Skip to main content
Last Updated: September 21, 2022

For CA: Engaging Young Science Learners with National Geographic Kids

Tune into this recorded webinar to get familiar with Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids and its refreshed look! We shared tips for finding what you need and ways to share with students and patrons. Audience: PK–12 | All Administrators, Teachers, Instructional Coaches, TOSAS, and Library Staff – Public Libraries | Children’s Library Staff

Duration: 30 Minutes
[00:00:01.439]
All right. Hello and welcome everybody.

[00:00:04.059]
I'm Stacey Knibloe your Gale trainer

[00:00:06.219]
for California. Glad to be

[00:00:08.358]
with you to take a look at our

[00:00:10.618]
uh National Geographic Resource.

[00:00:12.919]
Uh We have a good amount of time to cover

[00:00:15.099]
what we want. So do feel free to use the chat,

[00:00:17.388]
the Q. And A. If you want

[00:00:19.440]
to make sure there's anything I'm gonna cover

[00:00:21.519]
or uh of course I have any questions.

[00:00:24.339]
I am happy to take those

[00:00:26.579]
along the way. Uh Or of course

[00:00:28.818]
right now so

[00:00:30.609]
let's talk a little bit we want

[00:00:32.668]
to uh in this session our

[00:00:34.719]
engaging young science learners with National

[00:00:36.959]
Geographic Kids is give you a quick

[00:00:39.399]
resource refresher. So this has been

[00:00:41.490]
available for a little while but I just want to remind

[00:00:43.750]
you what's there and then really we're gonna spend

[00:00:45.889]
most of our time in the resource. We had

[00:00:47.978]
a release this summer that updated the

[00:00:50.039]
interface, added some new tools

[00:00:52.289]
uh and we really wanted to provide.

[00:00:54.829]
just a little info on uh what's new

[00:00:57.319]
but also make sure you're comfortable with all the tools

[00:00:59.429]
that are that are already there and are aware

[00:01:01.590]
of all the content and how you can put it to

[00:01:03.649]
work in the library in the classroom.

[00:01:05.588]
We'll also talk about sharing content

[00:01:07.790]
from the resource getting in front of students

[00:01:09.959]
and other learners. Uh and always

[00:01:12.269]
and as always we'll wrap up with the support

[00:01:14.448]
you can receive from Gale when you've got

[00:01:16.500]
questions about any of these resources,

[00:01:19.668]
So again just to kind of make

[00:01:21.689]
sure I hit the things you want to see, feel

[00:01:23.730]
free to make use of the chat, you should

[00:01:25.948]
be able to send me chats now.

[00:01:28.010]
I think it might have been disabled earlier in the session

[00:01:30.790]
zoom seems to be resetting that every

[00:01:32.930]
time I start a webinar. So

[00:01:35.308]
um feel free to send me a chat there or

[00:01:37.549]
use the uh Q. And a tool and I'm

[00:01:39.569]
happy to uh make sure I cover

[00:01:41.730]
anything you want to see. This is really your session

[00:01:45.909]
And the resources um

[00:01:48.159]
that National Geographic is a part of

[00:01:50.379]
come to you through the California, K-12

[00:01:52.459]
online content project and

[00:01:54.799]
you can of course access the resources there but

[00:01:56.939]
we have set up access for each school

[00:01:58.980]
district and public library in California.

[00:02:01.689]
Uh again I'm gonna share our, you know, support

[00:02:03.730]
when we wrap up.

[00:02:05.549]
you can generate your access U. R. L. S. And

[00:02:07.668]
get lots of other good stuff on our support site.

[00:02:10.338]
Uh The nice thing about these resources is

[00:02:12.490]
they're all geo

[00:02:13.490]
authenticated meaning if they

[00:02:15.580]
know you're in California, they just

[00:02:17.610]
let you in. No need for passwords

[00:02:19.969]
or library card numbers or anything.

[00:02:22.069]
Um We can also set up off the other authentication

[00:02:24.479]
methods if uh there are ones that

[00:02:26.599]
interest your institution. Uh But

[00:02:29.000]
G. O. Is uh kind of our default

[00:02:31.118]
for our California resources.

[00:02:34.179]
and of course one of those is National Geographic

[00:02:36.879]
Kids. So kind of an evergreen tool.

[00:02:39.240]
Uh One of the librarians I work with

[00:02:41.278]
always likes to say you never outgrow National

[00:02:43.508]
Geographic Kids. Um and I think that's

[00:02:45.550]
true, it's great content.

[00:02:47.919]
Um You of course have the magazine and the

[00:02:49.969]
collection and we have that going back to

[00:02:52.038]
2009. So you can browse past

[00:02:54.250]
issues um and of course find

[00:02:56.460]
content to help support uh research

[00:02:59.058]
and instruction. You also

[00:03:01.229]
have over 200 videos for National

[00:03:03.538]
Geographic, a great kind of starting point

[00:03:05.719]
grab kids attention. Uh if they're

[00:03:07.849]
more kind of visual learners, you've

[00:03:10.088]
got over 650 full text

[00:03:12.399]
eBooks and the collection as well published

[00:03:14.729]
by Nat Geo

[00:03:16.129]
and over 900 downloadable.

[00:03:18.645]
Images, which is nice. Um The uh

[00:03:20.663]
content from Net of course is

[00:03:23.074]
outstanding. Um and they are

[00:03:25.205]
very protective of it, we'll talk about it uh that

[00:03:27.615]
a little bit more when we get into the resource too. But

[00:03:29.925]
those downloadable images are

[00:03:32.074]
really handy because it's not generally something they

[00:03:34.183]
like to do. So we're pleased to be able to offer

[00:03:36.324]
those.

