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Last Updated: October 27, 2022

For Iowa AEA: Support Learning in the Middle School Classroom with Gale

Learn how your Gale resources can supplement your Middle School units of study and curriculum standards. View this session for Iowa AEA to discover more than articles and periodical information, but also videos, audio, images, and more. We walk through the tools and features of the resources, share best practices, and model how to use Gale resources in the classroom.

Duration: 45 Minutes
All right. So hopefully, you can hear me all right and that video went Well,

There's a couple pieces I that always jump out of me and I did the high school session last week, and that was that collaboration between different academic areas within your buildings that those connections and i'm going to

pull some of those ideas into our training today, and also talk to you about what resources you have available.

From Gale from your Iowa Aa. to support learning in the middle school classroom.

So my goal for you today is i'm going to first provide you with an overview of your gale resources, and then we're going to take a deeper dive into a few of those resources and i'm going to provide you

with best practices for using the content and tools, and also the features of available within those resources in your classrooms.

So with that, let me start with our brief agenda that we have available here, and that is again starting with that overview, you already learned how to access the Ae resources you may be going through scout I will show you another path

here to some additional content, and then we will start with an overview of those gale resources.

We will explore the contents, the tools, and the features, including those workflow tools, such as Google classroom.

You also have. If you have a learning management system, such as canvas or schoology, I can talk to you a little bit about that today.

Any questions that you have throughout the session. please feel free to use that.

Q. and a box and trading materials I will share with you at the end where you can go for additional train materials and who you can contact for that one-on-one support at kill.

So first let me share with you. You do have a Gale support site available, and this will take you to all of your resources.

If you're using scout as you saw in the video it's a great tool to do a search and it searches through all of your resources at once.

I just wanted to show you another option to that you have available, and that would be accessing just your Gale resources and using this link when you do click into the link, what you'll first land on is the elementary portal page and

Then, as you see the tabs here at the top of this page, you can jump to Middle School in the center, and then our high schoolers can jump to high school.

You have all the resources listed under all and then a section for educators, and also subjects. So that Link that I just shared with you is we'll take you to this site where you can find all of your content all of your

gale Content? I should say so. i'm just going to briefly talk about a few of these just so that you're aware what you have available, and how to think about the different product families. because when you look at all these icons you think Oh.

my goodness, we have access to all those resources. but but let's make it more bite size for you so that you're feeling comfortable and confident before you leave my session.

Today. first want to talk to you about what we call the 3 building blocks that you have available.

So you at Elementary. so your elementary schools and i'll be doing a training for them next week.

Your elementary schools have access to Gale In context elementary, and this is in our in context, product, family.

Today we will be going into Gale In context, middle school, and then at the high school level we have Gale in context, high school.

So these 3 are, in our, in context, suite of resources or product family.

They are cross curricular, general reference you're going to find multimedia.

You'll also find great reference articles, by biographies experiments, science, experiment activities, primary sources, creative works which would be full text works like poems and short stories and that type of information available.

You'll also have access to and one another one we're going to go into, and this is use LitFinder Gale.

My Mac Mouse is tricky. G Gale lit finder.

Is a full text focused more on that English. but I have an idea of how to use this with your history or social studies Folks, too.

So again in that video, it mentioned that collaboration between departments.

And I want to talk to you about some ideas. of how you can utilize sLitFinder and Litfinder is going to be focused more on literature. and you're going to find full text poems short

stories novels there's inaugural speeches there's regular speeches.

You're going to find some plays here so this is the full text documents.

So this is going to be a larger selection of information that you have available, and you can search by works or by author to find some great content.

There. Now I just want to point out a couple others First of all, anything with one file in the title so academic one failed. General and File.

These are all of our periodical resources, and these may be for middle schoolers.

This is a little bit higher level. If there is one that you feel your middle schoolers are ready for that.

I would suggest, and they just want periodical content. Maybe a high school addition might work for them.

Now, do you have periodical content available in Gale In context?

Middle school absolutely You're gonna find newspapers and magazines available there. So that may be the resource that your your middle schoolers are using It's created and designed for our sixth through eighth grade.

Students. So it is the one that that we suggest, and you have access to it. Another one.

