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Last Updated: August 11, 2023

Welcome to Gale In Context: Literature

Gale In Context: Literature connects secondary students to resources that broaden their understanding of the literature they are studying. A variety of content types including primary sources, reference articles, multimedia, and interactive infographics support a deeper understanding. Full-text works and essential questions engage and challenge students.

Duration: 40 Minutes
Today, we're going to be talking about our newest

resource, Gale In Context: Literature.

My name is Amber Winters and I'm a senior

training consultant here with Gale and I've got

a nice agenda for us today. It looks

short and simple, but what's great is Gale In Context:

literature has got a lot going on. So it is

most likely going to take up the full hour today.

First, I do just want to go over what Gale In Context: Literature

is because it is a completely

new resource. It was just launched a few

months ago here. So nice

and new to everyone involved and we're going

to walk through the platform that will most likely take

the majority of our time just going through all of

the new tools and features available as

well as the great content that you and your students are going to be

able to find.

And then at the very end of the session again,

if we have questions, I'm not able to answer

as we move along today, we'll be able to answer

them at the end.Otherwise we'll have some

wrap up as well as some contact information

for you.

So let's go ahead and jump right in. So

galling context literature is really our holistic

approach to learning literature.

So this is a secondary leveled resource. So

it's going to be specifically for ninth

to 12th grade students

and it is kind of leveled for students

really basic to advanced. And what's great

is we include a lot of different content types that are

really going to support every learner

in your school. And we do retain

both topic browse and searches consistent

with other Gale In Context resources.

So if you do have any of the other in context,

suite resources, it

will look very familiar to you. We have

edited and updated the platform just a little

bit just because of the nature of the content

and of the resources that we're

navigating through and presenting to you. But

the topic browse and search are still

consistent with those previous in context


And on this platform, we do have full text available

for many titles. I'll show you where you

can find those, how they're attached to different

topic pages. So if you are getting

your students engaged in some different works,

they may not have to have a physical text at all.

You may be able to find that text right here in

our resource.

And if you currently have access to gale and context

for educators, this is fully integrated

with that. So if you now have Gale and

Context Literature. It's already in your

four educators, you'll be able to access the contents

in a second area for your.

But let's start talking about the content.

So our goal of Gael and context literature

is really, really to provide context

around the literature that students

are reading. And I know that's the exact title

that I just repeated to you Gael and Context Literature.

But it's true, that's why we named it, that we want

to make sure that students not only understand

literature that they're reading, but they understand

the history around it or the current events

around it. If it's a more current book, we

want them to understand the eras, they're going to be

learning, then we want them to understand the literary movement

and literary devices. So

we have quite a bit of information, things like

work, overviews, newspapers and magazines.

We've got great biographies and both historical

and contemporary authors,

images and videos, podcasts as well.

Lots of multimedia to help students who may struggle

with reading. We're trying to bring that multimedia

content in for them. We also have

things like great literature criticism to help students

really engage with the text and think

a little bit more critically about that text as opposed

to just kind of, you know, reading and halfway absorbing.

We really want them to dig into that piece

of content to really understand, not

just again what's written but everything

surrounding how it was written.

In addition to providing content to context,

we've really tried to focus our

content around your curriculum.

So around your common core standards or

using other state standards, we've really tried


be precise in what we've included to make it easier

for you to find the information that you need. So

not only do we have information about specific

works, but you're also going to find information

on topics like literary themes and devices,

different eras and literary movements

to kind of really pull forward,

not just again the text, but some of the different

things around the text. So as you're trying to get your students

to analyze the text, to analyze

maybe different things that are happening, maybe

if you're working on the hero's journey, We

provide you with information about the hero's journey

with a topic page for students. If they want to take

a look at that.