[00:03:37.278]
This resource has unlimited use

[00:03:39.360]
so you can get in there and use it as much as you like.

[00:03:41.990]
The magazine. The eBooks are

[00:03:44.250]
all kind of varied reading levels. We'll

[00:03:46.349]
talk a bit more about that too when we get in there.

[00:03:48.899]
Uh But it's available to everybody at your

[00:03:50.929]
school. So if you've got an eighth grader you wanna put in

[00:03:52.979]
this resource, they of course have

[00:03:55.149]
have access to it. You have an adult you want to put

[00:03:57.199]
in this resource, everybody's got access.

[00:03:59.979]
So

[00:04:01.179]
with that let's go ahead and take a look at the new

[00:04:03.189]
interface. It is. Um

[00:04:06.088]
something that released this summer and it just

[00:04:08.308]
happened automatically. There was no need

[00:04:10.649]
for um our uh libraries

[00:04:13.050]
or schools to do anything. It just launched

[00:04:15.830]
uh with some enhancements and again

[00:04:18.119]
here's that California K 12 online pro

[00:04:20.129]
content project page and can

[00:04:22.149]
see the G resources Britannic,

[00:04:24.189]
all of their uh digital resources available

[00:04:26.358]
over here on the right, you can always get them from there.

[00:04:28.829]
However, I'm not coming to you from California

[00:04:31.579]
so the geo authentication won't work for me. I've

[00:04:33.678]
gone ahead and just launched our menu

[00:04:35.809]
here so I can get into the Resource

[00:04:40.269]
So the home page has

[00:04:42.379]
a different look and feel but

[00:04:44.470]
really what's there hasn't changed. The

[00:04:46.579]
home page of really most

[00:04:48.678]
scale resources are there to give

[00:04:50.809]
you a chance to dive right in with a search

[00:04:53.129]
when you know your topic and you're off and running

[00:04:55.449]
but also wants to encourage discovery.

[00:04:57.608]
So we give you some browse options here. You can

[00:04:59.660]
browse some magazine articles

[00:05:01.988]
that our editors have chosen to highlight.

[00:05:04.290]
You can browse some book content

[00:05:07.254]
videos, pictures, just

[00:05:09.605]
things to grab attention. We usually change

[00:05:11.754]
the home page out every month or so

[00:05:13.915]
just to give um you know a fresh

[00:05:16.553]
look at content uh for users who are

[00:05:18.803]
in here often. Uh But it's a great

[00:05:20.983]
way too to just kind of realize what's

[00:05:23.045]
here. The home page is showing

[00:05:25.324]
you, you've got the magazine, you've got books, you've got videos

[00:05:27.814]
and so on. So it's a nice reinforcement

[00:05:30.653]
if you're not familiar with the resource to kind

[00:05:32.665]
of get to know what's here.

[00:05:34.858]
Uh So we are gonna dive right in with

[00:05:37.170]
a search and then we'll talk about some of the

[00:05:39.230]
new features and working with results.

[00:05:41.639]
Uh We're gonna come back to the home page and browse a little

[00:05:43.850]
bit though there are a few tips I want to share for

[00:05:46.178]
uh our teacher librarians, our librarians,

[00:05:48.259]
our teachers um that may

[00:05:50.420]
uh they may find candy. So let's dive in

[00:05:52.500]
right though, let's say we've got a student who

[00:05:55.000]
uh is uh maybe a first, you

[00:05:57.170]
know, , researching an animal.

[00:06:00.088]
And they're gonna go with sea

[00:06:02.170]
tour toles.

[00:06:03.970]
So sending your search out

[00:06:06.149]
is gonna look across all of the different types

[00:06:08.399]
of content in the resource

[00:06:10.738]
and like most of our databases

[00:06:12.769]
we break down the content

[00:06:15.028]
by

[00:06:16.100]
the types of sources it's coming

[00:06:18.108]
from. So you'll see here across

[00:06:20.269]
the top. We used to do this down the left hand

[00:06:22.449]
side in the previous interface. Now we've

[00:06:24.569]
just pushed it to the top, you can get a quick

[00:06:26.588]
summary of how many hits you have.

[00:06:28.764]
And again, where they're coming from. So we find

[00:06:30.915]
of course magazine articles, books,

[00:06:33.233]
videos, pictures, magazine covers,

[00:06:35.574]
even which is something special.

[00:06:37.975]
We do for national geographic content.

[00:06:40.035]
They are generally so uh recognizable

[00:06:42.975]
by covers. They kind of stick. If I jump

[00:06:45.004]
down a bit we can see those. So basically

[00:06:47.225]
what I did was find any covers that had sea turtles

[00:06:49.463]
on them. Uh so I Oh yes, that's

[00:06:51.595]
the issue I wanted and I can dive right in.

[00:06:53.713]
So something kind of fun with the magazine

[00:06:56.165]
covers,

[00:06:57.608]
but really the good stuff kind of appears

[00:06:59.730]
uh well it's all good stuff. Uh but the

[00:07:01.769]
uh the content you might be using if you're writing an animal

[00:07:04.079]
report is probably gonna appear up top. So

[00:07:06.209]
magazine articles, books and so on are all

[00:07:08.588]
kind of how we get started.

