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Last Updated: September 08, 2022

For CA: STEM Resources from Gale for the Classroom and Library

Want to get to know the STEM resources available from Gale through California’s K-12 Online Content Project? Then this session is for you! We walked through all three resources (Gale Interactive: Science, Gale In Context: Environmental Studies, Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids) and shared ways you can incorporate them into your everyday work in the classroom, school library, and public library. 

Duration: 45 Minutes
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Hello folks. I'm Stacey Knibloe

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Gale trainer for California. Thanks

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for joining me to take a look at

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our webinar stem resources

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from Gale uh in the classroom in

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the library. What we want

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to do with this session is just provide an

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overview of the Gale resources

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that come to you through the California K

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12 online project.

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And I wanted to let you know we've got

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a couple other sessions coming up or actually

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three more sessions coming up that will dive

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deeper into each of the resources we're

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gonna given over to overview to

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in this session. Uh So if you're

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interested in attending any of those, I'm

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gonna be sharing the link for our

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our calendar for these sessions. You

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can also of course find them in all the all the California

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calendars. Um but you can

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feel free to register for those too if you'd like to dive

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a little bit deeper into one of these resources

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or of course all three.

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What we're gonna do during the session

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though is give you some an overview of

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the content and some best practices for

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each of the resources that are available

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through the statewide program.

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And up first we're gonna be taking a look at National

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Geographic Kids. Then

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we'll take a look at Gale Interactive science

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and then lastly Gale in context,

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environmental studies and as

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always we wrap up our sessions with

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a little bit of info about the Gale support

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site and how you can get in touch with your Gale team

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so that we can help you with any, anything

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you might need having to do with your Gale resources.

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So before I kind of dive in

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um I do want to make sure that I cover your

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needs during the session so feel free to

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share in the chat if there's

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anything in particular you want to be sure

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I'm gonna cover during the session, you

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know any particular feature

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or tool or you know a bit of content,

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anything like that. I'll keep my eye on

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that so I can make sure to add it to

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the session if it isn't something I was already gonna cover.

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So I really want this to be your session,

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you let me know what you need out of it.

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So again these resources come to you through

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the California K-12 online content

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project. And you can actually see the Gale databases

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are just over there on the right hand side.

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They were a more recent edition than some of the

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other databases. So I would just like

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to remind folks that they're there you can have

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of course access them through the site. But

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again I'm gonna be sharing our support site later

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and you can actually get all of your access information

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there too. And what's great about

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the databases is their geo authenticated.

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So as long as you're in California and

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you use one of the resources, no

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password required, no other form of authentication

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you're in which is always great.

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So let's go ahead and dive

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in and again give you an overview of these resources

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and share some best practices along the way.

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So at first I'm gonna start with National Geographic

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Kids. This is a resource I

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think people never outgrow. It's probably

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mostly used by elementary

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middle aged middle school aged students.

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But the content there is

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I think well loved by everybody. Let's

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go ahead and dive in.

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Now. I have um

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again, I'm the library source here.

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So you see something on the screen

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you have a question about or uh

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want me to click on and show you what it does, just

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let me know at any point.

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So, National Geographic Kids

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actually got a little interface update

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this summer. Uh so if

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you had used the resource

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prior to I think this launched

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at the beginning of

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august, you would have seen a slightly

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different look and feel we've updated, I think

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made it more modern. I think it's a little easier

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on the eyes. We've added some new tools

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and have raised the level of

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accessibility in the resource as well.

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So hopefully this is your first

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look at it. You'll be pleased with the result

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of that release. There's nothing you

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needed to do to get these updates. It just

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happens automatically. So no changes

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on your end need to be made. Uh

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so the homepage, like most of our homepages

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offer a way to kind of browse

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around the content and discover what's here

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and with National Geographic Kids,

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you have the kids magazine of course,

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it's namesake publication.

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We are, I'm gonna show you later

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how you can kinda browse the issues and we can talk about

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how far back it goes and things like that.

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But we also have a good bit of content

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from National Geographic in

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book form or a book form I guess I should

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say. Uh these are collection

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of titles that um

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we can recover to cover no special

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viewers required. We

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have um a good number of these. I'm gonna

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share the title list when we look at these a little bit closer

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later.

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And then we also receive some multimedia

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content working with that geo. So they've got

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lots of great videos and images that

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are downloadable, which is great. Um

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Of course you want a site where you got them. But we'll talk more

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about that when we get into the resource. But

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the home page just kind of gives you a scope of what's

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here.

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And then of course you've got the option as

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always with our resources

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to send off a search. And since that's what

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most users do when they get started

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in this resource, that's what I'm gonna do too.

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And we'll just dive in. As you

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can imagine tons of animal

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searches in this database. So I'm gonna go ahead

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and look up Sharks, my niece's

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favorite animal.

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And when you bring back results,

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you know, our databases are

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built for kids certainly to find

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information and use it

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to support research and the like we

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also don't want to kind of in this,

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you know, kind of subtle way help grow

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their information literacy skills too. So

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a lot of the things we do on these pages

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are to reinforce what they're working

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with here and how information gets organized.

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You'll see across the top here.

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It's telling us where our hits are coming from. We've

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got hits from the magazines from the book,

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from the videos, from some magazine

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covers, which actually gonna go ahead and scroll

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down and just mentioned that briefly. So

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one of the things we do with the content

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from Nat Geo is actually index the images

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that are on the covers. So I searched for

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sharks. It's gonna bring me back the

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page or sorry, the covers that

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have sharks on them. So you know,

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Nat Geo content is often recognize visible

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by its cover. So just a way for you to kind

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of easily identify those if they remember,

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oh, I want that issue with that have the big shark

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on it. Boom, we've got it. But

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say were you know, writing a report about

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sharks. We probably are going to be more interested in the

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content that comes up top. And if you

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look over to the right, you can filter results,

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you can narrow down your results maybe

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isolate by subject. Um

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you have

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the ability to search within. So if

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I wanted to specifically know about, you

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know what sharks are found and say the Atlantic

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ocean or something. I could search within and look

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for Atlantic ocean. Uh,

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just ways to work with the content.

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So you'll see that really in most of our databases

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when you have a search result in front of you.

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But let's go ahead and examine our results a little more

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closely here. So we've got some hits from the

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magazine and we're getting a little thumbnail view

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of the article. Um, and

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looking here at these first few pages, funky

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fish science bloopers help

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for sea otters, basically, we're getting the

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most recent articles that mentioned

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that mentioned sharks. If I go into view all

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of the results. Just a little more kids magazine

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link here, I can

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actually change the sort

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to uh, relevance,

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which I prefer in this case.

