welcome to your Mississippi department of ed training session. Today's session is our we do have a subject focused session, and that session is on Earth and space Earth and space science resources for The classroom My
name is Tammi Burke and i'm your gale trainer
Any questions that you have throughout this session. please feel free to use that.
Q. and a box, and ask whatever questions you have or if you need me to go over anything again.
The focus of of today's session is on the resources and the content that you have available to supplement the earth and space science curriculum that you're teaching in the classroom my goal is for you all to walk away with
knowledge of the resources that you have available and the content to support instruction and the features also to meet the varying needs of your students.
So let's start with a brief agenda we're going to start with an overview of a gale.
Interactive science. And then you also have 2 other resources Gale In context science resources.
So there's Gale in context science and garland context of environmental studies.
So those are the 3 resources we are going to cover today they're very focused resources.
You have more science resources available, but therefore, human anatomy or chemistry, I'm.
Covering the ones that are that are focused on earth and space science.
You also have a resource called Gale In context for educators, and we do have that training in our library on the support site that will be linked out.
You'll receive that link in your follow-up email where you can find that information.
But that resource brings your in context resources together. also has a variety of lesson plans for all subject areas, including science for middle school and high school.
So that's a teacher resource it's not something i'm covering.
Today I will add another one of those sessions down the road, but today we're focusing on the resources that can support your students in the classroom.
We're going to explore subject content. and also search app options and workflow tools.
If you have any questions I encourage you to ask throughout.
But I will stay on at the end of the session to see if there's any additional questions i'll leave you with where you can locate all of your training materials and contact information that you you can reach out to if
you have any questions you could always reach out to me, and my email will be attached to that follow-up email.
My email address will be attached to that follow up email.
So access to your Md. Mde. resources, you should have access by now.
We have everyone. We started setting folks up back in february and have been working through the summer to make sure all our districts are set up.
If i'm going to share this link with you If you do not see if you don't have access yet.
You're not really sure how to access that information or Maybe Your folks in your district have not shared that with you yet.
So let me share this link with you you can use these direct Urls. What you'll want to do is go to this site, and then, once you get there from the draft down, menu choose your school.
Name it. You do not see your school name. Let me know in the Q. and A.
Box, and I will reach out to the internal folks at Gale In they'll connect with the person in your district, and also with you directly to make sure that you're able to get those those links that happened recently where we had one of
our internal folks, our customer success manager reaching out to someone at the district wasn't able to get a hold of them, but had a teacher in the district that was like, I want to teach this week I want to use these resources
That was in my biology session last month, and we were able to get her set up.
So if that happens to you today, let me know and I will work on it to get it set up.
But what you'll do is after you enter your school name Then you'll click. proceed, and it'll take you to all of the links that you have access to and your school location.
Id that Gale has designated for your school site will be there in the direct.
Urls. Okay, So let me know. if there's any questions on that, And you can see all the resources that you do have available the ones that we are going to take a look at today are supporting Earth and space science in classroom studies and the first one
we're going to take a look at is gale interactive science.
So this is where learning comes alive you're going to find engaging interactive models that bring science to life.
They, the interactive activities allow students to better visualize and understand concepts and biology, chemistry, earth and space, science and supporting all high school or all science, high school curriculums.
We also have the Ngss standards available within this resource and activities linked to those standards and the common core state standards.
But I know you all are using both the Ngss standards and also your Mississippi State standards.
There students and teachers can manipulate and explore 3D models.
So there are 3 D models if you happen to have a 3D printer, and they are unpaired with reference and periodical content.
For further understanding. So our activities are available there with all of that great reference content.
The second resource we are going to go into today is getting context science.
Now our in context, suite of resources are very robust you're going to find trusted reference and periodical content.
Great videos and images, interactive simulations and experiments and statistics all available in your in context resources.
So you have 2 different in context resources. science, is one of them you'll also find to support curriculum standards, frequently studied topics and stem, including biology, physics, chemistry, Earth and space science and health available
within this resource. and then to enhance teaching and learning, we have Google, Microsoft, Google and Microsoft integration unlimited print download and email and also a great feature our tool available and that's our highlights
and notes tool. Another resource we are going to go into today is Gale In context, environmental studies.