I just want to point out is gale health and wellness Health and wellness is great to support those health classes, but also your counselors, because you're going to find information in this resource on stress on anxiety on

depression things that students are dealing with in in the classroom.

So this could really support your counselors, and also parents.

So be sure to share that resource with those folks in your building.

They might might not necessarily think well the library doesn't have anything for me.

Yes, we do. we do from Gale, and you probably do have way more for them available, too.

So make that connection with those folks, and then for your teachers.

As a former educator. I absolutely love our gale one file educators, reference complete.

There's some great information in there especially if you're you know if you're looking at project-based learning. Maybe you want to bring that into your classroom on that's one that's near and dear to my heart.

But we have all other types of information. I was doing a session on creating texts and utilizing your digital resources. and this was a while back, and I went turned to educate a reference complete and I found this beautiful framework

to use as an example in one of the articles so keep that in mind that that's great, and it's also great for your coaches.

Any questions, any curriculum coaches, or if you have instructional coaches in your buildings. This is a great resource, because if they're working with teachers, especially newer teachers, and they want to link out and share information

like Here's a pd piece that might be very helpful You here's an article that will support what we were talking about today when I came in and observed you so keep that in mind too, for those folks in your

buildings. alright. So we are going to talk about Gale In context, Middle School.

And this is one of my favorites to to train on You're going to find Premier Premier resources available.

So trusted authoritative content you're going to find reference top periodicals, as I had mentioned magazines and newspapers videos, images.

There's audio files, great primary sources creative work, statistics just to name a few to support curriculum standards.

We have topics that are frequently studied available here for even from the homepage.

So we have subject categories on history and geography, science, health, literature, and the art.

And then 2 enhanced teaching and learning. We have Google Microsoft integration.

You have the ability, an unlimited ability to print download or email.

And also we have the highlights and notes feature which you can highlight text, Mark up a document and send that marked up document directly to Google or Microsoft.

If you would like to great for annotating with the resources and that's just one way to use that tool.

We also are integrated with learning management systems. So if you are using canvas or schoology, for example, and you would like your Gale resources to live there for your students or your teachers to quickly embed content directly into an

assignment from a gale resource that capability is available.

There is some setup on the backside that needs to happen, and I will share with you at the end. and it'll also be in the follow-up.

Email your gale Customer success managers. can help with the information that's needed from Gale. and they will work directly with your your tech folks that are doing that are setting up your learning management system So you can do a warm introduction If

you like, and then let them take it over and get your gale resources set up within your learning management systems.

I want to talk to you a little bit about LitFinders so that you understand what is there, and how it can be used within your buildings.

So you're going to find over a 130,000 full-text poems available.

We also have posters citations available there for our researchers.

Over 11,000 short stories and novels, fourth 1,000 essays, 2,000 speeches, 1,300 plays, and so much more as I shared before.

But just to give you an idea the sheer amount of information that you have available.

Not only that, but keep this in mind. If you have students or your users are accessing this information, and they need any of our tools to support accessibility.

For example, transport, or maybe they need to listen to the text being read aloud to them.

They will have that capability with all of your gale resources, including litfinder.

So maybe they are studying poems in the classroom.

Teacher has handed information out, but they need the translation.

See if we have the poem available and let find her chances.

Are, we probably do so. Keep that in mind as an option that's available for your teachers and for you all in your libraries, so you can search your browse through the resources.

You can explore that content, and then you can view and share your results with these tools that I've shared few more tools.

I want to touch into and mention before I show them to you to share content.

You have the git. Link tool looks like this it's a little got a little chain link there, and that's your get link tool, and that will provide a persistent Url back to any spot within the resource you can

share directly from within your Gale resources to Google classroom if You're using Google classroom.

You can send information directly to Google Microsoft. You can also email download or print that information off.

So any content, you can send it to your Google drive Microsoft one drive print email download tools to support accessibility.

I had mentioned one on the previous slide. We have translate.

You can translate both the platform itself so the interface as soon as you log in. if you want those navigational tools translated, we're up to 34 languages for those tools.

And then, when you're at the document level you can transfer the text there in the document to over 40 languages, we have the ability to increase the font, size or decrease the font size.

You can listen to the text being read aloud to you.

You also have display options and display options.

You provide you with the ability to change the color behind the text and also change the font.