[00:07:10.959]
and

[00:07:13.009]
you'll see over on the right, you have the ability

[00:07:15.298]
to filter your results so you can choose

[00:07:17.480]
things like subjects person

[00:07:20.100]
by or about if it should be you

[00:07:22.178]
know need it for that result. Uh document

[00:07:24.869]
type, this kind of thing you can really

[00:07:27.540]
filter in but it is

[00:07:29.649]
a smaller collection so that's there

[00:07:31.829]
if you need it. But generally we find with

[00:07:33.858]
National Geographic Kids you can kind of jump right into

[00:07:36.059]
your results

[00:07:37.678]
uh the magazine, let's go ahead and take a look

[00:07:39.838]
closer look at these. So we show just a couple

[00:07:42.379]
quick thumbnail views of the first three

[00:07:44.470]
results. If I click on more kids magazine

[00:07:47.019]
or even just the header here,

[00:07:49.048]
I'll jump right it and can view all 60 of

[00:07:51.178]
those articles,

[00:07:53.069]
and again you get the thumbnail view of the pages

[00:07:55.290]
where your articles are on. Um So some

[00:07:57.358]
of them we can see like this first one art

[00:07:59.500]
zone I can see there's you know an image of a of

[00:08:01.619]
a turtle there. That's why I got this one back. So you

[00:08:03.699]
kind of these visual cues

[00:08:05.619]
but we are sorting by newest articles.

[00:08:07.949]
So you get kind of the newest contact first

[00:08:10.309]
which you know, typical, you're looking at science things. Science

[00:08:12.608]
related is a good thing.

[00:08:14.470]
Uh, but what we can also do is there's

[00:08:16.720]
a sort by option,

[00:08:18.569]
uh above our results. So I could change

[00:08:20.889]
that and you know, depending on your search,

[00:08:22.988]
you may need that trick in in your pocket.

[00:08:25.048]
So I'm gonna go ahead and choose relevance in

[00:08:27.108]
this case. And what it will do is just kind of push

[00:08:29.528]
my sea turtle articles up to the top

[00:08:32.408]
I also filtering by subjects could

[00:08:34.529]
have done the same thing. So she's usually more than one

[00:08:36.639]
way to do things in our resources.

[00:08:38.700]
But now I can kind of see these articles that are

[00:08:40.779]
all about sea turtles right up to

[00:08:42.830]
the top of my page,

[00:08:44.798]
and one of the uh ways

[00:08:46.869]
that we work with National Geographic

[00:08:49.369]
is to stay true to

[00:08:51.658]
their original publications. So

[00:08:54.099]
with all of the magazines the books

[00:08:56.418]
you're gonna actually view it like you would if

[00:08:58.450]
you've taken it off the shelf and are flipping through

[00:09:00.739]
it. Two page view. It's kind

[00:09:02.798]
of like we're working with a P. D. F. Here, everything's

[00:09:04.879]
been scanned. Um Of course they do

[00:09:06.960]
a really nice job with that. Um Really

[00:09:08.969]
high quality scans uh And

[00:09:11.070]
it just mimics what you would have in the print experience.

[00:09:14.710]
And we find the end users like that as

[00:09:16.750]
well. You know, the act of kind of flipping through the

[00:09:18.820]
magazine, flipping through a book. We've got that here.

[00:09:21.779]
And we did update the viewer

[00:09:24.190]
that we're using here. It is uh, it works

[00:09:26.369]
better with different accessibility tools. So

[00:09:28.548]
if you're using screen reader or

[00:09:30.570]
or other kind of browser tools, um, to

[00:09:32.750]
reach every learner. This new interface,

[00:09:35.580]
not only the viewer, but just other changes

[00:09:37.619]
we make kind of upped our um, compliance

[00:09:40.335]
with different accessibility tools.

[00:09:42.433]
Um, we have more details on that on our website.

[00:09:44.875]
Actually, if you scroll to the bottom, let me go back

[00:09:47.104]
out uh, to the results here. If you

[00:09:49.154]
scroll to the bottom of most of our pages,

[00:09:51.423]
there's a link out to our accessibility

[00:09:53.604]
statement

[00:09:55.418]
right at the bottom of the page. Plus you can get

[00:09:57.469]
to our V. A. Directory. So if you really need

[00:09:59.639]
to get into the weeds on accessibility

[00:10:01.649]
we've got a lot of great content here. And then of course

[00:10:03.788]
you can always reach out to the Gale team.

[00:10:06.399]
Um But let's jump back into the article

[00:10:08.408]
here. So

[00:10:10.580]
the viewer allows um

[00:10:13.519]
for a lot of kind of um, interaction

[00:10:16.219]
with the uh, with the images,

[00:10:18.349]
we have the arrows over here on the right and left,

[00:10:20.599]
so I can flip through it or I on

[00:10:22.960]
a um

[00:10:24.849]
uh, touch screen, I'd be able to actually

[00:10:26.960]
flip to swipe my finger and slip uh, swipe

[00:10:29.369]
the pages through.

[00:10:31.058]
Uh, you also have tools, let me just

[00:10:33.070]
go ahead and circle them embedded

[00:10:35.190]
right in the images to let you interact

[00:10:37.599]
with them. So no separate toolbar

[00:10:39.719]
or anything.

[00:10:40.979]
And really my favorite of these

[00:10:43.119]
is this kind of four co four

[00:10:45.229]
corners icon. What that's

[00:10:47.288]
gonna do. It may look familiar, it's often

[00:10:49.389]
used

[00:10:50.399]
to switch into full screen mode.