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You know, this I think

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is

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it's gonna be a great option to kind of zero

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in on the shark article. So here we

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have, you know, I think articles

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that look a little more relevant to our topic.

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Um, but currency is always important.

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So that's why they sort

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by date, particularly when, you know, we're talking

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about something science related. So

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we are certainly eager to hear

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feedback, you know, if you, if you'd rather see

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a different type of store it there, but you can always make the change.

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And again, we've got a little thumbnail view

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here of every article I'm thinking the

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shark fest one looks good, so I'm gonna click

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in. We did upgrade the viewer

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that we're using here, it is still kind of

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a pseudo pdf viewer, but

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we added a few things just to make it a little

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easier to use and to make it, I

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think a little more familiar to kind of mimic

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what kids would see, say

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with e book viewers or other

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tools like that.

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And one of those features is just

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putting the next page icons just

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here to the left and right rather than kind of before

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they were up in the

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toolbar of the article, that's just,

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you know, you can see them a little easier and actually

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if you were on a touch screen you can swipe

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to turn in the pages, which is nice. And

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then we've added the tools if you want to zoom in

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right here in the

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article rather than again kind of pushing them

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off to a toolbar so and you can

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of course lift and move the content around

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and they've done um

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really nice scans of the articles,

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so you know, so you're looking at an image

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that maybe has a map or something on it, you can,

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you can zoom in really closely without it getting too stored

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it. However, what I like to do

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with this content because we're kind of in the

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magazine here is really immerse

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in it and you'll see there's an icon,

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this one with a little four corners that

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will put the magazine into a full

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screen view and just let it take

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over my screen. So actually now I

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can kind of shrink it back down to the two

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page view

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and just work through this article,

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you know, as needed.

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And again can kind of go through these

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facts, we've got a little game over on

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the right.

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You know, you can get lots of good info here for my animal

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report.

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Let me go ahead and leave that full screen and we'll talk

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about some of the other features. Now in

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our agreement with Nat Geo, we don't

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have the option to download the

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magazine content or

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um, email it or anything, but you will

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see there's a print option. So if there's content

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you want to share, say for example,

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you know, we want to use this game or something

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in the classroom or maybe a little activity in the library,

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you can always print the content.

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Just note that you have to choose

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the pages you want to print. It does default

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the entire issue

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right now. Hopefully we can change that down the road.

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But for right now you would want to choose the pages

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you want and you can see of course the page

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numbers just right here at the lower portion of the screen

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so we can print those out easily.

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Again, if students are using this to

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write a research report, you've got

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the option to site and

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basically this build your citation for

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using a p a M L a Chicago

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or Harvard and then I can just copy

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that, put it right in my bibliography.

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I'm good to go or I can actually export

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the citation out to any of these tools as well.

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So let's go ahead and take a look at some of the other

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content. I'm going to jump back to our

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list of results and we're going to

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talk about some of these other features so we can go ahead and pop

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into another article here. So Sam

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Sand Tiger Shark Rescue sounds

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kind of interesting

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for me. Maybe starting to think

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up here. Um

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Here we have again same layout,

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all the same tools. You notice over

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on the left hand side though we've got a

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menu of items. We can

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search within the issue because

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if I click the button above that, the three lines

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that we got a little hamburger menu, we

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actually can browse the entire issue.

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Again, Part of our agreement with Nat Geo

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is that we really treat the content

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like its print. So that's why it

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always opens to the two page view. You know

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like we've got it open on the table and really

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we have access to the entire issue so

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I can jump around in here. We have

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everything. You know, you'll see the opening

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pages where we've got the table of contents.

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You'll see the end where they've always got, you know,

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the games and stuff. Say this funny fill in

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and I can jump right to those pages.

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So you see exactly what you would

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see in the magazine and can take

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advantage of all of this.

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The search though. If we wanted to search within

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this and maybe get back to our Shark article

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quickly, I could use that. We also have a

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quick um look up here for marrying

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Webster's kid dictionary. So if they come across

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a term in an article and they can always

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get a quick definition

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and then you can see the full citation, just

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more details about this issue. And

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uh when it was published,

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all the

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details there.

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So you can navigate through actually the

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entire issue when

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you're looking at the magazines as well. And we're gonna

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see that similar to what we can do with the

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book content too. So I'm gonna just use the

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toolbar up top here to move to the books

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results

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and here we have, let me

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kind of scroll down a bit, so you can see

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a few more of these. There's a really nice

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range of reading levels within the

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book's content that's here really down

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to pre k and up into about

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I think 7th and 8th grade. So

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this is a resource that really spans

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reading levels. Um and I'm gonna again

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share a title list later that will go into more detail

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about that. But

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you have access to the entire book,

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There's no check in or check out. So

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let's say the ultimate book of Sharks looks appealing.

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Again, we're gonna treat it like it's prints.

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You actually open up to the cover and

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then can use the next page to navigate

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through. Or like we had with

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the

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magazine, I can open up the table of contents

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for the book

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and move through it that way.

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Hmm.

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So the Secret Lives of Sharks

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sounds intriguing, but we can

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read through, read right through this content

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again, could switch to the full

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screen mode to

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to have to take over the screen. You'll notice

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there's also a listen button here. It's

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reading the text that kind of lives behind

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the picture. Uh So you can have some

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text speech capabilities, which can be really

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nice.

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But again, access to the entire book,

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right? And we do have mark records for these. So you could

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load them into your catalog and right

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from your catalog. That would direct people right into the resource

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and land right here.

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So already, let's go and take a look at some of our results.

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So, the video content

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is again coming from Nat geo everything

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here is their content. So it's something that maybe,

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you know, they showed on tv or maybe has

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been lived at their website. But

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the video content is really engaging,

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a great way to kick off a lesson or

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you know, just in this case, learn more

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about sharks. You know, I was trying to pique

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curiosity and

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you'll see with the videos. Let me go ahead and turn on

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the audio here.

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This underwater creature

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has a toothy

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jaw. We'll sneak peek of that one.

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The videos will all come with close captioning

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and if I scroll down a little bit more you'll see

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a transcript as well. So

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I'm more of a reader myself. So I might choose

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to read the transcript. But of

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course we know a

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lot of our younger users are

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going to love that video content. So

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lots of good stuff.

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Now if I knew that there

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was a big interest in Sharks

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army,

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there are ways to drive users

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to the content you want to share with them.

