Welcome! This training video is for
Gale's Elementary Resources, which are
part of TexQuest, a statewide digital
resource program providing high quality
resources, like those from Gale, to
Texas K through 12 public schools and
open enrollment charters.
After completing this module, you'll be able to
demonstrate basic features and functions
of Gale's Elementary Resources:
National Geographic Kids,
Gale in Context: Elementary,
(formerly Kids InfoBits)
and Gale In Context: Middle School.
TexQuest is supported by appropriations
from the Texas State Legislator,
a grant from the Institute of Museum
and Library Services, and member fees.
First, let's go over how to access the resources available.
Start by visiting texquest.net
You may also have access through your campus or district webpage.
from texquest.net. You can access
your TexQuest resources and find
training and support.
To get started, select your campus level:
(elementary, middle or high school)
or select a provider.
Today we'll be looking at Gale's Resources.
Select a resource and enter your
district name and password.
Contact TexQuest support for help with district
user names and passwords.
Now let's go over the Gale resources that are available.
With National Geographic Kids, students go on amazing
adventures in science, nature, culture,
archaeology and space.
This engaging resource contains
National Geographic Kids magazine going
back to 2009 as well as
hundreds of books, images and videos.
Gale In Context: Elementary is perfect for
elementary age learners.
It's a trustworthy, easy-to-use resource
with age-appropriate, curriculum-related
It features a modern, graphical interface
so kids can gain comfort searching for reliable
information about their favorite subjects:
animals, music, science, sports and
more. Gale In Context: Elementary
addresses the way that kids learn and research– and makes it fun!
Gale In Context: Middle School can be used to challenge elementary
students with more advanced research needs or
reading levels. It provides primary
source materials, multimedia, news
books, and even creative works and science
experiments, to support the entire curriculum.
Now that you know a bit about your Gale elementary
collection, our trainers will demonstrate these
resources and show you some of their top features.