For MA: Discover Gale Interactive: Science
Going beyond textbooks and traditional science curriculum, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online learning tool that takes visual-spatial learning to the next level by bringing the lab to the classroom. Students can entertain their curiosity and inspire grade improvement through an experience that allows zooming in, rotating, or pulling models apart to explore and experiment with complex scientific topics. In this session, we reviewed the content, navigation, and modeled exploration within this engaging resource.
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Alright. Good afternoon, Everybody I’m welcome I’m Stacey Knibloe with Gale.
Glad to be with you all this afternoon for our Discover Gale
Interactive: Science. This is one of the new resources that can make that available with the Massachusetts statewide database program this summer.
So really excited to show it to you it's a really engaging resource.
We're really having a very brief agenda we just have one product to look at today.
So I have plenty of time to do it in I will do a quick review of what's available just before we get underway with Galen or active science.
And then, as always, we'll wrap up with support. So when questions come to you later or you end up with a question from somewhere else, you'd like to answer or want to share feedback with us we always want to make sure you know how to do that with your
gale team, but also with the folks in MLS so We'll share all that info that will also be in the follow-up email that you'll be getting from me tomorrow around this time.
It is going to come about 24 h after the session, so it'll have a link to the reporting and some other handy links. they're included in the presentation, and anything else.
I think might be useful for you after we wrap up so that'll come automatically to you tomorrow.
With that I think we're ready to dive in again.
Do make liberal use of that chat in Q. A.
Questions, comments, feedbacks jump in anytime so again first we'll have a quick recap of what's available to you.
So Gale is thrilled to still be part of the Massachusetts statewide database program, and we're thrilled to have some new resources on there as well like Gale interactive science new to as well, as Gale
legal forms, and then, of course, we have lots of old stamp buys like the gale.
Academic one file resources, gale and context. resources. these are have been provided during this training series.
We've done throughout October and September everything's been recorded I’ll include links to those from the gale page, and then they're also posted on MLS pages as Well, so again
tuning into any of these later you'll have all our contact inputs.
You can go free to reach out but really great collection of resources, and we, of course, want to make sure you're able to put everything up on your web page and access everything easily.
So you can get the links for all the databases new.
And continuing both from Gale and other vendors right to the MBLC.
Website. And what's great about the links that they provide is those are Geo authenticated.
So if you're using these links, when folks visit and click on the link from your website, if they're in Massachusetts, they land right in the resource, and you can provide other options.
If there are I shouldn't say you can the tool provides other options.
If folks are coming in from outside of the state so they can get in.
But if you're inside the state, why not make it simple and just have a simple authentication.
No, that you're there to let you into the resources so very handy.
We also offer a Gale Pages tool that gets you access to all of the Massachusetts databases like a really nicely enhanced menu of all the resources.
Available, so you can link to that as well. So lots of other good stuff on that page and on the sites. I’ll be sharing later from MLS and Gale as well for support.
But first we always want to make sure. access is clear.
So covering that upfront here all right now on to Gale.
Interactive science. So many of our databases are well named, and this is one of them.
Gale Interactive science is exactly that interactive 3-D models for things that are going to come up in science class, in high school, up into college.
And even, I think some of the content would be a good fit in middle school.
You'll, of course, also always be the best judge along with teachers and other instructors.
But this is a resource that is a little different from kind of our traditional gale research oriented databases where it's maybe a lot of text in reading that gets done.
There's going to be some reading that gets done here, too, but it is an interactive research.
You're able to interact with the 3 d models of course, zooming in and out, but even moving different pieces around.
And actually the example here we've got you can basically do a fraud to section in the database, and I have a friend who used to work at a company that provided earthworms and frogs and things like that
to schools, and I know that adds up. So this is a great free tool to be able to do that virtually with students.
And honestly for myself, you know a little less queasy inducing, I will say, to be able to do this in a more virtual environment.
So along with all of the great through you modeling though there's supportive content, so reference to periodical content to go along with it to help provide just a good context around what you're using in the resource so we like to spend most of
our time in the database, so I’m going to go ahead and jump right in into it and let's all of our resources.
