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Last Updated: July 12, 2023

Leverage Your Elementary Gale eBooks Through Gale In Context: Elementary

Your learning community can now find your Gale eBooks within Gale In Context: Elementary through our simple integration. Students and teachers can browse or search to find your elementary- leveled Gale eBook content and access it while still within the Gale In Context: Elementary interface. Join this session to explore how to find eBook content and leverage it in the classroom.

Duration: 15 Minutes
Thank you again for joining our session

today today. We're going to be taking a look

at how you can leverage your Elementary

Gale ebooks through Gale and context elementary.

That's a mouthful, but it's a

nice session we're going to go through today. My name

is Amber Winters and I am your training consultant.

So brief agenda here. We're going to be on

the line for 30 minutes today. So first,

I will just very briefly highlight

Gale ebooks and Gale In Context

Elementary just in case you're new to the resources

or in case you just need a quick refresher,

but we'll spend the majority of the time actually

walking through gale and context elementary

and how your Gale ebooks look within that platform.

Finally, at the end of the session, we should

have time for any questions you have

feel free to put them into the Q and A though.

And I should be able to answer them as we move along

forward and then we'll have some wrap up content

information, contact information for

you at the end of the session as well.

So let's just go ahead and get started here. So Galan

context elementary, if you're slightly less familiar

with this resource is obviously going

to be K five focused. And we do

include quite a, a variety of content.

We have the obvious, you know, reference works

and things like that. But we also have multimedia

materials like videos and pictures and audio

files. We also include some current

magazines and newspapers. So it's kind of a really

all encompassing resource focus

on elementary curriculum hitting

kind of the main subjects like science,

social studies, literature social

and emotional learning,

things like that, as well as art and

music, all that good stuff. And within

this platform, we do have some great elementary friendly

tools like highlights and notes as well as

a text to speech reader. So if you have struggling

readers, they'll be able to have articles

read to them right here on this platform.

And Gale Ebooks is a separate

platform that we've actually worked to get integrate

within Gale In Context: Elementary. So Gale

ebooks are going to be all of your full

text ebooks purchased through Gale

and they are uniquely curated for

you. So as we go through this session today, I

will most likely have different ebooks than you.

So if you're following along with me and

can't find an ebook I clicked into, most

likely it's just not part of your collection. So

it will be different for you depending on what you're clicking

through. And one key difference. I do want

to point out if you're on the Gale Ebooks platform,

that's going to include all of the ebooks

in your collection. So if you have ebooks for

higher level kids, maybe

high school level or maybe you have PD

ebooks, just be

careful with clicking directly into gil ebooks.

You may see some of those as opposed to just strictly

the K five ebooks that we're going to take

a look at today that are found within Gil and Context


So excuse me,

our integration again is just K five

E books. We have them tagged in internally.

So you don't need to worry about making sure only

your K five ebooks are getting into Galan

context Elementary. It flows over there

automatically for you. There's literally nothing

you have to do. Just click in and enjoy.

And what's great is your students are going to stay

within Gale and context elementary if they do

decide to click into one of these ebooks.

So you don't have to open up, you know, two

different browsers or have two different

tabs. Open, one with Gil ebooks, one with Gallon

Context Elementary. Your students are

going to land in this one spot, be

able to navigate through anything they want

to look at right here on that one page. So it makes

it a lot easier for you to get students

engaged because you're not teaching them how to use

two platforms and you're not reminding them. Well,

we need to look at ebooks. So let's go to this page

or what we're looking at. We wanna find simple

images. We need to go over here. It's all

combined for you. So you can just get students

in this resource and they can just go,

they can take off and explore, find

the information that they need.

That's enough of me talking. Let's go ahead and actually

jump in and take a look at how this integration

works. And as I'm switching over

here, I haven't seen any questions come in, but

I will just stop here. Do we have

any questions before we get going?

Ok. I don't see anything going

coming in. So let's go ahead and get started here.

So I'm on my home page of Gale and Context Elementary.

I already signed in here. just to get

us going.

And if you have access to ebooks

through Gale and I do just briefly want to point

out it is strictly through Gale. So you're

not going to find ebooks from other vendors within

Gale and Context Elementary, you're just going to see

what you've purchased from Gale. So just as AAA

point out there,

if you do have ebooks that are linked

to Gale Contact Elementary, you'll see you have a

books tab here

and if you're following along within your instance

and you don't see a books tab here, that means

that right now, you don't have any K five ebooks,

which is fine at the end of the session. I'm going to

tell you who to get into contact to, with,

to get some of those.

But you will have a tab listed here

that says books.

Let me click through here

and now all of your K, five ebooks are

going to be loaded up here. And again, most

likely yours looks a little bit different than mine

because I just have my own collection built

out. But you'll see here, it's organized

by different books, shelves or different

topics here. You'll see, we have arts biography,

all that great stuff.

And if you do have a pretty extensive list

of ebooks, your students may want to take

a look at specific bookshelves. So

you'll see up top here, we have just the one filter

on this section. When I drop down,

I can choose whichever bookshelf I want

to look at. So if I strictly want to look,

let's say at biographies, I can do

that and I've pulled forward. Just

my biography is listed here. So I'll be able to

kind of click through and see whoever I

want to take a look at

and I can jump back to all right up top here.

