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Develop Early Research Skills with Gale In Context: Elementary

Elementary curriculum standards require K-5 students to gather information from credible sources, participate in shared research projects, and grow into independent researchers. Gale In Context: Elementary helps you guide your students to develop these critical beginning research skills! In this session, you’ll discover how Gale In Context: Elementary supports early information literacy and explore how to use its student-friendly features to meet research standards within the elementary curriculum.

Duration: 45 Minutes
Welcome to your training webinar, develop early research skills with Gale In context Elementary. My name is Tammi Van Buren and I'm your Gale trainer, I encourage you throughout the session to ask questions using the q amp a box, so please feel free to

ask questions, or make comments in that q amp a box at any time. I will also stay on the line at the end to answer any additional questions. So for today's session we will be focusing on the tools and features within Gale In context Elementary, that are

there and support the development and teaching of research skills. The this resource is one of one of my favorites. It's the student friendly platform at eight students and gathering information from credible sources.

It provides content for shared research projects which happens a lot at the elementary level and help students grow into independent researchers, and this resource is really it is designed for our kindergarten through fifth grade students, so I'm excited

to talk to you about how it supports your curriculum standards and developing those early research skills, our brief agenda is we're going to start with a very brief overview of Gale In context Elementary, and I'll be working in how some of the items I'm

going to point out about this resource work within developing those early research skills. I'm going to share with you the features to support research and then we're going to talk about four steps to develop research skills and that's going to be our

framework for this session, questions I encourage you to ask throughout but I will stay on at the end if there's any additional questions I'm also going to share with you, training materials specifically one that was created for this session, and where

you can go for additional support.

So just to understand Gale In context elementary if you're not familiar with this resource. It is designed for a kindergarten through fifth grade students.

It is a cross curricular resource it's very visual. It's student friendly, and it supports early research skills. Some of the things you're going to find within this resource is rich content so this resource has the ability to students have the ability

to search through over 16,000 index images over 600 videos 1700 charts and graphs just to give you an idea, imagine pulling that content into projects as your students are developing those research skills.

The end result is to share their finding finding so pulling all of that information into their projects, or maybe you're doing project based learning, which is heavily focused on research, utilizing the content available in this resource can be really

helpful. You also have these great, I wonder questions I love that I wonder questions. As a former elementary school teacher because it really does spark that curiosity and that's what you want when you're developing those research skills.

We want students to be excited about their topics you want them to be engaged, so that I wonder questions can may trigger some of those ideas but it kind of goes along with their inquisitiveness at this age, and to spark that curiosity.

And then the visual topic tree. This is a great tool when you our students are starting to develop the research skills, it helps them visually find content related to the topics they're interested in, and helps them drill down it's a very visual path

that they can take to find the search results that they're looking for, for topics of interest and this is really a key point of developing research skills is picking those topics.

How can your Gale In context elementary support that well we have these great topic pages, the topic pages offer a high level overview, right at the top of the page you can see the image and the essay overview here and there are also a summary of that

topic and it's the written at the students level. You also are going to find quick facts so these are unique on our topic pages where the quick facts are ready to use information and that is all part of research skills when students are writing, or they're

conducting research, having facts details available on their topic is really something that's very important and it ties it to the curriculum standards so having these quick facts right here on the topic page can help, or can be a solution to what your

students are looking for, to support those curriculum standards and developing the research skills level information and research tool so this is these are tools that are available for your students but also very helpful to teachers and our librarians

and media specialist, but thinking about the classroom and thinking about the teachers and and how they are supporting students at varied reading levels.

The level of content that's available within your Gale resources is going to be really helpful. It's great for differentiating instruction, you have on these topic overviews the ability to change from level one to level two, something in the level two

I'm excited to share with you today because it really supports developing research skills. So I'm really excited to point that out to you today, but you can also filter by content level, so all of your content within your resource you can filter by content

level, our elementary students generally fall into a level one or level two, and then you can also filter by Lexile measure, so all those options are available for students and for teachers to differentiate instruction or to scaffold information for their

students. You also have the listen and translate features available so you have students that are English language learners, translating the articles into over 40 languages can be really helpful.

