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Last Updated: March 02, 2022

For MDE: Gale In Context: For Educators

Gale In Context: For Educators provides 7-12th grade educators premium cross-curricular content from Gale In Context science resources provided by the Mississippi Department of Education, combined with lesson planning and collaboration tools to support classroom and curriculum development. In this session we cover search options, folders and document tools, curriculum standards, content and workflow within Gale In Context: For Educators. 

Duration: 45 Minutes
Welcome to your Mississippi Department of Ed Gale In context for educators My name is Tammi Van Buren, and I'm your Gale trainer. Any questions throughout the session, please feel free to use the q amp a box, our focus for today's training is on one

of the resources you have access to from the Mississippi Department of Ed, and that is scaling context for educators, and we're going to take a look at the tools and features and capabilities of this resource and the content that is available on because

it is pulling together you're in context resources in one place. So looking at that content today and search flow options.

We're going to start with an overview of Gil and context for educators, and then we are going to explore the search options the content the workflow tools that are available within the resource, any questions please feel, feel free to ask throughout the

session, and I will provide you at the well actually during the session because with this resource we have a lot of training materials built in to Gale In context for educators so it's all there but I'll also share with you, where you can go for additional

training materials on the Gale support site and who you can contact for that one on one support at Gale.

First I want to share with you access into the MD resources so if you don't have your access URLs, you can go to our support site. Here's the link, and I will provide that for you Let me share that in the chat box real quick too.

Okay so this link will take you to all of your, the ability to I'm sorry the ability to sign in and access your product information.

It will look like this when you land on the page you would just need to enter in your school name and click Proceed. If you do not find your school name in the list, please let me know in the chat and I will make sure that we have our sales rep connect

with you directly get your information then he is the liaison with MD so let us know if you're not seeing your school there today and we'll get that taken care of for you.

So once you find your school though and you click Proceed, then it'll take you to your products page. And what will happen is your location ID for the screenshot I didn't grab an individual site I just logged in, so that you can see but an individual

site, it would have your location ID built in so let's say you were coming from Caledonia High School, and you put your information in click Proceed and it took you to the product page, it would automatically have your location ID information built into

this URL, and it's ready to go wherever you post your direct URLs into your digital resources your library page whatever you're using it is ready and live maybe you wanted to share it with your science teachers maybe you're doing some outreach you're

writing a newsletter or sending out an email or you are the lead in your science department, and you want these links. This is where you can find that information.

Okay. These can also live in different single sign on so if you're using class link or Google or Microsoft, I know a lot of schools are using Google.

Also, clever, it can live in those spots to for single sign on. Also these resources, you're in context resources, work within Canvas and school itchy.

But today I will share with you how you can share this information with your students. If you are using Google Classroom there's that you do have the capability to pull that content into Google Classroom awesome so I'll share that with you today.

But just know that in the future we will have a learning management system session, support session right now we're focusing on each individual resource and talking to you so that your understanding what resort what this resources what and what it can

do for you and your classroom and why you'd want to use it in your classroom so that's our focus for these sessions, but we will start adding those support type sessions here probably in April.

So access to Gale In context resources for educators, for educators what it will do is it pulls together, both your in context resources so Gale In context science and Gale In context environmental studies, it is pulling together all of that content at once,

and then it is a platform that you can utilize as teachers, you can utilize to build folders.

Pull lesson plans in share the folder with us with your students. You can even enable and disable certain content so they're only seeing one article or one document or video or whatever you are pulling from the in context resources at a time.

So it really is a great tool for teachers to pull that content all together. And you can also collaborate with with your colleagues with this so it gives you access to all your Gale In context resources in one location.

It collects content for units of study lessons gives you the opportunity to explore lesson plans for subject areas of study, and also your content is connected to standards, so you can search by clip curriculum standards.

You have explored the tools and features within the resources and the content that's available, you're able to do within this resource to.

So, we I have mentioned that you have the ability to find content you can also add instructors notes you can annotate and clip you can share this content with your students.

You can collaborate with your colleagues, you will create an account on dealing context for educators we call it a named user accounts you would create an account on Gale In context for educators, and then anytime that you do any work within that resource.

If you're, if you are adding a folder adding content to a folder let's say for example, it would be saved for you on the resource itself so that's why you create that named user account to house all of your materials and lesson plans.