If I just want to take a look at all of them again,

it's a really nice, neat way to find content.

And if you want your students just strictly looking

at ebooks, maybe you don't want them digging into the

gale and context elementary content. Right now,

you'll see. We do include a search books option

right here on our books tab. So

if you just want them to find full

ebook text, you don't want them to take a look

at anything else. Right now, this may be the

way to navigate to that. Just have them click into


and then they can search the through the books

right here.

I'm not going to click into a book right now though because

I want to show you what it looks like. when

your students find a topic they're interested in, when

they run a search, maybe they find a topic

page. I wanna show you what that integration looks

like. So today, I'm going to run

a search on Ancient Egypt who

doesn't love learning about Ancient Egypt, right?

I will point out we do still

have predictive text listed here.

So as your students are typing in,

they can take a look at the different topic pages

we have created. So the topic pages

are going to be the organized content

sets for some of the top searched and top

used terms within the resource. So

for the majority of the

topics, they're going to be pretty closely

aligned to elementary curriculum

because that's what's being studied in

this resource. So again, I chose

Ancient Egypt. So let's stick with that.

Here and

we do have a topic page for Ancient Egypt

here. So, scrolling down, I'll just briefly

remind everyone what the kind of organization

is, at the top of a

topic page. You'll see, we have just a brief overview

of whatever topic you're going to be learning about.

In this case, Ancient Egypt

underneath here. You'll see, we have some quick


just some interesting things to get students

engaged and then scrolling down.

You'll see all of our different

content types are listed here

in these different individual buckets here. So

you'll see, I can pull out videos if I'm looking

for a video specifically, I want

to move forward and look at related topics. We

have those listed at the bottom of the page here.

Our pictures are pulled out individually

and what do I want to point out to you? Let me scroll to the

top here as you'll notice we have two different

content types. We have book articles

and then we have books.

So book articles are going to be

reference works, things like that

that have been built into Gale and context

elementary. So that's like the standard

content that they're going to find within this platform.

If you didn't have access to ebooks,

we call them book articles just because that's a

little bit more inviting, a little more friendly

than calling them reference works for students.

So book articles, articles are going to

be those shorter, you know, one page

reference works, giving background

about something.

Books is where you're going to find your integrated

ebooks. So if you want students to view

a whole ebook, as opposed to just taking

a look at an article,

you're going to want to take a look at books here.

So let's do that today.

Again, if you're following along, you may not

see any books listed on your,

your instance, you may see more than what

I have just depends on your collection.

But when I click into books here, I do want to

point out we do have a lot of filters here on this

right hand side. So if you want your students

to start kind of engaging in more in depth research,

you want them to understand how filters work.

They can do that within ebooks here.

I'm just going to leave it because you'll, they only

have 11 E books here.

But if they find one they're interested and you'll see,

they always, show with

the, um, excuse me, they always

show with the cover of each of these ebooks

here. So they're always going to get this visual as

they start to click in. We'll just click into

the first one. Discovering Ancient Egypt.

Here we go. And the first thing I want to point

out for you on this page is you notice we

jumped immediately to the first

page of text for this. We skipped

over the, you know, all the front matter,

we skipped over the table of contents, all that good

stuff because we've decided we want to direct

students to exactly where they need to be initially.

So they don't need to worry about clicking forward through

that. you know, that informational

piece that they're most likely not looking for.

They're going to be taken directly to chapter

one or section one or whatever the beginning of

the text is.

And we do default here to showing this

kind of ebook view. So this

is what you would expect kind of reading through an ebook.

You'll see. We have options up top here to have

this to read to us. I can make it bigger.

I can also zoom in and out. Let me pop

that up here

so I can go through and edit that way. And we

do also have this in an html

text view. So if I wanted

to get to that, I can hit text view right up

top here, you'll see this little book

and this is going to

let's get to a page that has a little more text

on it. There we go.

So this is going to pull it forward in an

html formatting. So you're not getting

the kind of standard ebook

look, you're going to get the, just the text

on the page. We do include any pictures we have

here. See if we, I chose

a, an ebook that doesn't have very much text. There

we go. So this is a little more text.

So we do have that version.

This is really nice. If your students need some additional

accessibility support, you'll

see when I clicked into that text view, I got some

additional tools up top here. So

this is where you're going to be able to translate your article.

You're going to be able to choose your different font

colors and

fun option and spacing all that good stuff.

So if you have students who need that additional

support, you may need to transition

over from the book view to the text

view. And if I want to jump back

here, you'll see right up top,

I've got my book view listed here and I can click into

that. And now again, I'm taken back

to kind of that native interface, that kind

of standard ebook look that you would expect

and your students can cite this content

right here no matter what view they're in. If they're in

the text view or the book view, we have that pulled

forward for them

right next door that we do have a get link

option. This is really nice. Of course, if your

students found something they want to share. But

it's also really helpful for you as an educator.

