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Last Updated: February 10, 2022

Getting to Know your Gale In Context Resources from the MS Department of Education

You now have access to three different Gale In Context resources through the Mississippi Department of Education. Your Gale In Context resources provide in-depth supplemental science curriculum content for all high school science topics. Students will find varied content types including reference works, biographies, multimedia materials, experiments and simulations. Teachers have a new resource, Gale In Context: For Educators, that provides secondary educators the ability to cross-search for science content and lesson plans, with lesson planning folders and collaboration tools to support classroom and curriculum development. A simple workflow with tools that span the full In Context suite provide students and teachers with access to information through searching or browsing.


View this session, appropriate for secondary educators, administrators, and library staff, to discover the platform, tools, and content within these valuable resources.

Duration: 60 Minutes
Welcome to your training session getting to know your Gale in context resources from the Mississippi Department of Ed. My name is Tammi Van Buren I'm your Gale trainer, and any questions you have throughout the session, please feel free to use the q amp

a box, just to talk to you today about the focus of today's session I will be sharing both an overview of the three in context resources you have access to from the Mississippi Department of Ed so there's three in context resources.

And this is a high level overview session. I'm sorry, high level overview session, we will also cover some of the tools and features but really this is more of an overview session just to get you all acquainted with the resources that you now have access

to to give you a want you to walk away with a better understanding of the Gale in context resources and there are three that we are going to cover today.

And what you have available. And these resources are available to supplement your science curriculum. That's the goal of these resources we will take a deeper dive into each individual resource and upcoming training sessions over the next two months so

if you want that deeper dive into one of the three or all three of them know that you have sessions on the way in fact we even have one scheduled for tomorrow so there's a couple of week that will be covering I'm trying to make sure that they are all

covered before the end of March, and we're able to get those all in so that you're feeling good and comfortable for the last couple months of the school year.

Our agenda for today I am going to give you an overview of your Gale In context resources, we're going to spend the majority of our time exploring content features and workflow tools want you to have a better understanding of what you're going to find within

your resources, and then any questions I encourage you to ask throughout the session where you can go for, or and I will stay on the line at the end of there's any additional questions, but I'll also share with you where you can go for additional training

materials and contact information both my contact information and you have some folks at Gale that are there to support you and all things skill.

First access to your MD resources you can go to the support site and I will share this in the chat box with you all this support so if you don't already have access so what has happened is a letter access letter was sent out to each district, and our

customer success managers have been reaching out to connect with the administrator at your district to make sure that the links to the resources are setup you have access to them you have passwords all of that information.

That is an ongoing process and they are those Customer Success managers or onboarding folks at your at your districts.

Hopefully you've received or if you are the contact, hopefully you've received a email or also phone call I know they're doing both to connect with you and get you all set up.

In the meantime, if you're looking for your individual links for your resources you can go to the link I just shared with you the one that's here on the screen.

And what you're going to find is, you're going to find this screen where you have the ability to select your school so you can select your school name, click Proceed and then that will take you right into your direct URLs for your site.

So your location ID now, I didn't sign in when I grabbed the screenshot, because I wanted to keep everything private for each individual school, but the location ID will be built in here and these direct links are ready to go copy paste them wherever

you share your digital resources. I know a lot of libraries how's these maybe you're using a learning management system. There is some additional setup if you're using a learning management system because we are integrated with Canvas in school itchy

other learning management systems, but maybe you're using class link or a clever those types we do have again some more setup but wherever you're posting these links if you're utilizing them in your classroom you'll have a site where your students are

accessing your digital resources, feel free to post them and start using them right away and then the other stuff that I mentioned, getting set up within the learning management systems or single sign on capabilities that's where your customer success

managers can help your district so that's why that if you are the administrator and, and the one that connects with the customer success managers They are there to offer you a lot of help and support to make sure that access is very simple.

One click access for your students so that they're able to access these resources and jump right in and start learning, but this is how you grab them this is where you can go to find that information.

You'll also see the little training link that's where all of the sessions are posted, both the recordings and the upcoming live in the same spot so one link takes you to everything that you need for your Gale resources from the Mississippi Department

of Ed tried to keep it very simple and straightforward for you all.

Let's first talk about your first skill and context resource and that's Gale in context science I love this resource for middle school and high school students.

It is one of our resources that it's a premium resource, like all of the resources that you have access to, you're going to find trusted reference content top periodicals and it's multimedia videos, images, audio files.

There's also great interactive simulations within this resource and experiments so you have experiment activities within this resource to, and you're also going to find some great statistics here within Guilin context science, and also is connected are

aligned to curriculum standards. So for those topics was frequently studied topics and some biology, physics, chemistry, Earth and Space Science health, you're going to find curriculum standards here within this scale resource.

And when I say curriculum standards, you're going to find content linked to. So I said aligned so aligned are linked to those curriculum standards, and then you have workflow tools Google and Microsoft integration, you have the ability to print download

or email, and also highlights and notes as a great feature to annotate or pull out statistics are quotes that students would want to use and projects and papers.

