All right. Hello and welcome everybody.
I'm Stacey Knibloe your Gale trainer
for California. Glad to be
with you to take a look at our
uh National Geographic Resource.
Uh We have a good amount of time to cover
what we want. So do feel free to use the chat,
the Q. And A. If you want
to make sure there's anything I'm gonna cover
or uh of course I have any questions.
I am happy to take those
along the way. Uh Or of course
right now so
let's talk a little bit we want
to uh in this session our
engaging young science learners with National
Geographic Kids is give you a quick
resource refresher. So this has been
available for a little while but I just want to remind
you what's there and then really we're gonna spend
most of our time in the resource. We had
a release this summer that updated the
interface, added some new tools
uh and we really wanted to provide.
just a little info on uh what's new
but also make sure you're comfortable with all the tools
that are that are already there and are aware
of all the content and how you can put it to
work in the library in the classroom.
We'll also talk about sharing content
from the resource getting in front of students
and other learners. Uh and always
and as always we'll wrap up with the support
you can receive from Gale when you've got
questions about any of these resources,
So again just to kind of make
sure I hit the things you want to see, feel
free to make use of the chat, you should
be able to send me chats now.
I think it might have been disabled earlier in the session
zoom seems to be resetting that every
time I start a webinar. So
um feel free to send me a chat there or
use the uh Q. And a tool and I'm
happy to uh make sure I cover
anything you want to see. This is really your session
And the resources um
that National Geographic is a part of
come to you through the California, K-12
online content project and
you can of course access the resources there but
we have set up access for each school
district and public library in California.
Uh again I'm gonna share our, you know, support
when we wrap up.
you can generate your access U. R. L. S. And
get lots of other good stuff on our support site.
Uh The nice thing about these resources is
they're all geo
authenticated meaning if they
know you're in California, they just
let you in. No need for passwords
or library card numbers or anything.
Um We can also set up off the other authentication
methods if uh there are ones that
interest your institution. Uh But
G. O. Is uh kind of our default
for our California resources.
and of course one of those is National Geographic
Kids. So kind of an evergreen tool.
Uh One of the librarians I work with
always likes to say you never outgrow National
Geographic Kids. Um and I think that's
true, it's great content.
Um You of course have the magazine and the
collection and we have that going back to
2009. So you can browse past
issues um and of course find
content to help support uh research
and instruction. You also
have over 200 videos for National
Geographic, a great kind of starting point
grab kids attention. Uh if they're
more kind of visual learners, you've
got over 650 full text
eBooks and the collection as well published
by Nat Geo
and over 900 downloadable.
Images, which is nice. Um The uh
content from Net of course is
outstanding. Um and they are
very protective of it, we'll talk about it uh that
a little bit more when we get into the resource too. But
those downloadable images are
really handy because it's not generally something they
like to do. So we're pleased to be able to offer
This resource has unlimited use
so you can get in there and use it as much as you like.
The magazine. The eBooks are
all kind of varied reading levels. We'll
talk a bit more about that too when we get in there.
Uh But it's available to everybody at your
school. So if you've got an eighth grader you wanna put in
this resource, they of course have
have access to it. You have an adult you want to put
in this resource, everybody's got access.
with that let's go ahead and take a look at the new
interface. It is. Um
something that released this summer and it just
happened automatically. There was no need
for um our uh libraries
or schools to do anything. It just launched
uh with some enhancements and again
here's that California K 12 online pro
content project page and can
see the G resources Britannic,
all of their uh digital resources available
over here on the right, you can always get them from there.
However, I'm not coming to you from California
so the geo authentication won't work for me. I've
gone ahead and just launched our menu
here so I can get into the Resource
So the home page has
a different look and feel but
really what's there hasn't changed. The
home page of really most
scale resources are there to give
you a chance to dive right in with a search
when you know your topic and you're off and running
but also wants to encourage discovery.
So we give you some browse options here. You can
browse some magazine articles
that our editors have chosen to highlight.
You can browse some book content
videos, pictures, just
things to grab attention. We usually change
the home page out every month or so
just to give um you know a fresh
look at content uh for users who are
in here often. Uh But it's a great
way too to just kind of realize what's
here. The home page is showing
you, you've got the magazine, you've got books, you've got videos
and so on. So it's a nice reinforcement
if you're not familiar with the resource to kind
of get to know what's here.
Uh So we are gonna dive right in with
a search and then we'll talk about some of the
new features and working with results.
Uh We're gonna come back to the home page and browse a little
bit though there are a few tips I want to share for
uh our teacher librarians, our librarians,
our teachers um that may
uh they may find candy. So let's dive in
right though, let's say we've got a student who
uh is uh maybe a first, you
know, , researching an animal.