So if you need open dyslexic, you have that option available.

And now these tools, remember, are available at the document level because that's where you need them.

I had mentioned highlights and notes to encourage that analysis promote deeper learning.

I was just at a conference. I just actually got back last night in Mississippi with a bunch of our science teachers and talked about how highlights and notes can be used for claim evidence and reasoning within the resources again.

Science. teachers are good. they use our resources well. I would have to say English and social studies use them more.

But science needs, you know, those folks really will help support what they're teaching in the classroom.

If they understand what is available within these resources, and you can help facilitate that conversation and bridge that gap between library and classroom.

So just so, another way that highlights and notes can be used within the resource itself to develop research skills.

We have topic pages and also topic finder. And then, of course, the citation tool topic.

Pages are a curated collection of information based on a certain topic, and we do get that information to build those topic pages from.

We take a look at curriculum standards, both national and State.

We take a look at usage what's trending and we also hear from you all you're on the front lines, and you are our most valuable resource.

So you're sharing with us that this is a topic we study every year in our building.

It would be great if there's a topic. page our content Editors work hard to collect that information, but they're always looking.

They're always adding new information either to the topic pages that exists.

We have great images and essay overviews and I'll talk more about content, and how it's updated.

There are also adding new topic. pages topic finder that's what the screenshot is of is a visual representation of your search results.

It's a search option and it's interactive and I will share that today.

Citation. All of your documents images, videos have the citation attached.

You can change the format of the citation we have. Mla.

Ninth edition is default, but we also have Apa, Chicago, and Harvard available.

You have the ability to just export the citation if you choose to export it, and we have the ability to export it directly to easy bib and noodle tools.

Google Microsoft. wherever your students need to export that citation to.

If you are using canvas or schoology you have the ability to embed articles or multimedia directly in an assignment here's a screenshot of both of those learning management systems.

So you can see what that looks like once you're Gale resources have been set up within your learning management system.

To start that conversation or get the ball rolling you want to contact your customer, success manager, and again i'll provide you with their information.

At the end of the session, but also it will be in your follow-up email alright.

So with that We're going to jump into the resources I want to spend the majority of our time there, and we are going to go into Gale In context.

Middle school. So as this is an overview session let me talk about some of the basics that you're going to see here, or we're going to cover some of the basics some of the things you see here on

the homepage. So I do have the ability to translate the interface into over 34 languages, and that means it will translate these navigational tools here, and that's separate than translating the document.

So these 2 are separate, although you can do both at the document level if you need to.

But if your users, as soon as they sit down, if they need to translate or have these navigational tools to help them work through this resource in another language, those options are available here.

I did sign in with Google and since i'm set up as a teacher at automatically signs me into Google classroom.

If I needed to sign in with Microsoft I could do that right here, and then that would connect me to my one drive.

Best practice. If your students are using shared computers or shared devices, and you have one class coming in your library after another, be sure to have them sign in to Google as soon as they access the resource.

Just in case someone didn't sign out or didn't close out their browser, or something along those lines, especially with middle schoolers. Hopefully, at the you know that you have students that are working, and through the resources at the elementary.

Level before they reach you all at the middle school level. But these are still skills and definitely little mini lessons that they can learn.

How to utilize the information with the resource and then, by the time they get to high school they'll be rock stars, and they'll be able to do all of this, because they all look the same, your resources are going to look the

same and feel the same. so it makes it nice and easy for students.

You have the basic and advanced search right here, and we will be using these today at least basic search. today.

I also want to point out to you. You have scrolling topics of interest here on the homepage, and these change once a month, So November is right around the corner.

So you're going to see that these will change at the beginning in November below, we have topic categories available.

So this is really helpful. If you have say a history teacher and they're teaching us history.

I know that's one of your curriculum standards. You can go right into that subject category and find all the topic pages that we have available for that subject.

And go into science, social issues, people. you can see all the categories we have here below.

2 items I want to point out there's curriculum standards and educator resources.

So curriculum standards provides your teachers with the ability to search by curriculum standard.

And this is where I typically will go in and I did today to take a look and see, as you can see, it's already pulling everything back up for me.

If I go to state standards, this is what it should look like.