Within the resource itself so all these tools are built in to your Gale In context science resource, the beauty is also not only are these tools built into Gale In context science but they are in all of your Gale resources so you have those capabilities

and all of your Gale resources that you have access to these are shared features and tools that are going to find across all resources.

Next resource we're going to talk about is Gale In context environmental studies now environmental studies, is you see this a little bit more at the high school level there may be some classes at the middle school level but really it's designed and built

for classes, environmental studies classes or coursework. It's also used at the higher ed level so this is one of those resources that students if they're using it in high school will very likely see it at the college level two.

And what you're going to find in this resource it provides students with comprehensive information it really empowers learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world so you're going to find some great

topic pages within this resource.

Also topics of studies and events within this resource you're going to find Earth systems, global change pollution populations and so much more.

And multimedia also just like your Gale In context science you're going to find multimedia so great images, audio, video files within this resource.

And then the last resource we're going to talk about today pulls both of these science resources together for you and this one is designed for educators, This is the teacher resource that we've created so access to Gale In contact resources for educators,

for educators is designed specifically for teachers, and it does bring together both of these resources so you have the ability as an educator, to explore content.

Pull content into various things like folders that you can share with your students so for educators brings together your Gale In context databases. It empowers teachers to send it helps them save time.

It empowers them to collaborate, there is the ability to collaborate within the resource. It also offers equitable and personalized learning so you can really create different tools use the lesson plans that are there within the resource or search by

curriculum standards, and then coordinate all that or curate that information for your students. And I'm going to model, some of that for you today. Now remember, this is a higher or high level overview.

We're going to really dive into for educators in the upcoming weeks.

You're going to find also standard standards align content and lesson plans and instructional tools within this resource. There are three workflow, tools and we're going to cover these today to search for content you have the basic search, you have the

search by state standards.

And you also have the subject search. Now there's also lesson plans that you can search through but these are the three to use to find content and over a larger amount of content if you are looking for specific lesson plans, I will show you that search

option to, but these are the three workflow search content options the ways to I'm sorry two ways to search content.

There we go. And then what you can do is you can pull your class resources together in one place and you can create these folders so my class resources creates gives you the opportunity to create folders.

Pull content in pick and choose what you want to share with your students. You can share these folders you can collaborate with your colleagues with these folders.

You can also add External links to these folders and you can add instructional notes.

Make clippings or annotations to individual documents, and then share them with your students so great tools to really pull all of your in context resources together, and a way for teachers to build out their lessons or find that that supplemental information

for their curriculum standards and organize it in one place to then share with their students.

You can save and share content to further student connections a few ways to do that is the sun to option son documents audio files, images and more and this is for teachers and students they can send them directly to Google Drive or Microsoft one drive

from right within your Gale resources, you have the ability to use get link now get linked creates a persistent URL back to any spot within the resource so you can share content, even filtered content with your students, you can put it on online syllabus.

If you're using a learning management system social media post emails wherever you're utilizing or sharing links with students to content, you can do that on by using the get link tool you're using Google Classroom you can create assignments and pull

content topic pages filtered results just like get link, you can do that and pull it right into your Google classroom and share this immediately with your students.

And then you also have the learning management systems now I will cover down the road, I will facilitate a session talking about learning management systems and how your Gale resources work within.

There is a lot of setup that needs to happen on the backside and right now you're just getting introduced to your Gale resources. So I'm not going to bog you down with that type of information, but know that that integration is available and you do have

the ability, right from within. Let's say you're using Canvas. If you want to embed or add a link, you can do that from right within an assignment in Canvas, it's a great tool very seamless and easy to use.

Again, that's going to be down the road at some point. So now we're going to explore your resources I want to spend the majority of our time within your resources, and we are going to start with your Gale in context.

Science is the first resource. I'm going to go into the product menu let me share that with you first.

Okay, so I do see a question came in, do not see my school sport login page. Okay.

Rebecca great question.

Let me know in the, in the q and a what school you're coming from, or district, and I will reach out to our customer success management team. So I know that the first group there that are being referred to as Cohort One all have been added, and have access

to the resources so Cohort Two I think is happening in June, if you're not seeing your school we need to figure out why. And make sure that you have access.

Okay, perfect. I'll reach out, I'll share that with the customer success management team and then they will connect with you after but you can definitely still stick around and learn, and hopefully we can get it straightened out here.

Tomorrow, they'll probably be reaching out.

Okay, so let's go into me share my screen for the product menu. Now the product venue is, you have the individual links individual links are going to take you right into your resources the product menu I use a lot to quickly jump between resources and

where am I going to find the set. I asked actually in your Gale resources so right at the, let me sign in real quick.

Right at the top, do you see this library menu.

Library menu Mississippi Department of Ed.

If you click the View Gale product menu that's going to take you just where I was. So, It is a great tool like I said to quickly jump with students that direct access right into product is, you know, you all know, the less clicks the better for students

right get them into the product get them using the product. So those direct URLs or wherever they're living, is it behind a single sign on is it within a learning management system, get the links there, and then you'll see them accessing those those tools

are these resources so.