You have your younger users your kindergarten through second grade users that maybe they are you know the reading level one is a little bit of a challenge well guess what they can listen to that text being read aloud to them so you're really meeting all

the very needs of your students with the tools already built into your Gale In context resources, specifically Gale In context Elementary, for those students that are ready for that next level of research highlights and notes.

This is also a great tool for teachers and librarians and media specialist to help show students when they find a main idea, or when they find supporting details, how they can utilize this tool within the resource to annotate or track those ideas or questions

that they have right within a document.

Saving shit and sharing content to connect with rk five users you have some options available, get linked get link provides a persistent URL back to any content within the resource.

This is great if you are want to add it to an online syllabus or you're doing you have a newsletter you're reaching out to parents and you want to.

You want to send the information in that newsletter I did see a question pop up I'll answer that in a second. Learning Management System if you want to post maybe, as I mentioned you filter down your content and you want to add that content to your learning

management system using get link is a great tool for that social media, email, all of those places you have send two options right within the resource itself so when you're at the document level, you can send documents audio files, images to Google Drive

or Microsoft OneDrive. If you're using Google Classroom. You can create an assignment and pull content or topic pages or filtered results right into your Google Classroom.

Okay. So, question came in his audio available for the translated test text yes absolutely and I do cover that once I go live so thanks Jennifer for asking.

But yes you translate the text. It also translates the audio at the same time so we do have some audio available for that translated text.

Let's talk about the four research steps, and these are, I kept it very basic. These are research steps that are used in classrooms, but I wanted to talk to talk to about them and then also apply that to your Gale resource to Gale In context Elementary.

The first step is pretty basic right, choose a topic. So choosing a topic browse the topic tree for subjects of interests, select a topic page explore the topic further review the quick facts and then dive into that topic.

So that's how Gale In context elementary can support your first step with your second step searching for information well we are you know it's reliable content, searching through all of that information for exactly what you want, that's the next step in

research right that's the next step in developing those skills. So exploring the content by choosing maybe a content type like book articles or news or magazines, and then drilling down from there to find exactly what you're looking for.

Then organizing that information so this is step three. So organizing the information, and this can be organizing is can take on varied levels so when you're in your database when you're in Gale In context Elementary.

You can organize by first of all filtering your content so maybe filtering the results down by content level or filtering by for those students that are ready for that next level of research by document type, looking at those different reading levels

and finding exactly what you're looking for. So organizing it in the database itself, before you decide to send it somewhere maybe you're using Google or Microsoft and you want to send that document into or print or download if you want to send it somewhere

so that you have that information to move forward with your project.

And then the last step is probably my favorite. As a former teacher is sharing your findings. What I love in our Gale resources because students share their findings, so many different ways.

Maybe they are working on a project as a group and using our pictures or like our third through fifth graders using more of that multimedia using some of that video content within our resources, and then sharing their findings, this could be anything,

and I'll go over some ideas that that I love that students do want to share their findings, so we're going to talk about that a little further.

All right, so let's dive in. And we're going to go right into the resource itself and spend the majority of our time there talking through what tools, and what content you have available to support your students that are developing the research skills.

So, with first and second graders. Maybe they're writing and informative explanatory text, where they will have to name the topic, they'll have to supply some facts about the topic and some details about the topic and provide a sense of closure So, looking

at curriculum standards. These are some of those standards. This is where what you need to hit when you are working through these developing these research skills, these are where your students what they need to learn and how can your Gale resources

support that. Well, first is the topics, so you can see right on the homepage, we land right into all of our subject topics here.

Now this is a visual way to drill down and find exactly what you're looking for. We also have some great tools at the top. But this, I'm talking speaking at that higher level of searching for information.