But I was in here a little earlier, so iowa and If I want to look at core curriculum, and let's say I want to look at science, and I want seventh grade science.

It opens up the very first standard i'm going to minimize that opens the very first one up, and then you can see all of the standards listed here below.

If I open up motion and stability, on the right hand side, I can click in to see all the resources that support these 3 individual standards, and if you need the national authorities, if you're using the Ngss.

Standards. We have those here next generation science standards are available here under the national authorities, so that's an option. And again, that's at the bottom of your page.

You also see it in the high school resource, educator resources.

These are some you're going to find some helpful support materials here, and you takes you directly to the support site and all the information we have available, or training materials for this resource.

You'll also find content level information. and i'll talk to you a little bit more about content levels, and how they relate to the our lexile measures.

You'll also find some graphic organizers and things of that nature definitely some documents available or activities available for students to help support their research as they're working through the resource.

Now keep in mind that these resources are great to supplement what's happening in the classroom to supplement the curriculum.

They're not just made for research and we've really been working hard to make those connections to the classroom because of a lot of in a lot of ways and a lot of times what is available in a textbook is not necessarily the

most current information. so your teachers may need to supplement that information.

There, and Maybe there it they don't have a textbook that's something that I've discovered in my more recent trainings in different states.

Is that we don't have anything to really to support us they didn't purchase textbooks for us.

So we're having to supplement with other resources. so they're relying heavily on their libraries for support.

So that could be something, too, or maybe just the textbooks are outdated. They're expensive.

So utilize the information that you have available here. Now let me talk to you about.

If I were to go through one of the subject categories like us.

History here's all the topic pages I have connected to the subject.

If I wanted to jump to any of those other topics they're still here, I don't have to go back to the homepage.

I can jump to if I want to jump to government or people.

I could do that. it's just in this dropdown menu what i'm looking at these topic pages anything new like Here's a brand new topic page this one's been updated so when it says it's been

updated. It just means that the image and essay overview have been updated.

The content is being, like all of the all of the magazines and newspapers, and reference content and images.

But all of that stuff is being updated throughout the day.

Every day as soon as information is available. it's being updated on those topic pages when it says updated, it just means that the image in essay overview have been updated.

So if I were looking at this and I wanted to go into civil war, here's the image, and essay overview as I scroll down i'm going to see all of the different content types I have available so I can see that

I happen to have 169 images available and 9 videos and 98 primary sources.

I even have some creative works available. As I scroll down, I do have the ability to do just search within these results.

So if I do use the basics search bar at the top, that's going to search through my entire database.

If I just want to drill down the Civil War, the American Civil War, then I can use my search within results, and I will do that today.

I just want to show you a few things. First below all of your content.

Types are organized in these nice boxes we have 275 reference, but we show just 3.

At this time on the thumb, the homepage. Here on the topic page you can see images, videos, magazines, audio news, primary sources.

If we had any safe vetted websites they would be listed here, too, And then, at the very bottom of the page is where we have related topic pages.

So you have the ability to jump from one the Civil War to the reconstruction era.

So you can really just share one topic page such as this with students, and they can do some additional exploration.

Now, how can you share this topic? Page, let's say you are doing a unit study, or your cut Your chapter is on the Civil War in your classroom?

What you can do is you can use the git link tool.

Get Link provides a persistent Url back to this entire content or this entire topic.

Page that you have available. I can also pull this topic page into Google classroom.

So let me show you what that looks like. Bear with me, because it opens in a different monitor every time.

So let me share that with you. Okay, so when I open it this is what it'll look like.

I can choose my class, choose my action. Maybe I want to make an announcement Click!

Go. I can add in information that I want to show up in my Google classroom.

And post it. Once I post it, I have the ability to view.

So before I click view, let me go back to sharing my browser with you.

When I click view, I can see that right here. is my announcement, and my students will click into this link, and it'll take them directly back to that topic.

Page. So it's really quite seamless to do if you are using a learning management system, and you want to share an entire topic page, since it's a large collection of information you will have to use the get link tool when you

are to that point where you're embedding I had said, you can embed content directly into assignment.

It does need to be at the singular level. So at the article or document or video level is where they need to be.

But if you want to share a large amount of information you still can just use the git link tool alright, So there's a tip and trick for you.