Now, environmental studies is used at somewhat at the Middle school, definitely at the high school, and also at the college level.
For those environmental studies courses, so you will find great content in here available.
I'm sharing with you some of some screenshots here, looking at the homepage where you have scrolling issues of interests right away on the homepage.
What you're gonna find in here it's also in the in context family.
So all of our some of, I should say information is organized on topic pages.
We have more than what's just listed on our topic. pages available. But the topic pages are really helpful tool, because they curate that information for your students into a nice collection, and they're great for units of study or
course, studies or chapter studies. You're going to find great content to supplement your curriculum.
You're also this is also multimedia just like Gale In context, science.
And then what's unique in Gale In context, environmental studies is we also have case studies available. So that's one of the content types that you're gonna find within this resource And it is very it's focused on the
environment. So you're going to find it is a very focused resource on those topics which, when you're talking about Earth science.
And I was looking at your curriculum standards, and searching through this resource, I found some really helpful tools, and i'm sure you all can see so much more than I can knowing you, all knowing the curriculum, much better
than I do. Some of the tools and features I wanna mention before I start modeling.
Everything for you is the git link tool. get link provides a persistent Url back to any spot in the resource, and I'm going to share that with you.
So it's a great way to share content of course if You're using Google classroom.
You can share directly to your Google classroom, right from within the resource or Microsoft teams.
Microsoft teams is not integrated with the resource if you're using teams.
I do suggest using the get link feature. But if you are using Google classroom, then you can share information directly to your Google classroom.
Now, if you're using a learning management system such as canvas or schoology, we are integrated with canvas and schoology, there is just some setup that needs to happen on the backside.
Usually your tech folks will work with our customer success. Managers get all the links set up, and the beauty is all of your gill.
Resources will live in that learning management system so your students are signing in.
They're going to be able to access the resources right from in Let's say you're using canvas right from within canvas.
If you want to add an assignment and embed a video right into your assignment from Gale In contact science, you can do that and embed it right into that assignment.
So that setup and that seamless approach to learning is really helpful to connect that content directly to what you're assigning in the classroom.
We also have the sun, 2 features. So your students, or you all can send information directly to Google Driver Microsoft.
One drive. you can also print, download or email. We have great tools to support accessibility.
We have the translate feature where you could translate the text into over 40 languages font size.
You can increase or decrease the font. size display options is available where you can change the color behind the text.
On the screen. you can change the font. We even have open dyslexic, and then we have the listen feature where you can listen to the text being read aloud.
So it turns that text into speech to encourage analysis. And when I talked to folks science folks we have a few science experts on the training team, and they had shared an idea with me of using highlights and notes for claim evidence, and reasoning
so to promote that deeper learning color coding and annotation.
If you're assigning a reading, or you have an article or document within one of these resources, we have the highlights and notes feature where they can highlight right and mark up a document send it to their Google drive and they have everything that
They've marked up it turns It into a Google Doc.
Or if you're using microsoft turns it into a work deck, and it's all marked up exactly how they had it within the resource to continue to develop research skills, we have topic pages which is a curated collection
of information, we have a variety of search options. One of those is topic finder, which is a visual representation of your search results.
It also is interactive, and i'll model that for you today. but you're going to find that in your in context resources.
And then also citation. So the citation tool, all of your content, has a citation automatically attached.
The citation tool is also available where you can just export or just copy the citation.
You also have the ability to change the format so you can change it from it's defaulted to Api, or it's defaulted to Mla.
But you can change it to Apa Harvard or Chicago.
Those are all available, and also choose where you'd like to export it to easy bib noodle tools any of those locations, all right.
So with that if there's any questions please don't forget to let me know in that Q. and A.
But I am going to jump into our first resource, and that is Gale In ContexGale In.
And make sure. there we go. it looks like it's sharing it not a fan.
When zoom doesn't give me that nice green box around my screen, because I never know if it's for sure sharing or not.
But it looks like it is so. you cannot see Gale, interactive science.
Please let me know in that Q. and A. box but it looks like it's working on my end.
So with that, let's talk about this resource and i'm going to give you an overview of the resource.
Then we're going to dive right into earth science so you have a few options.
Your students or you all can do a quick search for activities.
Our basic search bars are always going to be at the top of our resources, and you can do a basic search looking for a certain activity.