Okay, so let's talk about Gale In context science I do enjoy science very much, I have my own three kids love science, I cannot tell you the information I learned from them to are in college and one is in high school and I hear about science all the

time so I do get very excited about this topic I was thrilled when Mississippi, subscribe to all of these resources for you all because there's such great content here.

First I want to share a little bit of a story with you about Gale In context science, I was doing a training in actually in Florida and I happen to have two science teachers sitting in my training that day, and they were talking to me about how this

is a summer training, and they were talking about how they were getting brand new textbooks and they're super excited about the brand new textbooks they've already been able to explore them, but they're also finding that some of the content is already

outdated because in science, things change so quickly. So they were thrilled to have access to Gale In context science because the content is being updated every day throughout the day, and that's the way it is in all of your Gale resources.

So it's a great tool to supplement your textbooks, your curriculum, what you're doing in your classroom because it is going to be that up to date information because things do change quickly.

So looking at the homepage, what you're going to find is topics of interest, all of our in context resources have these topics of interest, and they do change once a month.

So we're looking at NASA which my, my younger daughter would absolutely love this she hopes to work for NASA one day, but anything sits space or science related is very interesting to a lot of students right now what I was, was challenged with is understanding

in in your, in your schools and in the state of Mississippi cells. Cells is something that is is taught in your classrooms, it's also something that is tested on at the state level.

So that's going to be a lot of our focus is looking at cells and biology so that's going to be our focus of our session. And so, you will find sometimes at these topics of interest, like I said, we happen to have three right now that are here that are

content editors selected, but they do change once a month. And then below you have the subject categories where you can choose a topic of study and then there.

What you're seeing linked down below. These are topic pages. Now, topic pages are a collection of information. And those are content editors work on curating that collection, based on a sub subject so carbon dioxide recently was updated the topic page

was updated there's an image, there's an essay overview, and then you have all this curated content on carbon dioxide, could be reference materials biographies.

It could be magazines newspaper audio files videos, images are all coordinated for you. Under the subject category.

Now, another thing with your topic pages, is they are related to curriculum standards. We also are content editors look at usage reports, so they look at what's being what's being searched and so they may create a new topic page as you can see a couple

here mental health coded vaccines, these are brand new topic pages. So that's what it's an understanding of gelling context is knowing that you have these great topic pages with all this curated content for you, and you can link that information out.

So that's an that high level overview of what a topic page is, as I scroll down, we do have a couple other tools I want to point out, you do have the curriculum standards here also where you can click into the curriculum standards and find related content

to that standard, so be sure to explore that again this is something we're going to dive in deeper when we look at the individual resources but you can definitely explore that on your own.

It's pretty intuitive straightforward, you click into it and you can see over to the right, you have the option to see the content thats related to that curriculum standard.

Okay, it looks like we have a couple folks that aren't having access so thank you for putting your school information in the q amp a box I will definitely connect that today with our customer success team.

Thanks for letting me know.

Okay, looking as we scroll back up. Let's take a look we're going to actually look at a topic page. I'm going to click into browse all topics. Now remember, the topic pages are curated content for you, but we have more than that within the resource so

if you do a basic search which all of our basic search bars here at the top you also at Advanced Search, you will pull back information. It may not be on a topic page, or maybe on a top of page it really depends on what you're searching for what your

students are searching for my suggestion is to always start broad and drill down and I, when I ever. I have the opportunity to work with students, I tell them the same thing because they can be very specific in their searches, but start broad, and then

we have great filters to help you drill down to exactly what you're looking for, but you don't want to limit it right right out of the gates. If you're too specific, you may miss something that could be really helpful to what you're working on or what

you're doing in your classroom or what your students are working on and in your classroom. So looking at the top of pages I can still go to all of the ones that were listed on that homepage here in the drop down menu.

I can search through my list it's alphabetical if I wanted to. If I want to just the newer updated once I have that option here at the top, or if I'm doing a basic search and I'm not sure.

Is there a topic page related to a term that I'm typing into the basic search, what happens, what do I see how do I know if there's a topic page. Well, let me show you.

When I started typing in global warming and climate change, you can see the two listed at the top my search assist is helping me out, and they're bolted because that means I have a topic page related to them.

I click on click on global warming and climate change.

This is what a topic page looks like where you have this image, and this essay overview below you seeing content, all the different content types reference experiments simulations.

We have your, your multimedia with your videos, audios and images their academic journals that looking for peer reviewed information, academic journals is going to have that.

We even have this topic page, even has some websites these websites are safe vetted websites that we do take a look at. Before we post them here within the resource because you have all this safe authoritative content, we need to make sure the websites

are that too. And then related topics that's going to be related topic pages and they're at the very bottom of this curated content right out of the gate, if I wanted to do a little bit more exploration on global warming and climate change I can select

the read more.

And it takes me right into the document. Now these are written by these are we publish a lot of our own content we also work with fantastic publishers, this is happens to be an article that's been written by someone at Gale one of our content editors,

and they wrote this this document and really it's a great starting point, not only for students but for teachers, if you want to pull you might find some quick facts here, some information here some key terms we have some text features available.