[00:10:52.538]
So we can have the magazine kind of take over

[00:10:54.798]
our screen and instead of

[00:10:56.849]
getting you know all of the database

[00:10:59.320]
headers and other stuff,

[00:11:01.570]
I just get the magazine right. I've got the

[00:11:03.619]
arrows to navigate through it. I have a plus

[00:11:05.979]
and a minus here to zoom in or out.

[00:11:08.178]
I need to I want to get a closer look at this.

[00:11:10.700]
Um uh wrinkle butt,

[00:11:12.779]
uh

[00:11:13.729]
uh turtle, I can zoom

[00:11:16.080]
right in,

[00:11:17.009]
I can zoom back out and then we

[00:11:19.038]
do have a text to speech tool

[00:11:21.259]
and it is working

[00:11:23.308]
with the text that's kind of behind the scenes

[00:11:26.149]
so we can go ahead and turn that

[00:11:28.168]
on

[00:11:29.340]
slippery swimmers. The idea that

[00:11:31.399]
sea turtles are plotting and ungraceful

[00:11:33.678]
proves untrue. As soon as biologist,

[00:11:36.080]
my house tries to catch a three ft

[00:11:38.210]
long, £350

[00:11:40.869]
go stop though. Uh,

[00:11:42.950]
but great tool to be able to again reach

[00:11:45.259]
more learners if we have kids who are maybe

[00:11:47.678]
absorbed more when they're listening rather than reading,

[00:11:49.979]
you've got that that tool as well.

[00:11:52.840]
All right so the full screen would be really handy

[00:11:55.759]
but let me go back to the database view,

[00:11:59.239]
And I'll show you some other tools here.

[00:12:01.428]
So over on the left, we

[00:12:03.538]
have um, basically

[00:12:05.658]
the details around the article. I can open

[00:12:07.798]
up the table of contents and

[00:12:10.418]
actually get to the whole issue

[00:12:12.849]
because again, it's staying true to the print.

[00:12:15.538]
What it did was really just opens us up

[00:12:17.960]
to

[00:12:19.058]
this sea turtle article in this issue.

[00:12:21.479]
If I go back another page, you'll see. We're actually

[00:12:23.889]
in the magazine. So this is the previous o article

[00:12:26.408]
about Otters.

[00:12:27.580]
So the table of contents here just lets you browse

[00:12:29.960]
through that whole magazine if you'd like or get

[00:12:32.048]
back to where you need to be.

[00:12:33.859]
You can search within the article,

[00:12:35.918]
it's also gonna show you where your search term

[00:12:38.149]
hits are. So of course this whole article

[00:12:40.428]
is about sea turtles. Uh so,

[00:12:42.639]
you know, all pages mention it,

[00:12:44.719]
but this can be handy if you are, you

[00:12:46.759]
know, maybe there's just a mention of sea turtles in another

[00:12:49.019]
article about, you know, uh marine

[00:12:51.058]
life or something. We can zero in on that

[00:12:54.288]
then there's a quick dictionary look up. We're

[00:12:56.349]
using Merriam Webster's uh, kids dictionary

[00:12:58.500]
here. So you can pull a term maybe from the article

[00:13:00.609]
and search here.

[00:13:02.298]
and then our full citation for the

[00:13:04.399]
article. So what issue is it coming from

[00:13:06.599]
the author? All of those things kids would need

[00:13:08.798]
if they were going to, you know, build a work

[00:13:10.989]
cited uh page or bibliography,

[00:13:13.690]
although we have another trick in our book for that.

[00:13:15.798]
Let me go ahead. And

[00:13:18.450]
point it out here,

[00:13:20.710]
our site tool actually builds

[00:13:22.750]
a citation for students.

[00:13:24.769]
So of course this is always important in research.

[00:13:27.239]
We want to know where we got, you know,

[00:13:29.379]
our information.

[00:13:30.759]
And the site tool uses four

[00:13:33.090]
different citation styles M L A

[00:13:35.489]
a p a Chicago and Harvard

[00:13:37.590]
that I could just copy and paste and put right

[00:13:39.678]
in my bibliography. So depending

[00:13:41.750]
on the age of the user you're working with,

[00:13:43.820]
you know, especially in elementary school, they may

[00:13:45.940]
not be familiar with these specific styles

[00:13:48.009]
yet, but they can build their citations

[00:13:50.524]
from the full citation over there on the left. But if

[00:13:52.604]
we're working with say 1/7 grader, you

[00:13:54.764]
know, this might be something they're starting to learn about

[00:13:56.783]
different styles. May have particular needs from

[00:13:59.104]
uh, the classroom, uh, around

[00:14:01.264]
styles. They can pull this,

[00:14:03.303]
put it right through their bibliography or export

[00:14:05.484]
out to these tools here, like noodle tools,

[00:14:07.585]
easy bib and so on.

[00:14:10.009]
And so really handy make it easy

[00:14:12.210]
for them to cite their sources.

[00:14:15.250]
Now I mentioned before, we are a little

[00:14:17.259]
limited. Um, there are some restrictions

[00:14:19.428]
that Nat Geo places on us,

[00:14:21.450]
you'll notice really. The only thing we can do

[00:14:23.538]
with this article aside from of course reading it on

[00:14:25.619]
the screen is print it, it's gonna give

[00:14:27.710]
you the option to print now

[00:14:29.769]
by default it is printing the

[00:14:31.908]
whole issue, so you can just change

[00:14:33.928]
that to the pages of the article. So this one

[00:14:36.048]
starts on page 24

[00:14:38.750]
and I think it went through, I think it was that whole

[00:14:40.960]
next page too. So what

[00:14:42.979]
a page. Uh let's see, that would be 27

[00:14:45.928]
I can print just those pages. It'll give you a preview,

[00:14:48.219]
like a P. D. F. Preview so you can make sure that's

[00:14:50.259]
what you want.