In addition to that, we have a really great feature that we'll take

a look at. Once we get into our walkthrough, we have

both interactive plot diagrams

and character maps. So as you're reading

your story, if it's a complex story

with a lot of characters, we'll have a map that

shows how they're related to each other, maybe

shows different actions that are taking place with place

with those characters to really guide students

to make sure they have it all straight in their head because I'll

admit I am terrible

with character names. So those

character maps are really helpful, helpful

for me to make sure I know what's going

on with who plot diagrams, same

situation they are interactive. So students

will be able to follow along and get just like a brief summary,

you know, so maybe it's a review, maybe they've already read

the text, they can look at the plot diagram

and just say, you know, look at the bare bones, this is

what happened.

And now I can move forward with that with my learning.

And finally, we do include all of the tools

that are in our other in context

resources. So things like our highlights

and notes our topic finder, we

can still translate the text in this resource.

We are still integrated with Google and Microsoft.

And we do include citations for everything as well.

So everything you've seen in the previous

in context resources, we've

rolled over to this resource to make sure your students

can research as easily as possible

and as organized as possible.

So let's take a quick look at some of the features

you're going to see within gale and context

literature. So some of it should look similar

at the top of the page. We still have our basic

and advanced search just like our other in context


we've also brought over our browse topics.

So if you have students who aren't ready to search,

they don't quite know what they need. We do

keep that browse topics up top there.

Something that's new on this home page though

is our quotes and questions section.

So these, you'll see here, we've got these little dots meaning

they rotate kind of in a carousel fashion.

These are great to engage students. So if they

hop on the platform, they know they need to

research, but they're just completely lost. You

know, it's one of those, I don't know if anyone else does this,

but you click into something, you just don't even know why you're there.

This can kind of engage them, this is going to scroll

along for them so they can take a look at

some of the quotes and some of the questions that we've

created and might spark their interest and help them

start their research.

And then at the very bottom of the page, we

do have our topic browse section which

looks very similar to other in context resources.

But you'll see we've kind of tiled them out a little

bit, I guess you can say and edit images

as well to make just a little bit more visual for

your students as they start their research.

Now, moving on from the home page, if they

do decide to click into the browse topics option,

they're going to be pulled here to this page

and you'll see on this left hand side, they can browse

through different topic types. So genres,

eras, English language arts, which is going to be

literary devices and things like that

and themes

and on this browse they'll be able to click into any

of these tiles and they're actually taken

to different works that are related

to whatever topic they took a look at.

So we're going to take a look. There's two different ways

to find content related to a topic.

If I want to know about, let's say satire,

you'll see here, I can click my satire. Little

tile and I'll be pulled to different

titles that are related to satire.

But if I actually want to learn about the topic,

satire itself, as opposed to books related

to it, I can also run a search up top

and be pulled specifically to information about

satire. So it's really a a two

way street in finding content. And today we're going

to take a look at both of them.

Now, moving on one more time are

really kind of the crown jewel of this

resource that I love to show is

our topic pages related to different

works, different texts. So this

is a fairly different

format compared to other in context

resources. And we've done that for a specific

reason. So we've included the title

of whatever the work is as well as a brief overview

that your students will be able to click into.

We've also added a new feature here

we will have the full text listed. So if

it is available for this piece of work,

you'll see we have the title here and you'll have a link

to go and check that out. We've also

included in this banner, a video related

to a specific theme within the text. And these

will vary of course based on whatever the text

is. But it's a really nice short

intro video. So again, if you have struggling

readers who really prefer to get their knowledge

through videos through other multimedia pieces

of information

right here in the banner, we've decided

to do that to allow them to find that content

really easily

underneath that. We've included essential questions.

Again, these are specifically related

to whatever text they're looking at right now.

So they are different for every

topic in this resource. It's another great

way to just get them engaged and get them thinking

if they haven't taken a look at the text yet, this

may be a good place for them to start. If

they've already read the text, this may be a good place

for them to kind of review and dig deeper within

the text. So these essential questions

have been added, you'll see really at the beginning

of the page to make sure students are

coming at the text from the right angle to

make sure they're ready to think more deeply

than just reading through. And you

know, answering some basic questions about characters

and plot and things like that

underneath that we've pulled forward related

topics. So in other in context

resources, this is actually towards the bottom

of a topic page, we've decided to pull it up

even ahead of our different pieces of content

just to make sure our students can kind of move forward.

