The Gale In Context: for educators assessments.
My name is Amber Winters and I'm your training consultant
for the day.
So our agenda today we're here for an hour.
So we're going to be able to cover every single thing we
need to cover and we're going to be able to answer
every single question we have but I'm
going to go very briefly into what exactly
Gale In Context: For Educators is. I'm assuming
the majority of you on the line already know
that because this is a more advanced session.
But I do just want to make sure we're on equal
footing. When we're talking about galling context for
After that. We're really going to dive right into the
assessments. We're going to talk about where
you can find them. The content
included, how they're graded all that good stuff.
We're going to launch into the resource
and really walk through each of those different
kind of bits of information as well as
some of the work flows. That might be helpful for you
And then I have put here at the very end of the session,
a time for questions as well as contact
information. But again since we have
an hour's worth of time, I should
be able to answer all of your questions as we move through
the session. So I don't feel like you need to wait until the very
end to ask your questions, just go ahead
and pop it into the Q. And A. And I should be able to get
to it So
first let's talk just very
basically what Gale In context for educators
is. So this is as the name would suggest
our educator focused resource. So
this is where you as an educator are going
to find some prebuilt lesson plans
spanning from social studies to science
literature, C T E. Social
emotional learn learning. The list goes
on. So we've created those with
your gale resources in mind and we've built
lesson plans around the content you have
access to and all of our content
is linked to both state and national standards.
So it's really simple to kind of pull content
directly related to to those different standards.
In addition to that. This is a really simple way for you
to access all of your in context
suites. So I do want to mention that,
say when we walk through my instance,
it might look slightly different than yours just
because I have a different collection
of in context resources than what you might have.
So it will search through your entire
in context suite though, to pull all of the content you
need, and again we do link everything
to standard. So you will be able to search or
browse by standard or by
a specific subject.
And finally, this resource allows for complete
collaboration between colleagues.
So we have a nice folder, organization that's going
to keep you organized for yourself. But
it's also going to let you send organized content
to your peers if you want to maybe work
back and forth or just share information that
you've found, you'll be able to do that.
And we also have a function that's going to allow you
to send your curated folders to students.
So you can build folders specifically for students
so they can read any materials you have,
And now that we've added these great assessments,
those folders that you can share it with. Students are
going to be really handy because you'll be able
to send that out and students will be able to complete those assessments
right on the platform.
So let's talk about them. That's why we're all here
today. So a very
basic understanding of our assessments
now. These are formative. They're not summ
but we do have assessments for every lesson
planned now. So if you do tend to use scaling
context for educators and navigate
through to the lesson plan section, you'll find
assessments attached to each of those.
They are also accessible through search
and browse. So our assessments
are related to one piece of content. Maybe
it's a video, maybe it's a reading.
And the lesson plan will utilize that piece of
content and we utilize that assessment.
So you will be able to not only find it attached
to the lesson plan, but you'll also be able
to access it through searching and browsing
and finding pieces of content with
those assessments attached and we'll take a look
what's great is we've made a little flag to make it really
easy for you to see what exactly
has an assessment and what doesn't.
And finally I recently added bits
is going to be the student assessment. Sign in
because of course if they don't sign in, we can't give
you their grades. So we do have
a nice student sign in now that's going to
allow them to take their to
take their assessment submit it for
you and then you're going to see it right on the platform.
So a few features for our assessments.
First off, it's going to be five questions.
So again, it's really a nice little formative
quiz. It's not going to be a full long
summ of exam, but it's five
questions and it's going to be kind of a mix
of multiple choice, true or false
fill in the blank or short answer.
So you may have you know, three
multiple choice, you may have one, you may have two, it's
going to vary depending on what quiz you're
looking at, but you will have five questions
in total to ask students.
and when you do decide to send out this assessment,
you can actually get different links for different groups.
