Duration: 60 Minutes
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All right. Good morning, everybody. Thanks for joining me. I'm Stacey Knibloe, your Gale trainer for Boston Public Schools, and uh, we set up this session with Liz and Felicia to help uh, maybe refresh the resources for um. Some librarians, but also to uh target new librarians who are working um uh with our resources this year, so we wanted to give you a good overview of what's available.
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Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: here we have the agenda. Uh. So what we want to do is give you a good idea of what's available and what to use when so depending on the age of the students. You're working with their reading levels. Um! They're certainly going to be different databases that you use more often than not.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um, We want to share some search strategies for finding what you need in the resources, and then what you can do once you find the content. So there are different accessibility tools. There are ways to pull content out, and uh make it available
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: to students in different ways, or for students to kind of pull it in uh to their own uh workflow uh want to share how you can, you know, push content out to teachers things like that?
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um! And then, as always, we'll wrap up with Gale support. So where can you go after today, when you've got questions about your Gale resources? Um, we want to be sure you know who you can uh talk with. So I’m one of those people uh, but I’ll share some others as well, and uh I’m happy to
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh take questions throughout the session as well, so feel free to jump in, unmute yourself. Use the chat, whatever you prefer. I'm happy to um. Take questions as we go through, or feedback or anything like that. If you see something on the screen you want to know more about, just let me know at any point. And uh, we really want to make this your session, so I’m happy to jump in uh where you really need me.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So, all Righty, let me just check one thing. Get our uh our list here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: all right. I think we're in good shape. Let's go ahead and dive in with our what to use when and what's available. So you have a variety of Gale uh databases available to you. Um! And there are a few different paths to getting to them. I'm going to share one today. Uh, but
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: there's a lot of stuff, and you want to again know what to use when So this is just the list kind of an alphabetical order. Um! So you can see everything. But these are, of course, used by students for research on,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, class projects, homework, and the like. But these can also be used as classroom materials, and of course you can make use of them to push out to students to teachers to share what's available in the library. So um Liz, I see you joined us. I didn't know if you wanted to say anything here at the start.
Elizabeth Phipps-Soeiro: I just I, So I am so sorry I left my Id at home, so I was having to beg people to let me in the building. Good morning, everybody. And thank you, Stacey, so much. I
Elizabeth Phipps-Soeiro: Stacey, has been such an incredible trainer. Um, and these resources are so rich uh for our students and our teachers so
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: enjoy. Thank you so much for being here, Stacey.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All right, so let's break these databases up a bit, and again talk about what to use when
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: so we have
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: most of the resources broken down. I shouldn't say most um a good a bit of these broken down, even named after kind of their audience. So Gail, in context, elementary, of course, is targeted to elementary reading levels. Galen context, middle school, same thing, Galen context, high school,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, high school reading levels. So we, of course, though, Don't always line up, maybe with our uh
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: attended reading level so you can move up and down as needed with these resources, but I thought breaking them down by their um intended reading level would be handy here. Now. The nice thing about these resources. All these ones that are tagged is Gale in context,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and really a lot of the features that are also in Gale eBooks. Or you're going to have features in common. We're going to talk about those um. You can,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: for example, use the text to speech tool in every database you can send something to Google drive. You can use our display options, tool. All of them are going to have the those same features.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: They also are going to with the Gale and context product family
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: have a particular kind of offering in terms of the sources. They're going to be a mix of reference content
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: something you might pull off the shelf in the library. There's going to be magazines. Um! And the database is targeted for high school. There's actually going to be some academic journal content
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and then depending on the resource you're in, You're going to find primary documents, you're going to find um science experiments. You're going to find Case studies. Um all the databases also have multimedia components. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: we're also going to talk about how these databases uh how you use what to use when relating to their content as well They've got a first glance at the intended reading level might be useful. The reason I labeled Gale eBooks. All is because the collection that's been purchased really has reading levels for, you know, K. Through twelve. So it's got um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: something for everybody, and we'll talk about uh more specifically what titles are in there uh as well, but the slides that I've produced they have a lot of um stuff on them, because I thought this might be handy as a handout later, so that it's something you can refer back to. So I’m going to share this um document with everybody uh after. So you've got something um kind of a take away from that from our training this morning.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So let's get into these a bit more about their content, although before I leave the slide. Let me just check in any questions about reading level or anything like that for these. Let me check the chat while I’m at it
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Alrighty. So let's keep moving. Oops
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Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay, Here we are. So there are a few databases that hit all curriculum areas
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: with Gale in context,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: There we go. Um.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: The three databases that are again named for their intended reading level are those these hit all different curriculum areas. They're a good place to get started. Usually with research. Kind of find some good stuff, maybe. Learn more about your topic. Find more key terms to search on. Um. They have
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh again those intended reading levels. But again you can kind of go up and down as needed. But these are a good jumping off point. If you're not sure where else to start. Um.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: We're actually going to take a look and spend most of our time looking at, who registered for the session today