And they're gonna go with sea
So sending your search out
is gonna look across all of the different types
of content in the resource
and like most of our databases
we break down the content
the types of sources it's coming
from. So you'll see here across
the top. We used to do this down the left hand
side in the previous interface. Now we've
just pushed it to the top, you can get a quick
summary of how many hits you have.
And again, where they're coming from. So we find
of course magazine articles, books,
videos, pictures, magazine covers,
even which is something special.
We do for national geographic content.
They are generally so uh recognizable
by covers. They kind of stick. If I jump
down a bit we can see those. So basically
what I did was find any covers that had sea turtles
on them. Uh so I Oh yes, that's
the issue I wanted and I can dive right in.
So something kind of fun with the magazine
but really the good stuff kind of appears
uh well it's all good stuff. Uh but the
uh the content you might be using if you're writing an animal
report is probably gonna appear up top. So
magazine articles, books and so on are all
kind of how we get started.
you'll see over on the right, you have the ability
to filter your results so you can choose
things like subjects person
by or about if it should be you
know need it for that result. Uh document
type, this kind of thing you can really
filter in but it is
a smaller collection so that's there
if you need it. But generally we find with
National Geographic Kids you can kind of jump right into
uh the magazine, let's go ahead and take a look
closer look at these. So we show just a couple
quick thumbnail views of the first three
results. If I click on more kids magazine
or even just the header here,
I'll jump right it and can view all 60 of
and again you get the thumbnail view of the pages
where your articles are on. Um So some
of them we can see like this first one art
zone I can see there's you know an image of a of
a turtle there. That's why I got this one back. So you
kind of these visual cues
but we are sorting by newest articles.
So you get kind of the newest contact first
which you know, typical, you're looking at science things. Science
related is a good thing.
Uh, but what we can also do is there's
a sort by option,
uh above our results. So I could change
that and you know, depending on your search,
you may need that trick in in your pocket.
So I'm gonna go ahead and choose relevance in
this case. And what it will do is just kind of push
my sea turtle articles up to the top
I also filtering by subjects could
have done the same thing. So she's usually more than one
way to do things in our resources.
But now I can kind of see these articles that are
all about sea turtles right up to
the top of my page,
and one of the uh ways
that we work with National Geographic
is to stay true to
their original publications. So
with all of the magazines the books
you're gonna actually view it like you would if
you've taken it off the shelf and are flipping through
it. Two page view. It's kind
of like we're working with a P. D. F. Here, everything's
been scanned. Um Of course they do
a really nice job with that. Um Really
high quality scans uh And
it just mimics what you would have in the print experience.
And we find the end users like that as
well. You know, the act of kind of flipping through the
magazine, flipping through a book. We've got that here.
And we did update the viewer
that we're using here. It is uh, it works
better with different accessibility tools. So
if you're using screen reader or
or other kind of browser tools, um, to
reach every learner. This new interface,
not only the viewer, but just other changes
we make kind of upped our um, compliance
with different accessibility tools.
Um, we have more details on that on our website.
Actually, if you scroll to the bottom, let me go back
out uh, to the results here. If you
scroll to the bottom of most of our pages,
there's a link out to our accessibility
right at the bottom of the page. Plus you can get
to our V. A. Directory. So if you really need
to get into the weeds on accessibility
we've got a lot of great content here. And then of course
you can always reach out to the Gale team.
Um But let's jump back into the article
the viewer allows um
for a lot of kind of um, interaction
with the uh, with the images,
we have the arrows over here on the right and left,
so I can flip through it or I on
uh, touch screen, I'd be able to actually
flip to swipe my finger and slip uh, swipe
the pages through.
Uh, you also have tools, let me just
go ahead and circle them embedded
right in the images to let you interact
with them. So no separate toolbar
And really my favorite of these
is this kind of four co four
corners icon. What that's
gonna do. It may look familiar, it's often
to switch into full screen mode.
So we can have the magazine kind of take over
our screen and instead of
getting you know all of the database
headers and other stuff,
I just get the magazine right. I've got the
arrows to navigate through it. I have a plus
and a minus here to zoom in or out.
I need to I want to get a closer look at this.
Um uh wrinkle butt,
uh turtle, I can zoom
I can zoom back out and then we
do have a text to speech tool
and it is working
with the text that's kind of behind the scenes
so we can go ahead and turn that
slippery swimmers. The idea that
sea turtles are plotting and ungraceful
proves untrue. As soon as biologist,
my house tries to catch a three ft
go stop though. Uh,
but great tool to be able to again reach
more learners if we have kids who are maybe
absorbed more when they're listening rather than reading,
you've got that that tool as well.