So civil war American. I like to look at the primary sources and any of our resources, because we have such great content.

So I clicked into primary sources, and I have a couple options.

What I love to do with primary sources is filter down by document type.

So you have all these different ways to filter your results.

You can. I like to use publication date especially if i'm looking at periodicals like magazines or newspapers.

Subjects are really helpful to quickly find information to drill down to a certain subject.

I can do a search on that we're going to come back to document type, because that's what i'm going to share with you today.

Publication titles. If there's certain publication titles that you are using.

And this is again looking at where in primary sources so it's looking at those publication titles, not every publication title of within the resource.

So we've already kind of filtered it down by going into the content type of primary sources.

And then this information, i'm seeing these 98 results are coming from these publications. lexile measure, if I would like to use a lexile measure, or I can multi-select a few but lexile measures Now content level is the one

I want to talk to you about so content level. You have the ability to filter by content level, and I will tell you.

Level 3 is generally middle school, so 851 to 1,100 lexile.

Do we have some level tool twos, which is generally upper elementary, available in this resource?

Yes, we probably do not. not a whole lot, but we are going to have some not sure if we really have any level ones, because that's lower, elementary.

And this is a middle school resource level 4 is you will Find some level fours in here that's moving to that high school level, but it's an 1,100 to 1,300 lexile and I don't know

about your students, but I know even my own children were reading at quite a high reading level, and we're ready for that next level of information, or that that next content level for reading, and then level fives are jumping up to that 1,003

100 and above. So we say that's generally high school up into undergrad.

Okay, So you'll primarily find in this resource to them level threes and probably level floor force.

Maybe some level twos, but I can quickly filter by just level 3.

If I wanted to filter everything else out, I can apply that, and it applies that filter to everything.

So keep that in mind, even my video content, where videos can be watched and listen to the We also have the transcripts available.

So the resource looks at the transcript and it's determined that that is above a level. 3.

So that's why it's removed so Keep that in mind if you're sharing this information.

If you want to filter by reading level understand that you may lose some of that video content, because it is a little bit higher reading level, even though it's a video because it's looking at those transcripts.

Okay, so that's a tip within the resources. But when you're filtering by level 3 chances.

Are. You want your students to be reading the information? So you want information or content available at their reading level.

And then at this point you can use the git, link tool and share this filtered information with your students great for differentiating instruction.

When I remove that filter we also have the ability to search within.

If I wanted to search with again. I have that option here available. And then topic finder. If I wanted to pull in these search results into topic finder, which is a visual representation of my searches.

I can do that here. i'm going to show you a different path, and that's using advanced search.

So I said i'd come back to d document type so let's do that.

So document type. I can multi say if you want all the letters.

Maybe I want personal accounts. I have a dary entry you're going to find memoirs here.

You can see here's another diary entry there's a speech, any excerpts there's memoirs.

Okay, So i'm adding a lot I don't know that I would recommend doing all of that.

But I want to apply that and it's it is in my primary sources that you're going to find all those great document types.

So I quickly filtered down. I have 45 different primary sources available.

As you. Look here, you can see it's an excerpt here's a letter, and it'll say right here below the summary.

What it is is a diary entry we might have this as a personal account.

Here's another personal account we're gonna go into the personal account.

So a primary source with a personal account. This starts with a commentary, so it gives our students a little bit of background, and then it goes right into that primary source.

What a great opportunity to learn and take learning to that next level with your students.

And I know this is part of your curriculum standards in Iowa.

So sharing this information with your teachers to utilize within their classrooms, is a great opportunity, and this can be used in many academic areas. It does.

It's not limited to just social studies or history so i'm keep that in mind.

There's lots of connections that our English teachers make to it but also science.

You, even if you have any type of debate. These resources are great for any type of debate or civics, or those type of courses that are happening in your in your buildings.

Okay, all right, let's talk about so I took let's see, I did.

Oh, I know what I want to go back to so we were in primary sources.

I'm going to remove those document types because I want some biographical information.

So I'm going to jump to Biographies and We're going to go into Clara Barton hopefully.

You all are familiar with Clara Barton. She is the person who started the American Red Cross.

So she was a nurse, and we have some information about her. so we have some fast facts available.

Early life. So our biographies give a lot of great information about that person. What you'll also find is this interlinking that's happening here.