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: at um Gale in context elementary and Gale and context high school. So we'll be able to look at different curriculum, and again take advantage of all those tools that they'll have in common. But again, if there's something we want to add to our list of things to cover, feel free to point that out and um in the chat, or just let me know, and we can. We can take a peek, too.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So good general reference sources. Think of these almost like encyclopedia, although they're much more than you know Encyclopedia content. They're going to hit a lot of different subject areas.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Gale eBooks is another one. You've got some good general reference titles.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um. But you also have a great collection of social and emotional learning uh related titles for all ages. So you know, kids help dealing with emotions and uh, different issues, really a wealth of content. I do want to pop into there briefly at the end. Just so you can kind of see the um electronic bookshelf and see all the titles that are there. Uh, but these are the Gale context. Elementary high School, or the databases will spend most of our time live in the resources.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Uh. But again, take a quick peek at gaily books today, too.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All right. So moving to our next slide, the rest of the resources we're going to talk about are more subject specific. So these are ones that would um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, kind of be particular to different curriculum areas, or in the case of our first people. Uh, in this case, scale. In context. Biography is uh built for uh users who are looking to cover people really just, you know. Right? Maybe writing a biography or getting to know, you know,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh world leaders entertainers um, thought leaders. You've got a wide variety of people covered in this database sports stars a huge um collection, and that's really the point is over six hundred thousand people are covered in this entry.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um! Oh, hang on, I've got something in the chat. Um! Do you have materials in Spanish, Spanish. I teach at a dual language school.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Let me think about that for a second. It's the Gale in context. Databases.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: I don't think, have any Spanish language materials. But let me make a note.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Something jumped out at me the other day. That made me question that, and I forgot to ask the product manager.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: The other thing I want to check
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: is, if you have any Spanish language content in your eBooks, I think you might. So we'll pop in there and double check. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: that's a to be, continued Answer. I'm going to get more info um, to be sure. But um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: I think you've got some eBooks, but we'll double check when we go in there.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So good question even I'll. I'll confirm that.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay, So what I did with these um slides, for the databases that are subject to specific is in bold Here I’m calling out something unique that you can do there. So while, of course they have unique content. They also have unique searches to go along with them. So with a biography database, we wanted you to be able to find people when you don't have a name, you know. Kids would often
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: um come to me. I worked in a public library, you know. Oh, I need to find a Spanish explorer to do a report on, so we could just instead of having to think of a bunch of Spanish explorers. We can just search here by uh, by nationality and occupation. So there's a um unique search here in the biography database that you don't have another databases. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: again that bold kind uh bold text is kind of calling out one of the unique things of each of the resources we're going to talk about here.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Oh, excellent Thanks, Liz.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All righty. So on to the next resource, Gail. In context, global issues,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: the best kind of one sentence description. I've heard someone give this database is what's happening in the world today, and why it looks at all these different world issues. Um! And what's great about it is you get really global perspectives. Uh, in this collection the content is um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: coming from a variety of sources, but one in particular international newspapers. So you get editorials and perspectives from things happening around the world from different countries. It isn't kind of a strictly us point of view.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um! One of the neat things it offers is an interactive map where you can zero in in a country, and then link to issues uh related to that country. It also can be cross search with Gale in context, opposing viewpoints which is next on our list.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: This is probably, if anybody knows Gale resources, and you and you work in a high school setting. This is probably a database you um have heard about. It is our most popular of the Gale and context resources, and it takes a look at issues and provides opposing viewpoints on them.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: This resource is um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: balanced. It's going to give various viewpoints of different issues. And then there are prompts for students critical thinking questions to help them, maybe come up with their own ideas. There's also a lot of good reference content. So you can just explore the issue, get facts and figures. Very helpful. Students are maybe building their own persuasive essay, or working in a debate or something. They can use that background information to help build their arguments, too. So the viewpoint essay is really valuable here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and again can be cross searched with Gale and context global issues. So now again these three databases, if you I’m. We were sitting on that age uh that reading level slide for a bit. But I just want to remind folks Gale and context biography.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: I think you're going to be comfortable putting middle school students in their high school students, both global issues and opposing viewpoints are going to be higher level High school. Um, I would say Galen context to posing viewpoint. So does get a lot of usage in middle schools, too. So something to uh to keep in mind with these.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay. So continuing in the list here,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Gale and context, environmental studies is of a focus on the Uh environment and sustainability, and one of the unique features that offers here are case studies. Uh. So if you have an environmental science class at your school, this is a great support for it. Um, but it really anything touching on um, you know. Maybe you've got an environmental science course, you know. Maybe not. Ap. But anything researching this to say er the sustainability and the environment are going to be a good fit with this resource.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And then Gale in contact. Science is a database that,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: as you can imagine, focuses on science, I would say this one. You can use a middle school quite a bit, too. But um, there's other content, you know. Uh,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: we have academic journals and the like, you know, maybe years more uh high school science courses, but some unique content here. Science, experiments and interactive simulations uh which are really cool. Some of my favorite things to show during a training. Uh, but this database is one
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: that you might start, say, with a middle schooler and Gale in context middle school, and then, depending on the need, move up into Gale and contact science. You again have access to these, and can move around as needed, so something to keep in mind for this one.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And then Galen context us history. Again, some of these databases are very well named um, or some of our Gale databases should say we have um, of course, a focus on us history, and this resource, and it has a wealth of primary documents so
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: kind of depending on reading level. This is a database. If you need primary documents I would jump into. You know we've got some. We've got primary documents in both Galen context, middle school and high school. Um, But this database, as you can imagine, just is going to offer a lot more. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh lots of great, of course, reference content, though biographies, periodicals, multimedia and the like. And it can be searched with our next database, Gale and context world history.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And again, well named. This database focuses on world history. We're putting um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: a lot of great new content into this database uh this school year, but the content I love to point out in this resource. We have a print series. We publish a Gale called History and dispute,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and you've got several um essays from that print series in this collection and their viewpoint essays on History. So we'll ask a question.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And then within the same essay provide an opinion that agree that it's. Yes, and it's no, and sometimes a. Maybe so really great content there and again can be Cross searched with Gale and context us history. So, pulling those two resources together here.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So you've got a big collection of content again. Why, I want to share these slides with you after, so you've got something to refer back to, but content, wise reading level, wise. You really have a big range, right? But what you can do