And then there's a source citation attached to even these essay overviews and I. This one happens to be kind of long there at the very bottom, you're going to find the source citation.

And you do have the ability to change that format or choose where you'd like to export that citation to more like this is even below that at the very bottom so this more like this, let me scroll back up real quick.

You'll find in this explore panel. So this explore panels going to be at the document level, you're going to see a lot of tools at the document level and I'm going to touch into these in a moment, but I do want to point out the Explore panel because a

lot of times when you do click into this essay overview, this is a topic of interest, but you might want to go into different related articles or you might like this one.

And then you want a few other supplemental articles or your teacher may have may have assigned okay find three articles on, you know, global warming or climate change.

Well, here you go. Here's the first one, you can click into global morning you can make warming, you can click into view all related articles and find even more.

And you also have these related subjects you can dive in a little deeper maybe greenhouse effect is where you want to go next.

So let's go back to that topic page and talk about a few other items there.

At this point, if I wanted to, as a teacher, just grab a link to this, this topic page, I can do that. Now I'm going to show you the for educators tool, which is really helpful too, but if I wanted this over this this larger topic page I wanted to keep

this, maybe I wanted to add it to a folder that I've created in the the other resource I've mentioned the for educators resource that I can use the get link.

I could share this link wherever I am sharing information about my unit of study with my students. I can grab the link, it creates a persistent URL back to this exact spot and my students can then explore this topic.

I can also pull it right into Google Classroom. So, if I sign in with Google.

And I'm not going to dive too much into this but I do want you to know that you do have that ability to select google classroom and you can make an announcement, create an assignment, all the tools that you have in Google are there and you can pull this

topic page, or whatever you've done here and your resource directly into your Google classroom and share it immediately with students, that will be covered in a future training but we do have some video tutorials.

Also, if you want specific information on google classroom or Google Drive. We will dive in a little deeper again in the future but we do have some video tutorials there short and sweet and it's really quite intuitive to us.

I really feel like as a former teacher, I clicked into it I'm like oh yeah this totally makes sense I can see it and I can and I can view my posts immediately after.

So that is a tool you're using just know it's it's built in and it's up at the top of your page.

Okay, so we talked about get link, and Google Classroom both great ways to share information with your students.

Now let's talk a little bit about what we're seeing here on the page so let's go into experiments. Actually, before I do, let me scroll down.

I want to share with you the search within, so you have the ability to even from a topic page, quickly filter down to a certain subject. So if you're looking for a certain subject type that term in and search to see what you have available, it will filter

this content down to your term, very quick and easy to do.

As I scroll down, you're going to see these content types and we have show that the top three or we show three I should say feature content, this is hand selected information by our content editors, so that featured content that's what you're going to

find there as I scroll down, you're going to see reference. Here's those experiments we happen to have one simulation for this topic statistics videos, images, audio news you can see how its organized on the page for the academic journals I want to point

out in the summary you can see if it is a peer reviewed article.

It does have that right in the summary.

And then at the very bottom you have related topics. If you're noticing to, there's a lot of information in each of these summaries, you have the, the title, the author the publication, you have the date, how, how long the article is how many words, what

type of document it is this is an article I'm in newspapers I think right here yep article, the Lexile level, and also the content level, so we're going to talk about these two tools in a moment here.

Let me scroll back up to the top.

And we're going to click into an article and let's click into. I'm going to go into. Actually, let's go into reference.

And I just want to talk to you about these tools here, the Lexile and the content levels.

You do have some filters on the right hand side. So even from a topic page, I can do some filtering, I can filter by publication date.

Subjects document type publication title Lexile measure and content level I want to talk to you about these two Lexile measure, you can multi select great especially I don't know how often this is used at the high school level, but I know at middle school

or with except Exceptional Children are special ed students, maybe your English language learners that Lexile measure may come more into play.

You also have content levels. Now content levels you can see the Lexile measure that it relates to, you're going to find that the high school levels mainly level fours and fives.

Middle School is going to be at that level three. Now if you have some middle schoolers that need some additional support level twos and ones. We may have some content but these in context resources that you have access to from the Mississippi Department

of Ed are really designed for your middle school and high school students. So you're going to find them both Jordi of your content that level three four and five.

Mainly, a lot in the level four and five range, so just to let you know that's what you'll find here, but you can definitely see if we happen to have anything at that lower level of a level two, or not but those are elementary lower elementary and upper

elementary that you're going to find their.

Okay, search within is also here so I can search and drill down all of my content again from this screen.

Okay, so I talked about the filters. I will show them a little bit more, but I do want to, we have other resources to go into so I'm going to build your knowledge and each one.

I want to show you some special content, and that's in the simulations here, so you will fall I'm sorry, I wanted to go into experiments I'm going to do.

There's I have my favorite simulation that I want to show you all. So if I go into experiments I have six different experiments available. I can select one like here's some great level threes This is, again, that middle school level what's my carbon footprint.

And I'm taken to this.

