TexQuest Gale Elementary Resources

This set of videos provides a tour of TexQuest elementary resources. You'll learn about National Geographic Kids.  After that, take a look at Gale In Context: Elementary and key tools within the resource. Finally, if you support advanced elementary students, explore Gale In Context: Middle School. Click play, and then use the playlist icon in the upper right hand corner of the video player to jump to videos of interest. To download a transcript of the entire playlist, please visit  https://assets.cengage.com/gale/docs/training/TexQuestGaleElementaryResourcesTranscript.docx.


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Welcome! This training video is for

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Gale's Elementary Resources, which are

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part of TexQuest, a statewide digital

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resource program providing high quality

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resources, like those from Gale, to

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Texas K through 12 public schools and

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open enrollment charters.

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After completing this module, you'll be able to

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demonstrate basic features and functions

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of Gale's Elementary Resources:

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National Geographic Kids,

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Gale in Context: Elementary,

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(formerly Kids InfoBits)

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and Gale In Context: Middle School.

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TexQuest is supported by appropriations

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from the Texas State Legislator,

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a grant from the Institute of Museum

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and Library Services, and member fees.

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First, let's go over how to access the resources available.

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Start by visiting texquest.net

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You may also have access through your campus or district webpage.

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from texquest.net. You can access

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your TexQuest resources and find

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training and support.

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To get started, select your campus level:

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(elementary, middle or high school)

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or select a provider.

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Today we'll be looking at Gale's Resources.

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Select a resource and enter your

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district name and password.

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Contact TexQuest support for help with district

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user names and passwords.

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Now let's go over the Gale resources that are available.

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With National Geographic Kids, students go on amazing

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adventures in science, nature, culture,

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archaeology and space.

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This engaging resource contains

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National Geographic Kids magazine going

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back to 2009 as well as

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hundreds of books, images and videos.

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Gale In Context: Elementary is perfect for

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elementary age learners.

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It's a trustworthy, easy-to-use resource

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with age-appropriate, curriculum-related

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content.

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It features a modern, graphical interface

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so kids can gain comfort searching for reliable

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information about their favorite subjects:

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animals, music, science, sports and

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more. Gale In Context: Elementary

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addresses the way that kids learn and research– and makes it fun!

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Gale In Context: Middle School can be used to challenge elementary

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students with more advanced research needs or

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reading levels. It provides primary

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source materials, multimedia, news

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books, and even creative works and science

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experiments, to support the entire curriculum.

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Now that you know a bit about your Gale elementary

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collection, our trainers will demonstrate these

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resources and show you some of their top features.