This one happens to have a timeline, but the interlinking will share with you.

If you have any additional articles on that subject so here's one International Federation of Red Cross, and I can't read the rest of it. but it's natural so it's an article on natural disasters.

But that connection to the Red Cross, and then we have some vocabulary available, and then I, at the very bottom of our document, you have your source.

Citation. This is where I can change the format if i'm choosing to send this.

Maybe I want to send this to my Google drive. I can do that right at the top here.

My contextual toolbar is floating down the page with me so I can choose that little paper airplane choose where i'd like to select.

Send it to. I can also download and print this off if I need a different source.

Citation format. I can change that before I decide to send it to my Google drive, and it'll have the right bibliography information or the right format available for my citation.

You can also choose where you'd like to export it to I would say, if you just need to export the the citation to use our citation tool, and that's up here in the contextual toolbar where I can change

the format again, and I can choose fight where I would like to export it to

Alright. One other item I want to share with you. So we have biographies which make sense to see some of that on the Civil War page.

But in creative works. and this one jumped out at me and there's an excerpt from the red badge of courage.

So that connection to here. you go here's your connection thread Red badge of courage that's something a novel that's being read in one of your classrooms and then also that connection to the civil war here available

within this resource. Maybe your social studies teachers are teaching about the Civil War, and then your your English teachers are covering this novel.

What a great connection to make across 2 different classes I absolutely love.

And I hear about this a lot within buildings. Oh, yeah, we and we, you know, we created this event in Google classroom, and we had the students pick, and we were working with our English teachers.

I had science teachers working with English teachers and I just you all are so innovative, and it just blows my mind. and I so I love to share here.

Here's. How we can help here are resources from Iowa Aa, that are there to support you, and there to make those connections, and and all your students have to do is go to one place.

They don't even have to go to 2 different places even though they're in 2 different classrooms.

They just get to go to one spot and find all this great content.

So understand that that type of information is available here within this resource to where you do happen to have.

And this is happens to be at that lower level. 2. But we do happen to have some information in here is an you know, commentary and excerpt from the red badge of courage.

Okay, okay. So those are all the fun connections I wanted to make within this resource or within this topic, I should say one other area.

I want to share with you. So if I wanted to do a search within, and I wanted to take a look at reconstruction again, it'll filter down all of my content at once.

So here I have the Civil War, and reconstruction I didn't have to go into advanced search to search through both these terms.

All I had to do is come directly to my topic, page, and then search within defined content.

So keep that tool or feature available and and think about that when you're talking to your teachers.

Okay, So we talked about content levels. We talked about Google classroom and git link.

Let's go into a science topic so this time i'm going to do a basic search because I want to share with you.

We're gonna go into force and oops if I can spell.

There we go force in motion. So force in motion I wanted to go into this resource or this topic page, and when I was typing it in. Did you notice that as I was typing in this term at the top of my list it's

bolded, and that means that I have a topic page related to this subject.

So force in motion, and I want to share with you some information that we have here, and that is, we have some experiment activities available by going to reference.

I do want to share with you by filtering down by document.

I have experiment activities. Okay, So if you you're going to find in middle school gallon context, middle school any experiment activities are going to live under reference.

So I would have to click into reference and then filter down.

By experiment activities to D document type I could do that from advanced search. I could go directly to document type, select experiment activities and see how many I have available.

But if you're making that connection between force and motion, and you want to see if there are experiments available, then go into the topic page, force a motion and go to document type and click on or select experiment, activity.

And here all the experiments we have available let's click into gravity, and you can see this one happens to have one experiment and a second project available.

It also has. These are the contents table contents here design your own experiment, and you're going to find vocabulary.

You're going to find so here's words to know the experiment itself.

The purpose and hypothesis as I scroll down you can see what are the variables you're going to find diagrams, level of difficulty, materials needed.

All of that information is here and available for your students and teachers to share.

So if I was a teacher and I wanted to share, go back to reference.

All of the experiment activities related to force and motion. This is when I would grab that link I would use.

Git link share with my students and have them select you.

Wanna you pick with your group, decide which experiment you want to conduct, or if I wanted to filter it down more, I could filter it down even more, and have them select.