The experiment itself, it starts with an overview and purpose you can see the article contents here. So, it's overview purpose suggested materials approximate budget timetable, all the way down to an extension activity, and that's what you're going to

find in these experiments. As I scroll down, you can see some of these texts features there's the suggested materials approximate budget time table, here's the challenge.

So you get that step by step information even vocabulary words. So, words that students should know with their explanation. I'm all here in the singular experiment activity.

Some of our experiment activities have up to three different experiments.

This one, what's my carbon footprint is very specific so it's one experiment some of those larger topics like electricity is one i know i think that has, has three different experiments and design your own so some of those larger topics have the individual

experiments multiple within that larger topic but this is very focused experiments so you're finding the one singular experiment here.

Okay. So that's some unique content that is available. Let's say I want to save this content, this is, I'm a student I want to do this experiment, and I've been tasked with doing an experiment independently.

What can I do, I can send this information so I have some quicksand options right here at the top of the article, Google, Microsoft email download or print.

I also have this toolbar this contextual toolbar, and it floats down the page with me so if I get to this point and think. Yep, this is definitely the experiment for me.

What can I do, I can send it to Google Drive one drive or email. I can also download or print. So all those options are available. If I wanted to grab a link as a teacher and I want to post this experiment, this is one that I maybe I'm creating a list

of experiments for my students, what can I do, I can use the get link tool. And again this will take my students right back to this exact experiment.

I can also as a teacher send this to my Google Drive and share it with students in Google Classroom. Or, if I'm using Google Classroom. It's super easy to just pull it right into my Google Classroom from here.

So just all those tools those workflow tools are built into the resource for you.

Okay, so let's talk about, I want to go to another topic page real, real quick, because it does really apply to and the set. This one has quite a long name but it does apply to your.

The topic.

The topic of study that I was that I was tasked with or told about.

Oh, I'm sorry.

Maybe I put this information in wrong Oh, it's a list.

So cell structure you have I wanted to type in cells so you can see what we have we have cell, cell the cell division stem cells sickle cell anemia cell structure and function function.

So, again, another topic page, more content, you can see the content below multimedia. This one has interactive models because you're seeing this linked here, because you have access to the internet, the science interactive resources so Mississippi not

only purchase the Gale In context science and environmental studies for you all, but also all three of our Gale interactive science resources. So you're going to see that if there's an interactive model related to the term, you're going to see that listed

in your content types and this link will take you out into those interactive models.

So all of it is linked together it makes it really easy to go to one place and find all that content that you need. It's all here at your fingertips.

Okay, let's talk about the simulations real quick.

And I have a favorite one, I always like to show because the simulations are unique we talked about the, the experiments that you have simulations are also something unique within this resource Gale In context science of your Gale resources, and we are

going to look at the velocity.

I'm just doing a general search, velocity of a skydiver.

And I happen to have five simulations available.

And we're going to go into the second one.

There are multiple.

Let me just show you what this looks like.

So it does open in a screen here I think I have my. There we go make this a little smaller.

It does open here in your screen, but it really you can see this big red message that to open the activity, it shows better when you open the activity.

You can play it here, but if you open the activity.

Here you can see make sure that it's sharing that correctly, it is. You can see that simulation.

And what happens is you have some general information, here at the top which I can close out. I can and here's the instructions move the skydiver to an altitude and it gives me the altitude.

I can click on that again so if I move it to say 3100.

And then I can have him jump, and over to the left, You can see when his when his parachute deploys you can see what's happening here in the figure on the left, You can zoom in you can reset the activity.

The activity is complete you can change if I reset the activity, I can change the skydiver, and then run that activity again or that simulation.

And it changes my outcomes.

So these simulations are available within Gale In context science.

One way to find all of that type of content is you have some search options, so let me share those with you, under Advanced Search. And again, this is a tool that's across all of your Gale resources, next to your basic search bar, you have advanced search.

And I want to talk to you about two things here. You have advanced search and topic finder, I want to talk to you about topic finder in a moment, but Advanced Search, if I wanted to see curious, I have some lessons coming up.

I want to see if there's any simulations related to my lessons, where can I go here you can filter by content type. So again I would start broad, select simulations, and just click search.

And then you can see we happen to have 334 simulations, at this point what could you do search within. Look for your term.

Maybe you're doing something on predators and prey.

Let's do pray, see what we get.

I happen to have one simulation and predators prey and predator population model this is with rabbits, and I think it's facts facts. Yeah.

So, but you can very easily. I just clicked into advanced search selected simulations, and filter down by search within.

So again, that's under Advanced Search. I can go to that content type it's listed here. So you can do the same for experiments. There's also some other options as far as content level document type where you can really do some filtering, but I really

want to talk to you about topic finder today.

And then we'll do one Advanced Search before we leave this resource topic Finder. What is topic finder topic finder is a visual representation of your search results, it's interactive.

A lot of students like to kick off their search here from this point in the middle school level they're about 5050 50% of the time they're pointing and clicking and jumping into the topic pages 50% of the time they're doing a basic search high school

you get a little bit more, they're using the topic pages, they're using basic search but they're also using advanced search topic finder brings it all together it's this visual representation, students really like it because it is interactive.

