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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 support.gale.com/repfinder
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.