[00:14:51.340]
Um But printing is really our only option.

[00:14:53.529]
Unfortunately we can't download the magazine

[00:14:55.690]
or book content, we can't email it,

[00:14:58.200]
we can really only print it.

[00:15:00.408]
So just something that's a little different.

[00:15:02.629]
Your other databases typically don't have that restriction.

[00:15:05.489]
Um But again Nat Geo is

[00:15:07.529]
uh you know very protective of its content.

[00:15:09.719]
Um So we are uh

[00:15:12.399]
uh limiting the retrieval options

[00:15:14.519]
as we would call them here

[00:15:18.558]
All right. So there's a look at some of our results

[00:15:20.739]
for uh the mega. Well actually we just looked

[00:15:22.808]
at one. Let me jump back out to the results, but all of

[00:15:24.879]
our articles are going to mimic the same format.

[00:15:27.239]
So if I jump into the second one again,

[00:15:29.538]
the two page view, the viewer

[00:15:31.700]
tools here and here, over

[00:15:33.820]
on the left, the arrows to move between

[00:15:37.629]
And it can again you know kind of get

[00:15:39.969]
to the entire issue from here so

[00:15:42.798]
we can move through

[00:15:44.219]
some of the puzzles things like that.

[00:15:48.340]
so I'm gonna move over to book content

[00:15:50.690]
and I'm just gonna do that by using the

[00:15:52.739]
header up here at the top.

[00:15:55.239]
and we've got a few different books. Now.

[00:15:57.658]
I'm going to in the chat kind of while

[00:15:59.840]
I talk about this, load up

[00:16:02.178]
a title list for um,

[00:16:04.239]
National Geographic Kids because it

[00:16:06.340]
gives you

[00:16:08.450]
the uh

[00:16:10.548]
reading level for all of the books

[00:16:12.849]
that are in

[00:16:14.779]
this resource,

[00:16:16.808]
we can't see them here.

[00:16:19.918]
in the results. There we go. I just uploaded

[00:16:22.210]
it. Um We can't see a reading level

[00:16:24.408]
here but the covers of the book sometimes

[00:16:26.609]
are you know just a good indicator, you can see the reader

[00:16:28.719]
number. Um or you

[00:16:30.849]
know something that looks more like a picture book versus

[00:16:33.349]
you know a middle reader or something like that.

[00:16:36.239]
So covers can be you know kind of a visual

[00:16:38.428]
queue. But that title list will give

[00:16:40.548]
you a much more uh specific

[00:16:43.129]
reading level uh and grade level

[00:16:45.149]
for each of the books in the collection

[00:16:47.609]
And like our other

[00:16:50.058]
Um Meg or like our magazine viewer. The

[00:16:52.158]
book viewer is actually gonna work the same way

[00:16:54.719]
here. We've pulled the book off the shelf

[00:16:56.940]
and hold in our hands, looking at the cover,

[00:16:59.509]
we can open up and we've got everything,

[00:17:01.779]
the cover pages, the copyright

[00:17:04.269]
info, all of that.

[00:17:05.709]
Again, over on the left, we'll have a table

[00:17:07.779]
of content. So if I want to, you know, maybe

[00:17:09.789]
move forward in the book and read about how

[00:17:11.959]
uh sea turtles build their nests.

[00:17:15.068]
I can just jump to that section,

[00:17:18.789]
and again, these are nice scans.

[00:17:21.088]
So sometimes you'll see it are a little spinner kind

[00:17:23.309]
of working on that for a minute. Uh It takes

[00:17:25.858]
a little time sometimes to load out, but

[00:17:28.078]
again, high quality stuff

[00:17:31.068]
So I have an entire book here about sea turtles

[00:17:35.368]
and we can check out some of our other results too.

[00:17:37.529]
We've got some video content.

[00:17:39.858]
Uh, and again, pictures

[00:17:42.509]
and these are downloadable, so

[00:17:44.699]
I can just do a right mouse click

[00:17:46.750]
copy and paste that image.

[00:17:49.000]
Um, or save it

[00:17:51.219]
You're able to work with over 9000,

[00:17:53.789]
downloadable images in the collection.

[00:17:58.449]
So when you're searching, it kind of brings

[00:18:00.568]
you across the resource,

[00:18:04.309]
Let's try another one. Say here on the water cycle.

[00:18:07.759]
And it looks like we've got some magazine hits, some

[00:18:09.900]
books.

[00:18:11.779]
Ok. And I did want to highlight the video

[00:18:14.140]
content. So these are typically

[00:18:16.618]
um you know, less than about five minutes

[00:18:18.729]
long automatically. We have

[00:18:20.769]
the closed captioning turned on, we

[00:18:22.789]
display a broadcast transcript.

[00:18:25.400]
Uh But let's go ahead and let me

[00:18:27.578]
unmute this so you can hear it.

[00:18:30.170]
326 million cubic

[00:18:32.559]
miles.

[00:18:34.029]
that's how much water there is enough.

[00:18:36.380]
But that can make a nice introduction

[00:18:38.449]
to a topic. It can again engage

[00:18:40.949]
the users, particularly the younger viewers

[00:18:43.009]
with uh with video content. And

[00:18:45.348]
of course because it's N. G. O. You're working

[00:18:47.410]
with great uh great videos

[00:18:49.739]
now let's say I want to kick off

[00:18:51.920]
a lesson about the water cycle around

[00:18:54.689]
um this video

[00:18:56.259]
I want to send my students to it.