If I go with a term.

Let's see I think I was going to do climate change again.

Now let's do invasive species.

I type in a term. And these tiles are brought back.

So instead of having a list of content, even organized by content types right and boxes that I have on my screen here I have it visually tiles is one view wheel is another my cursor around you can see there, and the larger the title The deeper the color,

the more content you have under that subject heading so ecosystems, plants, animals biological invasions, as I get down here we have some three dots. That's because we couldn't fit that term in that little tiny tile.

But what happens is if I click into, let's go into invasive.

I can it zooms in on that tile. This is great for keyword searches are terms that maybe students hadn't necessarily thought about when they were doing their research, or if you're doing looking at a certain topic and you want to see what all is related

to that topic, or that term, try using topic finders see what we have available. If I click into. Let's go into alien plants, it filters down to everything I have there's 12 documents related to my term invasive species and alien plants, and it could

be an article, it could be an image it could be a video it's taking you to all of your content.

And then you select that heading and it takes you right into that that information.

OK, so again, it's a visual representation of your search results, its interactive my students really enjoyed this, this tool and it's one of your search options so you have that, again, it lives under Advanced Search topic finders to the far right for

your high schoolers using advanced search is something that they need to learn to do. So let's just quick do, because I want to show you,

electric fields.

And I'm going to use my search assist because what search assists will do is it puts it in quotation marks for me so it's going to look for electric fields, those two words put together, not just those two words individually, hopefully you all are really

familiar with utilizing quotation marks, but if not special characters and operator information is here below. And that's always really helpful to students to or even as a refresher, to take a look at so we're going to do, electric fields or magnetic.

And I my spelling is off, but thankfully search assistance helped me out. I click search.

And this is what I'm seeing in my search results so I have all the content types, but over here on the right hand side, there's some topic pages that are related, electric fields and forces and electricity.

You also see topic finder here at the bottom so below your filter box, even on topic pages, if I wanted to access topic finder, I could. So remember I did global warming climate change.

If I clicked into one of my content types below that filter box I could have selected start topic finder and it would have pulled it all into that visual resource that I have available or that visual search option.

So know that that tool is also available here so it's in two places below your filter bar, and also under Advanced Search.

Okay, so let's switch gears, so we have I want to just touch into your Gale In context environmental studies.

Because I want to point out to you some of the topics that you're going to find here, you're going to find Earth systems land and water use pollution legislation and organizations, the living world states and provinces, so you're going to find different

topics here within this resource. Let's take a look at we're going to go into the living world.

And we're going to go into ecosystems, so I am using my topic pages, because I want to show you at the document level some of those accessibility tools, just so that you're aware of them.

Now, in this resource you're going to see one of the content types is case studies that was not in dealing context science. You'll also find conferences, again, this is unique in this, what you're going to find in this Gale resource of your Gale products

that's unique to this resource.

Looks like I've got.

Okay, I see a Steven hi Steven so Stevens with us today he is your local sales rep, and he is actually answering a few questions in regard to access so thanks, thanks Stephen for jumping in I just saw it out of the corner of my eye like oh what's going

over there so okay so he's taking care of those questions. Looking at your Gale In contents environmental studies I did want to point out case studies conferences here that you have available. Now if I click into I'm going to click into one of the reference documents.

documents. I pointed out all of the Send options that you have ways to share, but you also have some accessibility tools to support accessibility translate you can translate into over 40 languages it translates the text.

You have the ability to decrease or increase the font size. You also have display options where you can change the background color behind the text. You can change the font.

Here's open dyslexic, I can increase the line spacing Letter Spacing or Word Spacing, and then read my documents so these tools are great to support accessibility.

I'm going to clear those out and go back.

I also can listen to the content being read aloud to me. So when I click this play button, it reads the content allowed to me. It also if I've translated it will read it in that translated language.

Okay, So, just wanted to point out those tools and those subject categories in this resource, and we will take a deeper dive into your Gale In context environmental studies, again, all the tools and features are the same across both of your in context

products that I shared with you today. I just want you to understand the difference in the content that you have available.

The final resource I'm going to go into is your Gale In context for educators now remember this is a high level overview. There's a lot of information here and this is a resource that we have a nice long session scheduled for now I it did automatically

like LogMeIn I cleared my cookies and cache and it's still logged me right in the very first time you log in, you will have to use Google or Microsoft you have to have a Google or Microsoft account email address to utilize this resource, I'm using my

Google, my Google email or my Google account to access this resource and to where I can utilize the information here. Now remember Gale In context for educators, it's bringing together this is it this is built for our teachers.

It's bringing together the, the two resources that you have your two Gale In context resources science and environmental studies and this is a way for teachers to search for information and let me show you those search options before I do, if you want to

do any exploration on your own. We have this great learning center, and I will cover that in our deeper dive session, but we do have this great learning center where you can watch videos and you can do some exploration on your own or you can wait for

me to train you and then do some exploration on your own, but just know that that tool is available for you at the bottom of the page. Let's talk about those search options, easiest one is basic search so I wanted to do a basic search on cells.