What we're going to look for first so I'm sorry choosing a topic so we're going to choose this topic so we're going to stay in topics but you do have books news pictures and videos.

Now I do want to share. I am on my own account, and I do have a vast k five ebook collection that is being pulled in from Gale.

That is why I am seeing this book tabs here. If you do not see it on your dealing context Elementary, it's probably because you may not have any k five ebooks in your eBook Collection, and you only see it if you happen to have some and that could be books

from your state. It could be books that your library's purchased, but it does have to be books that are your own collection and they are only Gale, ebooks, so that's why you're seeing that there I just want to point that out but it's a great tool because

now my students, or my users could search through their topics when they're doing their searches those ebooks will pop right up with all of their other search results.

Okay, so, choosing a topic we can go into any of these subject categories we have quite a few some popular ones are animals, geography, people because a lot of students are doing biographies or the writing about people.

Presidents athletes, artists, scientists and inventors so we've got a lot of great content there. all of our I love the plants section in the science, the science topics are great area for students to to do some exploration and we've got sports and technology

technology social studies, you can see everything we have here on the homepage. Let's start to drill down, so going into the subject of animals.

This is where we get this high level explanation of animals but then here's this topic tree, so it's still visual. I can select from any of these topics.

I am going to actually go into mammals and then this will take me to again another explanation of mammals, and then it will take me to all of the topic pages that I have available here are that have been curated for me.

Under the subject of mammals.

We even have the popular ones have images and looks like we have definitely added more recently, you're going to see more of these I wonder questions.

And then we have some other mammal topic pages here below. They haven't received images yet, but we do have more listed below on this topic. If I click into one of these and some of our two most popular happened to be cats and dogs that we're going to

click into dogs, I just want to share with you what, when we access that topic page what you see. So you do have this image, and essay overview right here at the top, and here are those three quick quick facts, so today there are about 500 dog breeds

dogs come in all shapes, colors and sizes. And number three people work with dogs and use their special skills for many tasks.

If I look at this top of page, I have book articles. I happen to have some ebooks in my own library ebook collection. These are remember Gale ebooks that are being pulled in.

I have news magazines biographies, here are all those great pictures that are available. And then at the bottom I have related topic pages. So additional exploration can happen.

What I love about the topic overview, let me share that with you real quick.

Is Here you have the level one and level two. So, in real time, I can change from level one to level two. The thing I love about our essay overviews one of the many things I should say you have these texts features text features as part of teaching, research

skills it's part of the curriculum. So you have these texts features built in it's something you can talk to your students about. I'm sure you your teachers and you as librarians media specialist are doing it in your libraries when you're looking at text

at text with students, but especially informational text it's really helpful to have what I love too is when you click into a level two.

What I'm seeing a lot is this main ideas. Well that's part of the whole process, you've picked your topic. How can you help students figure out what are the main ideas.

Well, here's a great tool. Now, we want them, utilizing this as a tool to teach them looking at this article here's the main ideas, use this as a teachable moment use this as a mini lesson where you have that concept of main ideas that they can tangibly

see it and understand. Oh, this is what this is what I mean ideas now I understand I, it makes more sense to me. And then there's more of those texts features, again, on this page so I do find those main ideas showing up, mainly in our level two.

So if you're looking for that within the resources, the level to be sure to check that out.

Okay, so that's choosing a topic. This is that's the path that your students can take most of our elementary students are following that topic tree. We have teachers that are using the basic search we have some students that are but our analytics mainly

show us that our students are click pointing and clicking and accessing using that topic tree.

The next step is searching for information. So, let's say, you know, if you're talking about first and second graders, they will need to gather information from provided resources.