If you can tune into our training, or even just by using the gale resources regularly.
Our home pages are always going to offer you ways to kind of browse through what's available, but also just a search.
So you can dive right in and we're going to take advantage of both.
But before I do I wanted to point out just some other unique content that's here in the resource.
The databases, you know, mostly about these interactive *d models.
But I wanted to point out, too, that we offer some *d printable or 3 printer files. basically, so you can.
You know we're grab some STL files and create. If you've got a *d printer in the library or in school, we've got some files for you to work, from and these are working off of a lot of
the models that are in the resource so the list of things that are available here are going to be the types of things you can find in the database, too, to use the *d modeling.
But here, if you've got a *d printer, you can print out the frog as we saw. so some handy *d printer files for you as Well, but let's get into what the bulk of
the database is really about, so the browsable tool will let you look at all of the via available models broken down by major subject area.
So these kind of go along with various science classes and Of course, if you search, you just search across the Internet resource, we've got a cycling 3 to 4 topics here on the homepage this changes about every
month to give you just some, you know. quick pick curiosity to get into some of the content.
Oh, We've Got a question in the chat it's not showing up under our veil library or our library scale power search.
Is it available in gale power search, or is only standalone database through the Yale product?
Menu the second one. so this is not a cross, searchable database.
It will not appear in Gales power search. and for those that are maybe one thing: what power searches!
Let me actually show you what we're talking about here so I’m going to pop over to the gale product menu, which is not something you may see very often.
We let direct links into the database right from your web pages so often.
You're skipping our menu which honestly is you know.
Good thing the less clicks the better, as we said before.
But it is where I can show you where our cross search tool is.
So many of you might be using it. Power Search has been around for a long time.
It cross searches as many yale databases as it can, and if I go to it on our menu here, we've got our menu broken down into the list of all the databases. or Then kind of broken down with
their product category. So we've got a section for cross searches to get rid of that circle, so I can actually click on it.
You have Yale power search listed here, and it shows you a few of the resources that are cross searchable there.
But just to keep the length of the page down, we need to click in to see the full list. and here's where you can choose to cross search in all of these different databases, Gale, one file gale in context, and then for those
of you. If you subscribe to getting Gale eBooks, you would see that that database listed here, too.
So this is going to pick up all of the gale, one file resources, all of the gale and context resources and send a search out to all of them at once.
If I go back to our menu for a second you'll see, though, if I just I’m going to click on the more section here where gale interactive science lives, you can see we have access to it on the menu But it doesn't
appear on the on that gale power search menu as well as our health and wellness.
Database. the Peterson’s resources, LegalForms those are not cross searchable databases.
The literature resource is not cross, searchable in power search, but it is cross searched in our literature.
Cross search tool called gay literature. so maybe one day we'll have a Mega search for everything.
But I’m not sure if and truly everything would go in some of these resources that are third party probably wouldn't.
But could be down the road. So if you would like a Mega search.
If you think that's something we should offer, share that in the chat, or when you leave the webinar today, you'll be prompted to fill out a survey, let me know there and any boat, votes we can get to something the more
likely our developers are, and product managers are able to do it.
So great question, and so let me answer something that wasn't asked but just to share and pop back into power search for a minute.
You'll notice gale and contact science though is part of power search now that doesn't have the interactive *d models that we're going to see in gale interactive.
But it does have for a lot of good science. contact so that does get picked up in power.
Search. All right, so let's pop back into gale interactive and from the homemade share I do love browse.
But I know that most folks come in and search so we're going to start that way, too. So let's say we've got a unit coming up on photosynthesis and I’m just going to search across the resource and when
you results come back, you can filter them by category, and you can see those are some of the ones we saw on the homepage.
The resources are also aligned to next Gen. science standards and common core standards.
So 2 national standards, tools that you can kind of browse for content by, but also just for each of the results.
See which standards there meeting there so we've got one dedicated to photos.
