual seller to earn the money, but it's hard to contact Chegg by phone or chat. [more inside]
posted by neitherly on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Would you teach a really old but really good textbook?

I've already taught this college course on media literacy for one semester, with results that frustrated me (here's my postmortem of my syllabus, including what students did and didn't get). Specifically, my students don't seem to understand how advertising influences the content of the media. I've been trying to remember where it was I developed the foundational ideas I have on the subject... and I realized, they're in a textbook I read in high school. In 1991. In a book which had its last edition that year. [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on Jan 10, 2013 - 29 answers

How do I negotiate with my publisher?

My stats notes are getting too long to distribute using the university printers. A publisher wants to turn them into a printed book, but I want to keep control of the electronic distribution of my work. How should I approach this situation? [more inside]
posted by mixing on Nov 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me find a good suggestion to give my art college for digital reprotext delivery.

Help me find a good suggestion to give my art college for digital reprotext delivery. [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on Sep 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Help finding cheap college text books

What are some sources for inexpensive college text books (used, rentals, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by MikeKD on Aug 17, 2012 - 27 answers

Reading textbooks on an Android tablet

If I get a Google Nexus 7, will I be able to use it to reliably read textbooks? My college primarily uses Pearson textbooks for the courses I'm taking. Does anyone have experience with those textbooks on an Android tablet? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Drowning in books!

Detroit Filter: Where can I sell my old novels, textbooks, children's books, and test prep books for cash? [more inside]
posted by lotusmish on May 24, 2012 - 8 answers

too many copies of a book?

What to do with ~50 copies of a Physics Text? [more inside]
posted by youchirren on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

What's a good book for selfstudying second semester physics?

What's the best book to self study semester second of algebra based physics with? [more inside]
posted by tomtheblackbear on May 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Name that book.

I want to track down the AP US History textbook I had in the 2001-2002 school year because I want to re-read it. How do I figure out what it was?
posted by anthropomorphic on Jan 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Textbook advice for Japanese Language Proficiency Tests

Can you recommend textbooks and offer any other advice for me to work my way up the JLPT tests. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Aug 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Either way, it's got 2.5 stars!

What are textbooks actually like on the Kindle? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Aug 7, 2011 - 19 answers

photocopying textbooks?

I have been asked to explain to a group of college students the consequences of copyright violation. Specifically, the consequences of photocopying entire textbooks instead of buying them. I know it's illegal because it deprives the publisher of the opportunity to make money off of the book, but what are the legal consequences? Do publishers really ever sue individual college students over illegal photocopying of their books? [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Apr 26, 2011 - 32 answers

Strange offer

I've just received a request to use one of my online articles in a textbook. Is this weird? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Definitive Textbooks (Engineering)

Can other engineers out there recommend definitive textbooks from their disciplines and specific fields? [more inside]
posted by 2cynykyl on Jan 6, 2011 - 22 answers

Is the future of textbooks apparently now?

Looking for suggestions for software platforms to use to design an interactive online textbook for college literature courses. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Ozarkian on Dec 21, 2010 - 6 answers

"Windows offers many operating systems."

I am going to be teaching a class on implementing web services in the summer. Help me out. [more inside]
posted by sonic meat machine on Sep 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Pottery for Dummies

ISO basic ceramics/pottery textbook/handbook. [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Aug 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Is there something wrong with Malvino's Electronic Principles

Is there a reason Malvino's Electronic Principles would be considered a bad book? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jun 9, 2010 - 2 answers

textbook inside front cover blurb

Where did the thing on the inside front cover of many school textbooks originate? [more inside]
posted by oonh on May 21, 2010 - 26 answers

Starting a math minor. Any advice?

I'm half way through college and am about to begin taking courses for my math minor. However, the last time I took an invasive course on mathematics was during high school. I am looking for a couple textbooks/methods that will help me get up to Calc II proficiency by the end of this summer. Specifically, I need to tune up my Precalculus and Calc I skills. If anyone could recommend problem sets, online tools, and/or their favorite textbooks I would greatly appreciate it. I'd like to keep it under $100. Thanks. ~Stephen
posted by Steve073190 on May 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Semper ubi sub ubi

Do you know of any fun, innovative resources for casual Latin study? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Mar 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Great texts on pop culture?