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And I'm just gonna jump back here to the main results

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page that we had

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say this is where I want to send folks

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or maybe I want to send them to the books page, All

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these books about sharks. Right? Whenever

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you see

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this

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button,

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the get link button way up here

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in the upper right hand corner, it's in our

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our toolbar. That kind of follows us through the database

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that get link is gonna give

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me a persistent U. R. L. Or

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pearl. I can copy that you

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are L. And then put it wherever I would normally

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put a U. R. L. In a tweet

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in an email on a web page and a

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live guide in our learning management system

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wherever you are L. Can go

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this U. R. L. Can go and

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what it's gonna do again is drop you

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to whatever where you were looking at. So it's always

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going to bring me back to this list of shark

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books. So you can drive users right

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to the content you want them to use. So

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maybe I don't want all of these books. Maybe I'm

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working with fourth graders and I've decided

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that uh this book here,

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Mission Shark Rescue is

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appropriate for their reading level. I

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want the kids to you know, maybe read a few

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pages here

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again just look for that. Get link

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and it would drive them right to this book.

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And that's actually what we do with the Mark Records. The

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8 56 tag of the Mark record holds

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that persistent U. R. L.

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And again drives people right to it.

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So lots of good stuff here.

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I do want to though. Get to the other

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resources. So I'm just gonna share a couple more

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things here.

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The book content again is really my

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favorite content in the resource.

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Um if you go in from the home

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page and choose more books, it's

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going to give you the entire list of all

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the books in the collection or 653

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currently. And we tend to be able to load

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new ones about twice a year. And

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I'm gonna, while I'm kind of talking about this, I'm gonna load

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into the chat, the

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uh title list because

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the title list for this database

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or the title list I'm gonna share with you

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has a reading level

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by age and grade for each

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book in the collection. So that's in the chat

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now and it's also available through our website

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and I'll share a link with it that will come

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in the follow up email that you receive tomorrow.

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So you can get the updated one when we add

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new titles. But it is

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a great way to get zero in on

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books by reading level.

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You'll also see though here

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we can take advantage of those filters. So if

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I want to narrow this down a bit, if I open

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up subjects I can scroll

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through this subject list and zero

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in about books about butterflies,

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actually sharks of course. Um

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but if you keep scrolling you can see a

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lot of the topics, you know, we know that the National

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Geographic is gonna cover. Say I want volcanoes.

[00:18:03.660]
Maybe we're doing something in earth science

[00:18:06.630]
and boom, I can find some volcano titles

[00:18:08.990]
of course you can search and find these books

[00:18:11.220]
the same way. But I love the browse

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tool for our librarians are teachers

[00:18:15.559]
to kind of get familiar with what's here

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Now you can also from the homepage

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browse the magazine and

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if you let me point it out

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here and use my annotate tool. Again.

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Again we've got in the toolbar

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that's gonna follow us through the resource. There is

[00:18:32.140]
browse magazines and this will

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just let us browse every issue

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And you'll find there is a delay.

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We do have an embargo period

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meaning we have to wait to put the current

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issues in the database. We have a 90

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day embargo. You'll actually see it's noted

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over here on the right in our filters. Uh

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so we have to wait to put that content in.

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So the August issue will come in in a couple of months.

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We have the

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run of the magazine going back to

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February 2009

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and you can again use the filters to

[00:19:05.059]
you know, look at the collection of older issues.

[00:19:07.859]
Um but if we as we

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scroll again can pop into any

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of these. So maybe the

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uh well I do love koalas. I'll go ahead and

[00:19:16.309]
grab the koala. Rescue

[00:19:18.230]
can jump right into the issue and flip through

[00:19:20.400]
it so we can go great kind of

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activity in the school library

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kids need to do some nonfiction reading.

[00:19:27.200]
You know, have a great tool here to

[00:19:29.230]
point them to, they can just pick an issue that looks

[00:19:31.289]
good and get started.

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So

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lots of great stuff in National Geographic

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Kids and again, kind of an Ageless

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Resource I would say. But

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you will of course be the best judges of that.

[00:19:47.210]
So let's go ahead. I'm gonna pop back to

[00:19:49.250]
the power point here and we'll move on to our next

[00:19:51.309]
resource. Now this one does age up

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Gale Interactive science is

[00:19:56.250]
a three D. Kind of virtual

[00:19:58.549]
experience working with

[00:20:00.849]
different models and we're gonna get

[00:20:03.000]
in there so you can kind of see what I

[00:20:05.049]
what we mean by the models there. But

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I will say this is probably gonna start

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reading level wise and just curriculum

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wise for middle and high school students.

[00:20:14.450]
Uh Is that you actually might

[00:20:16.609]
even find content here first couple

[00:20:18.910]
years of college and in jail interactive

[00:20:21.079]
science but it's a great way

[00:20:23.380]
to be interactive with the resource.

[00:20:25.730]
You know, we've named the database after that

[00:20:27.980]
perform virtual experiments. Can be

[00:20:30.009]
a nice savings. You know, you don't have to order

[00:20:32.170]
90 earthworms for the classroom.

[00:20:34.400]
You can do it all virtually right in the resource.

[00:20:36.670]
Uh and there's lots of good contextual

[00:20:38.809]
information as well as they're working with the models.

[00:20:41.369]
So let's go ahead and dive in.

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Now. This database really has

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a let me close out of

[00:20:49.049]
geographic kids and jump into interactive

[00:20:51.269]
science. Um

[00:20:53.329]
This database is gonna look

[00:20:55.619]
pretty different. It's intent is really

[00:20:57.700]
different. It's a it's an interactive resource

[00:21:00.450]
but we're gonna actually find some similarities.

[00:21:02.809]
Things like a listen tool and

[00:21:05.099]
get link capabilities and

[00:21:07.170]
all of that are gonna be here too.

[00:21:09.700]
So you can see the homepage again

[00:21:11.859]
we're always gonna offer a search and a

[00:21:13.859]
way to browse. So we're again gonna start

[00:21:16.200]
here with a search. So say I'm looking

[00:21:18.210]
for resources to support

[00:21:20.369]
my

[00:21:22.970]
desert uh you know, bio

[00:21:25.640]
Maura or ecosystem unit.

[00:21:28.750]
And your search goes across all

[00:21:31.049]
of the different models that are available.

[00:21:33.200]
And it's gonna pick up as we see

[00:21:35.329]
the desert ecosystem. But it's also gonna pull

[00:21:37.559]
something like cactus because within that entry

[00:21:40.170]
deserts are mentioned. So you can find

[00:21:42.410]
some related topics as well.

[00:21:45.259]
And if you look actually over on the left here, you

[00:21:47.339]
can filter by the different categories. So if I

[00:21:49.369]
had a ton of hits, I could I could

[00:21:51.430]
narrow that down. But with just three, I'm

[00:21:54.930]
pretty confident this first one.