So of course a lot of individuals choose
to break it up by hours, so your
first hour, first hour will have a separate
link in your second hour. so you
get your grading results separately from
each other so it's really easy to transition
that to wherever you need it to go But of course
you can break it up in a different way if you have
some different groups within one hour and you want
to break up their grades, you can do that.
this is completely editable by you and
you can add as many or as few
class links as you want to. And you'll
see in my screenshot here, not only can
you just pull a link and share that out with the students, you can
also share it out on google classroom.
So if you prefer to do it that way, we still have
that feature that capability right there.
and finally you're going to have student results
right on the platform and your student results
are going to be found under the my class
resources section. So just like where
your folders are, we've decided to put all
of the assessment results there as well to make it really
simple for you to find them
and kind of take a look whenever you need them.
now. I really want to dive in so we can see the different
workloads that are going to help you guys utilize
this content but before I do are
there any questions just about this basic
information that I went over.
I don't see any. So let's go ahead and get rolling.
Then let me make sure I wasn't signed out here.
I've left left this open on my browser for a bit,
nope, I'm still signed in
So I'm here on my home page. I've already signed
in just to save us a little bit of time.
I first want to show you
what these quizzes are going to look like within
lesson plans. Again, we have included
assessments for every single lesson plan,
so a lot of times. That's a great way to find assessments
for the most part. So instead
of searching right now I'm actually going to go up
here to my lessons plan option
once I click into this here, it's going to take a quick
second to load. I want to remind everyone
you can narrow down here using our filters,
so it's going to default to showing you every
single lesson plan we have, which is going to be
K through 12 every subject.
So as you can imagine, it's a lot looks like right
now we're at 1113
So if you are planning on going through this route,
I would suggest narrowing it down. Maybe you want to
choose a subject area, you'll
see if we can take a look at this scroll down,
see what's important to us. maybe
we want to take a look at media literacy today, Maybe
we're running a on that, so I can click
that and I'll have to apply
And again this workflow hasn't changed. It's
just now you're going to be able to find assessments
a bit a bit more easily.
So um let's today we'll go into decoding,
media bias here.
And this is an older grade
level. Looking like this target grade is 11 through 12.
But you'll see here now on my assessment,
on my lesson plan under
my tools, I have this little
assessments button here.
And so this is telling me that I have an assessment attached
you'll see what the name of the assessment is right
and you can click on the title to get a preview.
So this is what your students will be clicking through,
but before we do anything with this, we
need to put it in a folder. Remember anything you
use within Gale In Context: For Educators.
you need to save it for yourself for later.
So let's add this to a folder so we can
start to work with this quiz here.
So I'm going to add to a folder up top
here, I'm going to create a new one.
just like always, you'll see you have all of your folders
Um I'm just going to
add that here
and now you'll see we get this pop up now we have
the option to add lesson plan, add the
lesson plan and resources or add lesson
plan resources and assessments.
So if you are going to use
assessments, you're going to assign them to students, make sure
you always utilize this option
right here. This bottom one. So I'm going to go ahead
and click that and it's going to stay up to my new
and it looks like we have a question from
Christina. So can you modify the assessment?
for right now we don't have the ability
to modify the assessment. So when you do send
an assessment over to students, it is
going to go over with all five questions,
they're going to have access to all five.
Ok, so I've added these three documents here, so
I'm going to open that folder now so we can take a look
at what this looks like on
our my class resources
section here. So again, if you're just trying
to get directly to a folder as opposed to going
through how I did, you can click into my class
resources up top here.
and that will pull you right here, but I just
clicked it right into my folder here.
and you'll see I have the lesson plan and it looks like
we have two different bits of content that are attached
to this lesson plan. We have one chart and
we have one topic overview.
So looking through here, you'll see my topic
overview is the one that has the quiz
So students are going to need to read this topic
overview to be able to take this quiz here.