[00:18:58.358]
There are a few different ways I can do that.

[00:19:00.719]
One is by using our get

[00:19:03.269]
link tool, get link

[00:19:05.338]
up here in the toolbar. Same place we saw the site

[00:19:07.759]
tool of the print option.

[00:19:10.410]
This will let me

[00:19:12.368]
Sorry, let me get rid of my drawings here. So I can actually

[00:19:14.400]
click it. Get link will give

[00:19:16.529]
me a persistent U. R. L. Or

[00:19:18.568]
pearl to go along

[00:19:20.689]
with this video. And this

[00:19:22.890]
is just A U. R. L. So I can put

[00:19:24.930]
it wherever I would normally put A U. R. L.

[00:19:27.390]
Embed it on a web page,

[00:19:29.469]
Put it in uh

[00:19:31.650]
You know they've got some sort of learning management system

[00:19:34.049]
like canvas or

[00:19:36.209]
um oh shoot what's the there's a new one

[00:19:38.618]
well new to me seesaw uh one

[00:19:40.680]
I'm hearing more and more about for younger kids.

[00:19:43.640]
You can put these links wherever a link would normally

[00:19:46.108]
go and when someone clicks it,

[00:19:48.199]
they land right here in the database

[00:19:50.250]
on this video. They don't have to

[00:19:52.699]
you know find the database,

[00:19:54.799]
find the right video and then view it,

[00:19:56.890]
they're there in one click

[00:19:58.529]
so get link is really powerful. It

[00:20:00.588]
lets you put your users right

[00:20:02.598]
where you want them and you're gonna see it more often

[00:20:04.880]
than not. It's here in individual documents.

[00:20:07.328]
But if I go back out to my results,

[00:20:09.368]
it's on this page as well. So I could

[00:20:11.618]
I could use the Git link for this page and

[00:20:13.769]
send students to it.

[00:20:15.390]
If I'm in the public library and I know,

[00:20:17.549]
you know they're working on the watch cycle. I want to help

[00:20:19.719]
support research. I can put this on

[00:20:21.900]
our web page again. I'm working

[00:20:24.410]
you know in the library as a teacher librarian.

[00:20:26.529]
I want to push this out to the third grade

[00:20:28.729]
teachers because I know they're gonna be covering water cycle

[00:20:30.828]
this year again get link

[00:20:33.130]
is a really powerful way to put folks right

[00:20:35.640]
in your library resources

[00:20:37.809]
right where you want them.

[00:20:41.000]
So let me just check the chat and Q and a

[00:20:43.049]
see if anything's come in so far.

[00:20:46.380]
It's like

[00:20:47.209]
we're in good shape. So I want to show you

[00:20:49.299]
a few more things here

[00:20:51.959]
I'm gonna jump back to that home page and show

[00:20:54.088]
you some of the browse tools because of course

[00:20:56.449]
most of our end users are gonna search,

[00:20:58.559]
you know, they know what they're after. I

[00:21:00.699]
like the browse though for discovery.

[00:21:02.750]
You know, finding something interesting. We actually

[00:21:05.019]
have found that

[00:21:06.910]
Average session time and our Nat Geo

[00:21:08.979]
database is about twice that of

[00:21:11.009]
our other databases folks just get caught up

[00:21:13.108]
in the content.

[00:21:14.328]
Um But it's also handy for you to know kind

[00:21:16.630]
of to know what's here. So

[00:21:18.670]
I loaded that title list for the eBooks

[00:21:21.019]
and actually when you're on the home page, if

[00:21:23.199]
you click into the books

[00:21:25.469]
into the browse, you get all

[00:21:27.549]
of them and you can browse right here

[00:21:29.568]
and see what's you know basically on the electronic

[00:21:31.890]
shelf. This is where the filter

[00:21:34.150]
tool can come in handy. So if I open up subjects,

[00:21:37.150]
I want animal books, I want marine animal

[00:21:39.328]
books, I want dogs, lots of lots of animal

[00:21:41.529]
content and that geo I want animal

[00:21:43.910]
rescue, I want holidays

[00:21:45.989]
just to click and it'll filter

[00:21:48.400]
and show you the results that go along with that.

[00:21:51.559]
and then if you want to keep browsing, I can just x

[00:21:53.739]
out holidays and go back

[00:21:55.959]
to subjects. Maybe I'm looking for things relating

[00:21:58.098]
to space,

[00:21:59.959]
and I can

[00:22:01.390]
again, filter

[00:22:04.598]
and then of course you've got

[00:22:07.519]
you know, the viewer. Again, you can just flip through

[00:22:09.699]
the book

[00:22:11.380]
So I wanna share this is more of a picture

[00:22:13.640]
book. Wait, let me actually get in a few pages

[00:22:15.680]
here.

[00:22:17.189]
and we'll uh

[00:22:19.729]
can kind of get a look at some of the text.

[00:22:28.289]
a little bit further in. But I think there's

[00:22:30.348]
gonna be this seems to be more of a picture book.

[00:22:32.630]
I just guessing from the cover. Uh

[00:22:34.868]
But yeah not a ton of texts but some

[00:22:36.959]
good facts. I want to start maybe here with

[00:22:39.380]
third or fourth graders Again

[00:22:41.459]
get link and drop them right into the book

[00:22:46.618]
Now I could also

[00:22:49.068]
use another tool to drop

[00:22:51.150]
them right here. Gatling is a little

[00:22:53.400]
more manual. It's universal.