[00:21:57.779]
So the interactive tool

[00:22:00.140]
is takes a minute to load. So you'll see there is a

[00:22:02.180]
bit of a delay sometimes when

[00:22:04.220]
that happens depending on your internet speed.

[00:22:06.369]
Before I get into that though, I just want

[00:22:08.420]
to mention too, if you look off to the right,

[00:22:10.430]
you've got great overview essays

[00:22:12.500]
to go along with these topics as well. So

[00:22:14.529]
if you do need to do any reading

[00:22:16.549]
with students or just learning more about

[00:22:18.630]
that content, you know, similar to what

[00:22:20.730]
you might have in a textbook words

[00:22:23.339]
to know glossary here to go along with

[00:22:25.430]
it. But this is content that

[00:22:28.380]
again will become you be comfortable with in your

[00:22:30.490]
textbook, you can see the source of

[00:22:32.720]
it. Um

[00:22:34.369]
if you choose the how to site and these are gonna be

[00:22:36.450]
uh some of our publications at Gale.

[00:22:38.640]
We are a publisher ourselves. You can get all

[00:22:40.660]
the details about where that came from. But

[00:22:43.089]
lots of good content here for students

[00:22:46.549]
now. The good stuff though, the interactive

[00:22:48.730]
piece, let's get into that. So just in the upper

[00:22:50.960]
left here we have the model we can work

[00:22:53.059]
with and you have different viewers.

[00:22:55.549]
Again, I love to go full screen, particularly

[00:22:58.160]
with the content

[00:23:00.640]
of Nat Geo. And here in in Gale

[00:23:03.190]
interactive science we can just have it take over

[00:23:05.369]
the screen.

[00:23:06.420]
So however, I'm not positive

[00:23:08.569]
that always shows up on the other end of the

[00:23:10.589]
webinar. So I'm actually gonna go back to

[00:23:12.650]
the regular view. So

[00:23:15.200]
just in case that wasn't sharing

[00:23:17.529]
with you. So

[00:23:19.829]
the models all come with contextual

[00:23:22.450]
kind of notes on every page.

[00:23:24.490]
You look to the left here desert ecosystem.

[00:23:26.960]
It's just giving us a brief definition

[00:23:29.250]
and this is probably

[00:23:31.599]
middle school level. You know, we look at

[00:23:33.710]
where this content appears. Looking at next

[00:23:35.759]
gen science standards for different grades.

[00:23:38.789]
We look at certainly state standards,

[00:23:40.990]
things like that as well to help determine.

[00:23:43.470]
But you're always the best judge. So

[00:23:45.500]
you can always just take a look and decide if this is

[00:23:47.579]
appropriate for the patronage student. You're working

[00:23:49.849]
with reading level wise. But

[00:23:52.170]
these are nice notes to kind of go along

[00:23:54.200]
with the stages of the model. You can see across

[00:23:56.339]
the bottom here. This row of circles is just

[00:23:58.410]
how many we have with this model. And

[00:24:00.700]
you can actually, if that's kind of getting in your

[00:24:02.700]
way, you can close out

[00:24:04.809]
that those notes and just open back

[00:24:07.029]
up if you need them.

[00:24:08.930]
So we can move through again

[00:24:11.109]
arrows to the right and left here to move through the

[00:24:13.150]
model. Or you can use the circles

[00:24:15.480]
here. But this is just informing

[00:24:17.710]
us about the desert ecosystem.

[00:24:19.710]
It's gonna point out uh

[00:24:21.859]
there we go as we move in. It's gonna

[00:24:24.000]
use these little pointer tools to point out in

[00:24:26.009]
this case you could plant um

[00:24:28.309]
barrel cactus and so on

[00:24:30.359]
and you can

[00:24:32.700]
interact with these. I'm going to use actually the earthworm

[00:24:35.000]
example in a minute to kind of show how you can

[00:24:37.119]
pull these apart. I think it's a little more impressive

[00:24:39.170]
there. So we'll put a pin in that but

[00:24:41.240]
we can just move through this lesson

[00:24:43.730]
and learn more about these items

[00:24:45.779]
that appear in the desert ecosystem. And

[00:24:48.269]
then as you reach the later stages

[00:24:50.819]
of the model, I'm just gonna jump ahead here and use

[00:24:52.940]
the circles there are actually quizzes.

[00:24:55.509]
You can move through. So and

[00:24:57.609]
we can we can

[00:25:00.799]
jump to those. I want to give you that example. So

[00:25:02.990]
question what, what kind of plants for

[00:25:05.009]
water and thick fleshy stems

[00:25:07.589]
and of course this is a little knowledge check because it told

[00:25:09.769]
us this earlier in the model and

[00:25:12.099]
it's giving us a look. So we've got those visuals

[00:25:14.240]
to go along with it. Touch

[00:25:16.599]
of succulents and I get a little

[00:25:18.680]
green check and uh

[00:25:20.880]
I can move on to the next question if you answer

[00:25:23.109]
incorrectly. I'm gonna go ahead

[00:25:25.289]
and choose Jackrabbits

[00:25:27.450]
here. You get that little X.

[00:25:29.529]
And it prompts you to answer again

[00:25:32.019]
and then you can move through. So it's just a quick

[00:25:34.099]
again knowledge check. Uh And

[00:25:36.190]
depending on the model you're in you might be actually

[00:25:38.400]
identifying different pieces for example

[00:25:40.720]
often I'll use the caves. Um

[00:25:43.180]
model is an example and

[00:25:45.220]
you actually have to point to the different stalactites

[00:25:47.880]
and things like that on the page. So

[00:25:50.019]
just gonna vary depending on the

[00:25:52.119]
model you're working with. So

[00:25:54.819]
but I do want to show you some of those ones where you can

[00:25:56.910]
kind of pull apart. So I'm gonna

[00:25:59.099]
head back to the homepage

[00:26:00.930]
and in this case I am going to browse we've

[00:26:03.000]
broken down the database into

[00:26:05.240]
four major areas Biology, chemistry

[00:26:07.579]
or science and human anatomy.

[00:26:09.589]
And before I go into one of those let me just point

[00:26:11.640]
out also should you have access to a three

[00:26:13.690]
D. Printer we've got three D. Printable models

[00:26:15.740]
for a lot of different um models

[00:26:18.349]
within the database. And you just download those

[00:26:20.450]
STL files and go to work with

[00:26:22.460]
your three D. Printer. Uh But

[00:26:24.740]
looking here

[00:26:26.160]
we can go into any of these one categories

[00:26:28.980]
or we could actually click

[00:26:31.269]
in just in the upper right hand corner to browse activities.