But just know that that is an option that is available i'm going to remove those.

And I'm going to actually let me go back out all content types.

I want it filtered a certain way. There we go.

So we are going to go into. I wanted laws of motion but I wanted the u excel one.

I'm not seeing it right at the top. Okay, So in laws of motion, and I wanna play out to you the tools to support accessibility.

So on on the top of all of your documents, you are going to have the ability to translate the document into over 40 languages.

You can decrease or increase the font size. I can change the display options, the color behind the text, the font.

I can increase that line, letter and word spacing and the nice thing is, if the first article I click into and set these display options up, it'll stick with me throughout my entire session.

So until I log out of here today i'll have this feature available, and it'll be set up exactly how I have it now, so I can continue to explore and it'll stick with me throughout my session i'm gonna go back to my default

settings. I also can listen to the text being read aloud to me.

If i've translated I then click the list button, and it's one of the 23 that we have available.

I believe we just added one. I heard it was 24, so I have those languages available to listen to it being read aloud to me.

So let's say I select Spanish i'm going to hear the text being read in Spanish to me We have our quick send options here, and then our explore panel.

This will highlight any more like this type of information. You can see article contents related subjects are available there, too.

Okay, let me know if there are any questions. I am going through a lot of information.

For you here today. I wanna also show you before weeks we're right at the end of our time.

Here your videos that you have available. All videos have transcripts attached to them.

Okay, and they do start up right away in the closed captioning is available.

Okay, So that is Gale In context. Middle school I wanted to share with you one other item, and that is lit finder.

And i'll just quickly jump in because the reason why I want to share litfinder with you. is I found this very interesting, based on your curriculum standards.

George Washington.

So i'm doing a search on George Washington not something you would normally do a search for and lit finder.

You would think short stories right novels poems well their speeches. Remember their speeches in here, too, and all of those types of primary sources and literary works.

You're going to find those documents here. those full-text speeches, and short stories and poems are all available.

Now I could filter down to very quickly Oops speeches, and here is the farewell address.

Now I know this is part of your curriculum standards.

So we have the farewell address now, what's excellent here is this: could be translated So if you have students that need to have that translated.

This this document translated, You have that ability to do that here within the resource.

Here's the full speech you can translate it your students can mark it up if you have them all working on it together.

There's no check-in checkout they can be accessing this document.

All. at the same time they could be highlighting, adding their notes.

Maybe this is a fact they want to share. They can send this marked up document directly to their Google drive one driver.

Email. they can just send the highlights and notes. so highlights and notes in the upper right hand corner here, they wanted to just send those digital notes or edit it.

Before they send it. This is great, when you're talking about plagiarism, putting things into their own words, they can just send these what I like to call digital notes, and it'll send the notes that any notes they've taken or so

this chunk of text notes they've taken the bibliography.

It's all go to wherever they choose to send it all those tools.

The same tools are up here in the upper right hand corner.

All right, so keep that in mind that this resource is not just for English teachers.

If I wanted to send this entire document to my Google drive what'll happen.

Is, it would land in a folder. titled gale literature lit finder, and it'll have it marked up, and it'll turn it into a Google Doc for me ready to go alright.

So we covered a lot in the session. I just wanna share.

If you want to go anywhere for additional support, we Do Have the Gale support site, So this will be again included in your follow-up email and what you're going to find.

There are. Well, you're accessing through scout and you may not need your direct urls or widgets or icons, but you might want some of this information. You're going to find training materials such as tip

sheets and tutorials i've added a few here. video tutorials are under 3 min long.

Here's a scavenger hunt for lit Finder This is a project that we have available for Gale In context.

Middle school looking to promote your resources. We have all kinds of marketing materials, of including email templates and blog templates.

We have social media posts. that's what You're seeing here an icon, and we've created them for Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.

And so we have all of them already created for you, ready to go for you to share.

But that wraps our session today again. my name is Tammi Burke.

I'm, your senior gale training consultant for one-on-one support.

You have your gale customer success managers again.

They can help with any learning management systems setup that you have There's any questions I will stay on the line and answer those questions, but I thank you all for your time today, and enjoy the rest of the day.

I believe you all are done with schools so enjoy your day and we're only a couple days away from the weekend. so thank you all for welcoming me today to do this training
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