So you'll see with this text, we have a few

different related bits of information. You'll see,

we have one era and then two different titles


So students can click into those and continue their research.

And then finally at the very bottom of the page,

you're going to find all of our different organized

content buckets and this is very, very

similar to our other in context resources.

You'll see, we've pulled out the different content

types and then our buckets are organized

so students can just point and click to whatever they need.

They're not navigating through a search results page.

They're really getting that precise bit of information

that they're looking for.

Now, let's take a look at this resource. I am very

excited to go through it with everyone. It's definitely

a, a fun kind of click through.

So let's go ahead and get started here. Hopefully,

I didn't get signed out. It's been sitting for a second

before I start to really navigate through. Do

we have any questions about gale and context literature,

kind of the background of it?


I don't see any. So we'll go ahead and get started

here. So let's start off on our home page.

So again, this will look fairly similar to other

in context resources. So if you have those,

you may be a bit familiar

scrolling down here, we will have our topics of

interest and these will kind

of change periodically. So you'll see right now,

we have two text pieces

as well as an author. We've decided to highlight

scrolling down from there. You'll see again our quoted

questions here. So for your students who don't

exactly know what they want to look at or what

they want to do,

you may want to recommend, they just go here.

You start to score through. You see all of these different

questions and it does show,

which book this is related

to. So if we hit view topic, it's going

to pull us to the mask of the red death. In

this case,

as we scroll through. If we have

a quote as opposed to a question,

you'll see here. It gives us these little quotation marks

and it tells us who made who said

or wrote the quote. And then we

can pull forward to that topic as well and

this individual is going to pull forward

for us.

But before we click into a topic page here,

let's continue on, on our home page.

So scrolling down from here is where we're going to find

our browse topics. And again,

when we're clicking through and browsing either

down at the bottom of this page or

using the browse topics button up top

here. We're

going to be pulling titles related to different

topics. Ok. So as opposed to topics

themselves, this is actually going to pull

us to different pieces of text.

So if I want to click through, let's say I'm really

interested in themes today.

I wanna see some of the different things we themes we

have available.

I can click here and I'm taking to all of these

different themes you'll see on this left

hand side, I can change this browse

at any time. So if I maybe instead

want to take a look at English language, arts

or eras

or genres, I can do

that. Let's stick with themes here.

Let's click today into prejudice and discrimination.

Of course, it's something that we cover frequently

in our el a classes and of course, want to continue

covering. So we do have that pulled out

as a special theme here. And again,

it's pulling forward different bits of texts

that are related to the topic.

So this isn't a background about

you know, prejudice, this is about

different texts that are related

to prejudice. So they'll be able to click through these,

maybe find one that they're interested in that they haven't read

yet and they'll be able to navigate to that

bit of information.

And we do try to include as many

texts in here as we can both historical

and contemporary. So you'll see more

contemporary works that are kind of lined up right next

to some older works,

historical works that are typically studied.

So we try to keep that as abroad and

as inclusive as possible, you'll see the

hate you give has been pulled here fairly

prominently as well. Just because that is a popular

book book that students are currently reading.

So we want to make sure it's easily found

within this resource as well.

Now, before we do click into a title,

I do want to show you how it works if you want to

learn about a topic as opposed to find a

book related to that topic. So

let's run a search, let's say, for the Harlem Renaissance

kind of look at a movement as opposed to

just a straight up theme

or topic. So when I start to type

in, you'll see, I get some of these bold options

and these are predictive text just like you

find in our other in context

resources and they're pulling directly the

topic pages. And so you'll see here, there are topic

pages about people. We do have

a text here. And then again, I'm

going to search for the Harlem Renaissance, which is the

first one. So I'm going to navigate to that

and our topic pages related to arrows,

literary movements, literary devices

are going to look exactly like our topic

pages within our other in context, resources.

