Curriculum Materials Center : Curriculum Design Studio

The Curriculum Materials Center is a library collection used for Pre-k through 12th grade education, including special education materials. The available resources are hands-on materials, teacher edition textbooks, leveled readers, and much more.

What and where is the design studio?

The Curriculum Design Studio is a project space located in room 302 of Peabody Library. We have die-cuts, a binder machine, and paper cutter available for use. Also be sure to check the scrap bins for discarded colored paper and youth book covers.  

How to Use the Binder Machine

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE BINDER

Please notify the staff in the Curriculum Lab Office (Room 309AA) if questions arise during its use. If no one is in the office, please see staff at the Public Services Desk.

Step 1

Set the edge guide to the desired paper size (e.g. 8.5” or 11”).

  • If you are using a cover, set the edge guide to OVERSIZED COVER.  Then for the documents, set the guide to 11” LETTER.

Step 2

Align your documents with the edge guide (according to use of cover or not) and then punch the holes by pulling the large handle toward you. 

  • Insert at most 10 sheets of regular paper at a time when punching holes.
  • If you are using heavier paper such as construction paper, cardstock or sheets that have been laminated, insert 3-5 sheets at most.

Step 3

Use the binder sizer to determine the comb size you need. 

  • Slide the sizer open, insert the documents to be bound, and then release the sizer. You will then know the size of the comb needed.  
  • Read the appropriate comb size and procure a comb from a staff member (Room 309AA).

Step 4

With the open portion facing you, place the comb behind the corresponding comb on the binder.

Step 5

Turn the bind lever toward you until the comb opens wide enough to insert your documents.

Step 6

Insert your documents.  Then turn the lever away from you to close the comb.

  • Lift the bound item up.  

How to Use the Die-Cut Machine

  1. Place your paper on the cutting board with die on top of your paper.
  2. Slide the cutting pad so that the die is centered underneath the press.
  3. Pull the handle down 3/4 of the way down.
  4. Pull the handle back up, slide the cutting pad outward.
  5. Lift the die and place it back in its appropriate slot.

Please place any usable scraps in the scrap bin.

Die-Cut Poll

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