So or provided sources so they may be choosing print back or print texts, they also are using digital text that is part of the curriculum. So, utilizing this resource, because you know that you've got you've got books, you've got a book articles you've

got news you've got pictures, you've got videos all here available organizing these topics can be really helpful to your students. So for first and second grade, you're providing they're gathering information through third and fifth grade or third through

fifth grade are also doing that.

through fifth grade they're building that background knowledge about a topic, but they need to learn how to take notes. And then third through fifth graders are also sorting through that evidence so they're that next level of research will searching for

information. Let's go into another topic so I want to also highlight the content we have here on also the tools all at the same time. So if I go into people you can see all of the categories I have.

And I'm going to go into US presidents.

So US presidents and we're going to go and you can see we have quite a few topic pages we even have more of those I wonder questions and here's some US presidents, for we have topic pages below, but we may not have their image.

So we're going to click into Abraham Lincoln.

And you can see we have book articles I happen to have one ebook in my collection newsmagazines biographies, great images, and then related topics so no videos here.

We have a lot of our videos are very science related. So you'll find a lot in those science topics, let's go into book articles. And I just want to share with you the information that you're going to see here.

So I mentioned a couple things and I don't want to touch into too many too soon, but I do want to point out the filters over here on the right hand side and we'll talk a little bit more about these.

I'm going to go into each, each section, and I really feel like the filter your results falls under step number three which is organize information when you're searching for information.

Yes, it could be very helpful to drill down that content at this point. So really, you could use filter your results in both steps two and three if you ask my opinion.

But for today I just want to share with you the book articles and what it looks like you're going to see a list here you can look at Presidents Day, the union divided and restored you can see Mount Rushmore.

So, we're talking about Abraham Lincoln and there's so many different topics here just in these book articles that could be really helpful to students, the Civil War era, and talking about the Civil War and, and here's main ideas that we have available

on this on this subject so really bringing in multiple or different types of documents to support the research is will help your students have these very rich full projects.

Okay, just to clarify the ebooks that you're seeing here in my search results. These are specifically Gale, ebooks, so if you happen to have any of our K five collection, then they will should audit, they'll automatically populate, so it is just a gale


If Vicki if you're interested I can set you up with your sales rep and they can talk to you more about it. I just I do the fabulous training side, they do the sales side but yes that's all you're going to see here is all of your Gale ebooks.

That's what we can pull in as our own our own content right so that's why you're going to see it here in this resource the beauty is, it's all in one place, students don't have to go to another platform to access that information so if you have a collection,

you will see those ebooks listed here too.

Okay, so this searching for information. We were in US presidents we took a look at book articles, let's take a look at news and magazines. So we're going, let's jump into news you can see the first one here is kids posts.

And this is a puzzling over a pig inspired President Lincoln cottage family activity, you're going to find different here's different pieces are different types of information.

You never know what might pique your students interest, right, this is a little bit higher level it is a level four but don't forget we have that listen feature here, where students can listen to this text being read aloud to them, or maybe this is a

whole group read that you're doing or small group read maybe you have students, when I taught I had students that were at a fifth and sixth grade reading level, and I had some that were quite higher comprehension was a struggle for them.

So the listen feature would support your students there at those higher levels to and ready for that next challenge because they can. Yes, they can read the words but do they truly are they comprehending it so using that listen feature can be really helpful.

You're going to find that your news and magazines tend to flow a little higher on the content levels, because that's what they are I mean they're coming from newspapers and magazines, but we do have like here's a level one this is coming from scholastic

news, a level two here also from scholastic news so we have a bunch of different public publishers that we work with.

For our periodical content for our newspaper and magazines.

And you can even just multi select certain publication titles, if you want, in that magazine file. Okay, but that again that filter your results I want to touch on in a moment before we do, I want to talk to you about pictures and videos, so we're actually

going to go back out and this time I want to highlight the topic of science, I want you to see as much content, as we as available in a 45 minute session.

So for science, which is definitely a hot topic with students that are doing research, and we have such great content here. I'm going to go into weather and climate.