You also have I mentioned collaboration tools where you can work directly with colleagues, right on the platform so if you decide that you want to share a folder that you want to work in together, you can do that lesson plans are created specifically

for your Gale In context resources. And there's also, I had mentioned some training materials, there's a great learning center and this provides you with guidance.

It also provides you with some Get Started tools video tutorials sample lessons, additional resources like tip sheets and more will be there.

So there are three workflow tools to search for content, let's talk about those.

You have your basic, basic and advanced search, right there on the homepage just like any digital resources, you'll be able to do a basic search and find content so if you are looking for anything related to a certain term, or maybe there's a subject

of study that you're doing in your classroom. You can do a quick basic search and find all that content, and then start pulling that into your folders there on the database itself.

You can also go into the state standards so you can go into the state standards and filter down or drill down to a specific standard and find all the content related to that standard.

So that's another option so you have basic search your standard search or state standard search. Or you can go into the subjects you can go into the subject section, and go to high school and click on science and then start drilling down that way and

I'm going to model these for you today, we're going to spend a lot of time on the state standards, and the subjects basic searches fairly straightforward but if you want me to model that for you.

I can but it's pretty straightforward so that when I was going to leave off the agenda today, but focus on the two that take a little bit more time and so that you really understand what all is there and, and why we've created that for you to, to make

that searching a little bit easier to find that content organize that content for you.

So the my class resources pulls everything together. So all of these electronic resources. This is where you can create these folders and the folders are very helpful because it organizes that content into exactly that I mean if you would imagine.

You know, I used to teach, and I had, I was would have boxes of of information with, I would have folders within that box and they went beyond units of study or curriculum standards or a little bit of, you know, both I was covering both, but I would have

those boxes ready to go and pull them out and I would have everything I needed within, within that box. Of course I had my files also but then they started to move to digital right so I'm creating folders on my laptop and I'm creating those folders just

adding that content. Some of the artifacts I needed still remained in that box in my folder in my closet in my classroom, but everything I needed digitally to share with students, even my lesson plans, I would link out whatever I could.

This is a great way to do that, everything can live in a folder you've got everything linked here. Not only that, it's, it's pulling in together, your content from two in context resources, science and environmental studies, but you can also add links

to these folders. External links so if there's websites you use or there's an E book you use at your library or wherever that you have a link, you can add that into these folders so there's an option to add External links to.

So it really can be that one location for all of the information that you need for that unit of study and this is that this again and I mentioned this in previous sessions, but the Mississippi Department of Ed purchase these resources to supplement your

curriculum. So these are to supplement what you're already doing what units of study you already have it's it's supplemental information.

Okay, so keep that in mind as I'm going through the resource itself.

And you may hear me repeat that again and again. Okay, so let's go this is the session that's coming up next month but let's go into the resources.

And we're going to go into I'm sorry the resource it's cross searches so I say resources, and we're going to go into Gale In context for educators

and start our exploration. So I do it is prompting me to log in.

And I am using the Department of EDS link, and the first time you log in, or egg I'm sorry every time you log in, you will have to log in and create an account.

Now you do need either Google or Microsoft you need a Google email address or Microsoft email address to create an account, that's the one thing that you do have to do before I do that, I want to point out to you some of the items that you're going to

find on this homepage, they'll still be here, but once I log in, you're going to see all my folders so you can log in right underneath in the banner up here at the top the login or create an account, or as you notice here when I scroll down, it is in

that middle bar.

I do have. Here are some of the that learning center was talking about find resources for your classroom you can watch a video organize and collaborate watch video.

Teach with your materials, another video is available as I scroll down, support for all your needs. So here's where the Learning Center is, let's explore that learning center, just so you can see what all is here.

So I have on the left hand side navigation find organized teach see it in action FAQ and additional resources. I can also scroll down and explore each of those sections here, where it's hyperlinked out so if you're a visual like I am, you could go through

step by step here find resources for your classroom and you're going to find video tutorials, you're going to find like using the search video tutorial and an explanation below with some screenshots search tips Advanced Search, you're going to find all

of this information if it's hyperlinked out then it's going to take you to additional training content that we have available.

But this is really been expanded and a lot of information has been added here, I can access the Learning Center menu here at the top, where I can hide it, or it's open, I left it open here I like it open here.