I do a basic search, and it's going to pull back everything I have lessons activities reference biographies and again it's pulling in information from Gale In context science and Gale In context environmental studies that's all I'm seeing here, that

all the reference content the audio files, it's all here, at this point, this is a large search, I would definitely want to filter down another search option that I have available is curriculum standards.

So these up at the top, we're going to go through these curriculum standards.

And on the left hand side, I have state standards or national authorities, let's go through the state standards state standards, Mississippi.

I'm going to go into college and career readiness standards, science,

and I'm going to go down to biology.

Now if you see on the right hand side, see resources. Here's the content directly related to these standards.

So if I wanted to go into this one plan and conduct investigations see resources.

It takes me to all of my content in both of those. Gale In contact resources now it's searching through everything so it's taking a little bit here to load.

There we go.

So I have everything related to that curriculum standard and here it is. I can explore this content. Now from here, I can do a couple other things, I can start adding it to folders.

I can curate this information, and I will again go into that a little bit more in future trainings, but I want to show you those search options today for this overview session, but there is a great option to pull it in and I will model that for you today.

Um, but I can do that from the curriculum standards so that workflow Basic Search same thing curriculum standards, same thing I can pull any of that content into a folder.

I still have another option, and that's subjects. So if I go into subjects, I have Middle School. Your you have in elementary here but middle school and high school, and it has all subjects, but I really want to go into science because, remember, you

have to science and context resources so I can do that at the middle school level, and I can do that at the high school level. Let's click into the middle school level.

And I have all these great subcategories organized for me below.

They're also listed and navigation on the left hand side.

So if I wanted to quickly jump to cells and living things it filters it down for me, I can go into cells.

And here's all my content. From here, I can start selecting okay I definitely want this lesson plan, or I'm going to select it. Maybe I want to go down the reference and do some selections and at this point.

Once I select that box next to them. I have the option to add it to my folder. Okay, so I keep leading up to the my folder. One more section I want to share with you before I jump into the my folder.

That's lesson plans lesson plans is another way if you have teachers that are looking for lesson plans, they can quickly filter down to that content so if I'm looking for ninth grade.

Let's go into stick with biology lesson plans, I can filter down that content and here's what I have available at 1013 available I can even take it one step further and select a lesson type maybe I'm looking for critical thinking, or project based learning

or research. I have those options to select what type of lesson plan it is.

And when you click into the lesson plans, that's when you get all of the information that you need, including the resource that it's connected to. and let me click into this first one here.

And this one actually you can see resources needed this has a couple that this hits so you have Gale In context science.

As I scroll down, you have student outcomes are learning outcomes learning skills lesson sequence, everything's here so just the timing it's all here listed for you.

And this is, again, in the lesson plan section. So that was another option so we had a basic search curriculum standards that subject search, and then lesson plans.

The last thing I'm going to show you in this resource is my class resources, that's where it all comes together.

Right. So if I go into and I'm going to show you what it looks like after you've already created one.

And then I'm going to model it for you.

So here I have a couple folders available.

I created one on buyout for my biology class cell growth and division.

I have some options here in my three dots where I can duplicate it I can move it, I can rename it if I want to, I can see that I happen to have 10 resources in this folder.

I'm when I select it, it opens up and here's all the stuff I put in my folder. I've curated it for myself. Now, over to the right hand side I have some options where I can add some tags maybe this is a homework.

And I can add that tag. I can select if I want these all visible to students right off the bat if I'm adding content to a folder, and I don't want I just want my students to see the first article.

I can hide all the rest.

Because there is a student view up here at the top, I'll show you that in a minute. Let's talk about what else you have here in this folder options. I can change the edit or edit the title I can add a description to this folder.

you can see what document types I've added already, and this is based on the research I've done I did it I pulled in a lesson plan there's four diagrams or happens to be some topic overviews what tags I've added I just added that homework tag you can

even add unique ones. If you want, I know I have a folder that I work on with my colleagues and if we add something we just put our name in so that you can see all amber added this because we are collaborating in a folder together.

So that's an option to. You also have the ability to add in any external links. So if there are any external links any other supplemental any information you're using anything you you use to to teach your standards and you want to pull it in one place

at a link it's really easy you title URL done, and your students will see that.

What will your students see let's circle back to that student view.

Student view, I only had four different documents I wanted them to take a look at.

Now, when they click into these. That's when they're going to see if I've added any instructional notes if I've added any annotations, or clippings. That's something I need to do before I assign these if that's something that I want my students to follow

if there's, if there is directions I want maybe I just have told them read these, you know, pick one of these documents or, I want you to read through them and be ready to talk about this one in class, whatever the case may be.

The instructor view let me go back to that

at those individual document level which I'll model for you in a moment as I add something to my folder. That is when I can add in any notes to my students and I'll talk to you about that in a minute.

You might be thinking to yourself, Well, how do my students even know how to find this information. Well that's under the sun to option.

So I have the ability to send this into my google classroom google drive or provide my students with the shareable link.