And then thunderstorms. So thunderstorms can be scary especially for younger kids can be scary for adults. Here we are in this article and you are in this topic page and you can see look at these awesome pictures that are available now students are doing

their research, maybe they're looking for images that they want to pull into their projects maybe they're creating a poster or they're creating slides, and they need images because they want to bring their audience and they know that when images are attached,

it's very interesting to them, or your third through fifth graders especially fifth grade I know has to bring in multimedia, why not utilize one of our videos the citations are attached, they can include their site the citations right in their work cited

that's part of developing research skills. So everything is attached everything they need is here. It's just finding the great content that they want to use.

There's even a little bit of a caption so thunderstorms are an example of extreme weather it says here below. But look at that image How great would that be to include and here's the source citation it's all there for them.

Really makes that doing research a little bit easier. We do happen to have two videos.

And one is thunderstorms and tornadoes, the other one is thunderstorm safety. So if they wanted to pull this into their, their presentation, they can.

One thing I suggest though, if they are pulling in a video.

Now they have some options. I do like to use the get link, because if they are presenting this live and they're going to obviously be using a computer using get link will create a persistent URL back to this video and you can use that at any level so

get linked can be used at the topic page level, or if you filtered your results will talk a little bit more about that but for students that are bringing in video content using get link creates that persistent URL back to this video and you also have

the transcript listed there below.

Okay, so that was searching for information and I did want to point out those multimedia components and I you know science is near and dear to my heart so I love to showcase that.

Now let's talk about organizing this information. We were to go back to science Let's choose a different topic for this. So we're going to go into biology and nature life cycles is another area I love to showcase.

In my trainings because we have such great content there, and there's a lot of videos again like I said a lot of Sciences included but let's science is also kind of a little bit higher level sometimes in the language that you're going to find right so

filtering that content can be really helpful for students, and it will be helpful for teachers that are working with small groups, they're looking to differentiate instruction, how can they do that well, let's say I do have a small group of students and

they're interested in life cycles, but I have all sorts of different reading levels sitting in front of me that are or the small group working together What can I do well first of all I can introduce them to this topic page by using get like, which creates

a persistent URL again back to this page, or this topic page within the resource itself. I can also pull this into Google Classroom if you're using Google Classroom.

You can make an announcement. Select your group of students and share this topic page. What else can I do.

Well, when I click into any of our content types so I'm going to go right into book articles.

Maybe I want to filter down this content, I know that some of these magazine articles might be a little bit too high level, and I kind of want to filter those down for my kids.

Just be prepared that your video content will also be filtered down. So, if you want to make sure that that's available, you may want to share the, the entire topic page because some of that video content because students are listening and watching are

going to fall at a little bit higher content level, But how can you do that how can you filter your results. Well I publication date is an option. Subjects is another option, and third through fifth graders should be ready for some of these, you know,

starting to use this filter box.

They are starting to get familiar with doing online research, hopefully, they've been building their skills in first and second grade right, but they can start to use this to filter down content as teachers, this is really helpful because you can filter

down. Here's a document type publication title, but really I use I see it used a lot at the content level.

Because in one fell swoop. You can limit what your students, I should say filter we don't want to limit anything but we can filter down the content that maybe my small group in front of me, can only maybe they, they can't.

if there's any level threes, fours and fives that's going to be overwhelming to them. So let me just give them a bite sized piece of all my level one and two content on the subject of life cycles, I apply that.

And here you go.

So you still have looks like we are video content is still available even at that level one and two, which is fantastic but I still have 78 book articles to choose from, but sit look at the magazines, it really filter that down it removed those higher

level articles so now my group of students can just focus on what is at their reading level. And here's a great way to use get link.

Now, the more filters I add the longer that link grows but you can copy and paste that wherever you want, or again you if you're using Google Classroom you can pull it in there.

If you are using a learning management system.

And you filter down your content, use get link get link will take your students from your assignment if let's say you're in Canvas or school. It'll take them from that assignment right to this filter content that that you as your as a library media specialist

or teacher have done for them. So again this supports that organization of information because they're filtering, what else they can do, though, is I mentioned get link and Google Classroom.