I can also maybe I am working with a group of teachers, I'm the lead and I want them to understand how to use the lesson plans.

I can use the get link tool, which creates a persistent URL back to any spot within this database, and I can link out this lesson plan learning tutorial information and share it with my team or looking under organized you're going to find the folders,

how you can get started on those folders video and then additional information that we have below.

Some of the tools within and I want to point this out because these are important. There are tools within once you get to the document level you've added a document to your or it could be a video or image to one of your folders.

Let's say it's biology, you've added a document to your biology folder. There are some tools, you can click into that document you can annotate, you can add instructors notes, there's a clipping tool, and I'm going to go into this in a little bit more

detail but I want you to know if you need to review this after the session, I suggest you go in here and take a look. Because this is really helpful step by step information to.

So we have those tools so organized you're going to find those tools, I'm going to talk about today here. We have teach see it in action, FAQs and then additional resources.

So all of those are available there for you there is a.

I think it's under plan a unit.

So you can once I logged in, there's actually a copy of a unit that you can add.

For an example, so there's a folder that can be added right to your and I have to log in first because I can add it to my named user account if I am not logged in with my named user account, but it can add that entire copy and of information that I have

available and it is an example for you now, it isn't it isn't science but it's still an example you can see the folder and what our product team has done within that folder as an example for folks.

Okay, so let's go to that homepage, that's that learning center, when I log in.

I get this option to sign in with Google or sign in with Microsoft.

I'm going to sign in with Google, you see the Privacy Information here we do not track any personally identifiable information so that's important to know, there's a few other helpful points here but I'm going to sign in with Google, you don't need me

to read that to you.

And it takes me right into my account, I am on my computer. The first time you sign in, you're going to need your email information for, like your email address to log in and create an account, but I am on my computer so remembered me which made my life

life a little easier. Now, I have some recently used folders and they're showing up here on my homepage. That's not where we're going to start, but I do want to point out that they will land here on your homepage so once you log in, if you have folders

that you have created and are working in, they will land here on this homepage. Below, there's that learning center again so it's still here. It's just been minimized and you can access it at any time.

Alright, so I talked about the three workflow options. Basic Search pretty straightforward it's going to pull back all of your content on any term, and advanced search, it takes it to that next level, please let me know if you'd like me to go through

these at all. I know in our other resource trainings I've done that, numerous times and it's like I said fairly intuitive. So I want to cover the things that are new to you, other than basic search and advanced search, and that is curriculum standards

so we're going to start with curriculum standards and they all live up here on the right so curriculum standards and subjects, and then we'll spend some time in lesson plans in my class resources, but again you have basic search curriculum standards and

subjects, so let's go into curriculum standards, and how I can I'm in Landsman to state standards, I still have basic and advanced search or here if I did want to do a search I still have that option.

I can go into national authorities. We're going to go into state standards, I'm going to start typing in Mississippi.

And you can see the options of standards or frameworks I can select I'm going to select College and Career Readiness Standards. And then, since you have so with Gil and context for educators.

It works with all of our in context resources. So, you may have additional in context resources at your school site. If you do, they will be pulled in here because everything is loaded on to your school sites location ID, but the Mississippi Department

of Ed has purchased two of them for you and that science there focuses on science seventh through 12th grade. So, this, that's what you're going to find here today that I'm going to model for you and that's what you are receiving from the Mississippi

Department of Ed. But I did want to mention that if you happen to have additional Gale In context resources and we, we do have quite a few other ones that you may see those here to in your search results.

So just keep that in mind. So science I'm going to go into the science standards.

And as I scroll down, I'm actually going to go into grade eight cause and effect but you can see, we have grade seven and then we have all of the subject categories also listed here below and once I select them, then it starts starts taking me through

those standards so I'm going to select grade eight.

And then I can, this one's, let me.

So life science physical science Earth and Space sciences are my options that opens up the first one automatically for you.

I'm going to do Earth and Space Science.

And then as I scroll down, you can see the sea resources on the right hand side here. So here's the standard. Here's the resources that are linked to that standard, so they're aligned are related to that standard.

I can research and map research and map various types of natural hazards to determine their impact on society. I select see resources and I'll be able to see those resources.

So for today I was going into me find it here.

Okay, Let's go into this one.

This is scientific evidence to create a timeline of Earth's history.

Taking a couple seconds here to open up.

