TRAC Resources

 

 
 Curriculum Library | Workroom  |  Print/Copy Station  |
TRAC offers many services to our visitors.
  • Wireless Network Connection                
  • Scanner
  • Print/Copy Station                                                             
  • Library Services
  • Production Work Room
  • 1/2 Price Scholastic Book Fairs
 

Curriculum Library

TRAC Kits & Games (PDF)
File Folder Games (PDF)

Professional Organization Links (PDF)
DVD/VHS Alphabetical

KSU Library

The Curriculum Library in TRAC is a great resource for any teaching environment. The professional development section of TRAC’s library houses thousands of titles to help with virtually every need. There are books on classroom management, curriculum development, study skills, school leadership, inclusive education, teaching English as a Second Language, subject area advice, and more!

We have an extensive collection of peer-reviewed, education-related periodicals. Although most periodicals are not available for check-out, visitors are welcome to read all articles while visiting TRAC.

In the TRAC library you will find our Idea Books arranged by subject and available for check-out. You are welcome to make copies of any reproducible materials.

Check out the kits and games section to find just what your students need to enhance their classroom learning experience. TRAC offers manipulatives, educational games, teaching models, musical instruments, puppets, and more! Students, faculty, staff, and TRAC members may borrow these items for 1 week at a time. Our list of kits and games is categorized by the most dominant subject, however many items may be used for a variety of subjects.

Our Children’s Literature section houses a large variety of books for all level readers from picture books to chapter books to novels. Books are divided by picture books and chapter books. No further distinction is made regarding specific grade level or subject. Our literature is organized by author's last name. We also have a collection of over 175 Big Books!

To round out our library, TRAC has a section of student and teacher edition textbooks for every subject and grade level. Check the card pocket for the grade level of a particular book.

Most of our books are included in KSU’s online library catalog. You can access the catalog from the library link. Look at the location listed for the title you are interested in to determine if the book is located in TRAC or the campus library. To view only TRAC holdings, choose TRAC on the left side bar under location.

TRAC has a large DVD/video library with over 2000 titles! Browse the shelves or use our directory to find what you are looking for. From literary adaptations to professional development films to documentaries, the TRAC DVD/Video Library is bound to have something for your students.

The central area of TRAC has 14 computers with Internet access, a print/copy station, and spacious tables for studying and working on group projects. Students who wish to work at a table may check out a laptop for use while in TRAC. We also have 2 viewing stations to preview DVDs and videos. TRAC provides wireless access for laptop users, however there is no electrical outlet access so we recommend you power your laptop with a battery.

*The Print/Copy Station and all computers turn off 15 minutes prior to TRAC closing.

 

TRAC Donation Policy

TRAC will accept donations of textbooks, reference books, professional books, literature, kits, games, idea books, and educational DVDs that meet the criteria listed below:

  • Very good to excellent condition (no loose or missing pages, no highlighting, no written notations)
  • A complete, original work (no copies)
  • Appropriate for use in a contemporary educational setting
  • Less than 5 years old
  • Durable goods only, no consumable or one-time use items

TRAC will provide a thank you letter by mail within ten business days to verify donation. TRAC does not assign monetary value to any donations.

TRAC reserves the right to keep or dispose of donations as desired. TRAC will keep only those items that meet the criteria listed above and meet TRAC's current needs. All other items will be offered to KSU education students and faculty as free items or be donated to the campus library for its annual "Friends of the Library" book sale.

 

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Workroom

TRAC accepts cash and checks for payment of supplies. Proper ID is required for all checks.

The TRAC Work Room closes 30 minutes prior to TRAC closing time.

The last poster print will be sent to the printer no later than 90 minutes before TRAC closing.

Video Tutorials of Work Room Equipment

TRAC Price List (PDF)
Die Cuts (PDF)

Die Cut Fonts(PDF)
Electronic Die Cuts

Special Directions
TRAC Poster Print Directions (PDF)
2.5 inch Step by Step Button Template Directions (POWER POINT)
3 inch Step by Step Button Template Directions (POWER POINT)
  
2.5 inch Step by Step Button Template Directions (PDF)

3 inch Step by Step Button Template Directions (PDF)

TRAC’s workroom is a fun and energetic place where creative educators can make things for their classrooms. The workroom also has the following equipment to create many projects: 

  • Die Cuts: We house over 500 die cut shapes and 6 letter/number sets! Our shapes come in standard 4” patterns, but we also have mini and extra-large shapes.
     