So let's say I'm a student and I want to organize this information.

Right. And I've clicked into an article, I found one on.

There's a, there's one on spiders at always creeps me out but I'm going to stick to let's go with a great white shark this was a level.

Actually let's stick with the level two.

Okay, So here's a level to document.

And here I have the image at the beginning and then I have some, the content, and also some vocabulary so this is a nice short article where I can grab some information, and it talks about the silkworm and the, and when an adult comes out, right, so here's

some information about this so far. But what can I do as a student, maybe I find some content on here that I want to keep I want this whole document, I want to send it to my Google Drive, how do I do that.

Well this contextual toolbar I don't know if you noticed but as I was scrolling down I read the whole article, and oh yeah this is what I want to keep, I can send this download or print under the sun to little paper airplane.

I have Google Drive. One Drive, or email. If I'm not logged in. Once I click let's say I'm using Google Drive Once I select Google Drive, it will ask me to login.

They'll also ask for permission to put this information into my Google Drive and what's nice is a little folder is created that said that's titled Gale In context elementary and anytime I'm in this resource, all the information I send in my Google Drive

will land right in that folder so it's nice and organized it's not just a loose document floating around it lands in a nice organized folder.

And we don't keep any of that information the students login information if they as soon as they end their session and Gale In context elementary than that connection is severed their privacy is extremely important to us.

So that's an option they can also download and print that off.

Let's go to a different article, we're going to stick with book articles, and let's go to the octopus. Octopus life cycle.

So here you can see there's a great image we've got a little bit more content. This is a level two. And I am now. maybe I'm at that next level. I'm teaching my students have been doing research for a couple years, and I want them to understand how they

how they locate a main idea, and how they locate those supporting details and what tools are available in Gale In context elementary to help them. Well, not this they have this entire document they can send it to their Google Drive printed off and highlighted

if they want to pull out that that information, what they can also do is highlight here in real time.

So if they're reading the article or listening to the article, because remember you have that listen feature here.

They can listen to that text, pause the, what they're hearing and highlight that text. So, let's say they are. Let's, let's say we're talking to a group of fourth and fifth graders and they're reading the text, and they found a sentence that they're interested

in, they just click and drag, select the color, they can add any notes, maybe this is for

their. Let's do paper just keep it simple and save it. Now maybe they're reading a little further, they find some more information.

This they want to add to their for their maybe they're doing a newscast.

And this could be there.

And this could be their opening that they like, they want to, they want to quote this document, just an example, then they can do that. So now my best practice at this point is to send this document you want to make sure your students keep this right

and they want you want to make sure that they keep what they've highlighted and any notes they've taken so sending it to Google OneDrive, email, download or print will ensure that it will ensure that they have the entire document and everything I highlighted

and any notes they've taken, what happens is when they send that document it lands in their Gale In context elementary folder. Below the citation. Look at all those words to know, again, part of your, your curriculum standards.

But below the source citation, what'll happen is it turns it into if they're sending it to Google Drive, it'll turn it into a Google Doc, they'll that document will have the text highlighted within the within the document itself and then below the citation

here, they'll have those chunks of texts that they've highlighted and any notes they've taken so everything goes with it right into their Google Drive.

Another thing that happens is their highlights and notes are being built out. So this highlights and notes section view all highlights and notes. They have just the notes they've taken.

And this is a great place to edit their notes so again a piece of research or developing research skills. One thing that you're teaching your students, probably all the time, not just developing research skills is about plagiarism and putting information

into their own words. This is a great option to do that. So if they aren't directly quoting this document, maybe reading that text here in real time. Editing their notes, saving them, and then sending just these over to Google, Microsoft, email, or download

or print is an option.

This is session based. So, if they. That's why I always say best practice you've done some highlighting on an article, send it somewhere keep it make sure you have it, because if you forget to come into your highlights and notes just to grab these digital

notes, you'll still have it in that document, but this is really great because a bibliography of I was in five different documents. My Biblis and highlighting away my big Bibliography would continuously be built out two plus I have the citation option

to send this to noodle tools or easy PIP easy babe and I would have all of those different citations here for me.