Since this I'm going to start there and all of the 3 d models come along with usually an essay from some of our sources at Gale, or maybe some periodical articles we're going to focus on the models though, to get started and
Then we'll kind of come back to those additional tools so with the model.
You have a pretty familiar layout, for if you know your students are using YouTube, this will look kind of familiar, you know, with your videos right there in the middle, although this is not really a video.
But the content we want is right there, you know, kind of headline space, and then the additional tools are to the side and bottom of it.
One thing I always like to do with this content, and then, you know other resources.
We have, or video content is to switch into the full screen view.
So the lower right hand corner will give you the option.
Those little 4 corners there will let the interactive model take over my screen the one today left of it the kind of rectangle.
There is a rectangle we'll give you a theater mode, which is nice, just kind of enlarges that you're still have the database controls there.
But honestly, I do like that whole screen mode. It just kind of takes over your screen in your exclusively. In the resource.
However, I don't know how well this shows up for you on your end of the webinar. so I may stick to the theater mode just to avoid any visual issues with the with the end of the
webinar. So the 3 modeling is in places as soon as it launches the tool, and you may see it sometimes takes a minute. This This is, you know, these are big files that we're working with here so Sometimes they take a
minute to load. but once it does it's fully loaded the interactive experience, you have a tax box over on the left just to help put context around what you're working with.
So initially, we just start with what is photosynthesis.
So right away you're getting context from what we're working with, and then you can use the arrows on the left and the right of the screen or the circles here at the bottom to move through the modeling experience and here.
we have the equation for photosynthesis we're going to keep moving through.
You can see it labels pieces, as you go through this could come up later, and most of the models there's going to be a little knowledge check at the end, so you can test your knowledge after going through the tool and something kind of neat
you can do, and I’ll just go do it here you can again interact with the model.
So I can pick content up and move it around right. I want to get a closer look.
I can zoom in. But this will be interesting later, too, in the way that you kind of take the quizzes.
You identify different pieces, so you can really move things around and we will look up.
We're going to do an anatomy search later, so you get another idea.
But I like this photosynthesis, because again, this is a resource, I think, mostly in high school and college.
But there are some entries like this pretty basic where you know maybe something you're going to be talking about with middle grades or remote school great students.
So work Well, to check this resource out as well and I'm just going to jump.
I have with this model. I think it's the last 3 let me check my notes.
Yeah, if I hover over the little circles at the bottom, there you can see kind of what each one is addressing, and last 3 are going to give us questions.
Label the parts of the thorax right so I hadn't quite gotten to this in my in my model yet, so we'll give it a go as you move over to match.
I was incorrect. so I get that that red acts if I choose, and I don't know I didn't my there we go There's the grease recheck when you get
something correct, so I should always check that before I do. But oh, wow!
If you move through, though again there's generally 2 to 3 questions for that.
Now let's check. So you just kind of reassure that you read and absorb the information with the model ahead of time. Right?
So pretty simple to move through these models let's go ahead and look sorry to leave the theater mode.
Let's go ahead and look up a few more Okay, so we search on, Monarch.
We can see we have both of our caterpillar and a monarch butterfly so can kind of take it at different stages.
Okay go with the butterfly and again. we're getting yeah loading message takes a minute Sometimes the additional content.
The comprehensive. overview There over on the right and then some additional tools at the bottom that we'll talk about in a minute.
But really They're all going to work the same so as you move through the very basic ones on up into the same immediate chemistry models.
They're all going to work the same way. there is a little helper tool here.
If you need it, let's go ahead. and get into our what are playing a little more so you can see kind of how it explodes out some of the tools.
Some of the pieces you can also then zoom in. So if I want to get a close up, look at the thorax there I can, and we get it from all different angles, and you can try the same again.
Moving things around. Yeah, Cool? Oh, that's not good question how did you rotate the image?
So if this case actually let me start on mark this I think in this case, I don't think I did. I.
Yeah, it's doing it. The model is doing it on its own to kind of show you that it's coming in from a different app or a different point of view.
That's one thing actually let me see Oh, you know what I want to try this from a touch screen.
