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TexQuest Gale In Context Middle School Resources

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Hello and welcome.

This training video is for Gale's middle school

resources, which are part of TextQuest,

A statewide digital resources program

providing high quality resources like

those from Gale to Texas K through

12 public school and open enrollment charters.

After completing this module, you'll be

able to demonstrate basic features and

functions of Gale's In Context collection,

including Gale In Context Middle School,

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints,

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies,

and Gale In Context: Science.

TexQuest is supported by appropriations

from the Texas State Legislature, a

grant from the Institute of Museum and Library

Services, and member fees.

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

Start by visiting

You may also have access through your campus or

district webpage.

From you'll be able to access

all of your resources as well as find

training and support.

To get started, select your campus

level- elementary, middle school, or

high school,

or provider.

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

Select your resource

and enter your district name and password.

Contact TexQuest Support for help with

district user names or password.

Now let's go over the Gale resources that

are available to you.

First, Gale In Context: Middle School is

designed to support the developing information

and digital literacy skills of middle school


Bridging the gap between the resources for

elementary students and resources

primarily for high school students.

In Gale In Context: Middle School, students

grades 6 to 8 will benefit from

an interface that delivers the highly visual

design and navigation preferred

by younger users combined with the authoritative

cross curricular content

and the user-focused tool set that's needed

to support middle school assignment and coursework.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online

resource covering today's hottest social issues

from capital punishment and immigration to

marijuana. This cross curricular

research tool supports science, social

studies and language arts classes.

Its informed differing views present

each side of an issue and help students

develop information literacy, critical

thinking skills, and the confidence

to draw their own conclusions.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

focuses on the study of sustainability

and the environment,

from global warming to food safety, to

access to healthcare, to the impact

of economic development on international

relations, today's environmental

issues are covered in depth in

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

with portal overviews of essential information,

academic journals, news, case

studies, conferences, statistics

and rich multimedia.

Gale In Context Science is an engaging

online resource, providing contextual

information on hundreds of today's

significant science topics

by integrating authoritative curriculum-

aligned reference content with headlines

and videos, experiments, and simulations.

Gale In Context: Science draws students

into the subject matter, showing how scientific

disciplines relate to real world issues.

Now these Gale In Context resources

have a very similar interface, so

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

Now our trainers will demonstrate how

these resources work, and their top features.
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