Okay, so now you can see this is a lot of great content that was pulled back so when I go through the standards is going to give you a huge amount of content.

Okay, so keep that in mind.

There's a lot of content within this resource thats related to the standard and the standard is here the curriculum standard as you can see is over here on the right hand side.

Now I have some options. I have all of the different content types here so lesson plans and activities videos academic journals experiments and the list goes on and these are.

I have over 39,000 reference documents references going to be encyclopedia type content you're going to find here. We are also a publisher at gmail so you're going to find some good publication information there too.

That's been written by our, our group, our editors our content editors, so you're going, that these content types, you can very easily select one if you are looking for maybe all of the statistics.

Maybe that's an area you want to go into, you can select it, and filter down, and it'll take you to that 243 statistics. And from this point, I could sort by the newest document level or content level.

I also have the filter your results over here on the right hand side, and I'm going to talk to you about that in a second but I want to go to all content types.

Rather than just statistics. You can see it moves a little slow because of the sheer amount of content, it is moving around for me.

Alright filter your results. I have publication date. So very similar, I should say exactly like you're in context resources if you've had a chance to work in Gale In context science or Gale In context environmental studies works the same, you still have

the filter your results option on the right hand side, within your Gale In context for educators where I can filter by publication date by subjects document types.

I have publication title newspapers sections Lexile measure content levels, or I can just simply search within Lexile measure does give you the option to multi select, especially if you're coming from the middle school level and this is something you're

interested in pulling together certain content for your students at a certain reading level great for differentiated instruction, you can select multi select some of those Lexus measures.

Same idea for content level. So I just want to talk to you about these content levels, where we have and you can see the content level, and the Lexile measure that it relates to or or is correlated to level three is generally our middle school, reading

level, level four is high school level five is also some high school but we also say that that's undergrad so that's getting up into that little higher level there that you're going to find you're going to find a lot of like academic journals are going

to be at that level five level or content level five, I should say, so I can if I wanted to filter down and see what Middle School content, I have and again this is generally middle school, I can apply that.

So Gale In context, science, and Gale In context, environmental studies are the two resources that are generating all of this content that you're seeing.

Plus, you have all the lesson plans to, so that's additional that is unique to your for educators resource so that's what you're seeing here in these results.

That's what's being pulled together.

So if I wanted more of a middle school focus, and I, I'm a science teacher at the middle school level and I just want that type of information, then a great way to do that very quickly.

If you're looking by curriculum standard is to select your level three and apply.

And what it'll do is it's going to filter down all of my content at once so look at my numbers now. I still have some pretty high numbers here of information.

But at this point, that's when I can start using my subjects are searching within because you know with this curriculum standard you have a good idea of what you're teaching again this is supplementing what you're doing in your classrooms you already

have a pretty good idea of what your unit study is going to be on. So, drill down, use that search within and find specifically that type of content. So this is one way to search through the resource.

This is one of your search options is used the curriculum standards to find content.

And then keep this in mind, I'm going to take you through this and then show you how you can add this to a folder. So this is one search option, you have your basic and advanced search that's another option, then you have a third which is already curated

So your third and final option to find content is subjects, and I it takes, it's taken me into middle school but for today we're going to go into high school science.

And I am going to go into environmental science.

And when I select environmental science, on the left hand side, I have all of these subjects or topics, which I can quickly jump to, or I can scroll down my page and you can see the larger topic and we have some sub topics below.

And all this information is already been curated for me so if I wanted information on invasive species and doing a unit on invasive species, the easiest way to come in, is to go to subjects, click into environmental science, and then click into invasive

species here under biodiversity. Now will you find this subject of invasive species in maybe biology, probably, I mean there's going to be these subjects or sub subjects are going to land in different subjects under high school science, so you will probably

find some of these in multiple places because they would apply to that. Right, so that's why you're going to see him there. So do you always have to take this path to get to that exact spot no Will you see it maybe in another subject, chances are you

will if it relates.

Okay. So with that, we jumped into environmental sciences, let's go into wanted to go into energy resources. So when I use the navigation on the left hand side, it helps me I can click down and energy resources and consumption is my sub subject, I'm accessing

and then maybe I want to go to solar energy.

And now here it takes me to my search results.

I can see subject. This is the path I took. I went into high school science environmental science, and I went into energy resources and consumption, which took me to my solar energy subject page, which has this curated collection of information already

for me.