All right so the full screen would be really handy
but let me go back to the database view,
And I'll show you some other tools here.
So over on the left, we
have um, basically
the details around the article. I can open
up the table of contents and
actually get to the whole issue
because again, it's staying true to the print.
What it did was really just opens us up
this sea turtle article in this issue.
If I go back another page, you'll see. We're actually
in the magazine. So this is the previous o article
So the table of contents here just lets you browse
through that whole magazine if you'd like or get
back to where you need to be.
You can search within the article,
it's also gonna show you where your search term
hits are. So of course this whole article
is about sea turtles. Uh so,
you know, all pages mention it,
but this can be handy if you are, you
know, maybe there's just a mention of sea turtles in another
article about, you know, uh marine
life or something. We can zero in on that
then there's a quick dictionary look up. We're
using Merriam Webster's uh, kids dictionary
here. So you can pull a term maybe from the article
and search here.
and then our full citation for the
article. So what issue is it coming from
the author? All of those things kids would need
if they were going to, you know, build a work
cited uh page or bibliography,
although we have another trick in our book for that.
Let me go ahead. And
point it out here,
our site tool actually builds
a citation for students.
So of course this is always important in research.
We want to know where we got, you know,
And the site tool uses four
different citation styles M L A
a p a Chicago and Harvard
that I could just copy and paste and put right
in my bibliography. So depending
on the age of the user you're working with,
you know, especially in elementary school, they may
not be familiar with these specific styles
yet, but they can build their citations
from the full citation over there on the left. But if
we're working with say 1/7 grader, you
know, this might be something they're starting to learn about
different styles. May have particular needs from
uh, the classroom, uh, around
styles. They can pull this,
put it right through their bibliography or export
out to these tools here, like noodle tools,
easy bib and so on.
And so really handy make it easy
for them to cite their sources.
Now I mentioned before, we are a little
limited. Um, there are some restrictions
that Nat Geo places on us,
you'll notice really. The only thing we can do
with this article aside from of course reading it on
the screen is print it, it's gonna give
you the option to print now
by default it is printing the
whole issue, so you can just change
that to the pages of the article. So this one
starts on page 24
and I think it went through, I think it was that whole
next page too. So what
a page. Uh let's see, that would be 27
I can print just those pages. It'll give you a preview,
like a P. D. F. Preview so you can make sure that's
what you want.
Um But printing is really our only option.
Unfortunately we can't download the magazine
or book content, we can't email it,
we can really only print it.
So just something that's a little different.
Your other databases typically don't have that restriction.
Um But again Nat Geo is
uh you know very protective of its content.
Um So we are uh
uh limiting the retrieval options
as we would call them here
All right. So there's a look at some of our results
for uh the mega. Well actually we just looked
at one. Let me jump back out to the results, but all of
our articles are going to mimic the same format.
So if I jump into the second one again,
the two page view, the viewer
tools here and here, over
on the left, the arrows to move between
And it can again you know kind of get
to the entire issue from here so
we can move through
some of the puzzles things like that.
so I'm gonna move over to book content
and I'm just gonna do that by using the
header up here at the top.
and we've got a few different books. Now.
I'm going to in the chat kind of while
I talk about this, load up
a title list for um,
National Geographic Kids because it
reading level for all of the books
that are in
we can't see them here.
in the results. There we go. I just uploaded
it. Um We can't see a reading level
here but the covers of the book sometimes
are you know just a good indicator, you can see the reader
number. Um or you
know something that looks more like a picture book versus
you know a middle reader or something like that.
So covers can be you know kind of a visual
queue. But that title list will give
you a much more uh specific
reading level uh and grade level
for each of the books in the collection
And like our other
Um Meg or like our magazine viewer. The
book viewer is actually gonna work the same way
here. We've pulled the book off the shelf
and hold in our hands, looking at the cover,
we can open up and we've got everything,
the cover pages, the copyright
info, all of that.
Again, over on the left, we'll have a table
of content. So if I want to, you know, maybe
move forward in the book and read about how
uh sea turtles build their nests.
I can just jump to that section,
and again, these are nice scans.
So sometimes you'll see it are a little spinner kind
of working on that for a minute. Uh It takes
a little time sometimes to load out, but
again, high quality stuff
So I have an entire book here about sea turtles
and we can check out some of our other results too.
We've got some video content.
Uh, and again, pictures
and these are downloadable, so
I can just do a right mouse click
copy and paste that image.
Um, or save it
You're able to work with over 9000,
downloadable images in the collection.
So when you're searching, it kind of brings
you across the resource,
Let's try another one. Say here on the water cycle.