[00:26:34.089]
But let me go ahead and jump in

[00:26:37.039]
and you'll see that filter by category is

[00:26:39.069]
back so you can see just the check marks are showing

[00:26:41.079]
the ones that it's displaying for me.

[00:26:43.210]
So if I specifically wanted to examine,

[00:26:45.690]
say zoology or microbiology,

[00:26:48.180]
I can kind of uncheck the ones I don't want. If I

[00:26:50.210]
want to now maybe switch into earth science

[00:26:52.490]
mode, you can just use those filters. We've also

[00:26:54.970]
got these broken down by next gen science

[00:26:57.180]
standards. So you can actually kind of pull

[00:26:59.240]
those in. Let me actually get rid of biology for

[00:27:01.329]
minutes. You can see that. So I don't

[00:27:03.470]
know the standards by heart. But

[00:27:05.490]
um let's see. High school LS

[00:27:07.700]
2-3. We've got,

[00:27:09.789]
oh coincidentally looks

[00:27:11.900]
like we're studying ecosystems. So there's

[00:27:13.900]
our desert ecosystem again,

[00:27:16.250]
all right. But let me go ahead and bring some of the biology content.

[00:27:18.430]
So I do again love the zoology

[00:27:20.680]
content. This is actually how the resource started

[00:27:23.089]
giving teachers a

[00:27:25.140]
virtual option for,

[00:27:27.670]
you know, anatomy studies basically

[00:27:29.720]
we have um

[00:27:31.960]
you know, certainly there's a cost

[00:27:34.130]
to bringing in, you know discuss

[00:27:36.220]
dissecting frogs in

[00:27:38.220]
the classroom. So now

[00:27:40.319]
you've got this tool, everyone can do it just

[00:27:42.579]
virtually right through the resource.

[00:27:45.049]
And again we just can move through the model.

[00:27:47.319]
But I wanna let me get a little further in here.

[00:27:51.450]
Yeah, I think for the nervous system here, so

[00:27:53.950]
the pieces of the models,

[00:27:56.160]
you can pull them apart. I could have done this in the desert

[00:27:58.380]
ecosystem. I don't think it's quite as impressive though.

[00:28:00.490]
So say I want to get a closer look

[00:28:02.750]
at the oh,

[00:28:06.559]
find when I go, let's just say nerve. So

[00:28:08.960]
uh pull

[00:28:12.529]
these out and get a closer look

[00:28:14.579]
at the ventral nerve cord if I want,

[00:28:17.359]
you can zoom in. I'm just using my mouse

[00:28:19.609]
to do that here. So you can do

[00:28:21.660]
that for any piece. And again, you can kind of pick things

[00:28:23.660]
up and move them more. So the cerebral

[00:28:27.200]
ganglia, I'm gonna say

[00:28:29.339]
I can pull that out as well and get

[00:28:31.369]
a closer look.

[00:28:33.250]
So it's a really, again,

[00:28:35.339]
interactive tool, we can work with this,

[00:28:37.920]
pull things apart and again, get

[00:28:39.960]
a closer look

[00:28:41.880]
for all of this content now, granted I'm using

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one with some really basic anatomy, just

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uh

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it is

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super realistic, but I just

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don't want to uh I'm uh I'm

[00:28:56.519]
not great with dissecting

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things. So I apologize,

[00:29:01.089]
we're going kind of simple here, but

[00:29:03.099]
really great content in this

[00:29:05.279]
resource and again, something that's engaging

[00:29:07.490]
for your students, really um, you

[00:29:09.660]
know, lets them get up close and personal here

[00:29:11.910]
with the content.

[00:29:14.119]
So another let me go ahead and grab.

[00:29:16.299]
I'm gonna just move to actually only brews

[00:29:18.579]
activities, browse activities and we'll grab

[00:29:20.650]
something. So maybe we've got an astronomy course

[00:29:23.430]
pull that up and

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you have

[00:29:27.309]
capabilities to put students right where

[00:29:29.349]
you want them in this resources well

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or really anyone again, this

[00:29:34.009]
is I think would be fun for public library

[00:29:36.089]
patrons. The chemistry content

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particularly I think would be great in

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kind of beginner courses in uh

[00:29:42.640]
in college. So you really got a range

[00:29:44.710]
of users for this one. So down below

[00:29:46.950]
here, we do have just a brief description

[00:29:48.980]
of what the model you're working with, the

[00:29:50.980]
standards it's meeting and then just

[00:29:53.089]
below that ways to again, kind of

[00:29:55.119]
get this in other people's hands, so

[00:29:58.430]
get rid of the circles here so I can click,

[00:30:00.490]
we have the option to send this

[00:30:02.559]
to different social media, but you'll notice there's

[00:30:04.670]
also a google classroom link here,

[00:30:06.910]
basically that's gonna set you down

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the path, let's bring this over

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here to posting

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to one of your google classroom

[00:30:15.809]
pages, so I'm just gonna

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put this in my library.

[00:30:20.410]
You basically are just following the

[00:30:22.440]
same steps you do when you add something to your

[00:30:24.440]
classroom yourself, it's just kind of walking

[00:30:26.660]
you through and what it's gonna do is

[00:30:28.769]
embed

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the link to this model

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right in the resource. It's using that get

[00:30:35.099]
link tool that we talked about just kind of doing

[00:30:37.170]
it for you. So really handy

[00:30:39.349]
way again to put your students right where you want

[00:30:41.359]
them. Um and if you're a google classroom

[00:30:43.539]
user again, even easier, let's

[00:30:46.170]
say you're not the, let's say you've got a learning management

[00:30:48.339]
system like canvas or something like that.

[00:30:50.920]
Or again, you're at the public library, You want to tweet

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this, you're at college, you want to put it on a live

[00:30:55.359]
guide. You choose link to activity.

[00:30:58.000]
It's just going to give you that, get link and drop

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you right here with that link.

[00:31:02.309]
You can actually put people right to

[00:31:04.339]
a specific slide. So let's say I wanted

[00:31:06.359]
to get right to, I think let's see, does this one

[00:31:08.410]
have a quiz? Yes. So let's say I wanted to get

[00:31:10.490]
kids right to the quiz. Looks

[00:31:12.700]
like maybe it's just two questions, but I can use

[00:31:14.920]
the link to slide and it will bring them right

[00:31:17.039]
here. It'll kind of jump ahead and land

[00:31:19.109]
them on the second to last slide. So

[00:31:21.730]
those, URLS again there, get links.

[00:31:23.980]
They're persistent. They're always going to bring back

[00:31:25.980]
to the same place like we talked about with National Geographic.

