TexQuest Gale In Context Middle School Resources

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Hello and welcome.

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This training video is for Gale's middle school

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resources, which are part of TextQuest,

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A statewide digital resources program

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providing high quality resources like

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those from Gale to Texas K through

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12 public school and open enrollment charters.

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After completing this module, you'll be

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able to demonstrate basic features and

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functions of Gale's In Context collection,

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including Gale In Context Middle School,

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints,

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies,

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and Gale In Context: Science.

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TexQuest is supported by appropriations

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from the Texas State Legislature, a

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grant from the Institute of Museum and Library

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Services, and member fees.

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First, Let's go over how to access your resources.

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Start by visiting TexQuest.net

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You may also have access through your campus or

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district webpage.

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From TexQuest.net you'll be able to access

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all of your resources as well as find

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training and support.

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To get started, select your campus

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level- elementary, middle school, or

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high school,

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or provider.

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

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Select your resource

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and enter your district name and password.

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Contact TexQuest Support for help with

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district user names or password.

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Now let's go over the Gale resources that

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are available to you.

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First, Gale In Context: Middle School is

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designed to support the developing information

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and digital literacy skills of middle school

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students.

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Bridging the gap between the resources for

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elementary students and resources

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primarily for high school students.

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In Gale In Context: Middle School, students

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grades 6 to 8 will benefit from

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an interface that delivers the highly visual

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design and navigation preferred

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by younger users combined with the authoritative

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cross curricular content

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and the user-focused tool set that's needed

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to support middle school assignment and coursework.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online

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resource covering today's hottest social issues

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from capital punishment and immigration to

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marijuana. This cross curricular

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research tool supports science, social

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studies and language arts classes.

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Its informed differing views present

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each side of an issue and help students

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develop information literacy, critical

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thinking skills, and the confidence

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to draw their own conclusions.

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

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focuses on the study of sustainability

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and the environment,

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from global warming to food safety, to

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access to healthcare, to the impact

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of economic development on international

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relations, today's environmental

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issues are covered in depth in

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

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with portal overviews of essential information,

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academic journals, news, case

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studies, conferences, statistics

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and rich multimedia.

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Gale In Context Science is an engaging

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online resource, providing contextual

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information on hundreds of today's

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significant science topics

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by integrating authoritative curriculum-

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aligned reference content with headlines

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and videos, experiments, and simulations.

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Gale In Context: Science draws students

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into the subject matter, showing how scientific

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disciplines relate to real world issues.

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Now these Gale In Context resources

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have a very similar interface, so

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it's easy to move between them when doing research.

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Now our trainers will demonstrate how

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these resources work, and their top features.