Another thing that you can do is over on the right hand side.
Here. you can browse activities so that's an option If you're looking for specific activity, these both work pretty similar browse activities will take you to all of our categories where you can select let me just share with
you so where you can select certain categories if you choose to So that's another option.
So basic search, browse activities and then on the homepage. Our third option Search option is searching by one of these subject categories, and you have biology, chemistry, Earth science human anatomy and then
there's those threed printable models If you have a threed printer in your building.
You can see these scrolling topics at the top.
These are activities. we might have some like this. One is an interactive periodic table introduction activity.
So we have some introduction activities. We also have where I really suggest you get started with your students.
With this resource is the welcome to gale interactive science So that's a great jumping off point and getting started there.
So they understand the resource a little bit better so for today's training.
I am going to select Earth science, and I can select if I click into the picture.
It's going to take me to all the activities if I click, refine by category.
I can pick either a astronomy or geology.
So when I do select Earth science, it does automatically select all 23 of the activities I have available for that subject.
Now, if I wanted let's say earth science and biology or ecosystems, let's say then it's going to give me all of the Earth science and all of the ecosystem activities and here.
are my results have that Cmar results at the bottom.
Looking at the results. I'm going to see? a title for the activity, a little bit of a summary, and any of the standards that are linked out or tags.
So we have some tags like this is geology and That's why i'm seeing it because I have geology checked here and there's a 11 different activities.
So that activity is going to pop up because it's tagged as geology.
If I wanted to filter by the Ngss standards.
By know there's a certain standard. I want I do suggest opening that up when you select that top box it will highlight and pull in all the activities.
But let's say I want the standard let me see where's one on here that I can grab real quick.
Yes, s 2, one.
So here it is. okay. So if I just wanted the Ngss standards, let me remove all the rest.
Then I can filter to just those resources that have hit that standard.
So earthquakes, plate, tectonics, rack, cycle, volcano.
Actually, these are some of the ones I was I had selected so let's go on of this page.
Okay. So now I filtered it down. So those are my search options.
Again basic search browse activities. or I can use those categories.
On the homepage when I come into this this list of activities.
This is where I can really make my selections or if I wanted everything on just astronomy. I could select that and I can multi-select.
I'm not limited to just the standard in these 4 activities.
If I wanted to add back in astronomy, then it would add all of those resources in there for me, or all those activities back in.
Alright. So I had a couple I wanted to take a look at, and where's my volcano?
There it is. let's start with volcano and then I want to show you Earth.
These are really fun to explore. i'll be 100% Honest with you, I this is one of my favorite resources.
Actually, you have all 3 and interactive. You have gale, interactive chemistry and gale, interactive human anatomy available.
I and I do love all 3 of them, I love gale interactive science, because this one does have the Ngss standards, and it's good for middle school and high school, because it has all of the different subject categories.
Available. So this activity is loading zoom tends to bog it down a little bit, but you can see now that it's loaded.
I have this interactive activity available. Few things I want to point out before I jump into the activity.
First is below. I have the information that I saw when I did my search, or when I filtered down, using those categories.Gale In Context
I also have the ability to share Twitter Linkedin Pin Trust.
I also email and Google classroom. So if I was using Google classroom and I wanted to share this activity, I could do that.
I can link to the activity So if you're using a learning management system, or you're creating your lesson plans or you're sharing information with your students on a syllabus grab this link to the activity and this will take
your students right back to this exact spot. you can also link to an individual slide.
So maybe slide on this slide on. Magna can do it. Hope?
I said that right I want that slide, and I wanna share it with my students.
I can just grab a link directly to that slide so that's an option that's available.
You'll also see below here all of the related activities, so I can quickly jump to another activity, and then on the right hand side is all of my reference content.
So this reference content is actually coming from Gale In context.
Science which is one of the resources you have access to, and also one of our one file resources.
So we do have, which is these are one file resources are strictly period.
I shouldn't say, strictly primarily periodical content. academic journals, newspapers, magazines, that type of information, and some of this information is also being pulled in from those one file resources.
So. but you're going to find a good majority of it is in Gale In context.
Science also. So let's talk about the activity and then i'll talk, speak a little bit about the reference.
But then I want to quickly jump into the next resource.