  • Digital Die Cut: This machine will cut your shapes in different sizes. You pick the shape, size and number that you need and the machine does the rest!
     
  • Button Maker: Buttons can be used for rewards, motivators, social issues, campaigns, student helpers, achievements, birthdays, field trips, prizes, fund raisers, and much more. You can chose from our designs or create your own.

    *While we stock button supplies, if you need to make more than 30 at a time, we ask that you bring your own. You can order in quantity at www.badgeaminit.com.
     

  • Comb Binding: This is an inexpensive and easy way to bind projects and they will open flat. Use this to bind a class set of booklets, flip books, classroom publishing, or research papers. Binder sizes range from ¼ inch that hold up to 25 pages to 1 ½ inch that holds up to 300 pages.

  • Coil Binding:  Like Spiral binding, coil binding offers an economic way to bind.This option allows you to bind 12 pages up to 375 pages.
     
  • Heat binding: With the Unibind method your publications will look sleek and professional. You can bind as few as 5 pages or as many as 100. Choose from a variety of mix and match covers for a look that suits your purpose.
     
  • Art waxer: This is an excellent option for people who are not allowed to use tape or staples on the walls at school or work. The art waxer leaves thin strips of sticky wax to the backs of posters, fliers, or other flat items allowing them to be stuck and re-stuck to walls.
     
  • Paper folder: TRAC’s paper folder is a great way to save time when you have a large folding project. By adjusting the settings you can fold letter or legal size paper in 4 different styles. Say goodbye to hours of folding mailings, newsletters, or invitations. Let TRAC’s paper folder do the work for you.
     
  • Paper cutters: Our slide cutters are a safe and easy way to cut a straight line every time!
     
  • Laminators: We have 4 laminators and stock laminate in 3 different weights: 1.5 mil (light), 3.0 mil (medium), and 5.0 mil (heavy). The lightweight laminate is great for preserving items that will not be handled excessively. The medium weight is sturdier and is good for heavier weight papers. The maximum width for the light and medium weight laminators is 24 inches. Heavy weight is ideal for items that will endure heavy usage or outdoor conditions. The maximum width to heavy laminate is 30.5 inches.
     
  • Full-color poster printer: Our full color poster printers makes quality posters that you design. We can print high-gloss posters of any size from 12"x18" up to 42"x56", or if you prefer, our matte finish paper will print sizes from 12"x18" up to 24"x56". You decide the size, you decide the design. Bring your print-ready poster in on a flash drive or e-mail it to yourself and we will be happy to print it for you. Please note that we are happy to assist you, however you are responsible for payment of any poster that is printed. The price to print on the high-gloss is $1.50 per square foot for those with a current KSU ID and $3.00 per square foot for visitors; or to print matte the price is $.75 per square foot for KSU ID holders and $1.50 per square foot for non-KSU visitors. Our printer prints from Power Point and we request that your designs are formatted in this program. Please be sure that your poster is sized correctly before you arrive. Click on the link above for tips on how to create your poster for print.

          **All poster printing must be requested in person. We do not accept emailed orders. 

          **Please call ahead to insure that the poster printer is available for you to print.

         **You may make an appointment however please note that the last time to begin a
              print is  90 minutes before TRAC work room closing time.

We offer basic supplies for your projects at a minimal cost. Of course visitors are always welcome to bring their own supplies if they prefer. For your convenience TRAC stocks dozens of different, richly colored construction paper. Our sheets are a generous 12” x 18”. We also have an assortment of craft paper to create exciting bulletin board displays and coordinating corrugated borders. We have poly foam sheets and colorful poster board. See our price list for current prices.

We also have many supplies for you to use free of charge while in TRAC; markers, colored pencils, glue, glue sticks, staplers, rubber bands, grommets, scissors, rulers, paper clips, brads, and more.

 


Print/Copy Station
Use of any print/copy devise on campus requires either a student ID or guest card, both of which operate like a debit card. Each print or copy electronically deducts from the dollar amount on the card. BW prints are .10 per page, color prints are .50 per page. TRAC members can purchase guest cards for $2 at the kiosk in the Burress Building. Value can be added to the card in $1 increments. Keep in mind that the machine does not give change. The print/copy station shuts down 15 minutes before TRAC closing.