[00:31:31.450]
So again, lots of good stuff

[00:31:33.730]
in this resource. Again, does age

[00:31:35.789]
up the middle school is probably where you're gonna want

[00:31:37.809]
to start and then actually let me jump in to

[00:31:39.880]
say something like chemistry. So you can get a closer look.

[00:31:42.380]
I think a lot of this content would be great

[00:31:44.420]
for certainly chemistry class, but also

[00:31:46.509]
as you move up into ap chemistry and into

[00:31:49.019]
the first couple years of college,

[00:31:51.029]
the database has really grown over time

[00:31:53.250]
due to feedback from

[00:31:55.279]
our users. So uh

[00:31:57.470]
you can expect that to continue happening,

[00:31:59.589]
but I can tell you that the chemistry content

[00:32:01.599]
is fairly new. We didn't start out with it

[00:32:03.670]
there, but we got a lot of feedback that folks wanted

[00:32:05.750]
it. So

[00:32:08.500]
we're never finished with our database is always

[00:32:10.730]
something new to to bring in.

[00:32:13.400]
Alrighty, let me bring us back and

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we're going to jump into our last resource Gale

[00:32:18.119]
in context Environmental studies. So

[00:32:20.569]
this resource again, I'm gonna

[00:32:22.789]
say age up, I would start, you can

[00:32:24.849]
probably start middle school here, but this definitely

[00:32:27.400]
goes up into more even academic

[00:32:29.500]
research, you're gonna find case studies here.

[00:32:31.960]
Uh you have academic journals,

[00:32:34.140]
so again, a pretty wide range of reading levels

[00:32:36.470]
here, just kind of starting with middle school and up

[00:32:39.210]
and there's a variety of sources

[00:32:41.660]
here as well. It's probably

[00:32:43.670]
of the three, the most traditional kind of research

[00:32:46.180]
database. Let's go ahead and take a look.

[00:32:54.309]
So Gale, in context, environmental studies.

[00:32:56.869]
Again, we're third time we're seeing here can

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start right out with a search or browse

[00:33:01.109]
around on the home page and our

[00:33:03.339]
Galen context databases are built

[00:33:05.890]
around topic pages

[00:33:07.950]
and if you are in the classroom

[00:33:10.480]
at all, it might be these are gonna

[00:33:12.490]
align with units, you'd be covering in the

[00:33:14.519]
library or sorry, in the classroom.

[00:33:17.210]
Um and certainly supporting in the library

[00:33:19.400]
or you know, coming from

[00:33:21.400]
a public library, big areas that

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folks are going to be interested in.

[00:33:25.859]
And of course we're focusing here on environmental studies.

[00:33:28.230]
So we've kind of broken down into large

[00:33:30.440]
areas here. Earth systems, global change,

[00:33:32.670]
the living world populations and so

[00:33:34.740]
on. And then show

[00:33:37.069]
the topics that tie along with this. So

[00:33:39.420]
if we went under state pollution,

[00:33:42.509]
these are the topic pages we've created

[00:33:44.519]
so far for pollution. Again,

[00:33:46.849]
we're never done with our databases. So more items

[00:33:49.180]
get added. And certainly we're feeding

[00:33:51.230]
new content into the databases all the time,

[00:33:53.720]
particularly the ones with periodic

[00:33:55.900]
als, those get updated daily with new issues

[00:33:58.089]
and uh, you know, dates, paper and things like

[00:34:00.230]
that.

[00:34:01.910]
But these pages are

[00:34:04.109]
kind of the homepage for the topic.

[00:34:06.190]
So let's say for example, we wanna,

[00:34:08.489]
you know, no more about fast fashion

[00:34:11.269]
and its impact on the environment.

[00:34:14.070]
The topic pages always start

[00:34:16.199]
out the same, a good introduction. We

[00:34:18.280]
get about a paragraph of that here. So we can

[00:34:20.380]
kind of immediately,

[00:34:22.519]
you know what we're talking about. What is fast

[00:34:24.630]
fashion. And then as we scroll

[00:34:26.630]
down again, breaking down the content

[00:34:28.630]
by the types of sources we're getting. So

[00:34:30.670]
just like we did National Geographic

[00:34:33.250]
and then

[00:34:35.269]
again a mix of content here.

[00:34:37.349]
This database has a lot of different types of sources

[00:34:39.619]
feeding into it. So reference a bit overview.

[00:34:42.150]
We've got some images, video

[00:34:44.309]
content, audio magazines

[00:34:47.119]
and one of the things Gale in context

[00:34:49.440]
does is identify reading levels for

[00:34:51.559]
you. So these little icons

[00:34:53.739]
you see next to each entry

[00:34:56.019]
are telling us something. You'll also

[00:34:58.280]
see. We have lex ill scores

[00:35:00.369]
to go along with every article. And

[00:35:03.119]
these are all

[00:35:04.820]
just kind of quick ways for you to zero

[00:35:07.050]
in on content that fits you can also

[00:35:09.960]
go filter by it if I leave the

[00:35:12.420]
topic page, the home or sorry,

[00:35:14.599]
the topic page, the home page for this

[00:35:16.650]
topic and go into one of these areas like

[00:35:18.710]
magazines.

[00:35:20.230]
Our filters come up and again,

[00:35:22.300]
like we saw the minute Geo and one of the options

[00:35:24.739]
here is content level and that will

[00:35:26.829]
show you those boxes and the lexical scores

[00:35:29.179]
that go along with them. So the

[00:35:32.039]
level 12345

[00:35:34.869]
are gonna line up like this. Level

[00:35:36.960]
one and two, generally elementary

[00:35:39.619]
level three, middle school level four,

[00:35:41.739]
high school level five, academic

[00:35:43.980]
or scholarly. Now again,

[00:35:46.309]
you're always the best judge, but this can be a good

[00:35:48.610]
way to kind of zero in. So if I'm talking

[00:35:50.960]
about this with high school students, I may want to look

[00:35:53.119]
for level four, maybe level three

[00:35:55.179]
too. If I if I maybe want to dip down a

[00:35:57.179]
bit

[00:35:58.960]
apply and there we go.

[00:36:01.869]
Right now. We've also got academic

[00:36:04.070]
journals here. Oh, actually not anymore

[00:36:06.190]
because I got rid of the level five. Let

[00:36:08.269]
me go and bring that back. So we've got some academic

[00:36:10.429]
journal results too. So this is a database.

[00:36:12.780]
You can, you know, again may be used with ap students

[00:36:15.269]
goes on up into the first couple years of college.

[00:36:18.019]
Uh so you've got some great content to kind

[00:36:20.079]
of get them ready for that college level research

[00:36:22.380]
too.