Can anyone recommend a good text on pop culture history/studies? [more inside]
posted by mediocritease on Dec 12, 2009 - 8 answers

What's the matter with Carruthers

I'm trying to locate elementary reading textbooks from the late 70s early 80s. All I have to go on is that the first grade text was a 3 parter and the first two parts were Footprints and Carousel and were in paperback format. Later grades had the heavy textbook type in a monochrome cover and one was called Melody( I think this was the third grade text) and was either teal or violet. The other books in that series also had a one word title and a monchrome color scheme for the covers. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Nov 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Rhetorical Theory texts for Undergrads?

What textbooks and/or texts would you recommend for an undergraduate Rhetorical Theory class? [more inside]
posted by BlooPen on Nov 2, 2009 - 6 answers

What are the most well-written textbooks?

What are the most well-written (i.e., enjoyable to read) textbooks and/or books written for an academic audience? I'm not looking for the "best" textbook on any given subject, but textbooks on any topic that are compelling to read because of the wit and lucidity of the writing style. [more inside]
posted by crLLC on Oct 21, 2009 - 32 answers

Is my university going to sue me?

Is my university going to sue me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2009 - 28 answers

Level-up, Economics.

I'm looking for a good, intermediate economics textbook. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Nov 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Selling Used Textbooks Online

What's the best way to sell used psychology textbooks online? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Mar 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me become a better programming instructor.

TeachFilter: Help me become a better programming instructor. [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Mar 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking to perform textbook surgery.

I'm looking to cut down a 1000+ page textbook into more manageable and portable chunks. Best practices? What should I watch out for? Most importantly - how do I keep the separated pieces from falling apart? [more inside]
posted by Xere on May 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Poor student wants $ back

What is the best site/method for selling back textbooks? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Apr 28, 2007 - 16 answers

i need a good stat textbook for self study.

i've been looking at reviews on amazon for introductory stat textbooks, and i can't seem to find a single one that doesn't have blatantly contradictory reviews. [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on Apr 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Find a list of available 8th grade Social Studies Textbooks

8th Grade Social Studies Textbooks - I'm trying to compile a list of all available Social Science textbooks from major publishers. Does anyone know of a definitive list, or where to start? Most of the publishers don't seem to delineate between 7th and 8th grade textbooks. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Jul 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Used textbooks in Canada

Where can I get used textbooks online... in Canada? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Dec 13, 2005 - 4 answers

How to Learn German from a Native Speaker Who's Never Taught?

I've decided that I would like to learn German from my best friend, who is Austrian. We have no idea how to go about doing this. We're thinking that I need to learn basic grammar and syntax first, but I'm not terribly concerned with reading or writing German. I'd like to get some textbook and curriculum recommendations and hear from anyone who has taught their native language to a friend.
posted by lunalaguna on Oct 20, 2005 - 10 answers

What to do with old college textbooks?

I have some older college textbooks from the early to mid 1990s; is there conceivable market for these, or should I just throw 'em in the recycle bin? (They're mainly communication studies/theory, if that matters.
posted by keswick on Oct 14, 2005 - 13 answers

Any good (novice) math books out there?

What's a good math book? My sister is a high school drop out and pretty much knows how to add, subtract and the like. Last night, she called me concerned that when her kids start school in a few years she won't be able to assist them with their math homework, and asked me to find a good easy-to-understand book that will teach her from very basic math (adding, subtracting) on to more complex mathematics. Any suggestions?
posted by missed on Jul 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Textbook store in Boston?

I'm looking for a large-ish general (or political) textbook store in, or accessible from, Boston, preferably one open on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Basically, I need to acquire the book "Comparative Politics: Notes and Readings" by Bernard Brown (9th Ed.) ASAP. [more inside]
posted by Firas on Feb 25, 2005 - 7 answers

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