So the activity itself. I can easily move through this activity. My information on the left hand side will change here as I work through the activity
I can see i'm on the c floor and at the end. There is a quiz just a way for students to test their knowledge.
There's only a couple questions something else I want to share with you is, if you right, click this image, you can rotate it.
So i'm rotating right now can pull it apart so if I wanted to separate pieces, and the nice thing is is if I put my cursor over top, it'll still label that piece that i've pulled off of my
off of my activity. Here I have a couple other views.
I have theater view, which is probably my favorite, because it gives me a little bit more information or a little bit bigger screen.
But still I have this information here, but if you're using this with the whole class.
You can also make this whole screen. okay? You could see how great this looks, and how I can continue to.
I didn't even know there was a little piece like that but
So I could be in here i'll Say so those are your options.
Those views are available here in the bottom right hand corner.
Now I did mention a quiz, so if I keep working through, you can see how this is a great one to look at
Towards the end i'll have some quiz questions i've seen 2, 2, about 5.
But they're just to test knowledge it's not like it's a quiz that you're gonna grade because students you really want them to learn and come in here and continue to learn and see this visual model of this
this you know this volcano or whichever maybe it's plate tectonics you're looking at, or you're looking at the earth, and you want to look at the layers of the earth.
You can do all of that within this resource. So the quiz is just a way for them to test their knowledge based on the activity that they just worked through, and they can like this One is multiple choice.
Let me, I guess correctly. So when I have the when I when you do select the correct answer, you get that nice green screen.
If it's incorrect you get a red screen with an X.
And you can just keep checking your knowledge and keep taking those quiz questions on the right hand side.
As I work through the activity, this content will change, and this is all of my reference content.
So I have all that available here within the resource, and we have other subjects such as I wanted to share with you the earth real quick.
So if I did a quick search, I click into earth so you can see that activity.
And then I'm going, I am going to Go into another resource, because I want to share some tools with you there.
Let me know if there are any questions. So same idea. you can see this activity is a little shorter, but it works through.
I can work through each of those activities, and again I can rotate it.
I can pull it apart myself. and I could zoom in and zoom out also.
Alright. So let me know if there's any questions about this remember if you wanted to share this, you have the link to the activity at the bottom, you just have to click into your activity. first.
Alright, let's go into Gale In context science and Gale In context.
Science is going to be all of that great reference content available for to support your curriculum standards in your classroom.
Again. you have basic search and advanced search here at the top.
But here you have an contextual toolbar that has a lot of tools available on the right-hand side.
You have topics of interest scrolling at the top of the page, and then we have these subject categories below.
Each of these subject categories has a list of topic. pages and topic.
Pages, again, are a collection of information or curated collection of information based on usage based on curriculum standards.
We're also hearing what you're studying in the classroom and our content editors are pulling all of the information available within Gale In context.
Science into a nice organized topic, Page. So with that in mind, I do want to do a quick search.
Well, actually let me go into one of these i'm going to go into earth and environmental science subject category. and what i'm looking for here is actually plate tectonics.
So you can see all of the subjects that we have available.
Quite a few solar system is here, I know that's part of your curriculum.
It's going to plate tetanus and what i'm seeing in my topic pages is an image in essay overview.
And then all of this content is organized for me. So do I want videos.
Do I want audio files? Am I looking for newspaper magazines?
Or do I want a connection to that interactive model? So this resource also connects to gale interactive science.
So I could come right in here and find that connection and find that interactive model of plate tectonics and open that up and access that interactive activity that I just shared with you in the last resource.
I have statistics and images and academic journals and related topics.
So everything's organized for my even have some experiment activities available.
A few things I want to point out. You do have the ability to search within your results and find that content very quickly.
If you have students, maybe you're opening it up and they're working on a project rather than something you're assigning for them to do on a certain topic, then maybe looking at that image in essay overview this is really going
to give them some basic information. key terms you might find main ideas here.
There's also I i've seen timelines available. and then also we have the explore panel, which is where you can find more like this.
So, if you like this article I could quickly jump to another one that's related to it.
If I like this article, I want to quickly send it to Google Microsoft email download or print. I can do that.
The quick. Send options are here, they're also in my contextual toolbar.
So if I get to this point and think Yep, this is one I want to send to my Google drive.