So at the very top, we have our full overview

that's going to go over the history of the Harlem

Renaissance you know, the factors

related to it, what exactly happened,

how it impacts today. They'll find that information,

then just overview up top

and then scrolling down,

they still have a really great content buckets

here. So you'll see, we have our references,

biographies for individuals who are a part

of that. Harlem Renaissance,

primary sources, a lot of our information

of our topics, excuse me, have primary

sources attached. So it's a great way

to get students engaged with that. And

what I love is that they are in fact labeled

primary sources. So students who

maybe are still having a difficulty understanding

the difference between a primary and a secondary

source. They're going to know that they're looking

at primary sources just by clicking into this content

bucket, which is a really nice feature.

We've pulled forward our videos in a separate content

bucket as well. You'll see audio visual

plot summaries for different texts that may be

related to the Harlem Renaissance.

And then at the very bottom, we have some related topics

as well. You'll see for this, we have three

different individuals related to the Harlem Renaissance

that we've pulled forward as related topics.

So again, these topic pages are going to look

very similar to the other

in context resources.

The topic page change that you're going

to see is going to be related to specific

text specific works. So

let's go ahead and take a look at one of those. I'm going

to just run a search again as opposed to clicking

through my browse because I know what I want

to take a look at. I want to take a look at there will come soft


and when I run my search, you'll see again. I have my

predictive text here.

And now this is launching me into that

text topic page of view.

So it is more curated and it

is tailored specifically to be related

to um a book as opposed to

just a topic or about an individual.

So again, we have our full overview up top

here and I can click to navigate into


and it's going to give me that background about the work

we do include essential questions here

as well. And you'll see they'll be able to read

through and kind of get started with their,

their research

to get back to my main topic page.

I can either hit the back button in the browser

or I can hit the title

of the work here.

Now from here, as I mentioned in my slides previously,

if we do have the the full text

for a work, it's going to appear here, it's

going to say read book. So for

this, we actually do have the full text. So if

I decide to click into this.

It actually pulls me forward

in a new tab here. So you'll see this

actually comes from Gill College collection

and you don't have access to the full collection

through this resource. But we do pull

our full text from that collection.

So you'll see here, they'll be able to click through

and read all the way through. Sometimes they'll get

little introductions, things like that

to kind of get them ready to read the,

the text, but they'll be able to go all the way


and take a look at this.

And this does include all of the text

tools and features, sharing options

that we have within the main resource. We'll

take a look at those in a second once we're in the main

resource, but they do have them available here.

Students will also be able to search within the book as

well if they want to do that

and we do a list table of contents here.

Now let's close out of that tab.

So right next to the title here, we

have our video and we do have videos for

all of our different text pieces.

Again, it's going to vary what they're based

on based on the book itself. But we do have

that listed there really prominent for students

if they want to click into that

underneath our essential questions.

This is great, of course for students to take a look

at their own. But this could also prompt you as an educator.

Maybe you're just kind of struggling with exactly

what you want them to take from a text. Maybe

you just want a quick, you know, Bell Ringer question

to have them look at while you're taking attendance.

This may be helpful for you. You might find a really

interesting essential question that you hadn't thought of previously

and you can share that with students as

opposed to having them find it. You can share it and you can have

them navigate through this platform, find

an answer for you

right next to our essential questions. We

have our author section. So it's providing information

on that author.

And you'll see, we do have a view more about author

button clicking into that

is going to pull us to that author's topic page.

If they have a topic page,

you'll see they also have a video attached

to them again, depending on the type of works

that the author writes. Of course, he writes

dystopian fiction. So that's

what you're going to find on his page here

and you'll scroll down and it'll look just like a topic

page with all of this great information

attached for your students.

Let's click back one more time though, to

stick with our

works page.

So underneath that again, you'll see our related

topics here. So we have another text

by the same author. We have a

literary device here. Well, two technically

literary devices here so the illusion

as well as the setting. So if your students

need to kind of learn more about those

different topics, they can click directly into


And we have again another topic page

and just a background about what it is.

And I just want to mention it's great that all of this is

really found kind of on a little hub.