I can also email it to them, so that students shareable link is going to probably be the most beneficial especially if you're using any of your other workflow tools like Google Drive if you wanted to separate from your or, I'm sorry Google Classroom if

want to separate from your Google Classroom students are very used to especially at the middle school and high school level and with all the Virtual Learning that's happened, getting very used to accessing information digitally and looking for that class

Google Classroom link or the shareable link like you have here but that's how you would do it it's under that little paper airplane.

Send to provide you with that get student shareable link.

Okay, again, there's a lot of tools here, we're going to dive in deeper so I don't want you to feel overwhelmed at all whatsoever. but let's do, let's add some information to one of the folders.

And then we're going to wrap up the session, let me know if there any questions.

So let's go into the subjects. And for this one we're going to go into high school science, and from high school science. Let's take a look at biology will stick with biology today.

Um, you can see slightly different but we do have a cell section. So let's go into cells.

And here is where I can select helps me really helps me drill down quickly cell growth in Division respiration I think this is the folder I have so I'm going to actually select the cell growth in Division.

And it's curated for me, kind of like my topic pages. Now, what I want to share with you is, I've already added some of these to my folder I created a folder biology cell growth in Division.

And when I have added them I skip this nice little blue tag. How do you add a folder, go up to the top, click New Folder, or if I want to add it to one of my most recently used if I've selected a new document I can do that.

You click new folder you name it and then the folders they're really quite simple, right.

If I wanted to do some exploration maybe I wanted to take a look at some biographies.

Now, we do suggest Of course reading through these biographies first but maybe I don't have a lot of time, and I kind of just want to add a few biographies, to my folder and come back and look at them later I'm going to hide them for my students and then

then filter them out. Well here's a level four on Andrew Murray, so I'm going to add that I'm just going to select the box next here's a level three so it helps you know for those students that need that level three that content level three that I talked

about already.

And let's pull in a little bit higher content to here's some level fives. And this one's on Elizabeth Blackburn. Now I've selected on what can I do at this point, there's my contextual toolbar, I can add them to my folder I can add all three.

I don't have to do them individually.

Add the folder.

Select biology. All three have been added. I can close them out.

I can do a couple other things too.

And we are right at the end of our time but I just want to point out to you. If I selected this first article, let's say,

I can and I can do this after I've added to my folder so I can go back and all those documents I just added and I can go in and add instructors notes, and we're going to go into this in more detail and annotations and clippings, we can go we're going

to go into this and talk about it a little bit more. But if you are exploring on your own before our future session. That's what you can do you have the ability to add in instructors notes.

Oh sorry I didn't add it to my class resources.

Okay, this was not one of the ones I added, maybe read this.

Okay, save, then my students are accessing this article.

Right in the student view.

It's been added to my folder, let me go into my resources back into biology and cell growth and Walter.

There it is. It's the last one I added.

When I click student view.

They're going to see my notes at the top. Now we'll dive in deeper to the annotations and clippings.

In our next session, but just know that that's what they're going to see and here's the article linked out.

Okay. So today's focus for Gale In context for educators were the search options. Basic Search, of course advanced searches their curriculum standards subjects and lesson plan lesson plans isn't really search option, it's just a lot of content, but those

three are basic curriculum standards and subjects. You also have the lesson plans and my class resources which we will take a really deep dive into and take a look at that.

All right, well, and let me go back into my training or into my PowerPoint and share with you we covered everything today This was that getting to know your Gale In context resources, we do have our first focus session, and that is actually tomorrow at

three o'clock central time, and that is where we're going to take a deep dive into Gale interactive science, so that will be our first resource that we're going to take a look at and like I said, I'm running a couple of week for the next couple weeks, I did

avoid your spring breaks in March, so no snow, no sessions are going to be planned during those two weeks in March. So take a look at what we have available, and you're going to find all of that content all of those trainings listed on that MDA MD Gale

support site I shared that in the chat box with you all. The link will also be in your follow up email that you'll receive. You're also going to find great video tutorials training materials on the Gales support site.

So if you do go to the Gale support site from this link, which you can, you are going to find some additional training materials, you're going to find printable materials or tools there's resource guides there's also tip sheets available projects.

There's a few lesson plans but not near the amount that you have in your for educators resource but there are a couple of their to all available on the support site.

And then, if you're looking for marketing materials, maybe you want to share this with your school community maybe you want to share this with your students and you know they're on social media so we've got some social media posts for you reach out to

students, or other teachers and you maybe you have a professional learning community on Twitter, we have web banners for you, they're all there on the support site, you'll find those types of tools, anything to promote under the marketing materials.

And that wraps our session. My name is Tammi Van Buren I will stay on the line if there's any additional questions, your Gale Customer Success managers they're there for that one on one support, we happen to have Steven on the line today and I know he's

been addressing some of the access issues that have come up during the session so thanks Stephen for doing that. And your customer success managers work closely with Stephen, so there again they're there for that post sales support their help there to

help you onboard to understand what you have how to get access to the resources where your direct links are all of that information. So if you haven't heard from one of them yet.
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