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: in these resources across all of them in terms of searching and working with content
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: is really the same. So we're going to pop into just a couple and be live in them during our session today. But just know kind of the search tips and the content tools that you pick up can be applied to all of them.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So with that I'm going to share one access option.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: These databases, if you're new to your school, may have been linked on your library web page previously. You can still continue to access them that way. Um, Again, if you're a new library and you want to set up and maybe adjust a web page. We can talk with you about links for that page, but in the meantime we do have a portal for Boston public schools, where you can
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: go to this URL,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: choose your school from the list, and when prompted, once you go, once you click to go into a database, you can use your Google credentials to get in.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: You can again. A lot of schools have been using these resources, and again, if you're new to the school.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: They may have been using a password in the past that will continue to work
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh, but the Google integration is really handy. It's not another password to remember. You just use those Google credentials that you use every day. So really handy for students not having to remember another password. Um, and uh, you know, for teachers for yourselves, you know, just an easy way to get into the resources.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So I’m going to leave this on the screen for a second in case one in case you want to kind of jump in and follow along with me. I just want to give you enough time to actually you know what. Let me copy this URL right into the
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So again, this is just one access point. You can certainly,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, Talk with Liz and Felicia about different ways to um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: access to
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: ask questions. Um, but this is just one path into the resources. So let's go ahead, and I’m going to jump into that page.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So again this site is our portal for BPS, and you just pick your school from the list. I'm going to go and just use the general account for Boston public schools,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and actually let me make things a little bigger here in my browser. Easier to read on your end.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So the resources are uh all listed here. And uh again, we're going to just focus on a couple today. I'm going to start with Gale and context elementary uh. So I’m just going to go ahead and select that. Now, I’m going to go ahead and uh ask you to um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: do as I say, instead of as I do here on this screen, because I just mentioned that the sign in with Google is really a preferred path right? But since I’m actually not a Bps um staff member, I have to use the password. So uh let me go ahead and do that.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: There we go and I’m in. So uh with the Google you would normally, probably because you're already logged into your Google accounts. Just click that button. It would check that you're logged in and let you in so
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: very simple paths. We want to keep it as simple as possible. Um! To get into our resources.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So here is Gale in context elementary. It is going to look a bit different than all of the other Gale In Context. Databases just because of its audience. We're working with a younger user here. We want something really colorful, really. Um engaging. We're going to have bigger text bigger buttons uh those types of things. So although we're going to have a lot of things in common. They might display a bit differently. So even just the homepage is going to look a little different than when we go into Galen Context High school.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Uh, we can still browse. We can still search. But it is um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, just going to be a little more kid Friendly?
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Uh. So with the homepage, as with all of our databases, we offer a search right into the content that I’m going to take advantage of here in a minute, but we've also got some ways to engage the kids. Oh, Eva, your school is not listed. Can you list that in the um?
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Oh, I
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: I think I might know why the portal let me back up a second here to that page.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: The portal was developed to go along with the purchase that um the library system made for product called Gale in context for educators, which I’ll, I’ll talk about at the end. Spend a minute on that
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it was purchased for grade six through twelve, and Liz, go ahead and correct me. If I’m wrong here, I think if your school is not listed.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Then you should also use the Boston Public schools path like I did. But um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: okay, let me just double check.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Make sure we're on the same page. There's no reason I’d see it. You wouldn't. So that's good to know I’m going to I'll save that in the chat if you're k through eight, though you should be listed so as long as you had a sixth.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Since you have six, seventh and eighth you should be on this page, so that's something we can investigate. I'll uh
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: make a note here.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay, So we'll investigate that to. In the meantime, feel free to use the um. Just the General Boston public schools uh account that that I'm. Uh, that I used here.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: That can also be the account you would use if you move between schools. Oh, that could be. Okay, Edison, let me make a note for Addison To
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Alrighty. So we might need to do a little uh audit of this page.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Alright, Um, Boston public schools account here is also when you would you might use, if you move um between schools, um, or work with kids at different schools. Something like that
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: would be another reason. You want to use that one.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay. So on the Galen context, elementary homepage, we do want to engage kids and kind of pick their curiosity. So the I wonder question is a lot of fun. This changes as you come into the resource, and then you can just click, find out to get your answer always on the homepage there. We've also got some um books to browse some news, and the books actually are pulling from your Gale eBooks collection, and they're going to be the ones aimed at A. A. K. Through five
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: five reading level. So we've got some nice titles here to look at You've also got news content, pulling in
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: pictures again, just ways to kind of peek curiosity and drive them into the content so they can learn more. So highlighting some videos.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And the video content is
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: in our resources, always going to have closed captioning. It's going to offer. Most of the videos will also offer a broadcast transcript as well.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Let me go ahead. Oh, I think my might be taxing my hotel Internet here a little um to get the video to play. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: yeah, not uh, not the smoothest uh buffering a bit here, but um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: video content. Of course, a great way to engage kids with content. Um! And we'll see those as we search as well. So. But I’ll go ahead and leave the video since it doesn't want to
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: play today.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay, Okay, I’m going to grab this whole check because I’m getting some other uh