I don't know that there's a way really for me to rotate the image unless we have it. I don't know if this one does so.
We do try to give you the different views as you move through the pages.
But I don't think there's a way to do right Yeah, I don't think there's a way for me to like flip it over and get a look at the other side of the wing from here So let me actually
double check that that, though
I think there are few models where you maybe have a So you know those kind of circular errors to arrows, to be able to do that, to move it around.
But we have off with this. Let me try I don't think we can do a right click.
Someone suggested in the chat a right click to rotate.
But I think these are different types of files if it were an image. I think I’d be able to do that.
But I forget exactly what in this some sort of interactive not quite a video file, but it's something else like, Let me try.
Go from another. No, yeah, Unfortunately, it's not letting me do any sort of right click motion here.
How do you get the image back to the way it was originally head and do that?
Then, when we just sorry listen through that window. if you start over we go all the way back to the first, or actually you don't let me try something else.
I don't know if we have to go all the way back to the first.
Let me just confirm this before I move. If you switch from one of the slides to the next, it should go back to its kind of as started format, so you can start over completely, or can just move to another slide for a
minute, and then move to the other one it'll kind of go back to the way it was.
And then how did I get to quiz? How did I get the quiz to show up?
Not all of the models have a quiz, but many of them do.
Most of them do actually I’m I to come across one that doesn't anymore.
But doesn't mean it's not there usually they're going to be the last 2 to 3 slides of an image.
So in this case. as you hover over sorry both my zoom windows kind of getting in the way. I’d be showing you some things here.
So is I’m using this circles here at the bottom as I hover over them.
You can see it gives you a little sorry. Let me clear that circle.
It gives you a little tag to let you know what's on that page.
So looking at the thorax on this slide respiratory and circulatory systems, and then you'll start to see quiz one quiz, 2 quiz 3, and they pretty much show up at the end.
Although I do think I’ve seen him in the middle before too.
But most often there at the end. Oh, deep okay good idea.
I'll try that holding down the mouse. Button while I’m holding down the right mouse. Button.
Oh, there we go, Dean. thank you they wasn't sure this is possible.
Let me be flying that butterfly around. I appreciate the suggestion that is really cool.
So look at the sobering things about our own database on the call.
I appreciate the suggestion Yes, so both what I’m doing being suggested in the chat, and has worked like a chat is I’m holding down the right mouse button, while I’m moving the butterfly
around. so I’m just going to move to another slide and make sure it works on all of them all that's where it was.
Yeah, So yeah, that's so that's working Oh, all right thank you, Dean.
Excellent. I wish we had let me actually let me check a quick book while I wonder if our you know what it might be here in our little and the little arrow in the or sorry not here the little circle with the question mark, down at
the bottom. watch you through a quick walk through the database. kind of like an appointed when you launch it on your phone.
I'm wondering if maybe that hint is in there too, and I've just never gone through all 8 10 in the health file.
So thank you, Dean, for those suggestion. excellent alright, so let's get in a browse around a little bit, too.
So the search is always you know kind of the quickest way to content, but especially with folks who are in the library or in the classroom. I'd like you to get an idea of what's here.
So you can get an idea of when you might want to use this.
What you know, classroom lessons. it may apply to what research tools in the library.
So down below. Here we have the 4 major categories.
I can dive into. and if we select something like earth science what it does is we bring that filter tool. But it's really just showing you everything.
So right now I’m seeing all 23 models we have for Earth science.
They're broken down into astronomy and geology and then just appear over on the right like our search results, too.
And really from here you can do anything. So if I want to say, get rid of Earth signs.
But choose same zoology. I can just enable those.
And this is also going to let us browse those next Gen.
And climbing or standards. So should you know this abbreviations.
Can click in and find you know next Gen. science for number one which you'd have to do some reading and find out what that is.
But those are Annie 2. Should you need to do some standards based?
Or specifically, and next, and science based standards, or for common for
But the browser is really very simple here it's a smaller database.
They kind of our big one files and Gale and contacts.
But what comes with all the content is really impressive.