So let's go ahead and click into this media biased
topic overview and we can kind of see
what you can do and what students can do
Thank you. So this is still the educator
view. I haven't taken a look at a student view at all
yet. You'll see this is
defaulted to turning on, so
the quiz is defaulted to being visible to students
if you want to assign this piece
of content to students, but you don't actually want them
to take the assessment right now. You can turn
this off, but it does default to on here.
and everything else will be the same for your students.
So let's take a look now and see what students
are actually going to see here. So I have
this all ready to go.
I'm going to select my student view of top
now, once it loads up for me here,
there we go. Now, remember, I didn't add,
I'm sorry, not remember, but I didn't add an
instructor's notes, so that's why you don't see
it here, but now your students, if
you do have this enabled for your
students to see, they're going to get this little
assignments option here, so you'll see, they get
this not started button
and they'll be able to click right in um since I'm
signed in as an educator, I can't click in here,
students will be doing that but this is
what they're going to see and if it's completed, they're
going to see a little completed option here as
opposed to this, not started
So let me jump back here again
to the instructor view.
So now if I have this all ready to go, maybe I do
decide to add an instructor's note just
um, you know,
make sure you take this quiz for monday
or something like that. I can do that as well.
And then the instructor's note will appear in addition
to the assessments here. So I do have the option
for both of those.
But now I wanna get this content out to students.
I've decided, yep, this quiz is perfect, this
is what we need.
I'm going to hit my send to button which
is up top here at this little um paper
And when I hit send to, I'm going to click
on this, get shareable student link
I do that, this is where I'm going to be able to decide
what different classes I want here. So
again, I can include as many as I want. You'll
see right now it defaults to having
class number one. That's just what you're going to see
if you've never done anything with assessments
yet but I can start adding more so you'll
see here. I already have a first hour added for
an assessment I did previously. Maybe
I also want to have second hour.
They're also going to be working on it. literary
media literacy. So
I can select the second hour create
class. And again, I have another separate link
here so I can really
simply copy and paste these wherever I want
them to go. Again, we do have our google
classroom integration if you prefer to send
it out that way.
If you're using an L MS or want to give
information to students via L MS,
You may want to consider just copying this link
and posting it into whatever assignment you're
working on. If you're building maybe a discussion
board post again you can copy and paste that
there and students will be able to click in,
they'll be prompted to sign in
with a nice clean, simple way to sign in
with their google or Microsoft
and they'll be able to sign in and get started
on that quiz
Now. Quickly any questions about how you
can get the assessments over to
your kiddos at all
I don't see any. So I do
want to show you what a piece of content
looks like when it has an attached
assessment in a search result. So
if instead of going through a lesson plan, you just
search for a topic and you wanted to
maybe click into only things that have
What I'm going to do just to save time is I'm actually
going to pull this article up
as if it were in a search result. So I'm just going
to advance search by its document number.
again, just so we can see exactly what this
particular bit of content is going to look
So just pop in my document number
And of course we're right now only going to get one entry
because I'm searching the exact
bit of content, but you'll see
here. So this is the article that we were in.
You'll see. I already added it to my media
literacy folder, so it's still going to appear
here for me.
and we have our assessments available flagged
So as you're going through, if you did run a full
basic search for whatever topic you're looking
for, if we have any assessments
related to bits of content, they're going to appear
here right next to all of these other flags.
So you are most likely familiar with these
different guys. But we've included this assessments
available one here as well to make it just a little
bit easier for you to find that content. So
you're not going to have to kind of point and click through all
of their different bits of content to find something that
has an assessment attached to it.
But again, you do have to make sure you send this
bit of contents over to a folder, otherwise
you're not going to be able to do anything with it
at all. you always have to send to a
So now let's take a look at how we can actually
find these results here. So
I'm going to go back to my class resources,
which again, is where all of your folders are housed
and is now where all of your assignments
or your assessments are going to be found.