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: notes that some other schools are not listed again. If you don't have a sixth grade in your school. You wouldn't be on that list and want to use the Boston public schools, so I’ll uh, but we can check these two.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All right. So let's dive in and actually look at some content with the search. Now, in the Galen context database
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh in the gallant context. Database is really actually all of our databases at Gale We always give you a little search assist, so you can um get a little help with spelling which I often need uh, but also maybe find a more particular term.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: What's nice is
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it will never suggest anything we don't have a hit for, so there's got to be some sort of result to tied to it. Um, I shouldn't say never. But um more often than not you will get suggestions that are going to give you results. And we've built our Galen context databases around these portal pages. We call them where we've just pulled everything we have for this topic to this main page
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: always starts out with an image like Yep, that's a panda. Or if I don't know what a panda is there. That's what a panda looks like. You get a little bit of info there, and can click into keep reading and read the rest of that topic overview
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and the
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: um entries are again written for younger users, and we'll often start out with the words to know our main ideas sidebar, so we can again just get a get a good definition for a word used in the article Um, or just pull out quickly the main ideas for it.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: I usually start with an image as well. And one of the things you'll see,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: particularly in Gale in context. Elementary middle school and high school is, I’m going to use my annotate tool here to call it out
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: leveled articles, meaning We've taken the article and written it at two different reading levels,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and Gale is a publisher. So we're able to do this with our content that appears in our databases. So you're going to see this for reference content or book content. Um uh biographies um to.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: That's what we write again, but something like an article from USA today. We can't rewrite at a different level. So you really won't see it with magazines or
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: or videos even, or uh um, you know academic journals. When we get into the other databases, it's really just going to be with the reference content. But this can really help personalize learning uh for classroom or for students. You've got the option to kind of switch between these two different levels.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So for this article about Pandas We're looking at level one, but I can easily switch. Let me get rid of that circle, so I can actually click
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: over to the level two and take a look at this article two and decide. Is this what my you know? Fourth Grader is able to read, or do I need that level one?
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: If you um notice we've got, you know, slightly longer sentences here. We've got longer paragraphs. We have a main ideas instead of a glossary. So again, we've just kind of aged the article up in terms of reading level.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And if we, when you're in Gale in context elementary. We do like to keep the article display really simple. So we have the title of the article, the Image, and then the article. But you'll notice there is a um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: is a set of buttons over here on the right. We're going to take advantage of them a little uh in a minute, but the one I Some of them I want to point out, though, is this info button,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and that will give me more details about the article, including its Lexile score. So the Lexile score here also lets me toggle between level one and level two.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: But this is a great way to get more specifics, so you can see exactly what the reading level is here. Um! You also get more details around the article. When did it come from? Where did it come from all of those things are here, too, and our other databases. This is always displayed at the top of the article. But again, we keep it simple in the elementary database
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: so leveled content, really valuable. And actually you can see it, too. You'll notice it if I go back out to the Pandas. Result here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: under book articles. And again, biographies is where you'll see these and the way you can kind of tell when you're in the elementary database is, they'll have the same name. They'll have the same title. They'll have the same copyright here. What will be different is this icon here the Content level indicator.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So that's telling me again. You know something about the reading level, but it also is just a little clue that this is a leveled article, and you can get it at two different reading levels.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: My: So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: let me check the chat again.
Come in. Okay,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay, great. So Liz added. Um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: What has been the feedback for the early elementary uses. With this platform the leveled content is actually been really well received. So for the early elementary, you can actually make it part of your search, so you can kind of zero in on that lower reading level You go to advance search, which is always just to click away here at the top of the page. It's always right. Next to the search box
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: advanced search. Let you set limits on your search
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: as well as just do a very particular search. We're going to take advantage of this a little later in high school, too. But advanced search is really where you're the boss. You kind of set the terms for the way your search is going into the database, and one of the things you can set is down here under the search limiters, level documents. So if I know that's what I need, I need that something that I can use for really young kids,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and maybe kids who are aged up, or
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you can actually go exclusively if we scroll down a bit further. You can see I can limit by particular Lexile measure.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um! We've got some ranges to pick from, or you can use the more general content level. So if I want level one articles about Pandas, I can just try this
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh with a search on Pandas and tie to that Lex or sorry, that content level.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay, so really narrows down. I don't go to that portal page anymore, because I’m just working with content for um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: that lowest uh content level. So I still get my the level one overview of Pandas. I get some other articles as well. I have some magazine articles. We always pull back pictures for these two. Um. Technically they don't really have a reading level. But, um! We want to bring them back. Uh for the images. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: the content leveling has really been um a huge plus in terms of content for that. Younger users. Folks also like the video content for those younger kids, because if they're listening and watching usually can, you know, can maybe have the script may have been written for someone a little older, but because um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: let me pull one out again. I'm not sure how well these videos are going to play
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: because of my um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Internet here. But let me go ahead and pull those.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Let me unmute
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Sure we get to hear the music, but not the audio. But that's where the broadcast transcript comes in. But if kids can listen along and watch um, that's usually a big help, the other thing you can use actually let me go back out to an article with some text.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And this is kind of nicely timed because we wanted to talk about this, anyway, so I’m going to jump into an entry here.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Oh, wow, no!