So little easier browse all of the content that's here and if we go ahead and jump in, I’m just going to go ahead and we'll grab that that pro from our first slide, and let's say this is something
we'd be doing in the classroom and I want to share it with students.
We're able to take advantage of the tool down below. nice so. but below our models you got the option explore, flow reform.
You speak for anatomy just you know let us know what we're using here.
But beneath that ways to push it out and share it with others.
So we've got some common you know social media places to share.
But if you're, a Google classroom user this link may look familiar to you, what it's going to do is just embed this in a Google classroom item.
So it launches my shared classroom box. I choose the classroom.
I want to include this in, and it is a probably pretty familiar half that you would take if you're using Google classroom already.
So just to make it announcement. And what is you?
As an invading a persistent URL you're in that Google classroom item.
So or give my very brief announcement here.
No post it to my Google classroom page. and it just confirms that it's done.
You can check it out. and there it is on my Google classroom stream and students will click land right in the resource right on that frog anatomy model.
Now let's say you're not a Google classroom user we have other options.
The link to activity and link to slide. options are available.
So these are going to be familiar to you as our get link tool and other gale databases.
But we wanted to give people the opportunity to link to the activity as a whole, like link to activity would do.
It gives you a persistent URL again, paste that wherever you needed. If you have a different learning management system like canvas or Schoology, you've got a web page, a live guide wherever right?
There are links they can go wherever you needed to.
This will bring you into the activity, because start you on the front page.
Oh, you know what I shouldn't do this with link to slide, because we just have the one, basically your dissecting the fraud.
Yeah, you can see getting in there. but let me grab the other frog So the explorer is just kind of a tool for you to get in there and look around.
But the frog activity as a whole s slide. So let me jump to that.
So again, link to activity gets you everything we'll link to slide.
Let's say I want to get kids to a certain point we're going to be talking about the circulatory system.
So this is where I want them to land. I want them to jump ahead.
The first 5 slides and land right here on the sixth one. That's what link to slide will give me.
It will put me right on that Set or put my students right on that 6 slide when they click it, they'll jump ahead in the activity so you could even do the same.
Let me see. Yeah, this one does have a quiz. So we could even have him jump to the quiz and just answer those 2 quick questions.
So linked to slide is a great way to give them right where you want them.
Within the activity link to activity just takes you to the whole thing. Check the chat in the Q.
Appreciate alright. So I want to talk a bit about the content that's over on the right.
So this is often coming from gale content. we of course our publisher, and what's on there may change circulatory systems. It linked up when I was on that slide.
So what's over here is contingent on really what you're doing in the resource sometime it's the same article throughout other times. it will change up it just depends on the model you're working with and again.
it gives good context to what you're doing and has all the expecting bail tools that are other databases have.
So if I wanted to send this article out to my Google drive, I want to email it.
I can use the translate tool, the text to speech, the display options, all of those are here.
Just like expect that of our other databases.
So it comes along with this content. You even have the option to cite the content like you do on our other databases.
So we kind of pull in all those extra tools you can search within that text.
Content, too, if you're looking for extra again, since you guys have Gale in contact. Science, I would say, these are 2 databases.
You could really use as good companions there's going to be a lot more content there.
Then the books and periodicals that are here in gale interactive.
But it's you know Handy to have it in in place when you when you want it. Alright, let me check my notes. see if there's anything else I wanted to share here.
I think we're in good shape again it's a pretty straightforward resource.
Once you get in here you know again. all the models kind of act the same way, and you're able to, you know, easily search and browse to find the content.
It's pretty straightforward so just moving through a few more of these you can kind of see that wrong.
It's needed, and again can kind of move content in and out we switch back to the theater mode zoom in and out, and then as we saw right mouse click holding down to move our frog around a bit
here. So again, thanks to being for that, all right. So that is really again, Gale, interactive science.
It is really interesting Tool. Great way to have you know.
Classroom work done if you if you're in a one-to-one situation with technology great way to again, kind of do those dissections have kids work together on different parts. But it's also. interesting my dad had shoulder replacement surgery
last year. so we went into the database and you know as you'll see by going to the to go in to an ad in here.