Now if you notice, I still have the option to filter my results, so I can still buy content level if I wanted to filter this down and see what I had again at that middle school level I can, or if I just wanted maybe I want level threes and level force,

I can do that here, I can search within these results. I can look for certain document types so all those options to filter are still here and available.

Let me know if there are any questions. I don't want to go too fast through this, but I want to make sure we cover as much as possible in our time together.

Alright, so I've talked about basic and advanced search. We have explored curriculum standards we've gone into subjects. Let's add some of these to a folder and then we're going to go into lesson plans in my class resources.

So, if you notice I happen to for this one I happen to have only one lesson plan and activity, and it's the solar energy letter, I can click into that and do a little bit of reading and then decide if it's one I want to add to my folder.

Or maybe I don't have a ton of time, and which teachers. As a former teacher, I know how that is and I kind of want to look for some top hits, and I want to add them to a folder and then come back and edit my folder later, that would be something that

that I would do. I'd like to grab what I'm looking for and then come back and be like, no that's that one isn't really going to apply or oh I want to save that for later that cut type of information so that's kind of my approach to using this resource.

I'm exploring this and looking for all that I have available so maybe I want this first lesson plan.

And then as I'm scrolling down I'm only going to see like the top couple. The top three with under each content type so this isn't the best model to do.

the way that I'm working through unless you're looking for lesson plans, or you know we only have to experience so if the numbers are lower in them, then this is a quick and easy way to grab some content, or if you're doing a training session and showing

a group of individuals, how to quickly grab content and put it in a folder like I am, this is a way to do that. So I'm going to select an image, and maybe I want to select a video, or an audio file.

Scroll down to my experiments, I've got some academic journals. Remember our academic journals are peer review to and you're going to see that in the summary if that's something that you're requiring in your classroom.

We have some great viewpoints.

Primary Source some statistics available here are my experiments I'm going to grab this one on solar energy. Okay, so now what can I do I selected all of these, and I was quickly going through it.

Well I can add them to a folder.

Now I can add them to a recently use folder, or I can select New Folder and create a brand new folder. I have one here, and eighth grade Earth and Space Science so I am going to add it to that folder, but if I were to select New Folder it would give me

the option to add a name, create that folder and then I could add all of the content I selected to that individual folder, but I'm going to add it to the eighth grade person science folder.

And at this point, I can close it or I can open the folder. Well, I'm going to close it, because let's say I want to go back and okay really know that I want some reference documents for my students, how can I do that I can click into reference, and I

can filter down from here maybe I want to sort by those content levels, I'm going to go over here to the content levels, I'm going to select level three and level four only and apply those.

And it filtered down all my content for me.

And here I can now select here's one on renewable energy that I like one on fossil fuels. And again, I am just looking at the title and summary, as a teacher, I hope you would jump in and do a little bit of reading first to see if that's what you want,

but if you don't have a lot of time and you just want to add them and come back and review them later you can do that.

If I were going in at the article level and I was reading this.

Well these are two I selected you can see here they've been added the folder, but let's say I'm reading this one on climate.

At this point, I'm like oh yeah I like this, I want to add this to my folder. This is a great document. How can I do that, we'll come back and cover these tools and moment.

Up in the toolbar same place at the folder, select the folder, and it'll be added.

Okay, so I've been adding all this information to my folders. But I want some lesson plans, I want a few more lesson plans. I found some when I was looking at solar energy but I want a few other lesson plans, how can I do that I can go into lesson plans.

And once I do, I have some great options here.

I can select my grade level. So let's say I am looking for ninth grade.

I can select by subject or filter I should say filter by subject I'm going to do biology.

And I can also filter or select the lesson type. And this is really cool because you have lessons that are lessons where students are collaborating communicating creative thinking, I will tell you, critical thinking.

All 13 of them come back so critical thinking is on a lot of these lessons, but you may want to look at anything with an experiment or project you're doing project based learning which I absolutely love you want project based learning, you can select

that. For this one, I am going to select collaborating.

And then it filters down to five different lessons.

So you can see that's another way to filter down content or if you're specifically coming in here, and you just want lesson plans. This is a great way to do that by click into life cycles of different organisms.

Here's my lesson.

It is coming from Gale In Context: science.