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Let's grab this first one. Here we go, so another tool you can use to kind of take an article that's maybe written a little it a little higher reading level and age it down a bit. Is the text to speech tool the listen button here. Let me let me point it
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: that annotate tool again. So the purple button here is our text to speech tool. We use something called read Speaker here, and what it does is read the article, The water Cycle.
The earth has a limited amount of water on it,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and one of the things you can do is you'll notice once you click, play, it opens up into the player. There's a little gear icon Here the settings icon, and you can change the way it's reading. You can see as it's doing it. It's highlighting the text so you can disable that some folks find it distracting. You can also change the way it works. Change the colors,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: or if you want it, to read it faster, if you have students with
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh vision issues
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: for me. It's cool.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Thank you.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Oh, goodness! Why do they always come in threes? Um!
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: You can actually speed it up if they're used to using a screen, reader, or something like that, and they want it to go a little faster. You can. You can adjust that. The other feature I like is the enhanced text to visibility. This will kind of pull the text out as it reads, So let me click play against You can see what that looks like the water cycle.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Thanks, Liz. The earth has a limited amount, so you can hear it really slowed it down. But it's also that enhanced text. Vis Visibility is kind of pulled out the text, so it's gives me a little more. Oh, sorry, a little less text to focus on as I’m. As I’m reading along,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: so these can kind of bring the reading level down a bit to these tools. So and again, this is something like this list of buttons. Here we're going to see across the databases. You can use that those features everywhere.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So all right, let me look at what's next on our list. I think we've Oh,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: um! I wanted to mention, too. We haven't looked at it yet. So another feature, another kind of text interaction tool. Here is the on demand translation, feature. So we talked about Spanish language materials earlier. I'm. Again going to investigate and get further answers on that.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: But I wanted to point out, we do have an on demand language translation, and this offers about forty different languages. It is a machine translation, though, so it can be helpful for students who maybe that's their first language, and if they're really struggling with English, you can choose your language,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and it gives you a little preview to show you what the translation would look like, and then you can choose to complete it. And when you do that
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you will notice that probably for about half of the languages in that list. The listen button is still here, so I can actually listen to it in Spanish. Um! There again, about half of the languages, you'll keep the listen feature. So this is a way you can kind of bridge that gap a bit. Um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh, if we, if we uh are lacking in in uh foreign language materials here.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So all right, let me check my list. Oh, I wanted to point out some neat new content that we added to this resource. Uh, I just found out about, and that is some cool stuff relating to States. So as students are doing, say their State reports, or you know what. Let's browse to this instead of searching. I do want to show you the Browse
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: um! So on the homepage you can always browse through content. I like this particularly for you in the library for teachers. It's also handy for students, though, if they, you know, get to pick what they're working on. Or, again, just their curiosity leads them to the browser.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um! It's a good way to get comfortable with what's here, and what you can expect. So if I pop into geography here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: again, very visual kind of keeping images to go along with all the text you can. Um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know. Just kind of see what's here in the resource. We recently changed all of the States uh images to their capital buildings. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: kind of neat that gold dome there,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and we've always had great state content. Right? It's part of every curriculum. These databases are built down. We look at State curriculum. We look at national curriculums
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: to build what's here. So we've always had good coverage, but they've added so many images to the resource uh for different states, and one of the new items is our infographic. So if you go under the pictures, you'll find um.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Well, technically, I guess we've had a few. These resources and industries maps are kind of neat. So you across the State the different industries and uh resources produced.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: But the new item, or the State symbols which are really cool, so showing you what the State bird looks like, what the state animal looks like, and all of those. So some neat info graphics are going into all of the databases, and in particular this is what we recently added for uh
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you, in context elementary,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: all right. So the last thing I want to mention is how you can get before we pop into our next database is how you can get
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: this content into people's hands, whether you want to share it with a teacher, or with all your students. There are a few different ways. You can do it, and one of them is with our get-link. Tool that is
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: right here in the toolbar. What it gives you is a persistent URL or pearl
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: that doesn't change. If you send someone this URL, they're always going to come to the State symbols infographic in the database. It always comes back to the same place which may not sound like a big deal. A lot of URLs do that, but
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: not always. So. This is persistent. That's where the persistent part comes. So if I want to share this with students, maybe put it on the library web page, or if I use Google classroom, or
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, whatever it may be, it's just a URL, right? So it can go anywhere you copy this URL, Link it where you want it. Kids click. They land right in the resource right on this page, So it's also a great tool. If I go back out here again. We were talking about that leveled content.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: I think we probably have one in this result, but I’m just going to kind of use as an example to I can. Oh, this is Oh, this is level three, anyway. Well, that's all right.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: My, My uh point still stands. I can use. Get link to kids right where I want them, so I could use the level One article for you know my green group and the level two article for my blue group, and just put the links as needed. So that get Link is really powerful. You can drop them to a whole page like this. Maybe you know that. The uh let's see. I think we did our State report in fourth grade in New York. So you know the fourth graders are getting ready to do this, Grab the get link for the Massachusetts page and put it up
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: the library website or send it to the teacher just in an email to let them know You've got this resource in the library.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So let me check the chat. Oh, thanks, Jamie, no problem