[00:22:55.799]
You can take a U. R. L. Practically anywhere

[00:22:57.809]
but it's on the you know, user to kind of put

[00:23:00.019]
it where they want it

[00:23:01.660]
one of the new features we added with the

[00:23:03.848]
release this summer

[00:23:06.118]
is our shared a google classroom

[00:23:08.338]
tool.

[00:23:09.880]
So if you're already a google classroom user

[00:23:12.239]
that might, that icon might look familiar,

[00:23:14.469]
what it's gonna do is just

[00:23:16.500]
start me down the path to posting

[00:23:19.660]
to my google classroom stream.

[00:23:22.049]
So it pops up this little wizard

[00:23:24.189]
like tool

[00:23:25.519]
shared a classroom, where do I want to put

[00:23:27.598]
this? I'm gonna put it in Ms Knibloe fourth grade classroom,

[00:23:31.338]
and I'm gonna create an assignment out of

[00:23:33.479]
it, click go. And what we've

[00:23:35.618]
done here is if I open this

[00:23:37.680]
up a little more you'll see. It's just embedding

[00:23:39.900]
that get link U. R. L.

[00:23:42.449]
and forgive my very brief

[00:23:44.539]
instructions here I assign it.

[00:23:47.170]
It works for a minute. it's posted

[00:23:49.368]
to my class

[00:23:51.358]
and my students will see this pop

[00:23:53.459]
up in the classroom stream

[00:23:55.779]
and it sometimes takes a minute for

[00:23:57.838]
that link to show up on the page here.

[00:23:59.848]
I'm a little impatient, so I'm gonna jump right to class

[00:24:02.160]
work so we can see it but there it is

[00:24:04.309]
embedded

[00:24:05.719]
and with one click

[00:24:07.539]
they land on that book.

[00:24:09.799]
Hi. So fully

[00:24:12.199]
integrated with google classroom and

[00:24:14.729]
we can uh talk about other

[00:24:16.769]
L. M. S options here in a minute uh because

[00:24:19.088]
I can't quite demonstrate those on the right from

[00:24:21.140]
here but I do want to mention those so we'll

[00:24:23.209]
come back.

[00:24:24.328]
Uh talk about that.

[00:24:26.410]
Oh whoops, I'm in the wrong pages here

[00:24:28.930]
Mhm. So

[00:24:31.029]
the last thing I wanted to share

[00:24:33.420]
again is just some more of the browsing options.

[00:24:35.689]
So if I jump back to the home page again we can browse

[00:24:38.108]
all of the videos, all of the pictures,

[00:24:40.469]
those are both in the title list too.

[00:24:42.910]
So you can you know see the list there

[00:24:44.930]
or you can of course pull them right from the browse

[00:24:46.949]
list. p

[00:24:49.318]
me, We also

[00:24:51.598]
have.

[00:24:53.430]
The ability to browse magazines

[00:24:55.568]
and oops I guess so I didn't make my circle quite big

[00:24:57.588]
enough explore topics here from

[00:24:59.729]
the toolbar on the home page and

[00:25:01.969]
the Browse magazines is exactly that you

[00:25:04.098]
can browse the issues that are in

[00:25:06.150]
in the resource. So again we go back to

[00:25:08.368]
2009.

[00:25:10.029]
and we do have a bit of an embargo. We have

[00:25:12.130]
to wait for National Geographic Kids magazine,

[00:25:14.650]
we have to wait 90 days from the

[00:25:16.660]
the date on the mass tad before we can include it

[00:25:18.719]
in the resource so you'll see a bit of a lag

[00:25:21.118]
here.

[00:25:22.108]
Uh But other than that we have all of these

[00:25:24.328]
issues so kids can just load up

[00:25:27.588]
the special forest issue and dive

[00:25:29.689]
right in and flip through it

[00:25:31.890]
and this is again the

[00:25:33.969]
whole magazine, everything is scanned

[00:25:36.019]
here. So if I open up the table of contents

[00:25:39.259]
I can get to say all the fun puzzles

[00:25:41.719]
and trivia and stuff like that. That's in every

[00:25:43.789]
issue. And again, you can always print

[00:25:45.979]
out from the content. So I could make maybe

[00:25:48.479]
a, you know, fun activity in the library

[00:25:50.979]
or maybe something in the classroom,

[00:25:53.769]
You know share some artwork uh that kids

[00:25:55.979]
have submitted. So you know you've got

[00:25:58.108]
the whole thing here, there's tons of great

[00:26:00.199]
content here,

[00:26:02.400]
and then the explore topics just is

[00:26:04.439]
more of a discovery tool, kind of hits the six

[00:26:06.519]
major areas that Nat Geo uh really,

[00:26:09.269]
you know, kind of specializes in and highlights

[00:26:11.719]
some of the content in this case relating to the environment.

[00:26:15.189]
So again just a nice discovery. If kids

[00:26:17.259]
have a choice maybe in what they're, you know researching.

[00:26:20.088]
This can be a fun way for them to find something too.

[00:26:22.410]
So really brows

[00:26:24.259]
uh resource. But

[00:26:26.368]
of course search is often

[00:26:28.479]
our favorite. So kids kind of dive in.

[00:26:30.489]
If I'm looking for manatee

[00:26:32.670]
is my favorite.

[00:26:34.049]
Can dive right in

[00:26:37.630]
So let me check the chat and the Q.

[00:26:39.709]
And A. And I think we're in good shape.