So just some different options and some ideas to when you're talking about organizing information, highlights and notes is a great tool. It's a great for students to draw evidence, using this tool it aids with that analysis and reflection.

It helps students highlight main ideas and supporting details as I mentioned also teaches annotating and pulling in those facts to support their research.

So this ice used more, a little bit higher level but you may have students that are ready for it at early elementary or maybe it's a mini lesson you want to teach them what I find a little bit fun at the elementary level is teaching them that skill, but

they like to use all the colors when they're highlighting but that's okay because you're teaching that skill to them right, even if it's one document that they've marked up at least they're learning that skill that's all part of it that all rolls up and

helps them as they get older. And then the last thing I want to mention is share the last step, share findings.

So share findings is can be anything but how can your Gil in context, elementary resource support it. Well, in those findings when students are presenting using the pictures can be a really great tool.

So here you can see we have so much I mean pages and pages and pages of images, but if they're looking for maybe they're doing a report on spiders, and they want to find what images we have, they've done their research, they've pulled in all those great

articles, they put together their presentation but now the finishing touch, they want.

And I do not like spiders but then they want to pull in some great images, the citations are attached to all of these images, but look at what they can use it's here in the resource.

You also have on each, each one of them and click into this one the wolf spider.

You have a little bit of information too so this is actually it's identified as a wolf spider and it's resting on a flower I didn't know what type of spider that was but now I know, and now I know what it looks like.

So you can see how your resources can support that and also support those that last step where they're sharing their findings, maybe, you know they've done their research, they're ready to present their collection of information.

Maybe they're writing a paper or they're presenting, like I said, these images are great for posters or maybe they're facilitating a newscast that's one of my favorites that students do are conducting an interview.

Maybe they're creating a video a lot of students are doing that now they're creating a video, why not bring in some images or some multimedia into what they're designing what they're creating to make it exciting for them to project based learning is near

and dear to my heart. And so I love when all the research that you're doing and project base.

And when you're building those are developing early research skills. It's a great teaching practice to utilize, especially with your Gale In context, elementary resource.

Okay, now I promised I would share with you the tip sheet so let me share that with you. It is available on the support site.

And this is what it looks like and I will share this link with you right now in the chat if you would like this document. What we did is we actually started with a teacher tip sheet, and it goes through those steps that I went through and how your Gale

resources, support those research stops Now you may have a different process. This is just one framework that I was, I was using. And then we have some student activities for our elementary students so here's choosing a topic.

So developing research skills choosing a topic.

Developing research skills investigating this is a great tool to use as they are going through their information that they found in Gale In context Elementary.

And then the last one before they complete their project is helping them plan. So putting in their topic, what are the main ideas and this is just keeping it simple three main ideas three supporting details and the summary.

And this helps them visually organize, what they have found, and then pull that into whatever their final project is however they choose to share those results.

So I haven't checked in, but I haven't had any questions come in. I didn't have one and I will address that in just a moment. So are there any other questions about any of anything I've covered anything you'd like me to go over again or review.

We did have a question so they're looking for helpful ideas for introducing this, this platform so healing context Elementary in a library public setting any suggestions.

Well, if you're looking to market it.

I would definitely suggest looking at what we have available for you on the gill support site and I will add this link. This link will be in your follow up email, but it is support, Gale calm and under marketing materials, we have you have that option

to browse by material. So, and just like in the training center you can browse all the support, support tools so these two features are probably my favorite because you can filter to just this resource.

So if you're looking to just promote Gale In context Elementary. If you click into browse materials.

And then and I didn't log in, I didn't sign in, I'm going to just filter to elementary real quick.

I click into Elementary. And here I have email templates product description blog blog templates, social media posts banners, and we have social media posts for everything, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, you name it we have it here.