So we can get to those two different ways here
You'll see now under the my class resources
option. I have an assessment
button here that's going to pull forward
all of the assessments I have assigned and
gotten responses to. So
you'll see right now. I don't have my media literacy
quiz. So I just added to a folder because I haven't sent
it anywhere and I haven't gotten any results.
These are the only quizzes I've gotten
so I can click into my assignments to see all
of the quizzes or if I want to.
We're gonna go back to folders.
and I'm going to click into my social studies folder.
For this I have the same quiz listed
here attached to the piece of content
so you can access either way whichever
way you want to is perfectly fine but
I can click now you'll see right next
to this. I have a little trash can if I just want to get rid of
this quiz or next to that, I have
this little bar graph icon and this is
where I'm going to be able to pull my results
There we go.
And you'll see, I've only had a few students take it. Unfortunately
they might not have fully grasped
what I was trying to teach them, you'll see their their
scores aren't ideal. But
first it's going to show you the student scores
by item here, so it's just showing you what they got
correct and what they got wrong, a really
simple kind of way to click through that you
can hover over and you'll see how much time they spent
on each of these.
and you'll be able to pull that content, you can download
this as an Excel sheet if
you prefer to keep it that way, maybe you're planning on exporting
it somewhere else. You can do that right here.
I can also change my report type here,
so it does default to that student scores
by item but I can change it here to class
responses at a glance.
and now again I can pull this out as an excel
sheet if I want to keep it and maybe save it somewhere
else. Or I can just click through here
and take a look so this is telling me what,
not only what they got right, but what they got wrong
and what they put as their answer here
and you'll see this one here doesn't have
a grade attached. That's because this one
is a short answer.
So right now we don't grade any of the short
answer questions. So if there is one
included in whatever quiz you're sharing out
you'll be able to pull that and kind of grade it yourself.
And it looks like I have a quick
question, it looks like my screen is
frozen for someone. Um Does anyone
else see my screen as frozen? Right
now? I'm moving my
my mouse around. I'm going to click back to my
folders page if someone doesn't mind,
go ahead and put in the Q and A. If you are seeing
that frozen screen as well,
Ok. It looks like we've got some good
responses from other individuals. So um
Nicky I would suggest hop on and come
back or hop off and come back on. It might just
be our connection is maybe a little bit funky.
Oh Nicky. There we go. It move, start moving again.
Ok, let me go ahead and get these questions on
we've got another question pop up here. Let me go ahead
and read this quickly
So can you have an an option to release grades
after you grade a free response one or does it
release right away?
Um So Jill I'm assuming. Um
you mean release to students
and right now it doesn't release to students
if you are a
um so I believe right now it doesn't release to
students if you want to look at the grades, you'll have
to forward those along to students but
I'm going to verify with our product manager
that that's still the problem process because we have had a few
updates. Um So I do want to verify
but I believe if you want those grades to go out
to students, you'll have to share those out. They
won't kind of push out automatically
but let me verify that and I will
shoot you a quick email, I have your contact
Ok, So I don't have any questions
but I do want to show you all
Well first let me ask are
there any questions about what we went over? What's
great is the assessments feature is pretty straightforward.
It's really simple to kind of find
the assessment assign it to students, just like
you would in a
you would assign a regular folder
and I automatically get those results
Ok. Jill thank you for your feedback. I
will verify to see um if you
can release manually or not.
Um I agree with you. It would be, it would be
a nice option so I will let you know
what I what I hear back from my product manager,
Oh I will let you know one thing I didn't show
you is what a folder is going to look like in
student view with an assessment
attached, I think I can click into a folder
really fast to show you that. So just like
with our content
themselves, there's a student view if you share
it, the full folder, there will be a
student view as well, so I click into my
media literacy folder, which is that one
that I just recently created, So you'll see there's
only three bits of content. let's
take a look at the student view so we can get a feel of
what it's going to look like. If you send this whole thing,
Now remember when I sent all that information
over from the lesson plan, what
we had attached was obviously the lesson plan
itself and then two pieces of content.