[00:26:41.969]
I want to talk to you about support and other learning

[00:26:44.170]
management systems. So I'm gonna pop back to the power

[00:26:46.608]
point here for a minute.

[00:26:48.039]
So we saw the google classroom integration.

[00:26:50.250]
This can also integrate into

[00:26:52.410]
tools like cannabis school

[00:26:54.299]
G. Blackboard um

[00:26:56.348]
with resources that are L.

[00:26:58.410]
T. I. At least one point. Oh compliant

[00:27:01.630]
You can actually embed the

[00:27:03.699]
content into the learning management

[00:27:06.059]
system. So the student doesn't even leave that

[00:27:08.140]
environment. They don't go out to the database.

[00:27:10.750]
The database kind of comes to them through

[00:27:13.039]
the L. M. S. So this is what this article

[00:27:15.338]
on dolphins would look like inside

[00:27:17.769]
uh an assignment or

[00:27:19.799]
uh um materials inside canvas

[00:27:22.160]
are school so it is

[00:27:24.189]
a great way to again kind of keep

[00:27:26.368]
them in the regular school environment

[00:27:28.489]
but bring this library content to

[00:27:30.500]
them. And the nice thing is it counts.

[00:27:32.969]
You get that usage uh counts

[00:27:35.529]
in your use reports on the databases

[00:27:37.809]
even if it comes to them through the L. M. S. So

[00:27:39.979]
that's what the L. T. I. Integration

[00:27:42.449]
uh really does for you. So you want

[00:27:44.608]
to know more about this, That's what I'm

[00:27:46.618]
gonna recommend you get in touch with your Gale team.

[00:27:48.848]
So let's talk a bit about support.

[00:27:51.519]
support dot Gale dot com slash

[00:27:53.680]
c. A. K. 12 will take

[00:27:55.890]
you to our custom support site for the California

[00:27:58.848]
uh statewide program that Gale is a part

[00:28:01.019]
of you can generate your access

[00:28:03.039]
U. R. L. S. You can get all of our database

[00:28:05.779]
icons. Mark records, things like that, the

[00:28:07.848]
title lists

[00:28:09.140]
um All of our training materials,

[00:28:11.180]
our free market. materials to help

[00:28:13.535]
you know boost usage. Lots of good

[00:28:15.674]
stuff out there. And the things like tutorials

[00:28:18.084]
are for the end users talk to them about

[00:28:20.114]
how to use the site tool, um how

[00:28:22.213]
to use get link, that type of thing. So some

[00:28:24.434]
good stuff to share with your teachers with students

[00:28:26.664]
with patrons. Um Lots

[00:28:29.184]
of things you don't have to recreate the wheel. We've done

[00:28:31.334]
a lot of the work

[00:28:33.519]
And then of course when you've got questions, you can always

[00:28:35.858]
reach out to your Gale team. Again, I'm your trainer.

[00:28:38.098]
You'll get a follow up email from me tomorrow

[00:28:40.180]
around this time. Uh That gives you

[00:28:42.269]
all of this contact info, our support site,

[00:28:44.489]
all of that. Um And you can

[00:28:46.529]
feel free to reach out to me if I don't have the answer.

[00:28:48.578]
I'm a librarian too. So I know where to go to get

[00:28:50.848]
it. Um If you want to dig in on that learning

[00:28:53.009]
management system uh integration,

[00:28:55.199]
then your customer success manager is a good

[00:28:57.209]
person to get to know. They really regardless

[00:28:59.959]
are a good person to get to know at gale. They can

[00:29:02.019]
help with usage questions, access

[00:29:04.380]
database questions and

[00:29:06.469]
they specialize by library type. So if you're in

[00:29:08.489]
a K. 12 setting, that's who they work with all the

[00:29:10.568]
time and can understand your challenges,

[00:29:13.259]
same thing in a in a public library

[00:29:15.930]
uh you can also reach out of course always to your

[00:29:17.939]
Gale account rep, they're great, you

[00:29:20.019]
know, they have font of information.

[00:29:22.039]
and uh they have

[00:29:24.118]
uh the ability usually to come visit you should

[00:29:26.289]
you need that. So they're generally more local.

[00:29:29.039]
Uh And then of course our tech support is available,

[00:29:31.338]
you can get us at the 800 number. And tech

[00:29:33.420]
support is option four on the phone menu.

[00:29:35.858]
So if you're experiencing an issue or anything

[00:29:37.939]
it's always I think good to talk to them right then

[00:29:40.118]
when it's happening so I love the 800

[00:29:42.229]
number but you can also get in touch with them via email

[00:29:44.660]
uh and they'll get back to you as quickly as possible

[00:29:46.838]
so no shortage of places

[00:29:49.118]
to go for help. Don't suffer in silence. Do

[00:29:51.279]
reach out when you've got questions or be

[00:29:53.309]
bad for us.

[00:29:55.199]
and with that I'll say thank you so much for tuning

[00:29:57.539]
in today, I'm gonna stick around and see if there are

[00:29:59.640]
any more questions. Uh But again

[00:30:01.930]
keep an eye out for that email that will come to you around

[00:30:03.969]
this time tomorrow with a follow up

[00:30:05.989]
from the session. So

[00:30:08.239]
uh thanks everybody for tuning in.

[00:30:10.259]
I hope this was helpful and that the uh resource

[00:30:12.848]
will come in handy to you, um certainly

[00:30:14.880]
this school year, but really any time

[00:30:17.039]
and that the improvements we made to it

[00:30:19.180]
um work well for you and your users.

[00:30:21.680]
Thanks everybody.
© 2023 Gale, A Cengage Company