This is a resource I would use.

Okay, Now I can add this to my folder.

And this one I've already added earlier but I could add it to my eighth grade Earth and Space Science folder, which I will, and I can add the lesson plan.

Okay, and close.

All right, so now all these things where are they going, they're going into my class resources.

Now before I can utilize I just want to share this with you, you're seeing instructors notes and annotations clipping standards, all here on the top of my document, even on my lesson plan.

So I can add if I wanted to add in any instructors notes for myself, I could do that or maybe I'm collaborating with some colleagues and I want to add in some instructors notes.

That's a great way to use that tool. But I do have to make sure I add any type of document image video, whatever it is, to a folder first before I can utilize these tools so that's a key thing to remember.

So let's go into my class resources.

And you can see some of the folders I have already created here. Here's the earth and science one that I've been adding information to I have 28 resources available.

This one my photosynthesis and cellular respiratory I think it's respiratory biology. This is a shared folder, and you can see that I shared it with someone.

It's really easy to share a folder and collaborate with your colleagues. The way to do that is you just select

that folder and up here in the toolbar now it's changed as a contextual toolbar so it's going to change wherever I'm at within the resource, I select collaborate.

And it gives me the option to either share a copy or work together, work together remember anyone in there that you've shared this with will have the option to add or delete any items that you have within your folder so a good best practice is to first

duplicate the folder before you share it. Now, I'll share you that with you in a minute but I just wanted to share a copy, I can do that it is defaulted to that if I want to work with my colleague, then I can select work together I put in their email

information subject line message and send.


If I am I had mentioned best practice duplicate your folder first How can you do that. There's these three dots.

This is where you can duplicate move to or rename.

So those are your options so that would be before I created a folder that we're all going to work in together I may want to duplicate it, just to make sure that my original information is saved, and it'll just live here in my class resources.

I also mentioned that there was an example.

In the Learning Center that we have, have a folder. It's the, this is it. When you add it it looks like this copy sent by Gale IT resources. It's the Great Depression lesson lesson so you can take a look at that folder if you want to add it now remember

that's in that learning center you would find this information where you can add this folder to your collection.

Okay, so I have added quite a bit of content. Before I share with you how we can edit that let me share the shared folder. So you can see some of the things that you can do.

So I've added a lot of content my colleagues have added some content here. And we've done some different types of tags. Here's a tag with one of the standards in it and it's a lesson.

Here's a tag amber added this one of my colleagues and its standard one and two and it's a reading. As I scroll down, you can see you can use tags for this is a quiz and I'm going to deploy or share this quiz with my students from on March night so you

really add whatever information in that tags in the tag section that you can. I also have the ability to add in External links with your interactive science resources you have Gil interactive science, gil interactive human anatomy, and also Gale interactive


There are links to each activity in those resources. So, and I'd model these in previous sessions, but that getting a link to the activity, you can copy that link and paste it here, and then you have that external link so you have everything to supplement

your curriculum, you have all of this documentation, could be multimedia periodical reference, but then also you have an activity and interactive activity from one of your other resources that you have access to from the Mississippi to depart Mississippi

Department event.

So all of that can live in one spot in this folder that you've created.

Also you can see on the right hand side, I have the option to make this visible to students, or not. So if I don't want all these documents, I don't want to share them all with with my students right away.

I can make them, I can hide them and share them later.

Even the activity.

I can keep adding to this folder and then share them when I want to. and there is this option for student view so if you want to see what your students would see.

You just click student view and they're only going to see those four documents and also that external activity that I've linked out, and you can use External links, as I mentioned before, maybe there's a website you always use, or maybe there's an E book

that you share with your students or a chapter that you share or a document on your on your Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive that you want to share, you can do that wherever there's a link you can share that link right here and it can live in your folder

and your students will see it and it's all nice and organized for your students to go back to that instructor view.

Alright so we talked about that now.

How can I share this with my students what are some options well I have the sun to option.

Send to provide you with google classroom google drive get a shareable student link, which is what I suggest, or email, getting that shareable student link will provide you with this URL and anytime, any information is added to this folder, it'll still

the URL will stay the same.

But if you wanted to send the whole folder to Google Classroom you can do that, you just select google classroom, and it'll land in whatever you decide if you're making and then creating an assignment or making an announcement whatever you select, you

can select once you select Google Classroom you have those options and then it will land right in your Google Classroom.