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: alrighty. So get Link really powerful. We're going to see it in the other databases, too. But we're going to jump up. We're going to jump way up to our High school students um, and take a look at that resource as well. So let me pop back to the list of databases here. Oh, that's right. I moved around a bit. Here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: most Let me find high school
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Here we are, so you'll see again. The interface ages up right. It gets a little more sophisticated. It's not quite so colorful, you know, fonts or different things like that. But really the same idea holds. We can dive right in with the search, or we can browse the homepage.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Okay. So just moving up with our users
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: in terms of not just reading level, but kind of the way the database looks and feels as well. So again, always love the brows so you can get a sense of what's covered here. Remember Gail. In context. High school hits all areas of curriculum. So it's going to be a great resource for
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: again starting research. I like it, too, though, for if you think about those other databases that are subject, specific like us history, world history, certainly those align with particular classes, you know science, and so on things like that. But this is a great resource for those other classes for students interested in music and are in um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: You know, uh, how or health class things like that. It's going to hit all these different areas so
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: kind of fits those, maybe those gaps where the curriculum specific databases um are a little bit outside of it. So It's a good general reference tool, really, for anybody. I even like it for adults. Right if I want to know more about. Uh, you know
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: a country I’m traveling to, or something. This is a great database to pop into and learn more. So it is. Um a good general reference tool for certainly high school students, but I think adults as well.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So with this resource I wanted to also point out. I mentioned briefly, just a minute ago that we do build the databases by looking at curriculum, I mean, we, of course, listen to feedback from our teachers, our librarians as well, but you can actually see it in action here in Gail, in context, really all of the in context databases but elementary. You could actually browse curriculum standards.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Now I will say it is sometimes a long way to go if I want to research the Civil War.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: I think you know I don't have to go to a standard first to find it so. I just wanted to point out that it's here, but it's often sometimes nice, particularly if you're kind of sharing this database with administration or anything like that to show that it aligns with your Massachusetts, you know state standards, and you can just kind of drill down
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: into the different standards
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and work with those, and we'll launch off and to see resources. But it's often a really big search. Um, but it is, you know, kind of handy uh to see, you know that these are really built right in
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh to your, to your resources. So kind of open these up
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and say, we find this standard looking for primary sources, such as diaries, reports, and newspapers. Uh through the Civil War.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Just a quick search
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it's going to send us out,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and it kind of looks for key terms from that standard. So it really gets a lot of content back. You can see here, at the top of the page,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: how many hits we have.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Really, A search on
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: civil war is maybe going to get us some more targeted results. But what I wanted to point out is in searching these databases.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: When you're using that basic search, It's very Google as it tries to help you out it with different, You know, misspellings and uh looks, for, you know,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: a variety of terms. Things like that. The search assist, though, can really help you, narrow your results down, because if we think about the term Civil War. That's you know what we call the event in our Us. History, but it's really just a word you could use for any war within a country right?
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So searching on civil war would bring back a lot of hits. But you can see, search assist is pointing out. Hey, Do you want Civil War? American? Right? Kind of It's helping to build
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: a better search. It's also, though helping to grow information. Literacy for students like, Look, sometimes you need to be a little more narrow with your topic. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: searches This is really valuable. You can also go see some of the other suggestions. Oh, civil War in Syria. All right. That's right. That's not what I’m looking for. So yeah, Civil War, American, or maybe it is what I’m looking for. So you can get pointed to a different, the right topic you really need.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So again we've got a portal page. We pull everything we have for the topic. Here again an image starting with the topic overview, and then we have a summary here. Now this database again. We've age up reading level, wise. We've also aged up in terms of the number of sources that are here. We like to keep that elementary database pretty small. We don't want to overwhelm students
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: um younger students. So what we don't want to overwhelm older students to, But we want to give them a you know, more content. So you can See, there's just a lot more different types of sources here. There's um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: again. My favorite primary sources here, and that's again looking at that standard. Something we want to investigate
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: the results. Two are still, though grouped together with their
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: like sources. So the same way the library is organized where we've got reference here in newspapers here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: doing the same thing in the database still have content levels. But you can see they've
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: ped up with us, and in this database you get more detail about your results right here on the results Page. So you can see the Lexile score. How many words it has. Um, the document type. And so what am I working with here? I've got
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: again a much more robust result than I would have, and Gale in context, elementary, because we keep that resource you know much smaller. But with our high school students we know we're going to need more. So again, just
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: lot more content. Here you'll also find, and I apologize. I didn't point this out in in the elementary database, but we always list related topics down below to so you can branch off into something else the same way. You might, if you've gone to the shelf in the library and found something, and then
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, as one shelf down, you find a lot more good stuff. So same idea here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and again, we've got that get linked tool. So if we're about to start a unit on the Civil War. I can point students right to this page uh to get more familiar