We call it a topic page, but it's really a hub

of all of this information for your students.

And I want to point out you can actually

get a link to these pages. So

if you know you're going to be studying, there will come

soft brains and you want to have this ready to go for

your students and maybe you don't want to just direct

them through the resource. You doesn't want them to get there,

use this get link, you can excuse

me, share it via email, put

it in a syllabus, put it in a discussion board

post, wherever you get

the content to your students, you can get this

persistent URL and they're going to be

launched right to this page and they'll be able to start

the research from here. So if you do

find a hub, that's really perfect for what you're

studying. Use that get link and keep

it, save it for later. It's a great way to do that.

Now, let's scroll down even further

because now I want to take a look at some of the different

text options we have available

and we do have a search within results button up top

here. So if they want to narrow down their

results before they even start exploring,

they certainly can do that.

And we have our different content buckets listed

here. So you'll see reference,

infographics, news, all that great stuff,

plot summary,

you'll find all of that information here. Sometimes

you'll find other things. So there may not be

um let's say there's no news reports for

the specific text. Then

this won't appear here. Let's say there's no infographics,

it won't appear. It looks like this one right now

doesn't have any primary sources attached.

So you see it doesn't appear here.

So what's great is if we don't have a specific

content type for the text you're looking at,

we don't have that listed under the different content

types to confuse students.

So scrolling down. Now you'll see our different

content buckets listed here.

And when I want to first point out, I mentioned

briefly in my slides, we have

those great plot diagrams and character

diagrams and we have a plot diagram

here. Both of those

are going to fall under our infographics


So we can click, let's take a look at the plot diagram.

Here we go. So you'll see we've really organized

it in a way that students typically study literature.

So they'll get the exposition all

the way to the resolution.

And I'm going to actually make this bigger.

You'll see, I can hit that computer button and make this

full screen

and I can click into any of these.

So the exposition,

if I want to take a look at the conflict, you see, I can go all the way


to the very end. And this is just obviously very

basic. It's kind of giving them the bare bones

about this text, but it's a great way

just for them to quickly refresh their memory

or quickly get them prepared for what they're about

to read.

And it's readily available on this platform.

You'll notice it actually has a citation here as well.

So if they plan on using it somewhere else, they certainly

can and they can keep that citation there

with them. Click

back there, there we go.

So underneath those infographics, I will mention

we also have plot summaries. So those

are different than plot diagrams. The

diagrams are going to be shorter and interactive

while plot summaries are going to be just

that a full summary of the plot. So those are

going to be text and they're generally

going to be longer because they're covering everything

that's been written in the work.

Now, let's scroll back up top here. I'm going

to click into all of my reference content

today because I want

you to see some of the different filters that we have available

that's going to help your students out quite a bit.

So you'll see here, we've got 11 reference works

related to this text. And on this

right hand side here, you'll see we can narrow that down.

So maybe we want to change it based on publication


publication date. If we want to make sure we're only

seeing the most current bits of information,

we can certainly do that.

We can also narrow it down based on subjects. So

one step further here

and now scrolling over here on this left hand side,

we'll be able to kind of take a look to see what we

think will be best for our research.

And they will point out this defaults to sorting by

sorting by relevance. You can also

sort by newest or by document title

if you like, but it does sort default

to sorting by relevance.

That's a hard sentence to say.

We do have the date listed underneath though and you'll

see a lot of the most relevance are actually

fairly current here as well.

We can kind of scroll down. You'll see

it gives information about themes in construction,

the Martian chronicles, all that

good stuff.

Let's click. I really like the idea

of the historical context text

around this resource. So let's click into



Now, as I scroll down, you'll see, it's giving me that

background, that information that I may not

just have in my head. This is

telling me what the author was

dealing with when he was writing this because if

he's dealing with something different than me, then he may

be coming at something in a completely

different mindset and from a completely different side

of things. So this is really going to help

your students understand not only what's

written but why it was written and

how it was written.