We also have some printable materials are you doing at your public library Are you having curbside pickup truck in a bookmark. That's a great idea.

You can print them off, you can add a link to where your users can find this resource, have them readily available there's flyers here that you can print off so there's so much information we even have a Spanish Homework Help flyer here, along with our

English Homework Help flyer. So ways to support parents too, so that those are just that mean that those are marketing materials for this in this resource in particular, the training materials, it's the same idea.

You go under Training Center, browse support tools.

Again, I'm just going to do a quick quick product search.

I just started to type in elementary it filters that super quick.

I click on Gale In and context elementary and here and this link is live too so I can I'm going to share this with you in the chat, so this will take you to all of your training materials.

I'll do the same with the marketing one, but for those that are watching the recording. If you go to the support site, go to the training center or marketing materials and click the Browse section, then you can filter down and find everything that you

need. So we start with digital assets so if you're looking to train other librarians in your, in your library, we have PowerPoints for you even have notes for on each slide so those are here available.

And then here are some great learning activities, maybe you are promoting it in your, in your children's library section or your public library scavenger hunts we have some scavenger hunts, and there's actually happens to be one on life cycles and one

on fairy tales. So we happen to have scavenger hunts projects for you're in a K 12 library or an elementary library to support schools and teachers take a look at what we have we have some lesson plans and projects.

And then tip sheets and the tip sheet that I shared with you It's right here. The develop early research skills teacher tips and student activity that's the one I shared with you, and I sent to you in the chat.

Okay, so that's support site is a ton of information. Let me I promised I would also share all the marketing materials for elementary so I'll share that link.

Also, just so you have it real quick. I love quick reference anything that you can quickly reference. Make your lives easier.

I'm all for it. Okay, so those are the couple of questions that we had that came in, if there's any other questions let me know but I do want to share with you real quick.

Back to my PowerPoint here a few additional slides, one we've just covered the support site where you're going to find training materials and Reese I'd mentioned, I mentioned all the training materials but there's also resource guides and resource guides

are step by step through the resource itself. So if you're looking for one on Gale In context elementary it's there just look for the resource guide under the different types of training materials we have, and then I shared with you all of the information

that you have, that is digital electronic tools but also those print materials that are available. And that is, again on the support site. And for those of you that are attending the live session I will share that with you in the chat, but for those of

you that are watching the recording. Here's the link here support, Gale calm.

And that's the end of our session. My name again is Tammi Van Buren and I'm your Gale trainer if you're looking for one on one support Gale Customer Success managers, and you can reach them at Gale customer success at cengage.

com, just let them know if you send an email to that email address and this will be in your follow up email to that link or that email address so you don't have to write it down but if you want to right now and reach out, feel free to do so.

But they are there for your one on one support and they're market specific so if you are coming from a public library you will talk to the customer success manager that works in your territory, and has background in public libraries, k 12 same thing and

academic also so you have specialists there at at Gale that are there to support you and help with all of your questions and that one on one support. Again, the support site and then the training survey should pop up at the end of this session, feel free

to let us know what you think about the session there's a comment section. Let us know if you're looking you know what you liked about the session but also, if the training materials that we've been adding for individual sessions, let us know if that's

something that, that you'd like if you'd like to see more of because it is fairly new and something we think is is very important and hearing that folks are interested in, but please let us know I have this is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts.

So thank you again for your time today. And we hope you'll join us again we have a few sessions that will be adding for November, so those will be posted soon.

You'll see those are probably in the next 24 hours so we have a couple more sessions but check back to the support site and take a look at all the webinars both upcoming and recorded.

And I will stay on the line if there's any other questions, and oh question came in about certificates yes for those of you that attended the live session, there will be certificates attached in your follow up email thank you for asking.

Yes. So what will happen is the video will is recorded. And what will happen is you'll receive the in the follow up email a link to where you can find that recording.

Thanks for asking.

You're welcome.
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