If you're pulling content for your students to take a look

at, maybe you're going to if you're a library

and you're going to post it on your library's website or your social

media account. If you're a teacher,

maybe you're putting it in a syllabus or you're attaching

it to your L MS, you're throwing

it into the Google classroom. This link

is a persistent URL that's going to take

your students directly to this page. So

it's a really nice feature. Again, if you

find something great that you want to hold on to,

you can use this, get link, save it for later.

When your students click into this, they're going to be pulled

directly to this page and they'll

be able to kind of click through and take a look

at everything

on this left hand side. Here, we have a few

more tools available for your students.

The first one is going to be the table of

contents again. Remember we actually skipped

over all of this and started

off here on the introduction.

So we skipped over all of this stuff that most likely

they're not going to want to see.

But if they do want to jump back and see it, we do have

it available for them, but they can also jump

forward to any piece of content

they think is interesting.

We also have the option to search here within this

ebook. If they're looking for something specific,

this is only going to search through this

entire ebook. It's not going to pull forward any content

from outside of this

underneath. We have a dictionary I'm sure

you understand how that works.

But below that, this is a really nice

feature that we have here. We have a more

from this bookshelf option.

So this ebook has been tagged

as a history e-book, which of course makes sense.

It's about Ancient Egypt.

But you'll see, I can scroll down here and now I have access

to all of the other history

ebooks listed here of course, I have

more history than just Ancient Egypt.

So you'll see things like Pompeii and all that good

stuff, but I can open this bookshelf

here and be pulled forward

to all of my history ebooks

again. Most likely yours looks different,

but I can be pulled forward and kind of start

to take a look at that. But let's

jump back. I'm going to stay on this ebook.

But that feature again is found right here. We

can pop that open at any time to take a look at

that bookshelf.

And you'll see, we do include some citation

information here as well. It's not the full


like you're going to find up here in this toolbar,

but we do include a bit of information

here as well.

Now, moving on from here, I will,

quickly point out that you can send

this information over to Google classroom. You'll

see, I have my Google Classroom icon

up top. So if you want to send

this directly over as opposed to using this

get link feature.

You can select Google classroom and you'll be able

to, you know, create an account or create an account,

create a lesson, ask

a question, create a discussion, post all

that good stuff you'll be able to do by

clicking that Google classroom icon. I'm

going to stay out about it today just for the sake of time.

But it is right there up top.

So moving on from here, I can

really easily jump back to my Ancient

Asia topic page if I want to.

But you'll see, I also have this option that just

populated here next to the search bar

that lists all books.

So again, if I want to get back to just taking

a look at books, again, I can do that

right here and you'll see it, pops me forward to this,

page that we were already on this little

tab here that's found right on the home

page. So it brought me that back right


And now again, I can take a look at all of the different

ebooks that I have available

for my account.

And now that's the information I have for you today.

We do have some time left over for questions.

I'm going to pop back here into my slides

just to give you some follow up info.

But what's nice is the integration is very

sleek and it's very kind of easy to walk

through. So it doesn't take much time once

your students kind of get the hang of it. You're not going

to need to remind them how to do everything.

you know, every time you sign in it's one

sign in one spot they can click

through and look at just ebooks, they can take

a look at ebooks and content or they can just

take a look at the native gale and context

elementary content. So they've got

quite a few different ways to access all of

this great information.

But I'm going to wait here for any questions

while I do. I've got some wrap up information

for you. So if you want additional supports,

maybe you're not quite sure all of your ebooks

are linked to Galan context elementary

or maybe you want to talk about why

we pick different ebooks to include

why something is labeled as K five or maybe

you just want to talk about best practices,

getting this information out to your teachers,

to your students to get your students engaged.

You have access to a customer success manager.

If you don't know who that person is, just

send a quick email to [email protected]

you'll be forwarded to the

correct individual.

If you don't have Gale ebooks or

Gale in Context: Elementary right now and you want

to talk about it, you can reach out to your sales

consultant. If you don't know who that individual

is. Go ahead and go to


And we'll forward you along to that person.

If you want some additional support, some additional

information, you can find quite a bit

of CRE pre created content on our

support site, which is support dot g dot com.

So we've got premade activities and lesson

plans, social media

templates, resource guides, tip sheets,

all that good stuff. So if you're planning

on getting this information out to your learning community,

you may want to take a look there. We don't

want you to reinvent the wheel. So we've got quite

a bit of information that can support

you as you start to promote this information.

And if you do have just a quick second, I would love

for you to take a training survey for

me just to make sure we're hitting all of the

information you're looking for when we do schedule

these webinars. So there's a QR

code right on the screen here or you can just go

to bit dot forward slash gale

training email and you'll be able to

run through that for us

and I still haven't seen any questions

popping up here. So I'm going to go ahead and end the

session for the day. I do appreciate

everyone for being on the line. If you do

think of questions once we're done for

the day, you're going to be getting an email

from me with a copy of the recording, you can feel, feel

free to respond to that email and I'll be able to

answer any questions that you have.

So, again, please enjoy the rest of your day.

Everyone hopefully will see you on future sessions.
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