So you'll see if we can scroll down here and I have

this great explore panel. So if I

want more information related to

or I'm sorry, more information that's like this piece

of text, I can click into the more

like this. If I want to move

forward from this text to different subjects

that are kind of close to this, you'll see,

I'll be able to do that under here. So

we've got related subjects like the Cold War, the 19

fifties, specific information

related to the short story and related

to the author here.

So these are again going to push us forward in

our research, making sure we don't get stuck

sitting at one spot and maybe get a little bit

um a little bit stagnant

in our research.

So now let's take a look at some of the different tools

that we have available for your students. So when they

do find this content that's going to be helpful

for whatever they're doing, whatever they're researching,

or if you yourself have pulled this content

for students, there's quite a bit of information

and quite a bit of tools that you can use

to kind of work with this.

So first off, I will always point out our citation

feature found on every document,

every video, every podcast, every

picture, every anything

we have a citation tool attached.

So if your students are using this in a project,

they can really easily click and pull that citation.

I like to mention this is a great way to get student

buy-in into using these resources as opposed

to just, you know, Googling.

If they're Googling, they're writing out their citation,

they're building it on their own. If they're using this

resource, you know, aside from the fact

that we've already curated all of this content for them,

We've also made this citation, you'll see

they could choose Mlaap a Chicago or Harvard

and they can export it. Of course, they could just copy

and paste it somewhere, but they can export

it to one of their drives. If they like if they're using

noodle tools or easy bib, it's

right there ready for them. A really simple way

to get it,

they can also send this document somewhere.

So if I hit my send two button, I can

use Google drive my Onedrive or email.

So if I find this really helpful, but I need

to, you know, hop off the computer for the day. I can't

continue with my research.

Just see if it send it over to the drive and then it's

ready to go for them, it goes over in a folder

labeled gale and contact literature. So they're going

to know exactly where it ends up.

It will go over with a link attached

so they can get back to this document

within the resource

and it's also an editable document. So

if they want to maybe copy and paste,

make highlights,

take notes within their drive,

they'll be able to do that as well.

And moving over from, from our send too,

you'll see. We do have our download and print options.

So if they want to take the documents,

that way they'll be able to do that. It downloads

as a PDF or of course, it prints

as a document. next

to that is our Get link. And I did mention

using this get link when you're on a

works topic page.

We also have it attached to all

of our different documents and our different

content buckets. So if maybe

students clicked into all of the reference

works for a piece of text and they

want to save all of them, they can click that

get link and they'll get the persistent URL to

that page.

So again, a really powerful tool that

can sometimes be overlooked.

And I do want to point out if you are planning

on saving this information, sending it to students

always use get link as opposed to

the address bar. You'll see first off

get link is way shorter, but

also the address bar could break, you know, we could update

the platform a little bit and now it's no longer linked

to the document or to whatever page you were on.

Not gonna happen when they get link, that's persistent,

really helpful. If you are putting that on a syllabus,

maybe for a project that you're going to be using,

you know, in years to come or maybe multiple semesters,

you won't have to worry about clicking

back and making sure that the link didn't break. It's going

to be there and available to you.

Now, all of those tools are also found

down here under the title here.

You'll see. I have my send to Google drive,

my one drive and then my download and

print options, all that good stuff. So this

does the exact same as the tools up

here. We've just included it in two spots just

to make sure students can easily find it.

Now, on this left hand side here, this

is what we have. I like to call them text manipulation

tools, but they're just tools to make this

information as accessible as it possibly

can be for students. So the first one

is our translate button,

you'll see, they'll be able to translate the article in quite

a few different languages

and they can also set an interface language

and I'm going to set this to a different language

today. So we can take a look.

I'm going to click Spanish.

So you'll see when I change that my search

bar, all of my tools, my explorer

panel are now in that language.

And what's great is this actually follows me along throughout

the session. So if you do have students

who need Spanish, who

need Arabic, who need French, whatever the language

may be, they can start off

the session before they even get going by changing

the platform language.

And then they'll know how to click back and forth. They'll know

where they're going within the resource.

So again, you can translate that here

or you can actually translate it at any time

up top here.