And it looks like we've got some magazine hits, some
Ok. And I did want to highlight the video
content. So these are typically
um you know, less than about five minutes
long automatically. We have
the closed captioning turned on, we
display a broadcast transcript.
Uh But let's go ahead and let me
unmute this so you can hear it.
326 million cubic
that's how much water there is enough.
But that can make a nice introduction
to a topic. It can again engage
the users, particularly the younger viewers
with uh with video content. And
of course because it's N. G. O. You're working
with great uh great videos
now let's say I want to kick off
a lesson about the water cycle around
um this video
I want to send my students to it.
There are a few different ways I can do that.
One is by using our get
link tool, get link
up here in the toolbar. Same place we saw the site
tool of the print option.
This will let me
Sorry, let me get rid of my drawings here. So I can actually
click it. Get link will give
me a persistent U. R. L. Or
pearl to go along
with this video. And this
is just A U. R. L. So I can put
it wherever I would normally put A U. R. L.
Embed it on a web page,
Put it in uh
You know they've got some sort of learning management system
like canvas or
um oh shoot what's the there's a new one
well new to me seesaw uh one
I'm hearing more and more about for younger kids.
You can put these links wherever a link would normally
go and when someone clicks it,
they land right here in the database
on this video. They don't have to
you know find the database,
find the right video and then view it,
they're there in one click
so get link is really powerful. It
lets you put your users right
where you want them and you're gonna see it more often
than not. It's here in individual documents.
But if I go back out to my results,
it's on this page as well. So I could
I could use the Git link for this page and
send students to it.
If I'm in the public library and I know,
you know they're working on the watch cycle. I want to help
support research. I can put this on
our web page again. I'm working
you know in the library as a teacher librarian.
I want to push this out to the third grade
teachers because I know they're gonna be covering water cycle
this year again get link
is a really powerful way to put folks right
in your library resources
right where you want them.
So let me just check the chat and Q and a
see if anything's come in so far.
we're in good shape. So I want to show you
a few more things here
I'm gonna jump back to that home page and show
you some of the browse tools because of course
most of our end users are gonna search,
you know, they know what they're after. I
like the browse though for discovery.
You know, finding something interesting. We actually
have found that
Average session time and our Nat Geo
database is about twice that of
our other databases folks just get caught up
in the content.
Um But it's also handy for you to know kind
of to know what's here. So
I loaded that title list for the eBooks
and actually when you're on the home page, if
you click into the books
into the browse, you get all
of them and you can browse right here
and see what's you know basically on the electronic
shelf. This is where the filter
tool can come in handy. So if I open up subjects,
I want animal books, I want marine animal
books, I want dogs, lots of lots of animal
content and that geo I want animal
rescue, I want holidays
just to click and it'll filter
and show you the results that go along with that.
and then if you want to keep browsing, I can just x
out holidays and go back
to subjects. Maybe I'm looking for things relating
and I can
and then of course you've got
you know, the viewer. Again, you can just flip through
So I wanna share this is more of a picture
book. Wait, let me actually get in a few pages
and we'll uh
can kind of get a look at some of the text.
a little bit further in. But I think there's
gonna be this seems to be more of a picture book.
I just guessing from the cover. Uh
But yeah not a ton of texts but some
good facts. I want to start maybe here with
third or fourth graders Again
get link and drop them right into the book
Now I could also
use another tool to drop
them right here. Gatling is a little
more manual. It's universal.
You can take a U. R. L. Practically anywhere
but it's on the you know, user to kind of put
it where they want it
one of the new features we added with the
release this summer
is our shared a google classroom
So if you're already a google classroom user
that might, that icon might look familiar,
what it's gonna do is just
start me down the path to posting
to my google classroom stream.
So it pops up this little wizard
shared a classroom, where do I want to put
this? I'm gonna put it in Ms Knibloe fourth grade classroom,
and I'm gonna create an assignment out of
it, click go. And what we've
done here is if I open this
up a little more you'll see. It's just embedding
that get link U. R. L.
and forgive my very brief
instructions here I assign it.
It works for a minute. it's posted
to my class
and my students will see this pop
up in the classroom stream
and it sometimes takes a minute for
that link to show up on the page here.
I'm a little impatient, so I'm gonna jump right to class
work so we can see it but there it is
and with one click
they land on that book.
Hi. So fully
integrated with google classroom and
we can uh talk about other
L. M. S options here in a minute uh because
I can't quite demonstrate those on the right from
here but I do want to mention those so we'll
Uh talk about that.
Oh whoops, I'm in the wrong pages here
the last thing I wanted to share
again is just some more of the browsing options.