[00:36:24.159]
But again, we're gonna go ahead and search

[00:36:26.170]
because that's what most folks do in this database

[00:36:29.780]
ramp invasive species and

[00:36:32.409]
the topic pages again, we can see

[00:36:34.489]
just lay out the same way it's very reliable.

[00:36:37.170]
You're gonna have this this kind of format

[00:36:39.380]
and with

[00:36:42.809]
our resources here. I did want to highlight

[00:36:44.980]
case studies. Um these

[00:36:47.150]
are increasingly harder to find

[00:36:49.480]
to use in the classroom for free.

[00:36:51.690]
So I wanted to point these out, it

[00:36:53.809]
is um

[00:36:56.150]
you know, content that is

[00:36:58.250]
really valuable now again reading level is going to be

[00:37:00.340]
higher here, so maybe for an ap environmental

[00:37:02.530]
science class, something like that. But

[00:37:04.789]
this is great content to kind of get them

[00:37:06.829]
ready. You're gonna see most of that content is going to be

[00:37:08.900]
pure reviewed, particularly I think most

[00:37:11.099]
case studies are anyway. But um

[00:37:13.559]
you know, you will find your of your content in the academic

[00:37:15.719]
journals as well. But it is

[00:37:18.019]
a really excellent way to

[00:37:20.110]
dive deep into a topic

[00:37:24.300]
and we can kind of just jump in

[00:37:26.440]
so the article display here because

[00:37:29.610]
this database is full

[00:37:31.639]
of various print materials

[00:37:33.739]
and because a lot of it is ours, we kind

[00:37:35.869]
of treat it more as text. So we don't have the,

[00:37:38.150]
you know the viewer like we did with nat Geo

[00:37:40.369]
or interactive science. You kind of dive

[00:37:42.610]
right in here. If we have the images from

[00:37:44.809]
the publication as well, you would see this on the page

[00:37:46.929]
to But it's nice, easy, easy

[00:37:48.989]
on the eyes for the text. That also gives

[00:37:51.079]
you the advantage of the different interactive

[00:37:54.059]
text interactive tools we can take advantage

[00:37:56.289]
of. So all right here we

[00:37:58.480]
have an on demand language translation

[00:38:00.619]
about 40 different languages to pick from

[00:38:02.690]
there. We have the ability

[00:38:04.880]
to enlarge the text or shrink it

[00:38:06.900]
of the article, a display

[00:38:08.980]
tool and then again a text to speech

[00:38:11.250]
like we saw in that Geo. And

[00:38:13.309]
these are available for every article

[00:38:15.610]
I came enlarge the text.

[00:38:17.840]
The display options kind of give you the most comfortable

[00:38:20.030]
or needed reading display. I

[00:38:22.030]
have a nephew who has a processing

[00:38:24.110]
issue and he really can

[00:38:26.199]
see text better when it's on a green or

[00:38:28.260]
blue background. So I could make that change for

[00:38:30.280]
him. We have different fun options. You can change

[00:38:32.500]
the spacing and it remembers

[00:38:34.980]
those settings. So if I go into,

[00:38:36.980]
let me just jump into another article here.

[00:38:39.829]
You know, this reference article, it remembers

[00:38:42.329]
them as I move through the database. I don't have to keep changing

[00:38:44.690]
it. So

[00:38:46.929]
lots of good stuff. Now students

[00:38:49.190]
are using the resource again for research which

[00:38:51.320]
I imagine a lot of them are or say adults

[00:38:53.400]
are in the public library and they're producing

[00:38:55.960]
some sort of report. You

[00:38:58.170]
have again, the site tool that we talked about but

[00:39:00.250]
there's another tool to kind of help aid

[00:39:02.460]
in in research.

[00:39:04.389]
When you are working with an article,

[00:39:06.659]
you can click and drag as if you're gonna copy

[00:39:09.170]
and it acts as a highlighter and you can

[00:39:11.280]
even pick the color highlighter you want,

[00:39:13.889]
you can add a note.

[00:39:18.099]
Mhm. And that then

[00:39:20.210]
becomes embedded in the article for

[00:39:22.230]
your session.

[00:39:24.179]
So I'm gonna say that again, this lasts

[00:39:26.289]
for your session. If I were to

[00:39:28.329]
leave the database right now

[00:39:31.090]
it gets cleared out to protect user privacy,

[00:39:33.380]
we always clear out your session information

[00:39:35.789]
so I need to take this with me before

[00:39:38.050]
I go.

[00:39:39.340]
And to do that, I can use

[00:39:42.070]
right here at the top of the article. These

[00:39:44.219]
retrieval options. They

[00:39:46.269]
also exist though if I scroll past

[00:39:48.320]
there, they also exist up here in

[00:39:50.420]
our toolbar.

[00:39:53.119]
These are the same options just displayed

[00:39:55.179]
a bit differently, but of course you can print

[00:39:57.460]
our content, you can

[00:39:59.489]
um download

[00:40:01.500]
it here in this database and

[00:40:03.809]
are sent to options are really would have become

[00:40:06.030]
the most popular folks can get this content

[00:40:08.460]
digitally um and send

[00:40:10.570]
it to email just in an email

[00:40:13.130]
or google drive. And one drive

[00:40:15.329]
have become really the most popular options.

[00:40:17.670]
We can send this off to google drive

[00:40:20.199]
if I'm already logged into my google account just

[00:40:22.349]
to save us a little time. But what it does

[00:40:24.489]
is drop it in a folder named

[00:40:26.630]
after the database you're using so

[00:40:28.739]
I'm in jail and context environmental studies,

[00:40:31.920]
there's the article I just sent over.

[00:40:34.090]
It shows up quick

[00:40:36.019]
and it's going to be the entire article, any

[00:40:38.230]
images that came along with it, my

[00:40:40.260]
citation and of course my highlights

[00:40:42.659]
and notes

[00:40:44.710]
so we can scroll down.

[00:40:47.239]
There's one of my highlights and if I go all the way

[00:40:49.329]
to the bottom, it reprints

[00:40:51.340]
the highlighted passages and gives me

[00:40:53.429]
my notes here.

[00:40:55.449]
It's a great way to keep track of the document

[00:40:57.809]
and once it's here it's mine to do with

[00:40:59.989]
what I like so I can rename it, I can

[00:41:02.090]
move it to another folder, I can share

[00:41:04.210]
it. It's my document

[00:41:06.559]
now. There's no really any digital

[00:41:08.559]
rights management assigned to it. It is

[00:41:10.619]
just here for me to take advantage

[00:41:13.010]
of it as I need it

[00:41:14.860]
a great feature.

[00:41:17.710]
Alright, let me take a look at my notes here, see what else

[00:41:19.829]
I wanted to share.