You can pull different parts of the body, examine them closer.
So we looked at the at the shoulder so there's you know interesting things to explore here.
Lots of good stuff. Now, this is a database that we have.
I kind of offline option for there is on our support page, and I’ll send this in my follow up.
Email. there is an app through the Apple app store that allows you to use this tool offline.
So basically it downloads those models and you can use them offline.
So I’ll share that in the in the follow up email.
Unfortunately, it's not something I can demo here today.
But just you know that's available. if you are on a slower connection, or maybe your classroom or you know where you are has a slower Internet.
And sometimes those models take too long to load. We do have an offline option.
There is also a right here in the help
Actually looks like. Maybe we don't sorry folks I thought we had in there.
There are some system requirements but I’ll put those in the follow up emails while they're on the support page.
I thought we have them in the help want to see if they're down.
Okay, Sorry I should check that before we got started so all right that's the resource.
Let's go ahead and start wrapping up here and sharing your support options.
So you have excellent support from the Massachusetts library system.
You can reach out to them via their email address. Here they got a great database that bay Queue answers questions about the new resources, and then, of course, their live guide has lots of good stuff around training and usage
data how you can reach out to the various vendors.
But lots of good stuff on that live guide and it's always evolving you're adding new stuff.
All of our worked trainings are going there, and things like that.
And then, of course, you can take advantage of the support from Gale.
As well support that Gale, dot com slash m l I n we'll get you to a page where you select your library, and then the support page.
Customizes to what you get from Gale. So where other than having to weed through our 100 of databases, you really just get the ones that you work with, and you can find all of our kind of technical support.
We also have your access URLs there. but I think it's better to get them from MBLC.
Of course, because then you get all the vendors, but other things like Mark records, title lists.
And then our training center has lots of tutorials, scavenger hunts, training decks, so you can go out and, you know, share slides and do outreach with this resource.
And lots of free marketing materials that you can customize.
So book more social media posts, a lot of good stuff ready to go.
No need to recreate the wheel we've got you that just started.
Will you add the app on the apple store? Absolutely. Yeah.
Let me make a note from myself to do that
We've got I think there's an instruction sheet to go along with it.
So I’ll send a link to that as well to just kind of give you the steps.
So. yeah, I’ll include that. in the follow up good idea, And then, if you want to talk to anybody on your gale team, you can always reach out to us again.
I? Oh, good to know, Yeah, if your wi-fi split you that the app can be a real nice saver perfect. so you can feel free to reach out to me you're going to have my contact info in the email that's coming
tomorrow, but I’m going to give you all of these other contact paths as well.
If I don't know the answer I know where to go to get it. Apparently I can ask Dean for that help by rotating the image.
But of course, certainly. I just reach out to our product support and our product managers and get an answer for you.
So if you ever have questions you'll free your customer success manager is a good person to get to know at Gale as well, they have a wealth of knowledge, and they work in all different areas of the company.
So they're really you know a good kind of central person to get to know.
They also, if they don't have the answer they definitely know where to go to get it.
And then, of course, tech supports available. If you have you know questions about using the app or Your access your authentication things like that.
They're a good calling me if you're having a problem, though I always recommend calling the 800 number.
I like you to get them on the phone so they can find out exactly what's happening when it's happening.
Because you know, some things can be intermittent and I always think it's great to get them all you can, so.
But of course we get in touch with them via email as well.
And then your account rep is always a good person to get to know a gale.
They can, you know, recommend other resources and answer questions as well.
So yeah, no shortage of places to go for help don't suffer in silence.
Reach out to MLS to Gale and let us know your thoughts, and of course your questions with that I’m going to go ahead and say thank you.
I'm going to stick around and take questions see if any other piece of feedback.
Come in but if you're all set thanks so much for tuning into this session, we wanted to allow ample time for it, since it's a new one to give you know time for lots of questions so we're wrapping up a
little bit earlier So if you're good to go enjoy these extra 10 min to your day, But again, do feel free to stick around and ask questions.