So if I jump back to the home page again we can browse
all of the videos, all of the pictures,
those are both in the title list too.
So you can you know see the list there
or you can of course pull them right from the browse
me, We also
The ability to browse magazines
and oops I guess so I didn't make my circle quite big
enough explore topics here from
the toolbar on the home page and
the Browse magazines is exactly that you
can browse the issues that are in
in the resource. So again we go back to
and we do have a bit of an embargo. We have
to wait for National Geographic Kids magazine,
we have to wait 90 days from the
the date on the mass tad before we can include it
in the resource so you'll see a bit of a lag
Uh But other than that we have all of these
issues so kids can just load up
the special forest issue and dive
right in and flip through it
and this is again the
whole magazine, everything is scanned
here. So if I open up the table of contents
I can get to say all the fun puzzles
and trivia and stuff like that. That's in every
issue. And again, you can always print
out from the content. So I could make maybe
a, you know, fun activity in the library
or maybe something in the classroom,
You know share some artwork uh that kids
have submitted. So you know you've got
the whole thing here, there's tons of great
and then the explore topics just is
more of a discovery tool, kind of hits the six
major areas that Nat Geo uh really,
you know, kind of specializes in and highlights
some of the content in this case relating to the environment.
So again just a nice discovery. If kids
have a choice maybe in what they're, you know researching.
This can be a fun way for them to find something too.
So really brows
uh resource. But
of course search is often
our favorite. So kids kind of dive in.
If I'm looking for manatee
is my favorite.
Can dive right in
So let me check the chat and the Q.
And A. And I think we're in good shape.
I want to talk to you about support and other learning
management systems. So I'm gonna pop back to the power
point here for a minute.
So we saw the google classroom integration.
This can also integrate into
tools like cannabis school
G. Blackboard um
with resources that are L.
T. I. At least one point. Oh compliant
You can actually embed the
content into the learning management
system. So the student doesn't even leave that
environment. They don't go out to the database.
The database kind of comes to them through
the L. M. S. So this is what this article
on dolphins would look like inside
uh an assignment or
uh um materials inside canvas
are school so it is
a great way to again kind of keep
them in the regular school environment
but bring this library content to
them. And the nice thing is it counts.
You get that usage uh counts
in your use reports on the databases
even if it comes to them through the L. M. S. So
that's what the L. T. I. Integration
uh really does for you. So you want
to know more about this, That's what I'm
gonna recommend you get in touch with your Gale team.
So let's talk a bit about support.
support dot Gale dot com slash
c. A. K. 12 will take
you to our custom support site for the California
uh statewide program that Gale is a part
of you can generate your access
U. R. L. S. You can get all of our database
icons. Mark records, things like that, the
um All of our training materials,
our free market. materials to help
you know boost usage. Lots of good
stuff out there. And the things like tutorials
are for the end users talk to them about
how to use the site tool, um how
to use get link, that type of thing. So some
good stuff to share with your teachers with students
with patrons. Um Lots
of things you don't have to recreate the wheel. We've done
a lot of the work
And then of course when you've got questions, you can always
reach out to your Gale team. Again, I'm your trainer.
You'll get a follow up email from me tomorrow
around this time. Uh That gives you
all of this contact info, our support site,
all of that. Um And you can
feel free to reach out to me if I don't have the answer.
I'm a librarian too. So I know where to go to get
it. Um If you want to dig in on that learning
management system uh integration,
then your customer success manager is a good
person to get to know. They really regardless
are a good person to get to know at gale. They can
help with usage questions, access
database questions and
they specialize by library type. So if you're in
a K. 12 setting, that's who they work with all the
time and can understand your challenges,
same thing in a in a public library
uh you can also reach out of course always to your
Gale account rep, they're great, you
know, they have font of information.
and uh they have
uh the ability usually to come visit you should
you need that. So they're generally more local.
Uh And then of course our tech support is available,
you can get us at the 800 number. And tech
support is option four on the phone menu.
So if you're experiencing an issue or anything
it's always I think good to talk to them right then
when it's happening so I love the 800
number but you can also get in touch with them via email
uh and they'll get back to you as quickly as possible
so no shortage of places
to go for help. Don't suffer in silence. Do
reach out when you've got questions or be
bad for us.
and with that I'll say thank you so much for tuning
in today, I'm gonna stick around and see if there are
any more questions. Uh But again
keep an eye out for that email that will come to you around
this time tomorrow with a follow up
from the session. So
uh thanks everybody for tuning in.
I hope this was helpful and that the uh resource
will come in handy to you, um certainly
this school year, but really any time
and that the improvements we made to it
um work well for you and your users.