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: can also use it, of course, to um, you know, make use for students who are maybe aren't in school right now, due to different issues, point them to some places. It's also great, though, to um kind of supplement your textbook right? If you have um,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, Content? Certainly we're still writing about the Civil War, still learning about it. So the periodicals are really valuable. You have um, you know lots of great supplemental sources you can take advantage of, or depending on, the classroom, maybe. Could even the reference content you can use as your textbook.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And so lots of great stuff here, certainly for research. But it's a great classroom tool for teachers to uh take advantage of
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: so um feature. Content is, I think, always fine. It's hand selected articles from our editors, so it often uncovers something kind of interesting. For example, here we have this article, this entry, from all things considered, from two thousand and nine, and,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you know, talks about Lincoln's watch, you know interesting little side story. You know something to cover, maybe on a Friday before holiday. Um! The classroom so
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: can uncover really interesting things there. But again I wanted to kind of go back to that standard we were looking at. It was looking for primary documents and diaries, personal accounts, things like that. So we pop into the primary sources. Here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: You have ninety-five different sources, and they can be government documents. They can be um diary entries they can be speeches. That's where the document type
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: is really handy. When you're scrolling the list, you can also, though filter to it. If you use over here on the right, filter your results. You've got a variety of things to pick from here, and document type is one of them. This will
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: just let us narrow the field. So we were looking for accounts from people so we can use. I might want to grab the letters. I think those certainly could have some personal accounts. There could be, you know, kind of
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: exchanges between, you know,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: officials and things like that. But we get some personal letters to memoir certainly would fit the Bill
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Diary entry.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: My personal account perfect
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: diary. Take that too, and then just apply those limits, and it'll reset the results brings us down to forty, one to browse through, and the title, and the little bit of the commentary get here can help decide if it's something you want to jump into
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: excerpt of reminiscence from my uh life and camp. We can jump right in.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: The nice thing about the primary documents is it gives you a commentary leading into the primary documents. So you get to know more about the document you're about to read. So why is it important? Who is it about? So? You're not just dropped into an entry? So the commentary is really handy,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: hey? And we have this personal account, and you've got some great features within the resource to that. We I want to talk about here so again could have done this in elementary. It's one of those standard things if you highlight text is, if you're going to copy it. Just click and drag,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and then when you let go
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it pops open the highlights and notes bar. You have different highlighter colors. You can pick
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and a little note. You can give yourself,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: hey? Something you would do if this is written on paper right, you just make notes in the margins. Use a highlighter marker. Hey, students can kind of use those research skills in the database, and as you go through it's keeping track of this for your session, hey? That's important.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: When you log into our databases. We don't really know who you are when you are working with
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: um.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: People who are under eighteen. That's especially important. We're not tracking your students. We don't know who is doing what in the databases we just know you have access to them. So we're not tracking this. It doesn't know that I’m Stacy, so that if I've created this highlight, but I just close out of the browser
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: the next time I come in It's not going to remember this highlight, because it doesn't really know who I am. So you need to take these with you before you go, hey? Any highlights and notes that you create. You've got to get them before you leave the database, because they're going to get deleted when you leave.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So there are a few different ways to do that. And one of the most popular ways is actually to use our Google integration. So you'll have again, let me use the little annotate tool here to call it out. You have
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: our send to button up here in the banner. Oh, well, circled site, too, but that's Andy as well. Um, we have our send to button, and this is going to let me send it to
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: my Google drive. Okay, or Microsoft one drive. If I’m a user there, too, or I can just email it.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: This will send the article off. Remember, I'm already logged into my Google account. It puts it in a folder named after the database. You're using sorry folks. I'm trying to get to that tab. My zoom bar was interfering there.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: We put it in a folder. We create a folder named after the database you're using. So Gale in context, high school there it is,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and you can actually some others that I've sent before. But there's that one I just sent over,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and it's got my article
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: for my document, my primary document here, and it's going to have my highlights and notes. There's this highlight, and if I scroll to the bottom,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it reprints the highlight and gives my notes any of what we would call our retrieval options. That will happen. So if I email it, that's what I get if I print it that's what I get, It's going to give me my article, my highlights and notes. If the article had images, I get those two,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it just sends them all over how you can download a Pdf. Any of those. Send to download a printer going to let you grab that content and pull it out wherever you want it.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So very handy feature you can actually build up a list of these. If I go back out, maybe grab another article.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Hi, mark this one up to
just going to highlight some text.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Hi! As I’m doing this, it's building a library of my highlights and notes, and if I click the highlights and notes button here in the toolbar,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it shows me for the article I'm in, but then I can view them all,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and maybe this is all I need. I can send this to my Google drive. I just want these highlights, and you can even create labels for the colors you're using.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: So you know. Maybe I’m using green for a quote and
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: yellow for opinions.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Hi! So I can keep track of what I’m using those colors for Hi, but again
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: gets cleared out when you leave the database, so always remind students to take that content with them.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All right. So let's talk a bit more about how I could have done this search a bit more specifically. I mentioned the ways that the advance or sorry that um, our basic search tries to help you out. So again, searching for civil war, it's giving me that suggestion, you know. Oh, hey, Civil War, American might be what you want right?