So I drop that down. Let's go back to English.

There we go. Here we are.

It's a really simple way to translate here.

In addition to that translation, we also have

options to increase or decrease the font

size as students need it.

Next to that. We've got some other great display

options that are going to help them fine tune

what they're seeing on the screen. They can choose

the background color.

So whatever works the best for them,

they can choose a different font. So we do

have a dyslexia font available. If

that's better for students to read, we have

it ready for them right here and this does work with all

of our text. So any piece of information

they're reading through, they'll be able to hit that open

dyslexic option.

They can also change the line letter and word spacing.

So again, struggling readers,

we are really trying to make this as accessible

as possible. They can fine tune

their settings. You'll see they can change any parameter

on its own

to really make it as easy as possible to get that

information. I'm going to go back to my

default settings today though.

So right next to those display options, we also

have our listen tool,

pause that because I'm not sharing my audio.

when they hit that listen tool, you'll see it pops up this

player and it's going to read the full text to them

and it does read in whatever language

the text is translated to. So if your students

translated this piece into Spanish

and then hit play, it does read to them

all the way through in Spanish, which is a nice

feature again to increase that accessibility

for them and they can

actually download this as well. So if

they want to take this mp3 with them, maybe,

you know, on the bus on the way home, maybe

right before practice. And they just want to kind of

listen to this text as opposed to reading

it, they can just download that mp3 and

do it wherever they want to

close that back up here.

Now, one more document tool, I want to show you before

I get into the topic finder and how great it works

with all of this literature. Information.

is there highlights and notes and this is really,

really great to get students organized

and engaged in their research. They

can click and highlight over anything they think is important.

Let's say this sentence.

There we go. They think this is important. They

can click and highlight over


they can hopefully take better notes than me

and they can highlight anything that they think is important.

And I will mention this is session based.

So if you are directing your students to highlight

key points to save for later,

you want to make sure they get this information out of

the platform. So they can do that by sending

it to their drives, they can download it, they can print

it. They just need to get it off here

because once they sign off for the day or

they close out of their browser or they

leave it sitting and they're signed off due to inactivity.

Anything they did is gone.

So just make sure if you are having them run

through and highlight information that

they save it, they put it somewhere that's not in this


Now, all of these highlights and notes that I'm taking

are all going to kind of collect

right here under our highlights and

notes button.

You'll see when I click into it. It's showing

me the text to highlight as well as the notes.

If I hit this view, all highlights and notes

button it's

actually going to pull forward every highlight

and every note I took within this session.

So if I went through and read, you know, five

articles about five different books or maybe

five articles about five

different authors, and I took some different

highlights and I took some notes, they'll all appear here,

you'll see, they'll get the title of the

text as well as the hyperlink back to it.

And then the full highlight that I took

any notes that I took and I can edit

those notes here

and underneath a running bibliography.

So if I highlighted more than one article,

they would slowly start to appear under here,

you'll see. We do give a safe warning on this page.

Well, this is really helpful, it does disappear.

So again, they'll need to get it out of the platform.

But this is a great way for them to kind of take

electronic notes so they can highlight

and kind of mark up anything they think is important.

You'll see, they can make labels. So you'll see

I had two colors that I highlighted with.

So maybe this first one, let's see

is an introduction. This one is supporting

an argument that I'm making about something.

No, I've got this highlight legend here. So

if I do go through this and really annotate

and highlight all of the things I think are important,

you'll see, I can choose to send this over

to a drive

or I can download it or I can print it. So if

I do send it over to a drive, it's going

to keep this formatting. So I'm still

going to have the title of the text with a hyperlink

all of the information and then

another one underneath it.

And this is also going to go over

as a an editable document.

so your students can

change up what they need to hear. Maybe

they want to include some additional notes, they'll be able

to do that in their drive really simply.

So again, great way to really

organize, especially if they spent a large

chunk of time in the resource, you know, finding

a lot of content.

Sometimes they're just not going to keep up with that.