I can click the sun to send to Google drive and what happens is a folder titled Gale In context elementary, because that's a resource.
I'm in will be created in any time i'm in here and send anything images, videos, documents whenever I send it to Google drive.
It's going to land in my Gale In context science folder.
I also have the download or print option of available.
I also can change the reading level. so i'm at a 1430 lexile, which is a content level 5. Here you can see up in the upper left-hand corner.
If I want to change that to a 1,220, which is a level 4 Now, level 4 is generally high school level.
5 is generally Upper High School undergrad. Your level threes are middle school, so 3 is middle school.
4 high school 5 is also upper high school and undergrad anything below that ones and twos is elementary.
But you won't really find any of that type of information within this resource, because it is designed for our middle school and on into high school students.
Okay, let me go back to that topic, Page and just share with you Some of the content that you're gonna see on the page as I scroll down Here's the videos audios.
If we had any. Here we do. We have some safe vetted websites available also.
Here are related topic pages to the one that I can.
I am currently on. I also have the ability and let me go into I'm just gonna go into reference.
I have the ability to filter my results so once you click into a content type. You can filter your results by publication, date subjects, document type, publication, title, lexile measure content levels.
Or I can search within let's filter by content levels.
Let's say I just want all the level threes let's see Level 3 is what I have available on the subject and apply it.
It's going to filter down all of my content at once.
So if i'm at a middle school level and I want to share this information with my students, I can level it down to a level 3, and I can use the git link tool and get Link provides a persistent url back to
this exact spot. I can use that get like tool on the topic page.
If I wanted to, I could use it on an individual document, or I can differentiate my instruction and use it this way.
I filter down this content for my students, and now I want to share it with them, so I can use that git link tool.
So lots of great options that you have available. Okay, let me know if there are any questions about anything that I just went over
But filtering is a key component of this resource, and being able to grab that information and share accordingly.
A few other things I want to share with you, and I am going to go into mountain formation.
Here is our tools to support accessibility. I can translate this document, and I do have to be at the document level.
So once you click into a document you'll be have the ability to translate the article, and we are at over 40 languages.
Here you can increase or decrease the font size.
Our display options. I can change the color behind the text.
I can change the font. I can increase the line letter and word spacing, and the nice thing is is once I've selected these display options wherever I go.
Within this resource. So if I go back to reference let's say I now want to go into my experiments.
I'm going to choose this first one you can see it's stick with me.
So I have that information. So once I make that those selections, no matter where I go in this during this session, it will stay with me when I leave this session and close it out.
Then It'll it'll be cleared out I can also listen to the text being read aloud to me
If I have transferred i'm gonna go back to my default settings, if I have transferred the text and then click, listen!
It will read it to me. we're at 23 languages for listen.
We're at a little over 40 for translate
All right, let me go into one more resource, and then well, actually, before I do, I have a simulation.
I want to share with you. So let me go into greenhouse greenhouse affecting gases.
Now, if I have a topic page related, to my search term i'm typing in a basic search, you're gonna see that they're listed at the top, and they're bolded and these are great to go with your
units of study. Your chapters that you're studying in your classroom, especially with science.
Your textbooks are fantastic, but things change so quickly in the world of science.
So having this up-to-date information and resources that are being updated all day throughout the day is great.
And if you're sharing let's say you're sharing a link to this topic.
Page. Your link never changes, and information will automatically be added onto this topic, Page.
So you don't ever have to make any changes on your end but still will be getting the most current information.
So one thing I want to share with you. I should say, too, you do have great experiment activities that are available, but also simulations.
Let me show you what a simulation is, and these simulations are in Gale In context science only.
So you have those interactive activities in gale interactive science in Gale In context science.
You have simulations. So let me show you this diy simple greenhouse effect, and i'm gonna open this activity.
And I get some information here at first, when I click start it's I can, and I can adjust these.
So then it gives me those results. If I want to try it again.
I click next and I can set and I can set this to it's locked right now.
I click next before. but you can change the the earth albedo and atmosphere.
I'm not even gonna try mess it up you can change these 2 items.
Let's say, in this activity, and then that will change the effects of that simulation that you're seeing right cause.
In fact. And then your this is the simulations. are can be really helpful, especially if you're doing labs, or you're trying to teach it to supplement your curriculum.