So you'll notice here
right now we just have those two pieces of content
because our lesson plans don't show up in student
but you'll see here. The quiz is still listed underneath,
just like it's listed in the instructor
view so students can click into this article,
read the article and then they'll be able to answer
back to instructor view here.
and again if you decided to not make that visible
to students you'll see you can do that using this visible
to students buttons
You can turn that off and now they won't see it. So if you're
not ready for them to take the to the quiz
yet you can hide it. You don't have to
um assign the piece of content with
And we have a quick question about new
standards. So how often are the products
updated if the state has new standards?
So Christina, we do update continuously
and we do follow along with changes
both in state and national standards.
So we do try to keep us up to date
as possible when those things are published.
Ok? I don't see any questions. So I'm going
to go ahead and jump to my support site because
I do want to show you where you could find some additional info.
So if you are a librarian
on the line or an admin who's going
to be teaching um
your teachers how to use this, teaching your educators,
we have some support tools that can help you out with
that just to make it a little bit easier.
So on our support site which is just support
dot Yale dot com.
we have a whole page related to Gale In Context
I am going to find that just by browsing
through products that I'm going to pull up Gale
in context for educators.
We've recently added a few new bits of content
that are really going to be helpful for assessment
specifically. So you'll see. We
have our full training section
here, so we have a few gifts, We have
some great activities. We do have a full presentation
for instructors that you can utilize.
scrolling down here. Some lessons
But I want to scroll all the way down to our principal
tools here. So we've got a few new
ones. You'll see. We have new flags listed here.
But we have an assessment tip
sheets specifically for educators
who are planning on utilizing assessments
that you can really simply download when I click into
It's just a nice Pdf that's going to help
them understand. It is a little bit longer because
we wanted to make sure we included
every bit about assessments that
your your teachers are going to need to know,
but you can pull that forward and utilize
And we also have a bit
a bit of information about how
students are going to see assessments.
So you'll see here. We have a gale in context for
educators assessing, accessing
So you'll see this is very similar, but this is going
to be great to give directly to students.
It is a one pager, so really simple
and easy to print out. but this is
going to tell them how exactly they're going
to get into this resource, so it's going
to show them what they need to sign in.
and then what an assignment is going to look like when
it's attached to a page and then what an assignment
is going to look like while they're actually filling
it out. So
again, this content is all found on our support
site which is support.gale.com
and this information will be sent to you
with the email with the recording.
So if you want to forward those along to educators,
you'll be able to do that right here.
No, I still haven't seen any questions pop
up here and we have quite a bit of time left over.
I scheduled this for a longer
session because I wanted to make sure we had every question
answered but I haven't gotten money. So
let me go ahead and just jump back
to my slides here while
I'm doing that. Go ahead and type any questions you have
into the Q. And A. I wanna make sure I get everything
and while I'm watching that, let me give you
some just quick contact information.
So if you do want to learn more about assessments
or maybe you just want to walk through them one on one
with someone at gale. You have a customer success
manager who can help you out with that. If you don't
know who it is, you can just go to gale dot customer
success. I'm sorry send an email
to [email protected]
and then we'll forward you to the correct individual
and you can set up a time with them.
If you don't right now have access to Gale In Context
for educators and you want to talk about getting access,
you can reach out to your sales consultant, just
go to support g dot com forward slash
rep finder and you can find that individual.
Again, I already mentioned our support site, but
again, support.gale.com is
where you're going to find quite a few different tutorials,
tip sheets, even marketing
tools, things like that. this
recorded webinar will be posted to the support
site later today as well.
And if you have a little
bit of time, I would love for you to take our training
session survey. You'll see it here.
I have a QR code pasted um
or you just go to bit.ly/galetrainingeval.
training email. I would love to hear
your thoughts on this session, especially
as you move forward and get great new features
for Gale In Context for we want to make
sure that we're giving you the information
that you need to be successful.