So this is a good way to do it. It's also

a great way to make sure they're not sending, you know,

10 articles to their drive

and, you know, they're going to maybe not read 10 full

articles, they can highlight a piece

of those articles and then when this goes over

to their drive, they've got the hyperlink.

So if they decide, oh yeah, I do actually want

to read through this full text or

take a look at this picture or whatever it is.

I have that right here. I can click directly back

to it and you'll see since

I'm on the same session, I still have

all of my great highlights and notes available here.

And I can just read through again.

Now, I realize I have not stopped to ask

if anyone has questions. None have popped up

in the Q and A. But before I take a look

at topic finder, I'll just ask now

any questions for me about anything that we went

through? Ok.

Well, I don't see any. So let's go ahead and get

going. I, again, I have one

more, um,

one more feature I want you to take a look at today,

which is going to be the topic finder. And

you can find the topic finder either

I'm actually clicking back into our reference results

page that we got that we got to

from our works topic page.

You can either find the topic finder on this

page. So if you run a search or

if you click into a content bucket, topic

finder will appear here

or you can go up under our advanced


And then topic finder is the third option here

in this little gray bar. So let's click into

it. This is great

again to find connections.

So not only are we trying to help students

understand the context around different

pieces of work? We also want them

to see how they're connected to each other in

different events.

So our topic I find is great for that. Let's we

looked at some dystopian literature

today. So let's look at dystopia.

Just take a quick sec, quick second here

there. We go.

So you'll see. Now I have this nice interactive

kind of graphic here. I'll be able

to kind of click through and find different bits of information.

So you'll see. I have Utopia listed here.

Maybe I don't know what Utopia is or I don't

know how they're related to each other. I can

click into Utopia and kind of move forward

with that information.

There we go.

So I click into this and now I can see some of the

different kind of subcategories that are related

to Utopia

to again pull my research forward.

And you'll see now on this right hand

side, I've got all the results listed

here. So I can go through these, you'll get, you'll

see, I get a little bit of information

and then I can click through if I think it's something important

here and I can reset

these tiles at any point.

Maybe now I want to take a look at something else.

Um Let's say the Hunger Games, if that's something

that I'm reading, how is that related to dystopia?

Of course, it's pretty obvious to us, but

it may not be something that students directly

connect with each other. So that's a great way to make

that connection. not just to,

you know, traditionally studied texts

but also texts that are a little bit more contemporary.

In addition to this tile visualization, we

also have a wheel version. So

if students kind of prefer a little bit

more organization. This wheel may

be good for them. You'll see they can see the categories

as well as the subcategories right here.

A nice simple way to find that information.

Right now. We have reached the end

of the session. I haven't had any questions, so we've

got some time to spare. Is there

anything you want to take a look at that? I didn't cover

today before we end off before

I give you some wrap up contact information. All

right. No takers, no problem.

Let's go ahead and jump back here too

these slides because I do have some contact information.

So if you currently have this resource

and maybe you want to go over it more in depth or you

just want to review what we went

over today or maybe talk about best practices

to getting it into the classroom or things like that

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You can just reach out to your customer success

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interested, reach out to your sales consultants

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If you don't know who your sales consultant is,

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We've got some great support tools for this resource

as well. So if you're just starting to promote this

to your teachers, to your learning community,

we have some stuff already premade for you to

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site, which is So

you'll find a resource guide, you'll find

flyers. This webinar is going to be posted

there. Um Hopefully within the next two

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So you don't have to reinvent the wheel. You can get the word

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without really having to lift the finger, you know, just

send it in the email and you're good to go.

And then finally, I do have a session survey.

If you have the time to take it, I would really appreciate

it. You'll see. I've got a QR code on the screen.

You can also just take it in your browser.

Once you sign off of our session today, it's gonna pop

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you have about the resource about the session,

um thoughts about the future,

whatever it is, please feel free to send

info there. And now I'm gonna close out our session

because again, I haven't seen any questions come

in from you all, but I do appreciate you for being on

the line and hopefully we'll see you

in future sessions. Bye bye now.
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