You're trying to teach one of those curriculum standards to help your students really understand So there's some great ones with available within this resource.
That was just one of the ones that related to your as best I could make that connection to your curriculum standards. All right.
The last resource. I just want to quickly jump into you and show you your
One of the tools that are available and that's in Gale In context. Environmental studies, again very similar because it's an in context.
It's one of the in contexts family of products so you're going to see that similar setup.
But for this one I want to show you. We looked at topic pages.
We did a basic search. But let me show you topic, finder.
So if I go into advanced search and I go use the top now.
Advanced search techniques are available. I. These are pretty intuitive here of that are available within the resources.
I am going to go jump right to topics finder for our session today, and i'm going to do a basic search on climate change impacts.
Now remember, topic Finder is a visual representation of my search results.
It's also interactive. So if I wanted global warming focus investigators.
Or I want people's Republic or whether 2022.
Let's do that one I click into it and it zooms in what's the extreme weather global warming? and all of my information on the right.
And this could be images, videos, articles, academic journals.
It could be any of that information. but it's a visual interactive tool.
And the nice thing is with with topic finder is it's looking at top results.
So it's those keywords and I love it for students, because it might trigger keywords that they hadn't necessarily thought about when they were doing their research.
Or they're looking at information that they have available they're working on a project together.
This can be really helpful to kind of trigger.
Some of those ideas to help them with what they're working on in the classroom.
You're also going to find topic. Finder Let me do a quick search here on natural resources.
You'll also find topic finder so if I go into reference I don't know if you noticed here.
So if I go in and it can. From a topic page, I can access this information.
If I start topic finder from here, it's going to pull in all of this information into that visual representation.
So the interactive tool. so that's the 2 ways to use it.
I can sit down, go right to advance search select topic, Finder put in my search term, or I've selected a topic page of natural resources, and I want to now look at it in Topic Finder.
It has. Zoom has been messing it up. So let me do.
This. This is okay, so it should have pulled in this information.
And this is what I should have seen. Okay, so you have that connection back and forth.
I apologize that zoom doesn't always let my resources cooperate the way that they should.
All right, so that wraps our session. We are a couple minutes over.
If there are any questions, let me know this session covered, oh, really more of an overview. But I really wanted you to understand what you have available resource-wise to support earth and space science in the classroom and these 3 resources are the ones
that I suggest. Take a look at them if you have any questions Let me know. I'm happy to help even after the session, and you also have a gale support site that you can go to for additional support before I share that I do want to share with you that we do
have another subject focused session coming up next month next month.
We're focusing on chemistry resources for the classroom. so it's at the same time it's just on November.
The third for support materials. You can go to the Gale support site and that support gale Com, that support site. And let me share that this will be in your follow up.
Email. But let me share that, too, in the chat for those of you that attended the live session today.
What you're gonna find there is you don't need to as far as access.
Urls, unless you don't have access yet. at your school that process I shared with you at the beginning of the session is the route you'll want to take.
But there's also database icons and widgets.
There's zoom ability to contact your customer success manager directly from that page.
But the training set is what I wanted to talk about where you're going to find tip sheets and tutorials.
There's tutorials on you on a 2 min video on topic finder.
We have it there. it's a great one to show your students.
You want one on maybe a 15 min to mastery on highlights and notes.
You're gonna find that information there. so we also have full recorded train training webinars.
We have training decks, so Powerpoints ready to go.
If you are teaching folks in your building lesson plans, projects, scavenger hunts, all available looking to market.
These resources. You want to promote them you're looking for bookmarks or posters, or you want to share this on social media.
We have templates, we have images, we have everything ready and available for you to use.
One of the things I want to point out to. We also have student activities.
So here's one the research lab this works with gale-in-active science and Gale, and context science both resources that you have access to.
So we have those types of student activities already created for you and waiting on the gale support site.
You're gonna find those under projects and that wraps our session.
My name is Tammi Burke i'm your gale trainer.
Your customer success. Managers are one-on-one support.
They usually work closely with your librarians and making sure these resources are set up on the library page, and then training survey that should pop up here at the end of this session.
But it's also here on the screen. and I thank you for taking time out of your day to meet with me.
I hope you're excited about these resources and if you have any additional questions.