[00:41:21.889]
Oh, the last thing I wanted to mention

[00:41:24.460]
um we haven't looked at advanced search

[00:41:26.500]
in any of the other databases. I wanted to point it

[00:41:28.500]
out here. So just right

[00:41:30.670]
there always following the search box is gonna be

[00:41:32.739]
an advanced search link and it takes you right

[00:41:34.780]
in and this is

[00:41:36.900]
where you're the boss, you fill

[00:41:39.090]
in whatever field you need. You can keep it really

[00:41:41.190]
simple and just use the search field and be

[00:41:43.320]
off or you can take advantage of

[00:41:45.320]
all those limiters. So here's where you could actually

[00:41:47.329]
start if you know you need a particular

[00:41:49.860]
lexical range. You you can use

[00:41:52.099]
your own we've got a few ranges for you

[00:41:54.190]
to pick from. You can use our broader content

[00:41:56.570]
levels. You can isolate

[00:41:58.590]
to certain types of documents if I know any

[00:42:00.739]
case studies. If I know I want news articles

[00:42:03.440]
and academic journals on

[00:42:05.900]
recycling.

[00:42:08.489]
Mhm.

[00:42:09.900]
The database

[00:42:11.980]
here at advanced search lets you pick

[00:42:14.019]
the fields you want to search in Sochi word's

[00:42:16.289]
gonna look in some key fields. Entire

[00:42:18.710]
document reads every word in the articles

[00:42:21.480]
and document title. Some

[00:42:23.619]
of these are kind of more straightforward than other subject

[00:42:26.000]
would look at the subject headings that we've assigned to

[00:42:28.159]
it and we can just send this off

[00:42:31.909]
and we go to a more traditional search result

[00:42:33.940]
here where you know, we have

[00:42:36.119]
some kind of stacked results on like the topic

[00:42:38.269]
pages although technically I still stacked

[00:42:40.570]
too. But here we have

[00:42:43.530]
all of our results that just hit those limits that

[00:42:45.559]
I applied.

[00:42:47.250]
Hi we also have

[00:42:49.510]
a tool

[00:42:51.469]
that is well loved the topic finder.

[00:42:54.000]
This is going to give me more of a visual

[00:42:56.309]
search result. So what do we

[00:42:58.420]
talk about in these articles when we talk about

[00:43:00.570]
recycling? Right? It can

[00:43:02.599]
help give you other key terms

[00:43:04.780]
to search later. It can help you find related

[00:43:06.800]
topics and it's just a bit more

[00:43:08.849]
engaging. You can, you know, click

[00:43:11.090]
and zoom in. You have then your results

[00:43:13.329]
over on the right,

[00:43:14.980]
you can zoom back out

[00:43:17.369]
and find terms. It's a bit of a heat map

[00:43:19.539]
or I shouldn't say it a bit of it is a heat map. So

[00:43:21.579]
things in red or are those terms

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are used more often than ones in green. You get these

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kind of pieces of pie here where you can see

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how much

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more content there is for say

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metal recycling than there is for

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continental recycling. You get these

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visual cues which is really handy.

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And you can actually start with this search.

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If you go to advanced search,

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it's right here

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as a search you can start with. So

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a lot of our particularly um

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in middle and high school librarians like

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to point students to this. So you can jump

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right to topic finder and let's try that

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invasive species search. It gives

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ah

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again an idea of what

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is kind of

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the key terms we use when we talk about

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this topic and you can throw more

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topic, you can throw more terms into

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it and see what it does with it. It's it's really

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an engaging way to look at results

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And again, particularly well liked

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by by middle school and high school

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age students.

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Alrighty, let me give one last check

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to my notes, I think I've covered everything I wanted

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to. So let me check the chat and

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the Q and A. It looks like we're in good

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shape. Let me go ahead and move back to the power

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point and we'll start wrapping up here.

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So I did want to mention you can embed

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our databases and learning management

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systems like canvas and psychology.

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This is what it looks like when you do that.

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A call to your Gale customer success

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manager and they can get you down

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the path of setting this up. It's nice because

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the content lives inside the LMS,

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they don't leave it and go out. So

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really interesting way to take advantage

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And then

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again, lots of good stuff out of our support,

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say we have created a

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homepage for, oh I apologize, we don't

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need the training part in that link there,

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get rid of that.

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Um although you would jump to

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uh all the great training content but

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we want to get you to everything. So support

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dot Dell dot com slash C

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A K 12 will get

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you to a customized support site. When you get

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to that page, you'll select your library

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or school from the list and

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then it will customize to the content

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you get from. So the three that come to you from the state

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and then if you subscribe to anything else from jail,

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you can find all of your access

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info, Mark records like I mentioned,

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uh the training center is gonna have

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lots of tutorials, training decks,

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things like that and then lots of great marketing

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materials to let people know you've

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got this content in the library.

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So

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it is a wealth

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of materials. No need to recreate the wheel. We've

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got a lot of good stuff for you to start with there.

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So if you want to talk to a person

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though, that's what you're Gale team is for.

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So you can feel free to reach out to me again, I'm your trainer.

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Um, I mentioned just a minute ago, your

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customer success manager Gale. This is probably

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the best person to get to know. They are going to

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be able to walk you through the databases,

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answer questions about access authentication,

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um, answer questions provide,

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you can send your feedback to them.

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They're there to help you be successful with our

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resources. And if you use the email address that

[00:46:35.789]
I've shared here, it'll get routed to the right

[00:46:38.059]
person because they specialize by

[00:46:40.170]
library type. So if you're with a school

[00:46:42.230]
library, if you're with a public library, that's who

[00:46:44.250]
they work with all the time.

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Uh and then another great person to get

[00:46:48.010]
to know what Gale is, your account rep, your

[00:46:50.079]
educational sales consultant, you can always find

[00:46:52.360]
them through our rep finder

[00:46:54.449]
tool on the home page and then again

[00:46:56.539]
the support site, but our 800 number and

[00:46:58.599]
our tech support are also always available

[00:47:00.760]
to you as well. So there's no shortage of places to

[00:47:02.849]
go when you've got questions if you're not sure

[00:47:04.940]
where to start, feel free to get in touch with me and I can

[00:47:07.000]
point you in the right direction if it's not my area.

[00:47:09.230]
So happy to help with that.

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So with that, I will say thank you and

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see if there are any questions.

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Um, happy to take those, but thanks so much

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for tuning in. I hope this was helpful and

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what you had in mind, I think,

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um,

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I'm looking at my list, I cover everything I want

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to. So of course do feel free if there is anything

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that comes to you later and you've got questions,

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so thanks everybody and have

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a great rest of the day.
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