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Another kind of interesting thing you can look for.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Our databases are indexed
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh meaning that is, we put content into the database. Folks are assigning subject headings. They're assigning those document types. We're you know, making an author field here for who wrote it? That type of thing. So everything gets, you know, put into their specific search fields as needed.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: When you look at the list of related subjects. This can be a great clue into finding more search terms to use It's also, though kind of showing you what we do with our content. So if I’m looking for civil war content, the subject heading we're using is United States Civil War. If I click that I’m going to get every article right. It goes outside of the portal and grabs every article that has that subject heading.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: You can make that part of a search string and get really specific. If I go to advance search,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: you'll see. This looks just like the one we had in Galen Context elementary. I've got a few extra options, though again, because of the content that's here. But same idea here. I can actually search by subject headings. I can get that specific,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and if I start to type,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: it knows I’m looking for subject heading. So it gives me that one for the Civil War matches the text I've turned in. So again, search assist always handy,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and I can come down to document, type
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: and look for those fields again. Look for diary reentry, look for personal account.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Sorry it's really long in this case. We have a lot of a lot of document types, uh, particularly when you get into all the different periodicals and the like, but so I’ll just grab uh
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Oops personal account, and we'll leave it at that there. A few more I can pick, but in the interest of time.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: But this is just another way to do the same thing right. I searched. I went to a particular content type. I limited by document type, or I could have gone to advance, search and started it this way. Right used a particular subject heading, and then tied it to document types and the limits, and
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: sent it all at once. Right? So you kind of develop your own preference for how you do things. I tend to like to start with a bigger result, and then narrow down. But sometimes advanced search really is the most
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh efficient way to kind of get where you want to go, so
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: we can get to the same uh types of articles in a couple of different ways. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: there are again kind of the preferences you'll develop on your own, but wanted to share these different paths.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All right. So, looking at the clock, there's one last thing I want to share here. We talked about um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh getting content to. Students. Wanted to mention just one last one. It sounds like Google classroom is still being used here and there. You'll see it is integrated in the very top banner
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: here in the databases. So what this is going to do, It's actually going to make use of our um get linked technology. If I click shared a classroom.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Say, I want to get to a student who's maybe out for medical reasons or something. And I've created a you know a page for them. I can link stuff on my library.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: What it's going to do is link that persistent URL right here in that Google classroom item, and the student will be able to click and land right where I want them. So just taking in uh sorry forgive the um the error. It's a problem with the
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh, not the database, but just me. You shouldn't see that issue. Um, but
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: can put this again right in the students um hands right through Google classroom. So keep an eye out for that. I come when you need it.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: All right. So let's go ahead. I just want to briefly pop into the eBook, so you can get a quick browse on those titles that are there lots of great SEL content. You have both of our cameras
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: uh collections. Cameron's camp for wellness for younger kids and Cameron's collection for older kids, Both of these deal with uh social and emotional learning, and you can rewrite through the titles we've kind of created the best of both worlds with our eBooks. You can flip through it like a book, or you can search the content like a database. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: lots of good stuff here
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: in the in the eBook title. So I would definitely take a look at those uh when you've got a few minutes
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: alright, so let me pop back, and we'll just talk about Gale support and get you all on your way. Oh, no, quickly. Let me mention Gale in context for educators. So this is a resource that kind of takes those Gale and context databases, and let's teachers and yourselves
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: put content together from the databases with your own notes and annotations, and push it out to them. So we've done some training on it in the past. I can share, recorded Webinar about this if you want to dive a little deeper into it. But it really takes these databases and puts them in the classroom uh which is, of course, a
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: handy anything to be able to do. We talked about all the shared features, so I’m going to skip those slides. You'll have them as a handout. Later. Support at gale.com is where you can go for lots of materials. No need to recreate the wheel if you want to promote the databases. We've got great stuff from our marketing teams. They have ready to go tweets. They have lots of great images you can share. They've even got letters, um, or email templates that you can use to send out to parents or teachers about the resources.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Um, Lots of good stuff, maybe display during your open house.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: You also have lots of great training material. There you can find fun stuff to do with kids like scavenger hunts. We have training decks, meaning PowerPoint slides ready to go. So if you're going to go, you know, present to the social studies teachers about this resource in the in library we've got, you know, slides for you to use, and then, of course, lots of good ways to learn how to use all the tools in the databases so
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: good stuff ready to go, and of course lots of good um tech support as well.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: And then, of course, you can always reach out to your Gale team feel free to start with me. But a good person to get to know a Gale is your customer success manager. They can always help you with the resources your account Rep. Is always happy to chat as well. Um, we are here for you so feel free to reach out. Of course Liz and Fleece are probably your first steps um often, but we're happy to uh to support you as well. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: rushing here at the end to let you all get on to the next part of your day. So, Liz, anything you want to add or um
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: mentioned here as we wrap up.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Oh, we may have.
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: Oh, this may have a step away. Oh,
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: oh, no, she might be occupied so all right. Well, I’m going to stick around and keep things open and feel free to, uh, you know. Stick around and ask questions, um, or give feedback. But
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: thanks so much, folks for taking the uh time today to tune into the session. I'll get the recording uh to Liz as well as getting answers around um the Spanish language materials, and then double checking our list of schools on that portal page. Um. In the meantime, again, if your school is list is not listed, just keep using that Boston public schools um option, and that will work. Uh. But again, thanks so much for tuning in. Have a great rest of your day. Um and um a great weekend here. We're almost to it. So
Stacey Knibloe - Gale Trainer: thanks everybody,