And it's going to take your students to the student view.

Okay, let me know if there's any questions on that. I will go over how Google works within the resources in a future session but I did want to introduce it today, so that you are aware.

Now let's talk about the last option or the last tools available when you have added a document so I'm going to go back to my class resources. I'm going to go into this folder.

And you can see I have added a few standards here, but if I select this the, Oh, I went into the same folder.

Because it moves that's one thing to note to when you've selected it, it's going to go to the front of the line. So whenever you work within a folder, it's going to go to that the front of the line, because it's your most recently, use your most recently

used will land in that first section. Okay, so I've selected, let's go investigating climate change. This is for my sixth through eighth grade students.

I can add an instructor's notes, this is pretty intuitive.

There's a lesson plan.

Yeah, this was a lesson plan. So let me go back. This isn't something I would have my students read.

Okay, Maybe I want them to read the document.

Discuss, and maybe pay close attention.

annotations. Okay. And I can save that you always want to make sure you save it. Now it's in my folder, my instructors notes are already attached to it.

I just have to come into the document level and do something you know add those instructors notes and now my students will see it. You have a few other tools and that's annotations and click the clipping tool.

So let me share with you the annotations section so with annotations.

Your This provides your it's a tool that inserts in line notes. So if you've ever done anything with my notes before it inserts it right into this document.

It's a great way to provide information to students, alongside the content to, again, you want to make sure that you add this document to a folder first before you can use these document level tools like annotations clip it and clippings.

When I select the annotations, all I do is I select an area, and I click and drag over a chunk of text.

I click and drag over a chunk of text. And I have that option to annotate I can choose a color, or I have the transparent which is the circle with a red line through it. If I want to keep it transparent and I don't want it to be highlighted in a color.

But yet, a little icon will show up next to it, to let students know that I that I've annotated there but it's not in any color.

So it's transparent. Now let me show you the difference. So maybe I just want facts.

Okay, so you can see this little icon here, little speech bubble if I wanted to make it transparent and save it, the speech bubbles still exists there.

Okay, or I can select a color.


And then on the right hand side, I'm seeing some more information under that annotation. So select highlight choose chance choose a color or choose transparent type my annotation safe.

Pretty straightforward right. We talked about instructors notes, let's talk about the clipping tool, the clipping tool. It really empowers educators to create customized resources, you can share select sections of a longer resource with students so this

happens to be.

Let's see, almost 2000 words so this would be a good one to just clip out information that I want to share with my students. So if I want them to pay attention to this section.

If you notice I have this make clipping.

And I can save, so I can just clip out just chunks of text for my students to read. And I want to make sure I click save

myself clipping safe. Okay. And you can see now they're all underline that clipping and I can also see on the right hand side here. Here are the clippings.

Now, I can show just the clipping so this is a great way to again pull out just sections of information for your students to utilize if you it is a longer article you can assign the whole article but also highlight some of those clippings, it is a little

different because it would just show the clipping so when you share this with students. The student view will be showing only the clippings, if I turn the clippings off, then they would see the full article.

Okay, so keep that in mind that's very different than annotations and that's going to be your biggest difference if you want your students to see the whole article and sections that you've highlighted you've annotated, then use annotations, if you just

want your students to see clippings of an article, then use that clippings view for the student view or turn the clippings on and use this and then send it to student view.

Okay, let me know if there are any questions on that. Again those tools do also live in that learning center if you want to go over them again. But that's how you would use them differently why and why you would use them you why you would use annotations,

as compared to clippings, so full article, just remember full article annotations, just just clippings, just use the clippings, I mean, you're not going to see the full article it's just going to be clipping information out of it.


All right. So with that we covered all of our tools today that you have available.

How to collaborate on student view how to add information to your folder your three search options again if you wanted to do a search on

animals is pretty basic, basic search works exactly like this, and you have all of your content that you can again filter down so basic search Advanced Search curriculum standards and subjects.

Let me know if there are any questions, I can stand the line at the end I know we're a little over our time so I want to jump back to our PowerPoint and let you know that on March 21, we do will be covering one of your Gil interactive resources and that's

human anatomy. So if you'd like to come back and join me again. I would love to have you back, it is at three o'clock to 330. central time. And that again is going to be on Gil interactive human anatomy.

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